These 18 Restaurants In New Jersey Don’t Look Like Much… But WOW, They’re Good

New Jersey has hundreds of beautiful restaurants worth dining in, expertly designed and decorated to draw guests in. A fancy exterior isn’t everything, though. Our state also has a multitude of places that don’t look like much, but have incredible food. The following restaurants serve as a reminder not to judge a book by its cover:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Please note that this isn’t a ranking, each restaurant is unique and wonderful. The list features North Jersey restaurants first and South Jersey restaurants after, with Central Jersey spots mixed in. What other underrated spots would you add to this list?