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Things to do in Jefferson

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.
Bar
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“Over 50 taps serving the largest selection of rare draft beers in the state of New Jersey. Experience the good life at our Grand Country Estate nestled on 3 acres of rolling hills and countryside in the heart of Sparta N.J. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients come together to create a unique farm-to-table dining experience. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Beautiful setting on the lake. You can sit indoors or outdoors depending on the season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Worth a visit despite the higher price. Great food, service, and amazing views!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“This area has a lot to offer overall, Alice's is one of three good restaurants on the lake here. It has the highest view of Lake Hopatcong out of the other restaurants and is a little more upscale but still very delicious and perfect for a date night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Great food and portions. If you are coming from the east, you can pass it on your way there or on your way home.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“The Miss Lotta offers a variety of brunch/dinner and cocktail tours of Lake Hopatcong. Highly recommended.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Jefferson House sits directly on the lake and even offers boaters a dock to park their boats and eat or grab a drink. They have an outside tiki bar and outdoor seating.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Campground
“Something like 25 miles of trails! All sorts of terrain and historic iron mine workings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This place has great burgers and they brew their own beer! Best to visit during the week. Weekends are very busy and crowded. Best service when seated at the bar. ($$)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Rental boats or launch your boat. Water activities. Restaurants in the area.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Centre
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fantastic food that you can order in & eat on the deck or in the kitchen. Huge portions that never disappoint.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Nice mall with many additional outlying stores and restaurants large AMC theatre nearby.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Diner
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“Really one very good diner even by New Jersey standards... and close-by. They also own a pub right next door with many draft beers.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This Shoprite is 24hrs, and has a liquor store on premises!! This place has everything!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Over 50 taps serving the largest selection of rare draft beers in the state of New Jersey. Experience the good life at our Grand Country Estate nestled on 3 acres of rolling hills and countryside in the heart of Sparta N.J. Fresh, locally sourced ingredients come together to create a unique farm-to-table dining experience. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Worth a visit despite the higher price. Great food, service, and amazing views!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Beautiful setting on the lake. You can sit indoors or outdoors depending on the season. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This area has a lot to offer overall, Alice's is one of three good restaurants on the lake here. It has the highest view of Lake Hopatcong out of the other restaurants and is a little more upscale but still very delicious and perfect for a date night.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bistro
“Great food and portions. If you are coming from the east, you can pass it on your way there or on your way home.”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Jefferson House sits directly on the lake and even offers boaters a dock to park their boats and eat or grab a drink. They have an outside tiki bar and outdoor seating.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place has great burgers and they brew their own beer! Best to visit during the week. Weekends are very busy and crowded. Best service when seated at the bar. ($$)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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