When we think of American food, we tend to gravitate toward such words as fast, junk, greasy, and processed. This isn’t a surprise, considering America is known as the “Fast Food Nation.”
But we do make good stuff too.
Indeed, there are exceptional all-American restaurants all over the country. But what does it mean to be “All-American?” A good burger? A delish apple pie? (There is the saying, “as American as apple pie”). Let’s take a look at the Top 5 All-American restaurants in NJ and see what makes them “All-American.” Good eats? Great nightlife? Stocked bar? All of the above.
5. The Market Yard Grille in the American Hotel – Freehold, NJ
The Market Yard Grille calls itself an “American Bistro Style Restaurant and Bar.” It has an old world charm that is reminiscent of a New York-style steak house. The menu features steaks, seafood, and bistro-style dishes, all of which are considered American specialties.
4. Brick House – Neptune, NJ
The Brick House prides itself on offering unique American classics with a twist, including Classic Meatballs, Chicken and Waffles, and Drunken Chops. It’s a modernized tavern with soft leather recliners, built-in beverage holders, and TV trays, so guests can sit back and watch sports.
3. Park & 6th – Jersey City, NJ
A homey, upbeat neighborhood restaurant and bar, Park & 6th is a Jersey City staple. Old advertisements and retro album covers are plastered on the walls, giving it that all-American vibe. Their menu features a satisfying burger called the powerhouse and various kinds of fries, including the wondrously crisp parmigiana and sweet potato fries.
2. The Committed Pig – Manasquan, NJ & Morristown, NJ
With two locations, The Committed Pig is the spot for awesome hamburgers, delicious pancakes, and outrageous pork-roll sandwiches. It offers a cozy, laid-back atmosphere where you can relax with a beer and get your pork on!
1. The Cornerstone – Hillsdale, NJ
Located in the heart of Hillsdale, NJ, The Cornerstone offers the best in casual family dining. It brings guests the freshest produce and top quality meats that are cooked to perfection!