Seven, if you count Hoboken's most famous bakery.

Halifax Hoboken
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Just across the Hudson River, this New Jersey neighborhood offers skyline views of Manhattan’s West Side, and New York City-quality restaurants, bakeries, and bars. You can easily wander up and down charming Washington Street, which is lined with outdoor café tables and old-time lampposts — or head straight to one of our favorite Hoboken restaurants.

After you've dined, just be sure to drop by Carlo's Bake Shop of "Cake Boss" fame for dessert. They've been turning out cannolis and cakes since 1910.


Located inside the shiny W Hotel, this waterfront farm-to-table restaurant sources produce, seafood, dairy and even booze from local purveyors. Highlights of the New American menu include clam chowder with rye oyster crackers or Maine lobster rigatoni with coral butter. But the views of the Hudson are reason enough to reserve a table at Halifax.

La Isla

This Cuban restaurant has been serving Cubanos, platanos, tostones and many more island favorites since 1970. Visit hungry and ready to sip down tropical cocktails while you feast on daily specials like Wednesday’s ropa vieja (shredded beef) and Thursday’s bistek en cazuela (a regional beef casserole).


Led by James Beard award-winning chef Maricel E. Presilla, this colorful pan-Latin restaurant serves dishes that will take you on a flavorful tour of Central and South America. Visit at 5 p.m. for a $25 early bird special, or wait it out to indulge in an eclectic mix of Ecuadorian snacks, Peruvian-style chicken fingers, and Argentinean sausage, among others.

Fiore’s Deli

Hoboken has no shortage of Italian delis, but only Fiore’s serves this Saturday special: a roast beef sandwich drenched in gravy and stuck together with homemade mozzarella, which is made fresh every single day of the week.


For a more upscale pizza experience, visit this BYOB pizza shop, which serves wood-fired pies created from homemade dough and creamy, house-made fior di latte cheese. Expect classic, refined flavors like fresh basil and tomato, roasted garlic and mortadella.

Chicken Factory

We love this Korean fried chicken counter, where wings, drumsticks, boneless filets, and whole chickens are fried to a masterful crisp and dunked in a variety of sauces. On the side, opt for white rice and kimchi (and maybe even an order of bibimbap if you’re feeling hungry).