Hoboken’s post said it all – hunger knows no timeframe so we’ve done you the service of piggy-backing on it with a round-up of some of Jersey City’s best 24-hour restaurants – try and get to the end without drooling. No matter what time you’re reading this, you can head to any one of these locations in Jersey City because they’re open ’round the clock.
City Diner | 31 Montgomery Street
We live in a state that has the most and some of the best diners in the world, so naturally, we had to kick this roundup off with a diner! City Diner is the best in Paulus Hook (some would argue the best in JC) — and this 24-hour spot has all the perks a traditional diner has to offer but with an urban edge. There are tons of options to choose from, and the menu includes all diner must-haves like disco fries, hot open-faced sandwiches, and milkshakes, as well as some creative options like Granny Smith Sweet Potato Fries. Plus, the diner delivers.
VIP Diner | 175 Sip Avenue
With the many different neighborhoods in Jersey City, come different diners. VIP diner may just be Journal Square’s most reliable 24-hour spot because let’s be serious, when you’re served great food in comfortable booths and are open 24 hours, there’s not much more you can ask for. This is a traditional no-frills type of place that looks old school inside and out (Grecian-trimmed paper placemats included). The kitchen serves traditional diner fare — you should come here for the classics like the perfect stack pictured above or some of the best curly fries of your life.
White Mana | 470 Tonnele Avenue
White Mana is a pretty legendary place in Hudson County – being the 1939 World’s Fair building is a historical landmark and was the 1939 World’s Fair building, as well as the first Manna to open. When originally introduced, it was called the “diner of the future” and an “Introduction to Fast Food,” and it’s been owning the hamburger game for decades. While everything on the menu is amazing (especially between the hours of 2AM and 3AM), come here for the cheeseburgers, waffle fries, and fountain sodas. The burgers are more like sliders than full burgers — which means it’s totally okay to have several – we won’t judge!
Stella’s Pizzeria and Restaurant | 315 Grove Street
Conveniently located on Grove Street (around the corner from the bar scene on Newark Ave), Stella’s never disappoints. Not only does it serve delicious pizza 24 hours a day but it can satisfy your greasy late-night food cravings like a champ. The cheesy pepperoni goodness is always the perfect end to a good night.
Neptune Bakery & Deli | 1612 John F Kennedy Boulevard
Craving something sweet instead of savory? Well, don’t underestimate Neptune Bakery just by its unassuming appearance (those are usually the best places). At first glance, this 24-hour spot looks like any traditional bakery with a good assortment of pastries and donuts but what you need to know is it makes some of the best egg tarts (otherwise known as custard cups) this side of the Hudson — or perhaps anywhere. Good thing it’s open 24 hours, as it gives you endless chances to be one of the lucky ones to get a tart fresh from the oven.