Local Hoboken + Jersey City Restaurants to Order From for Father’s Day

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Sunday, June 21st is Father’s Day and our area is known to go big for dad — especially with our Cutest Dads contest happening. With more restaurants open + even the potential to have outdoor seating, more and more people will be out and about looking for ways to treat dad this year, whether for brunch, lunch, or dinner. We’ve rounded up some local Hoboken and Jersey City spots to help make dad’s day special. Read on to learn about which restaurants will be open this Father’s Day and some of our top picks.

But First, Presents

But before we focus on all of the yummy spots open on Father’s Day, there are also a ton of shops open to find a great gift for dad, too. Hoboken boutiques are fully stocked for dad. Looking for a good skin care line? The Olivina men’s collection available at Washington General Store {509 Washington Street} is a great choice. Does dad need a new wardrobe? There are gorgeous apparel and accessories at Oran {1102 Washington Street} and luxury designer imports from Italy at Milano {736 Washington Street}. 

Jersey City is also filled with stores tailored to the men in the community. Great gifts for dad can be found all over the city. Shop Kanibal and Co {197 Montgomery Street} for unique gifts like local apparel, grow kits, and other DIY kits. Love Locked {353 Grove Street} also has one of a kind jewelry for men, too. Whatever it is that you are looking for, consider supporting our local businesses. The stores are filled with beautiful gifts that will bring a smile to dad’s face. Now, onto the food — here are a few local places serving delicious meals for Father’s Day this year.

Hoboken

Alfalfa {1110 Washington Street}

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This adorable little restaurant will have lettered doughnuts for Father’s Day, just like Mother’s Day. Orders can be placed online through the website, which can be found here. The sweet treats are the perfect addition to a to-go salad and wrap picnic situation and make a great dessert for dad.

Ali BaBa {912 Washington Street}

Ali BaBa is best known for its Middle Eastern cuisine and will be serving the community this year. In celebration of dad, Ali BaBa will be offering a free hummus appetizer with the purchase of two entrees this Father’s Day. The beef gyro and the rib-eye steak are two popular dishes. Orders can be placed online via the website

Anthony David’s {953 Bloomfield Avenue}

For those who want to dine at AD’s this weekend, this local spot will be taking reservations for the outdoor cafe and parklets through RESY

Apulia {1319 Washington Street}

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There’s no doubt that Apulia has taken the Mile Square by storm, and the wood-burning oven will be fired up, making some of the most authentic pizza outside of Italy this Father’s Day. The cacio e pepe and orecchiette al pomodoro meal kit is a great, hands-on way to DIY a meal at home. But if ordering is preferred, Apulia will be offering items from its regular menu filled with pizzas, pastas, salads, and more.

Augustino’s {1104 Washington Street}

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Augustino’s is ready for Father’s Day and will be serving up some of the most loved dishes for dad. On the menu will be local favorites like its Sunday Sauce, Chilean sea bass, and chicken parm, along with a ton of other tantalizing options. Augustino’s will begin taking pre-orders starting June 17th. Call or leave a message at 201-420-0104, and FYI, curbside pickup will be available on Father’s Day. 

Barbés {1300 Park Avenue}

This Moroccan-French restaurant will be offering a $45-prefix menu featuring some of its most beloved dishes. The restaurant will also have live outdoor music, weather permitting. Barbés be open for delivery and pickup available on Sunday.

Bin 14 {1314 Washington Street}

Nothing screams celebration like a good class of vino. For those who want to dine at Bin 14 this weekend, this local spot will be taking reservations for the outdoor cafe and parklets through RESY

Blue Eyes {525 Sinatra Drive}

Pizza is on the menu at this waterfront restaurant for Father’s Day. The restaurant will offer its regular menu for pickup. In addition to pizza and other menu items, there will be make-your-own pizza kits and gelato available. Orders can be placed online or by calling the restaurant.

Brass Rail {135 Washington Street}

Brass Rail will be offering brunch and dinner on Father’s Day. The restaurant will be open from 11:00AM-10:00PM, offering brunch until 3:00PM. Also available for purchase will be different whiskeys and to-go drinks from the outdoor bar.

