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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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“Great rooftop in the middle of downtown JC. Crispy thin brick oven pizza paired with flirty cocktails. Good place to meet locals to mingle.”
  • 72 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
Italian Restaurant
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“good Italian food and very good pizza within Restaurant Row... walking distance.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“the old faithful, good stop for cheap drink and people watching on newark ave”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Reliable & charming breakfast and lunch spot, close to the Grove St. Path. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Food
“Every Monday and Thursday from 4 to 8 pm walk down to the Grove Street PATH station and mingle with locals shopping for fresh produce, seafood, cheese, empanadas, cookies and more.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“Eclectic mix of new and vintage clothes and accessories. Loads of eye candy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bookshop
“Second location of this bookstore (other location in Brooklyn). Books, kids educational toys/activities, stationery. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Very trendy downtown with bars, shops and restaurants. You can drive or take the lightrail.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Pizza place next to Grove St. PATH station. Fusion of New Orleans and Italian options. To-go or eat in. Delivery available through their app. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Every Wednesday from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music, food vendors, shopping and warm Jersey City community.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Challenging and fun for groups and families! Get through the room and "escape" with the help of provided hints.”
  • 1 local recommends
Gym
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Famous coffee chain. 12 min (0.6 mile) walk via 16th Street and 14th St. / 12 min (0.6 mile) walk via Jersey Ave and 14th St”
  • 13 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Charleston was the inspiration for this light and bright — and very on-trend — restaurant and bar. There are obviously Southern dishes like deviled eggs and sweet corn fritters on the menu, but there’s also a firmly updated take, such as with the vegan coconut Carolina rice. Owner Mat Kopec (White Star Bar) recruited One if by Land, Two if by Sea chef John Mecca to help execute what is admittedly a concept inspired by “the theater of a Keith McNally restaurant” and “Danny Meyer hospitality.””
  • 15 locals recommend