Guidebook for Jersey City

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Guidebook for Jersey City

Food Scene

Pretty good Mexcian food at a reasonable price
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Mi Mariachi
213 Sip Avenue
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Pretty good Mexcian food at a reasonable price
Also solid Mexican, a bit more centrally located on Central Ave
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Los Tres Chilitos
456 Central Avenue
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Also solid Mexican, a bit more centrally located on Central Ave
Famous southern Italian food cafe-style with a feisty staff
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Augustino's
1104 Washington Street
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Famous southern Italian food cafe-style with a feisty staff
Healthy, inexpensive Japanese food and sushi. Can't miss.
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OZU FOODS
106 Hutton St
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Healthy, inexpensive Japanese food and sushi. Can't miss.
One of the better Mexican restaurants downtown
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Taqueria Downtown Catering Co
354 Grove Street
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One of the better Mexican restaurants downtown
One of the most famous restaurants in Jersey City. Old-school Italian with brick-oven pizza, pork chops, etc. Not that expensive at all.
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Laico's
67 Terhune Avenue
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One of the most famous restaurants in Jersey City. Old-school Italian with brick-oven pizza, pork chops, etc. Not that expensive at all.
If you're near the water this is a good place to stop, drink coffee and hang out
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140 River Dr S
If you're near the water this is a good place to stop, drink coffee and hang out
Best burger in Jersey City. Right off Hamilton Park. Has a lot of nice tap beers as well. Known for the Journal Square burger, which includes a fried egg, American cheese, black forest ham, and a Balthazar bun.
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White Star Bar
230 Brunswick Street
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Best burger in Jersey City. Right off Hamilton Park. Has a lot of nice tap beers as well. Known for the Journal Square burger, which includes a fried egg, American cheese, black forest ham, and a Balthazar bun.
Considered one of the best bagel spots on the East Coast. It won't show up on Airbnb's map integration but there is a closer location at 331 Central Avenue.
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Wonder Bagels
729 Bergen Avenue
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Considered one of the best bagel spots on the East Coast. It won't show up on Airbnb's map integration but there is a closer location at 331 Central Avenue.
Modern Italian restaurant with stunning views of NYC. Right on the water next to the Newport Yacht Club and Marina.
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Battello
502 Washington Boulevard
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Modern Italian restaurant with stunning views of NYC. Right on the water next to the Newport Yacht Club and Marina.
Local downtown pizza-parlor pizza downtown, and this is known to be the best spot in town.
Helen's Pizza
183 Newark Avenue
Local downtown pizza-parlor pizza downtown, and this is known to be the best spot in town.
Ice cream shop located in Hamilton Park. Make your own ice cream sandwiches with any flavors. Also has cakes and macarons but the ice cream is the real draw.
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Milk Sugar Love Creamery & Bakeshop
19 McWilliams Place
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Ice cream shop located in Hamilton Park. Make your own ice cream sandwiches with any flavors. Also has cakes and macarons but the ice cream is the real draw.
While this doesn't have the Sopranos-cred of its rival VIP Diner in Journal Square, but this place beats it due to the pancake wraps. I can't even handle them because it's too much, but these wraps are a massive pancake filled with scrambled eggs, pork sausage, potatoes and American cheese.
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Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory
426 Jersey Avenue
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While this doesn't have the Sopranos-cred of its rival VIP Diner in Journal Square, but this place beats it due to the pancake wraps. I can't even handle them because it's too much, but these wraps are a massive pancake filled with scrambled eggs, pork sausage, potatoes and American cheese.
Old-school diner open 24 hours/day. The Sopranos was shot here. Seriously.
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VIP Diner
175 Sip Avenue
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Old-school diner open 24 hours/day. The Sopranos was shot here. Seriously.
Small Italian cafe with great food all-around. Everything is handmade. The pizza is worth checking out.
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Roman Nose
125 Newark Avenue
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Small Italian cafe with great food all-around. Everything is handmade. The pizza is worth checking out.

Sightseeing

Beautiful views of the city
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Newport
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Beautiful views of the city

Essentials

Not just a liquor store -- deli and refrigerated section as well
7-Eleven
3080 John Fitzgerald Kennedy Blvd
Not just a liquor store -- deli and refrigerated section as well
Filipino grocery store that's inexpensive
FilStop
683 Newark Avenue
Filipino grocery store that's inexpensive
This is a full-on grocery store
ATM Stop N. Shop Hudson
232 Central Ave
This is a full-on grocery store
Sip Pharmacy and Wellness
54 Sip Ave
Closest pharmacy
Pharmacy on Central Ave
Rite Aid
337 Central Avenue
Pharmacy on Central Ave

Getting Around

Path subway station with trains to 33rd Street in midtown Manhattan, World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, Hoboken, and Newark
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Journal Square Transportation Center
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Path subway station with trains to 33rd Street in midtown Manhattan, World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan, Hoboken, and Newark

Drinks & Nightlife

Bar with a ton of old-school video games
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Barcade
163 Newark Avenue
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Bar with a ton of old-school video games
Gastropub with solid American food
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dullboy
364 Grove Street
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Gastropub with solid American food
One of Jersey City's nice cocktail bars. Hunting theme, with taxidermy on the walls. Can get a little busy.
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The Archer
176 Newark Ave
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One of Jersey City's nice cocktail bars. Hunting theme, with taxidermy on the walls. Can get a little busy.
European-style wine bar, salumeria, and cafe. Kind of weird that this is in Jersey to be honest but it definitely works.
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Satis Bistro
212 Washington Street
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European-style wine bar, salumeria, and cafe. Kind of weird that this is in Jersey to be honest but it definitely works.

Entertainment & Activities

Films and plays in a gorgeous landmark 1929 theater facing Journal Square. Like stepping into a time-warp.
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Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square Plaza
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Films and plays in a gorgeous landmark 1929 theater facing Journal Square. Like stepping into a time-warp.
Modern multiplex in Newport Centre mall
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AMC Newport Centre 11
30-300 Mall Drive West
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Modern multiplex in Newport Centre mall
If you're a man that wants your haircut to be an experience, who wants a barber dressed in expensive wingtip boots who will serve you coffee, beer, scotch or whiskey...then this is for you.
Virile Barber & Shop
510 Jersey Ave
If you're a man that wants your haircut to be an experience, who wants a barber dressed in expensive wingtip boots who will serve you coffee, beer, scotch or whiskey...then this is for you.

Parks & Nature

Classic, picturesque urban park lined with brownstones.
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Hamilton Park
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Classic, picturesque urban park lined with brownstones.