Where to Dine

Hoboken is one of New Jersey’s culinary destinations offering an array of dining options for the discriminating palate. Hoboken’s restaurants reflect the city’s past and present, from Nuevo American and Asian fusion to cheese steaks and pizza. Washington Street is lined with numerous dining options, from authentic German, Middle Eastern, Asian, American and many bistros. Sinatra Drive features unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and many hip dining spots.

Some notable establishments include:

  • Helmers Restaurant, 1036 Washington Street for authentic German cuisine since 1936 (www.helmersrestaurant.com)
  • Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington Street, a famous music and comfort food venue (www.maxwellsnj.com)
  • Dom’s Bakery, 506 Grand Street, for fresh baked Italian bread made in a 120 year old brick oven
  • Fiore’s Deli, 414 Adams Street for homemade mozzarella & sandwiches since 1913 (www.fioresdeli.com)
  • Biggies Clam Bar, 318 Madison Street, for fried clams/clams on the half shelf since 1946 (www.biggiesclambar.com)
  • Piccolo’s, 92 Clinton Street, which as been famous for cheese steaks since 1955
  • Lepore’s Homemade Chocolates, 537 Garden Street, hand crafted chocolates for over 30 years (www.leporechoc.com)
  • Clam Broth House, 36-42 Newark Street, is a Hoboken landmark seafood restaurant since 1899 (www.originalclambrothhouse.com)
  • Carlo’s City Hall Bake Shop, 95 Washington Street, the home of the “Cake Boss” and all things sweet, for 100 years (www.carlosbakery.com).
  • Leo’s Grandevous, 200 Grand Street, for good old-school Italian food and a Sinatra shrine (www.leosgrandevous.com)
  • Dino and Harry’s, 163 14th Street, a classic steakhouse with an extensive wine list (www.dinoandharrys.com)
  • Madison Bar & Grill, 1316 Washington Street, for classic American fare (www.madisonbarandgrill.com.)
  • Amanda’s Restaurant, 908 Washington Street, considered by Zagat as one of Hoboken’s best restaurants in a romantic setting (www.amandasrestaurant.com)
  • Anthony David’s, 953 Bloomfield Street, features an eclectic mix of northern Italian dishes (www.anthonydavids.com)
  • Onieals, 342 Park Avenue, features burgers and salads in a quiet corner of Church Square Park (www.oniealshoboken.com)
  • 10th & Willow, 935 Willow Avenue, is know for its creative American cuisine in a relaxed setting (www.10thandwillow.com)
  • Ali Baba, 912 Washington Street, is an authentic Middle Eastern spot in a comfortable setting
  • Lisa’s Deli, 901 Park Avenue, for “homemade mozzarella and Italian cuisine,” family owned since 1971 (www.lisasdeli.com)
  • Elysian Cafe, 1001 Washington Street, is a classic and cozy French bistro (www.elysiancafe.com)
  • Sushi Lounge, 200 Hudson Street, features Japanese fusion cuisine (www.sushilounge.com)
  • Cucharamama, 233 Clinton Street, excels at fine artisanal South American food (www.cucharamama.com)
  • La Isla Restaurant, 104 Washington Street, is a Zagat rated spot offering authentic Cuban cuisine (www.laislarestaurant.com)
  • Casual Thai, 1006 Washington Street, features the bold flavors of authentic Thai cuisine since 1983
  • Oddfellows Rest, 80 River Street, featuring Cajun dishes has been a destination for fun-loving Hobokenites and food critics alike since 1993 (www.odfellowsrest.com)
  • Charrito’s, downtown – 121 Washington Street/ uptown – 1024 Washington Street, authentic Mexican cuisine where guacamole is made tableside (www.loscharritos.com)