Finally leaving next week. What has been missed in the above reccomendations? Anything down the shore worth mentioning? Expect to be in Point Pleasent area for at least one lunch with elderly relatives (nice atmosphere important on that one…). Thanks,
Not traveling for several weeks. Thanks for all the advice. Promise to hit several and report back. Other thoughts are welcome!
don’t miss harold’s. there’s one in edison and one
in parsippany. i think it’s a state law that
you must drive through parsippany to go anywhere
in north jersey.
YES! I second this place. Some of the best Buffalo Wings too, at least in my many dining experiences there. I used to live a mile from that place. I sure do miss it.
Sorry – just saw this – not sure when you are (or were) going, or how far north you want to travel. Here are a few suggestions I gave to Saps a little while back. Especially Pub 199 in Mt. Arlington – it has lots of character, that’s for sure – and the seafood prices can’t be beat. If you’re interested, my review is here – about 1/2 way down the page…Enjoy! (and it’s good to be back!)
Rutt’s Hutt in Clifton–great cheap food, featured nationally and they live up to the hype.
Kinchley’s in Mahwah for north Jersey’s best pizza and perhaps the best in the state.
Elise: Lambertville does indeed have some neat places to eat and drink, but the place has also become Yuppie Central in the past 20 years. We like to get a sandwich and a beer in the bar at the place in the old railroad station and we’ve had good breakfast at some place on the main drag, sorry, I forget the name.
Flemington has a main street, which we just discovered last Winter thanks to a fellow Roadfooder, with several interesting places. We had a nice lunch at Shakers restaurant last January and the old hotel looks interesting, besides several other places we look forward to visiting
Cheers, John .
I grew up near Flemington (Raeville, NJ), halfway between Philly and NYC. Dad did business with Finkles (electric) in Lambertville in the late 60’s. Small world.
Just had to say "hi", LOL
You must have some great roadfood places to visit. I hope to get back, maybe June/July or so.
I grew up in Englewood, NJ………….Hirum’s in Ft. Lee is a must for the best of NJ’s hot dog offerings. "Give me two well with fries and a Yahoo please! Don’t like Rutt’s mustard/relish condiment. But, the dog is great. It you do Rutt’s Hut you have to get an order of onion rings. Leave room for dessert further down the road at the Tick Toc Diner…Terrific! Great pizza in Hackensack….Brooklyn Pizza. Very good burgers (surprise inside) at The Iron Horse in Westwood. Great steak sandwiches at Emerson Hotel in Emerson or at Tracy’s 9 Mile House in Little Ferry. Sadly, all the good Chinese places are gone from Bergen County IMHO…Take the subway in and go to NY Noodletown in Chinatown!
Maybe my question was too broad. How about small-town places away from the city (West/Northwest of NY)? Unique food/history/atmosphere?
I wanted to try Tick Tock diner on my last trip from NY to Pa, but missed the exit and wound up having breakfast at a Waffle House in Pennsylvania…
Will be visiting Northeastern NJ for a week. Grew up there, but generally only know the Bergen/Passaic county area. Will be hitting all of my hot dog favorites, and may go into the city. My question is around other unique places in the extended area. We hope to wander around on a few day road trips. Any food. Looking for those unique places that Roadfood contributors seem to know about. Thanks!
Northern NJ/NY State area
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