And the most popular NJ restaurant of 2016 is…

Location-based social media network FourSquare released a list of the most popular New Jersey restaurants of 2016 and a Jersey City restaurant topped the list as the most popular in the state. In fact, 13 of the 16 restaurants on the list were in foodie-filled Hudson County. Here are the 13 Hoboken and Jersey City gems which made the list of the best restaurants in the state, in order of how many people checked in with the feature’s Swarm function.

13. Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co.
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. – 11 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone: (201) 503-5588
Must-order dish: Bourbon peach gelato and the cakewich
Favorite feature: Everything here is organic and healthy, just the way we like it!

 


12. City Diner
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Open 24 hours, Monday – Sunday
Phone: (201) 721-5331
Must-order dish: Chicken marsala and grass fed skirt steak
Favorite feature: Their rustic decor and comfy booth seating make eating a meal at 3 a.m. feel oh so good!

& a side of pancakes, please ☝????

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If I come back obese… You now know why #USA #doubleportion #americandiner

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11. Talde
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m., Thursday – Friday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 12 a.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (201) 630-0077
Must-order dish: Grilled lobster and #6 Bao spicy chicken
Favorite feature: This Pan-Asian fusion restaurant is led by Top Chef favorite Dale Talde, so you can guarantee the cuisine will be great.

Talde- Jersey City, NJ Grilled Shortrib Robata #eattss

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10. Orale
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Friday – Saturday 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Phone: (201) 333-0001
Must-order dish: Ceviche nano and Mexican Flatbread
Favorite feature: Their colorful Day of the Dead decor makes for a very fun experience!

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9. bwé kafe
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Phone: (201) 963-0333
Must-order dish: The coffee, duh! That’s why it made our top coffee shops list.
Favorite feature: The best part about this place is their rich supply of coffee and the fact that a portion of their proceeds go to Haiti relief efforts.

Happy election Tuesday! #electionbreakfast2016

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8. Mamoun’s Falafel
Location: Hoboken
Hours of operation: Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., Thursday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Phone: (201) 656-0310
Must-order dish: Baba ganouj and Shawarma
Favorite feature: This family-owned establishment keeps things fresh with their unique Middle Eastern dishes.

????♥️☝????️ #saradoesntsharefood

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Thank you @mia.zentner.

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7. Brownstone Diner & Pancake Factory
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Phone: (201) 433-0471
Must-order dish: Eggs florentine  and dessert french toast
Favorite feature: There’s just something about this diner that makes you feel at home.

My first chicken and waffle experience was a success

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6. House of ‘Que
Location: Hoboken
Hours of operation: Sunday – Wednesday 11 a.m. – 12 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m. – 1 a.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Phone: (201) 706-8755
Must-order dish: St. Louis ribs and HOO burger
Favorite feature: Their picnic table decor will make you feel like you’re at a holiday barbecue with friends.

 


5. Taqueria Downtown
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Phone: (201) 333-3220
Must-order dish: Papa flauta and verdes enchiladas
Favorite feature: The food taste so authentic, you’ll easily find yourself ordering second and third helpings.

#Enchiladas #taqueria #jerseycity #grovestreet #mexicanfood #nomnom

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When all motivation is lost, think about the tacos , all the tacos ???????????? #maytacosgiveyoustrength

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4. honeygrow
Location: Hoboken
Hours of operation: Monday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Phone: (201) 533-8089
Must-order dish: Red coconut curry stir-fry and caravan salad
Favorite feature: It’s an obvious favorite due to the locally sourced food!

Stir fry and honey yogurt cup! #organic #healthyeats #yummyinmytummy #foodpicsbruh

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3. South House
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., Friday 4 p.m. – 3 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 3 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Phone: (201) 209-1316
Must-order dish: Trout almondine and chopped brisket mac n’ cheese sandwich
Favorite feature: When it comes to entertainment, this place has it covered. From live music to a rec room bar with a pool table and foosball table, being bored is not an option.

Moscow mule kinda night. #motownlove

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2. Pilsener Haus & Biergarten
Location: Hoboken
Hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 5 p.m. – 2 a.m., Tuesday and Friday 4 p.m. – 2 a.m., Saturday – Sunday 12 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Phone: (201) 683-5465
Must-order dish: Smoked Polish kielbasa and Bavarian soft pretzel
Favorite feature: With over 70 handcrafted beers to choose from, you’ll never leave thirsty or disappointed.

 


And drumroll please…

1. Porta
Location: Jersey City
Hours of operation: Monday – Thursday 12 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Phone: (201) 544-5199
Must-order dish: Autumn Betty pizza and pomodoro spaghetti
Favorite feature: This place doubles as a nightlife hotspot, with their fully stocked bar, rooftop seating (in season) and resident DJ spinning the latest and greatest tunes.

Big ass #shrimp #foodporn #seafood #dinner

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We here at OMJ are big fans of Porta, too, since it is within walking distance of our offices.

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The OMJ staff on a rare night out of the office at Porta.