Time: December 14, 2019

Dec 14, 2019


Welcome to Good Food New Jersey’s 2019 TOP 10 PICKS. Another great year traveling the state in search of the finest restaurants, diners and pubs. Our list is compiled from the establishments that WE have dined at during 2019. If you don’t see your favorite, let us know and we’ll try and get there in 2020!

Salem Oak Diner, Salem

The Big Oak Tree that formally resided across from the diner is pictured on the front cover of the menu. A spectacular tree, and one that will be missed by many. Inside the menu, traditional diner! We visited for lunch, ordering an Appetizer sampler, and a Chicken Quesadilla. "One of the best Quesadilla's ever" The filling was fantastic but the way it was toasted off is what grabbed our palate. Slight crunch of the quesadilla is what stood it apart from the many we have had. Great service and super pricing. Jersey is all about the diner and the Salem Oak should be on your list!

Brigantine Bistro

"The best breakfast on the island" Modern location serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner. We visited twice during our island visit both times for breakfast, and both visits were spectacular. Eggs Benny was superior to most others we have had and the sided potatoes were fresh and flavorful not just an added obligation. Creamed Chipped Beef another must try as it screamed homemade! Check them out the next time you are in Brigantine.

Shore Good Eats & Treats Neptune

We dined in and enjoyed a banging Short Rib Grilled Cheese. Tender and delicious meat over loaded the grilled cheese. Side yourself with a fork you will be needing it! Dry Rub Wings, plump and delicious with a spectacular dry rub. 2019 GFNJ Wing of the Year! Great service and pricing. Visit them in Neptune City or have them come to your event with their truck. Shore Good Eats & Treats check them out!

Cubacan Restaurant & Bar Asbury Park

Great location with dining on the boardwalk over looking the ocean. We dined on an assortment of appetizers, Empanadas, Sliders, and Esquite ~ roasted corn off the cob, cilantro, mayonaise, sour cream, chili powder, butter, cotija cheese. It sounds great and it tasted better than GREAT! Sliders were delicious and Empanadas, everything you expect. Good service, and Great Food, a must visit.

Donkeys Camden

A South Jersey institution Donkeys has been banging out their version of the cheese steak since the 1930’s. Poppyseed roll, carmelized onions, melted cheese and juicy beef, simple and excellent. Check them out in Camden, or in Medford. They also have a food truck! No excuses, go get your Donkeys on!

Guilli’s Pizza & Mexican Cuisine Willingboro

Authentic Mexican cuisine in an authentic enviornment. Delicious Enchiladas and Tacos were our dining choices on our lunch time visit. Eat in, take out, great pricing, great service…our next visit will cover the "pizza" in their name.

Seymours BBQ Laurel Springs

Home of the "Smoked Cheese Steak" Yes, you have read it correctly. This Cheese Steak is in a league of its own. Gigantic offering of blended smoked beef and cheeses with a bit of onion and peppers. The smoker out front says Seymours means business! Great folks that are friendly, and make darn good food! Also, smoked chicken cheese steaks, and smoked breakfast sandwich offerings! Visit their comfortable location on the White Horse Pike. Great food, great people

Tabboulee Gyro & Falafel Bistro Cherry Hill

Mashup of food stylings of Mediterranean, Indian, Middle-Eastern & American. "The All in One Bistro" We visited and were wowed by the great service and fantastic food. Our choices The Gabriel- "GYROphoric Sandwich" and the Tabboulee Salad. Fresh, fresh, fresh, made to order gyro that satisfied. Has a fast food feel but don't be fooled, they are top notch!

Carmen's Bellmawr, Haddon Heights, Stratford

South Jersey's King and our Top Pick for a Hoagie for the entire state. Carmen's is banging them out in three locations, ours from the Stratford location. Great meats, Dietz & Watson and a fantastic roll, Del Buonos. Also serving a variety of other sandwiches hot and cold. The Best in the Business, check them out!

Burger Barr Washington Township

Serving the best burger in this crowded market with heavy competition is the Burger Barr in Washington Township Kobe Wagyu Beef with cooper sharp, onions and mushrooms was my choice. Delicious beef, and juicy. The additions took it to the level of spectacular. Friendly and Fast too! Honorable mention to Mooya Burger in Skillman who made this a difficult decision.

Thanks for a GREAT YEAR and we look forward to 2020! Support our friends, you’ll find their links on all our pages.

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