Cafe Michelina {423 Bloomfield Avenue}

For classic Italian food, Cafe Michelina is the place to go. The restaurant will have quite a few specials for dad including, meat lasagna, gnocchi vodka with burrata, chicken prosciutto, rigatoni alla burrata, gnocchi in a pesto sauce, and tits infamous stuffed rigatoni with chicken. Orders can be placed over the phone by calling 201-659-3660 and the menu can be found here.

Green Pear Café {93 Grand Street}

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Treat dad with Green Pear Café’s brunch menu, which includes an entree choice of lamb kebab sandwich, potato and cheese pierogi, or chicken skewers with vegetables and dessert choice of crepe, fruit salad, or coffee/OJ. This two-course menu is priced at $20 per person. The café will offer free delivery in the area on orders over $100. 

Grimaldi’s {411 Washington Street}

The popular menu at Grimaldi’s will be available for pickup and deliveries on Father’s Day from 5:00PM until 10:00PM on June 21st. While Grimaldi’s is best known for its pizza, be sure to also pick up an order of its famous meatballs, too! Orders can be placed online through the website or by calling the restaurant. 

Harry’s Daughter {339 Communipaw Avenue}

Harry’s Daughter has been open for delivery throughout the pandemic and has recently reopened for outdoor dining. Whether you’re looking to have a meal together at home or are ready to alfresco dine, Harry’s Daughter has you covered this Father’s Day.

Hudson Table {1403 Clinton Street}

BBQ seems to be the trend here in Hoboken and Hudson Table is offering a full-on feast! Each mal kit is intended to provide four servings and includes {fully cooked or grill ready} marinated flank steak with charred cherry tomato and vinaigrette and chimichurri, four grilled shrimp skewers with Bloody Mary cocktail sauce, one pound of Dad’s Pulled Pork with pickled onions, crispy Hasselback potatoes with spring onion compound butter and parmesan, Caprese panzanella salad with rustic croutons, fresh mutz, Jersey tomatoes, torn basil, cucumber, arugula, and balsamic, and a Boston cream pie to top it off. All orders can be placed online. Please email info@hudsontable.com for delivery inquiries

La Bouche {207 Washington Street}

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This French-inspired café will be open on Father’s Day serving from its special takeout menu for breakfast and lunch. Croque Madames and crepes are on the breakfast menu as are a variety of sandwiches and burgers. Please place all orders online here.

La Isla {25 12th Street}

For comida Cubana {Cuban food}, be sure to check out La Isla at its uptown location. La Isla will be offering its regular menu, which includes a mix of classic Cuban favorites and some new twists. The restaurant has been serving sangria to go, which is a great option to have! Place all orders online here.

Losurdo’s {410 2nd Street}

This local deli will be open and ready to serve on Father’s Day. We are most excited about the sfogliatelle and cannolis! Don’t worry, Losurdo’s will also have their homemade bocconcini {mozzarella} available as well as the rest of the menu. 

Otto Strada {743 Park Avenue}

The team at Otto Strada will have a prix-fixe menu for pickup and delivery only. This three-course menu will include a primi, secondi, and a dolci. Choose between these savory and sweet menu items for a sophisticated meal on Father’s Day. For $50 per person {+ tax and delivery}. Pre-orders can be placed by phone up until June 20th. 

Pilsner Haus + Biergarten {1422 Grand Street}

This year for Father’s Day, dad’s first drink is on the haus. This Hoboken staple will be offering its full Austro Hungarian menu available for pickup and delivery. From brats to Bavarian pretzels, to schnitzels and so much more, Pilsner Haus will be fired up this Sunday. Also available are biers, cocktails, and other drinks to go!

The Shepherd and the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue}

The full menu will be available at The Shep this Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Get ready for Taylor ham, egg, + cheese French toast, Buffalo chicken spring rolls, and fried chicken tacos are on the horizon. The restaurant will be open for brunch from 11:00AM until 3:00PM and dinner from until 10:00PM for pickup and delivery.

