March 24 is National Cheesesteak Day! It's a day I circle on my calendar every year. Any excuse to eat cheesesteaks is a good excuse where I'm concerned.

You always hear how Philadelphia has the market cornered on cheesesteaks. I've worked in the City of Brotherly Love for over 30 years and have been fortunate enough to sample their fine cheesesteaks but I've got to say, when it comes to cheesesteaks, New Jersey can more than hold its own.

The secret to a great cheesesteak, along with the meat which should be ribeye, is the bread. When you've got a great roll for which the delicious steak, cheese and whatever else you want to add in the way of peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc., you've got a great cheesesteak. So where are the great cheesesteaks in New Jersey?

Here are our listeners' suggestions for the best cheesesteak in New Jersey:

 

Denise DeHaut Brown

The Original Steaks in Seaside Heights

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Jeri Fitzgeorge LaMothe

Meatheadz in Lawrenceville

Meatheadz on Google Maps
Meatheadz on Google Maps
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John Crowley

Midway Steakhouse on the Seaside boardwalk

Midway Steakhouse on Google Maps
Midway Steakhouse on Google Maps
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Andy Rehorn

Shore Good Eats and Treats in Neptune City

Shore Good Eats and Treats on Google Maps
Shore Good Eats and Treats on Google Maps
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Thomas Evans

Royal Crowne in Hammonton, The Graziano Special specifically

Royal Crowne on Google Maps
Royal Crowne on Google Maps
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Ed Farmer

Donkey's Palace in Camden.. It's been true for 40 years or longer

Donkey Palace on Google Maps
Donkey Palace on Google Maps
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Jim Nedler

Chick's in Cherry Hill and Sal's in Marlton

Sal's Pizza Works on Google Maps
Sal's Pizza Works on Google Maps
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Matte Kane

Chicks Deli in Cherry Hill

Chick's Deli on Google Maps
Chick's Deli on Google Maps
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Rick Verso

Trust me on this.... Piccolo's in Hoboken! Pat uses a thin ribeye steak on great Italian bread with just the right amount of sautéed onions with American cheese! You can thank me later!

Piccolo's on Google Maps
Piccolo's on Google Maps
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Janice Wilson

Bagliani's in Hammonton, The Tailgate

Bagliani's on Google Maps
Bagliani's on Google Maps
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Jay El Payaso Watkins

White House in Atlantic City

White House Subs on Google Maps
White House Subs on Google Maps
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Teddy Maturo

Pat's Pizza on Route 88 in Point Pleasant

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Pat's Pizza on Google Maps
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Jim Trampe

Cockadoodle Dans in Palmyra

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The Ultimate Guide to New Jersey Brewpubs

From the website that gave you the "Friendliest bars" and places to watch the game, comes the ultimate guide to New Jersey brewpubs.

So what's a "brew pub"?

According to Thompson Island's Article on the differences between a craft brewery, microbrewery, brewpub & gastropub, it says:
 
"A brewpub is a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. It sells at least 25% of its beer on-site in combination with significant food services. At a brewpub, the beer is primarily brewed for sale inside the restaurant or bar. Where it's legally allowed, brewpubs may sell beer to go or distribute it to some offsite destinations."

New Jersey has tons of Brewpubs, some of which have been around for years and some that have just opened in the past year.

Here is a full list of the 21 brewpubs in New Jersey according to New Jersey Craft Beer:

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