Philadelphia, PA - From Cap May to Newark, New Jersey is one of the best states to grab a great burger or cheeseburger. From bars, restaurants, and classic burger joints, N.J. has them all and is a great state to grab a burger or two for lunch or dinner.
Where to Find the Best Burgers in New Jersey
We have you covered, from a family-friendly outpost on The Jersey Shore to a busy, longtime eatery known for its signature burgers. Below are our staff picks of some of the "Best Burgers and Cheeseburgers in New Jersey."
1. Lucky Bones Backwater Grille - Cape May, NJ
A family-friendly outpost serves a range of seafood dishes, and casual comfort eats in a back-water space. Must-try: Rolling Bones Smashed Burger, two smashed patties in a unique blend of short rib, brisket, chuck, and Hager steak. Location at 1200 NJ-109, Cape May, NJ 08204
2. Barnacle Bill's – Rumson, NJ
A waterfront tavern with a nautical theme serving juicy, succulent cheddar cheeseburgers. Nautical decor backdrops pub grub and hearty servings of seafood in a casual waterfront sports bar. Must-try: Classic 10 oz Hamburger - Add bacon, cheese, or LTOM upon request. Located at one 1st St, Rumson, NJ 07760
3. Blue Morel Restaurant and Wine Bar – Morristown, NJ
High-end spot for New American cuisine featuring a raw bar, sushi choices, and inventive cocktails. Their burgers are all made with ground Wagyu Beef. Must-try: The Burger – With beef is from Japan and is known for its tenderness and juiciness. Located in: The Westin Governor Morris, at 2 Whippany Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960
4. Krug's Tavern – Newark, NJ
A popular pub since 1932 serving famous burgers, seafood, and ribs. Owned by the Jake La Motta family. The must-try is the Bacon Burger. However, they offer up a wide variety of burgers to choose from. Located at 118 Wilson Ave, Newark, NJ
5. Outlaw's Burger Barn & Creamery - Vineland, NJ
The ultimate burger experience. Serving up fresh, local ingredients and prepared out of a scratch kitchen. In addition to fresh ground beef, they offer a marinated chicken breast, fresh ground turkey, and our vegetarian option of a large-cap portabella mushroom. The must-try: The smokehouse burger and the outlaw fries. Located at 1370 S Main Rd, Vineland, NJ
6. Burger 25 - Toms River, NJ
Busy counter spot doling out inventive fast-casual chow, from signature hamburgers to Oreo shakes. The must-try burger is The Bacon Royale - Angus Burger topped with Fried Egg, Bacon, American Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, and Mayo on a Martin's Famous Potato Bun. Located at 199 NJ-37 East, Toms River, NJ 08753
7. 30 Burgers - East Brunswick, NJ
Local fast-food chain serving various beef & chicken burgers, plus hot dogs & shakes. 30 Burgers offers up over, you guessed it, thirty different burgers. Our Favorite is The Six Alarm Burger, but with so many options, we did not get to try them all, Yet! Located at 328 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816
8. Stuffed Grassfed Burgers - Montclair, NJ
Modern counter-serve featuring grass-fed, antibiotic-free burger meat stuffed with extras. Must-try: Mac & Cheese Burger - Grass-Fed Beef, stuffed with Mac & Cheese, topped with Mac & Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, and B.B.Q. Sauce served on a Country White Bun. Located at 150 Valley Rd #1, Montclair, NJ 07042
9. White Rose Hamburgers - Highland Park, NJ
Longtime burger counter with sandwiches, eggs, fried fare, and more in a space with retro barstools. The must-try is the Double Bacon Cheeseburger. Located at 154 Woodbridge Ave, Highland Park, NJ 08904
10. Left Bank Burger Bar - Jersey City, NJ
This easygoing place serves all-natural burgers with an extensive selection of toppings, plus tap beers. Must-Try is the build-your-own-burger, but if you're looking for a suggestion, try the M.A.C. Daddy burger with applewood bacon, tomato, garlic herb mayo, and fried mac and cheese on the top. Located at 194 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302
11. Fred's Tavern - Stone Harbor, NJ
Great service. Super big burgers. Great food. Pretty reasonably priced for Stone Harbor. Must-try: Southwest Burger - Topped with cheddar, pico de gallo, beer-battered jalapeños, guacamole, and tortilla chips. Located at 314 96th St, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247
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White Manna in Hackensack
White Manna Hackensack has been featured on The Food Network's, Diners, Drive-Ins, Dives, and more. The burgers at White Manna are a must-try and not a gourmet burger; it's better. White Manna has won several awards for its burgers, including the "Best Burger in New Jersey." The cheeseburgers are topped with onions and cheese and served on a toasted Martin's Potato Roll. The vintage setting alone makes it worth a visit.
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Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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