Sorellina {1036 Washington Street}

Sorellina will be serving up a sausage and pepper meal kit, complete with homemade sausage, peppers, onions, marinara, and rolls. The bar will also have drink packs for dad including Hoboken Beer and cocktail kits with, local favorite, Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey. Please place orders online.

The Stewed Cow {400 Adams Street}

Everyone’s favorite neighborhood bar will be open for outdoor dining, pickup, and delivery on Father’s Day from 11:00AM-9:00PM. Brunch is also an option, either as a la carte or by choosing the from the $25 brunch pre-fixe menu, which includes 1 entree, 2 brunch drinks {Mimosa, Sangria, Bloody Mary, or Manmosa}, and a little something from the house

See More: Your NEW Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Dining in Hoboken + Jersey City

8th Street Tavern {800 Washington Street}

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There’s nothing like the food at 8th Street Tavern and for Father’s Day this year, the restaurant will be offering its full menu, complete with burgers, sandwiches, carnita tacos, and 75 cent wings. Dad will love a meal from this mid-century bar.

Jersey City

Broa Cafe {297 Grove Street}

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Similarly to what Broa did for Mother’s Day, the Portuguese restaurant will be offering its menu with free delivery on all orders over $100. Also available are Father’s Day Portuguese Gift Boxes, which include an assortment of Portuguese goodies such as olive oil, canned sardines, chocolates, port wine, and other items. Those boxes are available to be shipped countrywide. Please also visit the Broa Cafe website for more information and gift cards!

Bucket + Bay {150 Bay Street}

While this might not be a complete meal, Bucket + Bay is doing a contest for Father’s Day involving customers sending in their dad’s favorite prohibition gelato flavor {think alcohol-infused gelato}. Three submissions will be chosen at random and will win a pint of gelato. For the big kahuna, the grand prize winner will receive a free half- gallon of their flavor, and Bucket + Bay will make the winning flavor available for purchase for all dads.  

Carolyn’s Soul Food {76 Orient  Avenue}

If there’s one thing that screams love, it’s soul food. Show dad some love + appreciation this weekend with an order of Caroyln’s Mac and Cheese, collard greens, and other seriously delicious dishes available at this JC spot. Order your Father’s Day feast here.

Champ’s Chicken and Waffles {688 Bergen Avenue}

Name one thing more indulgent than chicken and waffles…we’ll wait. As a special treat for dad this year, order from Champs Chicken and Waffles — opt for the Wake and Bake {scrambeled eggs with beef bacon topped with American cheese}, the Indiana Jones {breaded chicken tossed in 24k gold sauce with beef bacon and pepper jack sauce}, or other cleverly named and delicious menu items. Call 201-333-5658 to order.

Freetown Road {640 Newark Avenue}

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Freetown Road will be open for takeout + delivery this Friday and Saturday, so treat dad to some authentic Caribbean food this year. Think braised oxtail, a veggie curry, beef patties, codfish fritters, and so many more deliciously savory options.

Green Pear Cafe Heights {93 Grand Street}

Just like its sister restaurant in Hoboken, Green Pear Café in the Heights will also be offering the same brunch menu. It includes an entree choice of lamb kebab sandwich, potato and cheese pierogi, or chicken skewers with vegetables and a dessert choice of crepe, fruit salad, or coffee/OJ. This two-course menu is priced at $20 per person. The café will offer free delivery in the area on orders over $100. 

The Hamilton Inn {708 Jersey Avenue}

The Hamilton Inn will be open for brunch on Father’s Day and will offer curbside pickup as well as to-go drinks. The brunch menu includes everything from cornbread French toast to queso fundido {scrambled eggs, chorizo, salsa, homemade queso, and home fries}. The restaurant will also have a special drink for dads available. Order for delivery or pickup here

Hamilton Pork {247 10th Street}

The grills will be fired up this Sunday with finger-lickin’ brunch to celebrate Father’s Day. The restaurant will be serving up everything from huevos rancheros to breakfast burritos from 11:00AM until 4:00PM. Curbside pickup and to-go drinks ilke mimosas, screwdrivers, and greyhounds will be available today.

