13 Lesser Known Restaurants In New Jersey That Serve Amazing Food
New Jersey has a fantastic dining scene. So fantastic that Saveur Magazine named the Garden State, “The Unsung Hero Of American Eating.” We’re home to incredible gourmet restaurants like Fascino in Montclair and casual eateries with cult followings like The Chicken Or The Egg in Beach Haven, but we’ve also got some hidden gems. While some of these spots are more popular than others, none get the attention they deserve. Check out a few of our favorite lesser-known restaurants in New Jersey.
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Lesser Known Restaurants In New Jersey
What are the most popular foods in New Jersey?
The Garden State takes its cuisine seriously. There may be a civil war between the Taylor Ham and Pork Roll factions at some point... regardless of what you call it, it's a breakfast staple. Down in South Jersey, scrapple is another common breakfast table addition. Of course, we're the Pizza Capital of the Country, and also make the best bagels you'll ever get to try. Thanks to our proximity to the coast, Jersey seafood is fresh as can be, and pairs perfectly with the produce sourced from local farms all season long.
Which town in New Jersey has the best restaurants?
So many New Jersey towns and cities feature amazing dining scenes! I may be biased, but Collingswood in Camden County is one that truly stands out. From outstanding BYO Italian restaurants like Kitchen Consigliore and Barrone's, to the fun and quirky Pop Shop that's great for kids, there's something for everyone. Tortilla Press is another top dining room in town! Other top towns for dining include Asbury Park (stop by Talulah's for a treat!) and Mount Holly, where Robin's Nest caters to those looking for an elegant meal and John & Molly's takes the cake when it comes to enormous portions of delicious bar food. The newer spot in town, The Local, makes homemade fried mozzarella that's life-changing for anyone who loves cheese.
Where can I dine at the most beautiful restaurant in New Jersey?
Anyone who has dined at the Walpack Inn may tell you that it's the most beautiful restaurant in New Jersey, and they might be right! The views are to die for, and it's a remote slice of heaven. Other beautiful spots to dine include the Chophouse in Gibbsboro, and Rat's Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.