There's no doubt that going out to eat can be tough in New Jersey. Whether it be price hikes or long waits to get in, the art of going out to dinner has changed in the last couple of years.

But released their list of the 41 best places to eat in New Jersey for a cheap price. What could be better than that? In a time where it seems like prices continue to skyrocket, cheap meals feel like they're free when you find them.

Restaurants may have no choice but to increase prices, unless they want to end up like some of these did in 2023.

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Now, back to that cheap restaurant...

The Forked River Diner made it on's list, along with 40 others.

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What makes this diner so great? Here's what said:

"We love our Jersey diners, but they’re not usually the cheapest places to eat. Which is why the Forked Diver Diner comes as a nice surprise. Three eggs with potatoes and toast, $3.95, three pancakes for $4.25, an omelet for $3.95. It’s a gloriously retro diner, too, with glistening swivel stools and a sea-green color scheme."

Pretty cheap prices if you ask me. In looking at some Yelp reviews too, folks seem to really love the place.

So if you can get a cheap meal with good quality, this place has to be high on the list. The retro-feel to it only adds to the allure.

I know its taken a high spot on my bucket list.

An amazing NJ restaurant in a historic building

If you've never been to Lambertville, you're really missing out on a true gem of a town in New Jersey.

And if you've never been to Lambertville Station you're missing out on a really great restaurant in a truly historic building.

It's housed in the building that acted as the Lambertville train station dating back to 1867.

The building and the town went through its tough times, but for the last 40 years, Lambertville Station has been serving diners in a casual upscale atmosphere with excellent food.

Last year a prominent restaurant group called Genesis Hospitality took over the historic dining spot and they've continued the excellence that has made this place a must-go-to spot anytime you're in town.

The menu consists of varied contemporary American favorites with plenty of options.

The food and the service are excellent and are a good fit for couples, families, and special occasions.

There is a first-class Inn on the property on the river across the parking lot if you want to stay over.

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