This legendary spot was named best casual restaurant in NJ
Sometimes going out to eat sounds like a chore.
We all love a good upscale dinner from time to time, but getting ready three hours before your reservation and wearing fancy clothes isn’t always appealing.
We have plenty of those restaurants in New Jersey, but we’re also filled with local hangout bars and eateries for us to grab a quick bite and be comfortable doing it.
Thedailymeal.com released a list of the best casual restaurants in every state and I think you’re going to like New Jersey’s.
There are a few things they took into consideration to make this list. What makes a restaurant “casual”? It’s not just about the dress code.
One of the main criteria was the price.
Other things were overall comfort, relaxation, and whether the place was worth traveling for.
Speaking of traveling, if you’re into road trips, these are the best casual restaurants in our surrounding states according to thedailymeal.com:
New York City
New Haven, Connecticut
North Providence, Rhode Island
Now if burgers come to mind when you think of casual dining, then you’ll love New Jersey’s best.
White Manna in Hackensack is the Garden State’s best casual restaurant and this North Jersey staple is a famous one.
The Daily Meal says it’s one of the last remaining diner-style burger places that came from the likes of White Castle.
The burgers are smashed and taste amazing.
This is definitely a great casual place to grab a bite to eat.
If you’re not from the north part of Jersey, you’re probably wondering why would you travel all the way up there for some burgers. First, you should, but if you really don’t want to, there’s a place in Central Jersey that I think gives White Manna a run for their money.
White Rose is located in Highland Park and is also known for their great burgers.
Regardless of what team you’re on, we can all agree that both of these places make the top of New Jersey’s casual restaurants.
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