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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Pizza Place
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“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
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“Festive venue pairing classic video games with craft ales, plus familiar pub grub in an airy locale. Beer, cocktails, wine, spirit and food.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Torico has been around for five decades and is a local favorite, with many flavors to choose from. www.toricoicecream.com ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Chill brick-walled bar serving unique takes on classic American dishes, plus an array of cocktails. Cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and food.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Next block from our property. Charming, snug spot with Italian comfort food & creative cocktails, plus a notable beer & wine list. Offerings Alcohol: Beer, Cocktails, Coffee, Comfort food, Happy hour drinks, Healthy options, Kids' menu, Quick bite, Small plates, Spirits, Vegetarian options, Wine, Dining options, Catering, Dessert, Table service, Takeaway Dining options: Catering, Dessert, Table service, Takeaway.”
  • 33 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Down-home Southern dishes & clever cocktails whipped up in a rustic setting with eclectic decor.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Bar
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“Jersey City staple of Steak Houses... If tyou like steak. Go here you wont be dissapointed.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“In the same block as our property. Homey neighborhood cafe with sidewalk seating & simple American breakfasts, lunches & dinners. Highlights: Fast service, Great coffee, Great dessert, Great tea selection, Outdoor seating Popular for: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Solo dining, Good for working on laptop. Atmosphere: Casual, Cosy. Table service, delivery and takeaway”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“the old faithful, good stop for cheap drink and people watching on newark ave”
  • 25 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Downtown Jersey City is a historic area which you can take a bus down just 5 minutes or just take a walk down Newark Ave.”
  • 17 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“Large bench seating. Good pizza. Good Vibes. Its three-story includes one of the few rooftop spaces in the city, spanning an entire block with two full bars and dining. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a place to greatly enjoy! Some of the best tacos I’ve ever tasted. And I love tacos. Stop by grove st on your travels to the city and just admire this little great taco spot and grab a peace of heaven to go!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in nyc according to New York Times; we agree! Worth the trip over to jersey city. Take the path, cab or Lyft parking will be impossible. They don’t take reservations; be prepared to wait but you won’t have to wait long.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Street food gets an ultra-hip setting — graffiti-ed walls, neon lights, and bright colors — at Orale, where locals go for Mexican food and a raucous scene. There are plenty of easygoing tacos and guacamole to pair with a myriad of margaritas, and a very lively bar scene. It all adds up to make this an especially great place for groups.”
  • 37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“A DELICIOUS weekend brunch can be found here. It's right on the Newark Ave Pedestrian Street (closed to traffic), so the perfect place to stop after a stroll. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“NYC chef Dale Talde transplanted his Brooklyn hit across the Hudson River, bringing his laidback Asian fusion style to downtown JC. The menu combines flavors from the Philippines (Talde’s heritage), Korea, Thailand, China, Japan, and more on a menu that comes together to make sense. This 144-seat location is much more sprawling than the original, with industrial touches that hark back to its police station days, and plenty of loud hip hop to fill the space. Don’t miss Miss Wong’s, the “secret” speakeasy downstairs that often turns into a dance party on weekends.”
  • 46 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Comfort food in a tasteful neighborhood setting. Their French Onion Soup dumplings are a hit.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Chill brick-walled bar serving unique takes on classic American dishes, plus an array of cocktails. Cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and food.”
  • 29 locals recommend

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