Hudson Hall {364 Marin Boulevard}

We can’t wait until we can watch the games with the windows and doors open but for now, Hudson Hall will be offering brunch, curbside pickup, and to go cocktails for Father’s Day. Treat dad to pastrami + eggs or a big Belgian waffle. The restaurant will be open from 11:00AM until 4:00PM this Sunday.

Jerkin Chicken {234 West Side Avenue}

In preparation for your Father’s Day feast, order from Jerkin Chicken. This JC spot is open Saturday from 10:00AM-8:00PM, so you can order your meal  the night before and feast with dad on Sunday. Call 201-5375 to order now.

Korai Kitchen {576 Summit Avenue}

This women-owned business made famous by the New York Times will be pulling out all of the bells and whistles this Sunday. Bangladeshi cuisine is not easy to come by in the area but Korai Kitchen is a must-try. The restaurant will be open for pickup and delivery from 12:00PM until 4:00PM for lunch and 6:00PM until 9:00PM for dinner. Place orders online here.

Larsen’s Diner {508 Bergen Avenue}

If dad is a fan of classics like French toast, pancakes, BLT sandwiches, and other delicious, universally loved dishes, then Larsen’s Diner is the spot to order from this year. Order now on the website.

Light Rail Cafe {237 Randolph Avenue}

This Randolph Avenue spot is now open for outdoor seating and pickup orders, you and dad can enjoy everything from burgers and cocktails to coffee and wraps this Father’s Day.

Louisiana Fried Chicken {549 West Side Avenue}

Nothing says love like fried chicken. Though closed on Sunday, this local spot is open on Saturday for any early food orders to share with dad on Sunday.

Martha’s {308 Pacific Avenue}

Open for online orders and outdoor dining, Martha’s is a great place to treat dad to a delicious meal this year.

More Life Cafe {191 Mallory Avenue}

More Life Cafe is currently open for delivery through UberEats and Grubhub, so enjoy some delicious vegan bites with dad this year.

Roman Nose {125 Newark Avenue}

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Looking for classic Roman food? This restaurant has it covered. Roman Nose will be open from 11:00AM until 10:00PM for contactless pickup and delivery. Please order on the website using UberEats for delivery. Their cacio e pepe is TDF and so are the meatballs. Craving a panini? Try the cotoletta {classic breaded chicken cutlet with home-made fresh mozzarella, tomato, and arugula on ciabatta}.

Read More: To-Go Cocktails in Hoboken + Jersey City: The Ultimate Guide

Vibez Juice Cafe {82 Hutton Street}

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If dad is a vegan, check out Vibez Juice Cafe. Open for pickup and delivery, get dad something like the Jerked steak, the lentil patty, and other savory options.

Wingin’ It {122 Ocean Avenue}

If there’s one thing that screams indulgence, it’s chicken wings. Although closed on Sunday’s, order some wings on Saturday to enjoy with dad on Sunday {or Saturday…wings are hard to resist}. Order now here.

Wurstbar {516 Jersey Avenue}

Known especially for the Wurstbar Sausage Sandwich, this restaurant and bar will be open for Father’s Day on Sunday. Pick your wurst and then top it with a choice of different toppings. The restaurant will also have burgers, fries + poutine, salads, and sandwiches. 

Bonus

Bread Basket NYC {Delivery Only}

Bread Basket is all about the carbs and we are here for it! The Father’s Day Bread Basket will include Pain d’Avignon “Dad” Sourdough, Orwashers Ale Bread, Vista Hermosa Corn Tortillas, New York Bagels, Leaven + Co Rugelach, Salt of the Earth Caramel Brownie, and BAKED Banana Bread. Orders placed by June 16th will be out for delivery on Friday, June 19th.

Where will you be ordering from this Father’s Day? Let us know in the comments!

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Hoboken homeowner and lover of all things local, Danielle made her home in the Mile Square City nearly six years ago. Danielle is a second grade teacher by day; after hours, she can be found in the kitchen whipping up a a new recipe or grabbing a bite to eat with her husband and friends. Danielle is the try-er and buyer of all things beauty and loves finding a good deal. Shopping on Washington, interior decorating, and riding her Peloton are just a few of Danielle's favorite things. Oh, and did we mention her undying love for the New York Yankees?


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