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12 Mom & Pop Restaurants In New Jersey That Serve Home Cooked Meals To Die For

New Jersey has hundreds of amazing restaurants, but there’s something extra special about the “mom and pop” restaurants that make you feel like part of the family. There’s at least one in every community, bringing people together. Here are 12 that offer that friendly vibe along with fantastic food. Please note that they are listed in no particular order, each restaurant is amazing in its own way.

Have you been to any of these restaurants? What was your experience like? Many of the best, most authentic “mom and pop” restaurants are hidden gems with a limited online presence – do you have any you’d recommend? For more local favorites, check out these 12 tiny restaurants in New Jersey.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.