The Unassuming New Jersey Truck Stop Where You Can Pull Over And Have An Amazing Meal
By Raymond Goldfield|Published November 15, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
The New Jersey turnpike is a long road, and if you haven’t packed enough snacks and sandwiches for the road, those rest stops may look awfully inviting. The turnpike is dotted with them, and you’ll often find family vacationers and long-haul truckers rubbing elbows in the food court. What are they eating? At most of them, you’ll find the same old reliable fast food chains you find at your local mall – tasty in a pinch, but nothing memorable. But for the best service area food in New Jersey, head to the Grover Cleveland Service Area in Sewaren. This service area has that ultimate rarity along the turnpike – an unbranded food counter that serves some great casual dining with a few surprises! So on your next road trip, keep an eye out for the name of the 22nd and 24th President and get ready for a good meal.
Have you visited the Grover Cleveland Service Area in Sewaren? Let us know about your meal, and tell us your pick for the best service area food in New Jersey in the comments. If you’re going to be driving by, you can check the state website for more details on their amenities. If you’re looking for more legendary burgers in New Jersey, check out this long-running tavern.
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