New Jersey has got to be the late night dining capital of the United States. With all of our diners, you’ll never need to look very long for a midnight snack. If you’re not in the mood for diner food, we also have many other great options. Whatever you’re craving, you can find it in New Jersey at any hour of the night. This list is not a ranking, but rather is (mostly) in geographic order from north to south.
1. Sparta Classic Diner, Sparta
Enjoy an extensive menu with a variety of healthy options. Try quinoa pancakes, kombucha tea and gluten-free options, alongside classic burgers and diner favorites.
2. White Mana, Jersey City
Open 24 hours, this burger joint was featured in the 1939 World's Fair. The menu is limited, but the flavor is full!
3. Late Night Hackensack Pizza & Steak, Hackensack
Open until 3 a.m. from Wednesday to Saturday and midnight on Sunday, this spot offers incredibly unique pizzas. You can also enjoy steak and seasonal surf n' turf.
4. The Hot Grill, Clifton
Open until 1 a.m. most nights and 2 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, The Hot Grill is known for their delicious Texas-style wieners.
5. Pompton Queen Diner, Pompton Plains
Enjoy an extensive menu and fantastic food at this 24/7 spot.
6. Ferraro's Pizzeria & Pub, Middlesex
Open until 1 a.m. on most nights, enjoy a full menu of Italian favorites. Closed Mondays.
7. Clinton Station Diner, Clinton
Open 24 hours a day, this restaurant lets patrons dine in a restored train car; it is also home to three epic burger challenges.
8. Melt Factory, Morristown
If you're anything like me, you can enjoy a good grilled cheese at any time of day, or night. This is where you'll want to go to find the amazing melted sandwich of your dreams. Open until 9 p.m. on most nights, the restaurant is open until 3 a.m. from Thursday - Saturday.
9. Inkwell Coffee House, Long Branch
More than just a coffee house, Inkwell serves a full menu of American favorites with a sizable selection of soups, starters and sandwiches. Open until 2:30 a.m. from Monday - Thursday and until 3:30 a.m. from Friday - Sunday.
10. Blu Alehouse, Riverdale
Open until 1 a.m. from Sunday - Wednesday and 3 a.m. from Thursday - Saturday, enjoy sports bar favorites and unique menu items. This is a great place to catch a game.
11. Tops Diner, East Newark
Possibly the most popular diner in New Jersey, this local favorite has nearly 1000 raving reviews on Yelp. Open until 1 a.m. on most nights and 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
12. Jake's Restaurant, Flemington
Open daily until midnight or later. This restaurant and bar offers an award-winning wine list.
13. Winberie's, Princeton/Summit
Open until 2 a.m. on most nights, this restaurant and bar offers a full menu of American favorites and exceptional customer service.
14. JR's, Long Branch/Red Bank
This faster food favorite offers delivery until 4 in the morning!
15. Ponzio's Diner, Cherry Hill
This diner, bakery, and bar even offers delivery. A social media star, you'll find hundreds of rave reviews. Open until 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 a.m. on weekends.
16. The Court Jester, Freehold/Aberdeen
Enjoy beer and bar favorites until 2 a.m. every day of the week. Kids eat free with adult entree every Sunday.
17. Americana Diner, East Windsor
This award-winning diner has been a New Jersey favorite for over 25 years.
18. Plumsted Grill, Cream Ridge
Enjoy steaks, seafood, and more, at this late night dining spot.
19. St. George's Pub, Brigantine
Open 24 hours, seven days a week. Enjoy game night specials and regular events, like karaoke nights.
20. Trenton Social, Trenton
Open until 1 a.m. on weekdays and 2 a.m. on weekends. Enjoy an eclectic crowd and events like live music and mic nights. The menu is smaller but each dish is unique and flavorful.
21. Surf Taco, Multiple Locations
This Jersey Shore staple is very involved with the community. They have locations in Belmar, Jackson, Lacey, Long Branch, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, Red Bank, Seaside Park, Silverton, and Ship Bottom. Enjoy modern Mexican favorites until 9:30 p.m. at most locations, and until midnight Thursday - Sunday in Jackson.
22. Redstone American Grill, Marlton
You'll love the atmosphere, modern American cuisine, spectacular desserts, gluten-free options and fabulous brunch. Open until 1 a.m. or later on most nights.
23. Vincentown Diner, Vincentown
Classic diner fare made with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables and organic eggs in your delicious meals.
24. Steaks Unlimited, Seaside Heights
This casual spot is open until 3 a.m. and is well-known for its scrumptious, satisfying cheese balls.
This is New Jersey, so I KNOW there are dozens of other great late night dining options to enjoy. Share your favorites with me in the comments for a part 2. For some other late night dining ideas, enjoy my previous list of popular diners:
Top Diners In New Jersey.