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Restaurants in New Jersey

From seafood, steaks, hot dogs, New Jersey restaurants have it all. Be sure to check out some of the Garden State’s many fine food trucks—it’s a little-known fact that the food truck craze actually began in New Jersey! Go downtown to Jersey City and nibble on some Thai appetizers, homemade and hand rolled pasta or thick slices of rib eye. End your day with a treat from Carlos’ Bakery in Hoboken. New Jersey restaurants will not disappoint.

The Avenue in Long Branch is a beachfront bistro. They do a salt-crusted whole fish with fresh side vegetables that are worth visiting for alone. The cuisine has a Mediterranean style. Chef Filoni is one of the state’s premiere cooks, and his eatery is on any short list of the top restaurants in New Jersey.

The Cranbury Inn is an amazing historical treat. Its Camden restaurant is two 1700 stagecoaches hobbled together. There’s also a large banquet hall, with pine paneling and a priceless dinner plate collection. The Cranbury Inn serves dinner and lunch. In Princeton, there are quite a few enticing restaurants. Frequent the Antoinette C., a local favorite, for fresh homemade Italian delights. Have a fresh baked cannoli for dessert.

One of the best restaurants in New Jersey is Amanda’s, on Hoboken’s Washington Street. The cuisine is French and American, and the blue cheese potatoes are known worldwide. Couple the potatoes with the striped bass to maximize your gastronomic enjoyment.

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  • Anton's at The Swan

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    This swank spot known for using local ingredients, but don’t rule out the excellent burgers at the bar. More
  • Avenue, Long Branch

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    By the same owners as Le Club, this French restaurant prepares plates such as steamed mussels, steak frites, and braised lamb shank, served beachfr... More
  • Black Trumpet

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The bistro serves inventive fare like scallops over rock shrimp potato pancakes. More
  • Bobby Flay Steak

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Bobby's Burger Palace, Eatontown

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The Chef: Grill master/Iron Chef Bobby Flay cornered the market on southwestern cuisine in New York City in 1991 with Mesa Grill, then expanded to ... More
  • Bobby's Burger Palace, Paramus

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The Chef: Grill master/Iron Chef Bobby Flay cornered the market on southwestern cuisine in New York City in 1991 with Mesa Grill, then expanded to ... More
  • Brass Rail

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
  • Circa, High Bridge

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    European-style bistro More
  • Cool Scoops

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Save room for the Go Ape Daddy-O, a classic banana split at this old-fashioned ice cream shop decked out with jukeboxes and vintage Cadillac front-... More
  • Doo Wop Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Head to this classic diner for Black Angus burgers survey up under neon lights. More
  • Dune, Margate

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    A BYOB seafood restaurant More
  • Ebbitt Room

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel has a cheeky style (Louis XIV chairs in bright-white crocodile leather) invites the question, Does Cape May n... More
  • Fink's Funky Chicken & Ribs

  • Freda's Cafe & Deli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    At the teeny corner restaurant, career chefs craft crab cakes and seafood bisque, followed by classic bread pudding. More
  • Izakaya at the Borgata

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Having dazzled New Yorkers with his unexpectedly refined cooking at Buddakan, chef Michael Schulson now masterminds the Pan-Asian small-plates menu... More

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