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12 Small Town Restaurants In New Jersey Where Everyone Knows Your Name

There’s just something special about walking into a restaurant where your server greets you by name. Maybe the waiter has your order memorized or perhaps the waitress starts getting your drinks ready the second you sit down. The staff asks about your day, knows about your life and it always feels like home. When you find a place where employees go the extra mile, you keep coming back for more. Here are 12 restaurants in New Jersey that do just that.

If you’re looking for friendly service and great food with small town charm, regardless of location, these are all wonderful places to go. Locals know local food best, do you have a favorite hometown eatery? For more Garden State goodness, check out these family-owned mom and pop 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.