I surveyed twenty Hoboken residents to gather results for The Ultimate Guide to Hoboken, New Jersey. Categories included popular dining, dating and nightlife destinations, as well as supermarkets, liquor stores, tanning and beauty salons, and professional services. Here are the results for The Ultimate Guide to Hoboken.
The Ultimate Pizza: Rosario’s on 12th and Willow. Hands-down the best. But H & S Giovanni’s and Grimaldi’s gave Rosario’s a run for their money.
The Biggest Slice: Benny Tudino’s on Washington Street. It’s huge. You’ve got to see it to believe.
The Ultimate Mexican Food: Baja on 14th Street. Try the Baja Special for two, and take a pick from their wide selection of tequilas. Great atmosphere.
The Ultimate Subs: Vito’s Italian Deli on Washington Street. Try their hot roast beef with fresh mozzarella sub. It may be your lunch for the next several years. Service is friendly but the line sometimes goes out the door.
The Ultimate Chinese Food: Hoboken Cottage on Washington Street. This is one Chinese restaurant you wouldn’t mind taking a table at. Their take-out is so fast, you’ll feel like they got to the door before you hung up the phone.
The Ultimate Italian Food: Tutta Pasta on Washington Street. Portions are small, but the food is authentic and delicious.
The Ultimate Burger: Oddfellows Rest near the PATH station. A huge burger cooked to perfection on a tasty English muffin. Perfect with their delicious seasoned criss-cut jazz fries.
The Ultimate Steak: Frankie & Johnnie’s on the Waterfront on 14th Street. All the food here is phenomenal. Prices are high, so don’t leave home without your American Express.
The Ultimate Diner: Malibu Diner on 14th Street. Stop at the Malibu Diner after a night of cocktails at nearby Liberty Bar, City Bistro, or The Madison.
The Ultimate Outdoor Table: Texas-Arizona across from the PATH station. Nothing like a relaxing, cold beer while watching other people come home from work.
The Ultimate First Date Place: Ted & Jo’s Restaurant on 11th and Garden. Cozy and reasonably priced, the food here is always good. Certain to impress a first date.
The Ultimate Overall Date Place: Amanda’s on Washington Street.
The Ultimate Sports Bar: Black Bear on Washington Street. Lots of televisions, good wings, and an upbeat atmosphere.
The Ultimate Happy Hour: Green Rock Tap & Grill near the PATH station. Cheap beer, friendly bartenders, a solid after-work crowd.
The Ultimate Cocktail: Hurricane at Oddfellows Rest near the PATH station. They are so strong the bar limits you to three. But who’s counting?
The Ultimate Margarita: Baja on 14th Street. Simply unreal. Your choice of tequilas and flavors in a fun, energetic Mexican atmosphere.
The Ultimate Singles Bar: Gaslight on Adams Street. Call ahead and find out what night is ladies’ night, when all women eat free.
The Ultimate Bar with Live Bands: Whiskey Bar on Washington Street. The NERDS, Big Orange Cone. All the best local New Jersey bands.
The Ultimate Liquor Store: Sparrows Uptown.
The Ultimate Liquor Delivery: Alvin’s on Washington Street.
The Ultimate Supermarket: Shop Rite Uptown.
The Ultimate Beauty Salon: BangZ on Washington Street.
The Ultimate Tanning Salon: Planet Sun on 14th Street.
The Ultimate Dentist: Frank DePaola, DDS on Hudson Street.
The Ultimate Eye Doctor: D’Alberti Eye Center on Washington Street.
The Ultimate Attorney: Frank Marciano on Hudson Street.
I hope you enjoyed The Ultimate Guide to Hoboken!