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Hamilton Inn: A Classic Neighborhood Brunch Spot in Jersey City

by Stephanie Brown
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Hamilton Park is a charming, historic pocket of Jersey City anchored around its namesake green space. Plus, local families know Hamilton Park has one of the best playgrounds around while pup parents flock to its popular dog park. Need another reason to love Hamilton Park? All of the excellent eateries nearby. There’s Milk Sugar Love for ice cream, Rumba Cubana for authentic bites, and Hamilton Pork for Texas-style BBQ. Situated right next door is Hamilton Inn, an elevated neighborhood pub known for its weekend brunch and seasonal camp — more on that in a bit. Keep reading to discover why Hamilton Inn is one of our favorite brunch spots in Jersey City.


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Hamilton Inn Basics

This neighborhood institution has been around since 2010 and is run by Michael and John Gondevas, the sibling duo who also opened Hamilton Pork in 2016. The team plans to keep expanding and recently introduced the Italian eatery, Chickie’s, to Jersey City.

Hamilton Inn on 708 Jersey Avenue is just half a block from the beloved Hamilton Park. It’s open Monday through Thursday from 11:30AM -10PM, Friday from 11:30AM-11PM, Saturday from 10AM-11PM, and Sundays from 10AM-10PM.


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Hamilton Inn has been included in the OpenTable Top 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in the US and the beloved brunch is a favorite weekly ritual for many Jersey City locals.

Read More: Hamilton Pork: The Place for BBQ (and Tacos!) in Jersey City

The Menu

The all-day menu features New American classics. Standouts on the dinner menu include The Inn Burger ($18), Short Rib Grilled Cheese ($20), and Jumbo Crab Cakes ($35). Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM and Monday holidays from 11AM-4PM. This menu features Cornbread French Toast ($18), Huevos Rancheros ($19), and Eggs Benedict ($23). Is anyone else’s mouth-watering?

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The bar program offers something for everyone. Peruse the drink menu and you’ll notice craft cocktails, wine, beer, tea, coffee, and non-alcoholic drinks. Looking for a new happy hour spot? Hamilton Inn runs discounts on beer, wine, margs, and martinis Monday through Friday from 2PM-6PM. On Wednesday nights from 4PM-10PM. all specialty cocktails are just $10 — and yes, the menu includes one of the best espresso martinis in town.

The Vibe

Hamilton Inn is located on the ground floor of a historic residential red brick building. Despite the picture of Alexander Hamilton hanging outside the restaurant, the interior is not themed to the American Revolution or iconic Broadway show. It’s a welcoming neighborhood pub with friendly staff and a rustic vibe complete with exposed brick and a wood-paneled bar.


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Hoboken Girl recently went for Sunday brunch at 10:30AM. We made a reservation but the restaurant didn’t start filling up until a bit after 11AM. We didn’t feel rushed and had plenty of time to relax with a cup of coffee and chat over our meal. It’s the kind of brunch spot where you could roll up in leggings and a sweatshirt or get dressed up if you felt like it.

Camp Hamilton

Hamilton Inn has a backyard area complete with an airstream, picnic tables, fire pits, and string lights and camp is in session when the weather is nice. Camp Hamilton, as they call it, has slightly different hours from the main restaurant so check the website or Instagram to make sure it’s open.

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This cozy spot serves the full menu, happy hour, and brunch and we’re ready to be a regular Hamilton Inn camper once the weather gets a bit warmer.

See More: The Best Brunch Spots in Montclair

Our Thoughts

Hamilton Inn is a neighborhood hotspot for a reason. It has been a Hoboken Girl go-to for a while and is a reliable place to bring parents or out-of-town guests — not to mention we love meeting up with friends here for a weekend brunch. We recently enjoyed the Greek Omelette ($19) and it was perfect — a little crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside with just the right amount of spinach, cherry tomatoes, and feta. If you’ve never been to Hamilton Inn we highly recommend checking it out ASAP.

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