Looking for great food and atmosphere that won't break the bank? Well, you've come to the right place. However, just because you're trying to eat on the cheap, doesn't mean you shouldn't have the opportunity to savor some of New Jersey's best food and restaurants!
1. Hot Grill
Smack at the hub of downtown Clifton's tangle of parkways, the Hot Grill's the place you thought had long since disappeared. Known for their "Texas" wieners (invented in Jersey, though nobody can agree where) dressed "all the way" with onions, chili and mustard; gravy-sopping fries; and chili. You couldn't spend more than five bucks on an entree if you tried.
2. Karma Kafe
Karma Kafe is a charming and colorful Indian food restaurant located smack dab in middle of Hoboken's Washington Street. With the reputation that Tina and Mehernosh Daroowalla have built in this neck of the woods, it's naan and dal for everyone.
Trendsetting restaurateur Jonathan Morr has recreated the burger joint into a hip new NY place to be seen. The signature burger here is seasoned with tasty herbs and served with sweet fried pickles. Considered the best in town.
Something of an Atlantic City tradition, this Italian restaurant is inexpensive, dependable and popular with local families and late arriving gamblers. It's also one of the few restaurants where you can get a good meal in the early A.M. Tony's has a reputation for the best pizza in town; a plain pizza costs just $7.55 and one with "the works" is less than $10.
How to Find Your Own Cheap Eats in New Jersey!
Purchase a budget NJ City guidebook or two in advance of your trip or surf the web before you arrive; many guides include restaurant listings in a variety of price ranges.
Find out about the best places to try out local specialties. The manager or concierge at your hotel should be able to provide you with a list of suggestions.
New York is right next door! Try some New York-style pizza for a quick, cheap and tasty meal. You will find many street vendors selling some of NY's finest!