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Where to Get the Best Chicken Tenders in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Stephanie Brown
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Chicken wings + sandwiches are both delicious, but sometimes a basket of chicken tenders is the only way to satisfy a craving. Although chicken tenders often end up on kid’s menus, there are plenty of restaurants where adults can order crispy chicken tenders as an appetizer or meal. Hoboken + Jersey City is home to some top-notch chicken spots where hungry guests of all ages can enjoy chicken tenders, fries + a side of honey mustard or BBQ sauce. Keep reading to discover where to get the best chicken tenders in Hoboken + Jersey City.

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Carpe Diem | 1405 Grand Street

Carpe Diem is a cozy, neighborhood pub in uptown Hoboken. This is a popular spot with sports fans who want to watch a game at the bar. The diner menu features chicken fingers with a house-made Dijon honey dip. The Carpe Diem team recommends pairing these with a hoppy beer or a glass of chardonnay.

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Green Rock Tap + Grill | 70 Hudson Street


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Green Rock Tap + Grill is a sports bar where guests can enjoy buttermilk chicken strips with a side of red hot aioli. These chicken fingers are one of the most popular menu items and are especially delicious with a side of house-made French fries, sweet potato fries, or onion rings.

Grubbs Takeaway | 418 Washington Street


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This fast-food chicken + burger spot sells crispy chicken tenders with over a dozen different sauce options like orange ginger, spicy mustard, honey BBQ, and mango habanero. The sides menu includes loaded chicken fries: melted cheddar cheese, chopped bacon, and a crispy chicken tender on top of seasoned fries.

Heavenly Chicken + Ribs | 555 Tonnelle Avenue

This restaurant is known for serving Southern comfort food like ribs, wings, and fried chicken. Customers can order hand-breaded chicken tenders with a few different sauces like honey hickory, garlic parmesan, BBQ, honey mustard, ranch, or blue cheese.

Moran’s Pub | 501 Garden Street


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This authentic Irish pub was established in 1989 and has a huge menu with shepherd’s pie, fish + chips, and steak sandwiches. Anyone in the mood for chicken tenders can order these as a starter. The kid’s menu also features chicken fingers with a side of fries.

Onieal’s | 343 Park Avenue

Oneial’s is a staple in Hoboken’s nightlife scene and this eatery has a late-night munchies menu with chicken fingers with a side of honey mustard, BBQ, or Buffalo sauce. But don’t worry if you’re not a night owl, the brunch and dinner menus have these chicken fingers, too.

Sticky’s | 112 Washington Street


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Sticky’s is a fried chicken chain with ten locations across New York and New Jersey. This restaurant was born “out of a love for chicken fingers” and the restaurant prides itself in using chicken that is antibiotic-free and never frozen. Guests can order classic chicken fingers or mix things up with sauces + toppings. The menu features creative chicken finger flavors like Thai Fiesta, Buffalo Ranch, and General Sticky Tso’s, along with sandwiches + wraps made with chicken fingers. Dipping sauce options include Caribbean Sweet Heat, Nashville Numb, and Sticky’s Sauce, the signature creamy BBQ sauce.

Zack’s | 232 Willow Avenue

Zack’s Oak Bar and Restaurant is a relaxed spot with a full menu and patio seating. Anyone looking for an afternoon snack can order lightly breaded, housemade chicken tenders with honey mustard from the mid-afternoon menu. The dinner menu lists these as a first course alongside nachos, calamari, and short rib spring rolls.



Jersey City

Bobwhite Counter | 150 Warren Street

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Bobwhite Counter is a beloved NYC fried chicken institution that opened a Jersey City location a few years ago. Nestled in Paulus Hook, this outpost is convenient for anyone who wants to grab some chicken fingers for a picnic in the nearby Morris Canal Park. The menu has a Fried Chicken Tenders Box that comes with a biscuit + two sauces, a BBQ Tenders Box, and a Buffalo Tenders Box. Sauce options are BBQ, Buffalo, honey mustard, ranch, and Bobwhite sauce.

Central Bistro | 403 Central Avenue

Central Bistro is a BYOB brunch spot in the Heights that serves delicious entrees including crepes and chilaquiles. Lunch and dinner include a variety of dishes like chicken marsala + ribeye steak. The children’s menu has chicken fingers and fries.

Chicken Delight | 731 Montgomery Street


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This fried chicken spot dates back to 1965 and continues to serve buckets of chicken to the Jersey City community. The chicken tenders family special comes with 17 tenders, six rolls, a salad, and a small bucket of French fries. Customers can also order a smaller chicken tenders combo with French fries + a gluten-free potato roll.

Corkscrew Bar | 61 Congress Street

Corkscrew Bar is a pub that has been around since 1976. The menu features a few different appetizers, pizzas, + burgers. Chicken tenders are available as an appetizer and come with a choice of BBQ, Buffalo, cajun, dry rub, honey mustard, sweet + spicy, teriyaki, or XXX sauce.

Ed + Mary’s | 174 Coles Street

Ed + Mary’s is a beloved restaurant in Hamilton Park with ‘chicken tendies’ on the appetizer menu. This comes with fries + a side of honey mustard, but it can be “buffed up” for a small extra charge.

The Hamilton Inn | 708 Jersey Avenue


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The Hamilton Inn is another top-notch eatery in Hamilton Park. This is a Jersey City brunch staple and, while the main menu does not have chicken tenders, little ones can order chicken fingers with fries off the kids’ menu.

Healy’s Tavern | 374 Newark Avenue

Healy’s Tavern is a neighborhood bar with karaoke, darts, and some delicious chicken fingers. These are a house-made appetizer that can be enjoyed with additional small bites like fried pickles or sweet potato fries. For a small upcharge, the chicken fingers can be made into Buffalo chicken fingers.

The House of Hot Chicken | 138 Newark Avenue

The House of Hot Chicken is a Nashville-style chicken counter in Oliva Organic Market. Customers can order chicken tenders at a variety of spice levels including no sauce, mild, medium, medium plus, hot, or extra hot. Chicken tenders are available as a combo with a choice of side or as a Tender Dog which comes with crispy tenders, pickles, coleslaw, and SOS sauce on a brioche hot dog bun.

New York Fried Chicken | 2821 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Despite the name, this is a fried chicken spot in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood. The menu has chicken tender combo meals with either two, three, four, or six tenders + French fries as well as a soda.

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Twinz | 2828 John F. Kennedy Boulevard


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Twinz is another Nashville hot chicken restaurant with a few chicken tender options on the menu. The menu has chicken + waffles, which comes with two tenders, syrup, waffles, and a side of Twinz sauce, and the tenders with fries meal served with pickles, sliced bread, and Twinz sauce. Customers can order single chicken tenders as side items. All orders can be made mild, medium, hot, spicy, or with no spice.

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