New Jersey is quite the mecca for foodies. While we’ve long known our state to be home to some of the best restaurants in the country, Saveur, the nation’s premier dining magazine, recently lauded The Garden State as the “unsung hero of American eating.” We’re blushing! And we couldn’t agree more. New Jersey has some serious dining diversity and a solid mix of truly unique restaurants. Here are some of the absolute best restaurants in New Jersey that you need have to check out. While the restaurants listed are in no particular order, they’re definitely *all* worth visiting sometime soon!

From casual fare to upscale dining this list offers quite the selection, and it’s just the start. We’re the best state to grab a great meal, after all. Do you agree that this list features some of the best restaurants in New Jersey? For more incredible options, check out this delectable Jersey dining bucket list. What’s your favorite New Jersey restaurant?

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Best Restaurants In New Jersey

What are the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in New Jersey?

If you're planning a trip to New Jersey, you can rest assured that there won't be any shortage of delicious restaurants to try. In the article above, we outlined some of the best restaurants in the Garden State. Yet there are plenty of others to keep on your radar, and many of them are quite unsuspecting. The following is a list of some of the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants in New Jersey: Hot Rod's Hot Dogs in Glen Gardner, Jim's Lunch in Millville, Lucy's in North Brunswick, 15 Fox Place in Jersey City, The Roadside Diner in Wall, Walpack Inn in Sandyston, Lucille's Country Cooking in Barnegat, Chef Vola's in Atlantic City, Jersey Girl in Wildwood, Seagraves Steak & Submarine in Salem, Daily Treat in Ridgewood, Sammy's Ye Olde Cider Mill in Mendham, and Hole In The Wall Bagels in New Brunswick. Learn more about these unsuspecting places to eat in New Jersey.

Where can I find the best pizza in New Jersey?

Who doesn't love a good slice of pizza? The Garden State is brimming with pizzerias, and each of them is worth sampling. However, one of the best and most popular pizza restaurants in New Jersey is Razza Pizza Artigianale. With delicious charred crust and the freshest ingredients, these pizzas are nothing short of artistic. Plus, the restaurant makes the crust in-house. Learn more about this and other amazing pizza restaurants in New Jersey.

Where can I go in New Jersey that only the locals know about?

If you're curious to live as the locals do, there are several places throughout New Jersey that will promise an authentic Garden State experience. The following is a list of places that are off-the-beaten-path attractions in New Jersey: the James Rose Center in Ridgewood, East Jersey Old Town Village in Piscataway, Air Valley Museum in Lumberton, Matchbox Road Museum in Newfield, Stacy Park in Trenton, Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Flexible Flyer Museum in Moorestown, Clara Glen Pet Cemetery in Linwood, and Teaneck Creek Conservatory. Learn more about these hidden gems in New Jersey.