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Best Cheap Eats in NJ

Best Cheap Eats in NJ

Cheap eats are the best kind of eats. See our list of the best cheap restaurants and food stops of many different varieties in New Jersey!


Northern NJ
The French Quarter Food Truck
Parks in Montclair, Hoboken and Parsippany locations
973-580-5405

The French Quarter Food Truck NJ best cheap eats Cheap Creole cuisine
For an unbeatable taste of New Orleans right in Northern New Jersey, find The French Quarter Food Truck! This awesome NJ food truck serves delicious traditional New Orleans favorites such as gumbo, jambalaya and Po’ Boys all for under $10. All the amazing Cajun dishes are prepared by owners Jay and Robyn. Be sure to visit the website for information on where you can spot this food truck for some amazing NJ Cheap Eats!

A Taste of NOLA in NJ!

Central NJ
Nelly's Pizza 
589 Cedar Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
732-923-1101

Nelly's Pizza Best Cheap Food in Central NJ Extensive menu!
Nelly's Pizza is the Jersey Shore's answer to the Rutgers grease trucks. They offer dozens of fat sandwiches piled high with your favorite late-night junk foods. Want a cheesesteak with mozzarella sticks, onion rings AND french fries? Don't worry, Nelly's has you covered.

In addition to these monstrous fat sandwiches, Nelly's has an extensive menu of the best cheap eats in New Jersey. They have pizza, burgers, buffalo wings, gyros, cheese steaks, calzone, stromboli, wraps, subs and anything else you could possibly want at 2am. Nelly's also a complete Mexican menu featuring burritos, seafood, tacos and full-sized entrees. Come in for breakfast and try their porkroll egg and cheese. Nelly's Pizza is a favorite among Monmouth University students, Jersey Shore locals and all fans of cheap yet delicious foods in New Jersey.

They also deliver!

Southern Shore NJ
Red Oak Buffet Restaurant
230 E. Oak Ave., Wildwood, NJ 08260
609-522-9560

Red Oak Buffet Restaurant Reasonably Priced Restaurants in Cape May County NJ All you can eat for one low price!
If you are looking for a reasonably priced restaurant in Wildwood, NJ, Red Oak Buffet Restaurant is the place to head! They have a variety of food and even the pickiest eater can find something good.

With a dinner buffet costing less than $13 per adult, $7 per child ages 4 – 6, $9 for children 7 – 10 and children ages 1 – 3 eating for free, this Southern NJ buffet is one of the cheapest restaurants you can visit on a budget. Some of the dishes featured at this buffet restaurant are homemade soups, a complete salad bar, crab cakes, Italian hot sausage, chicken alfredo, hand carved roast beef and much more. They have something for everyone and if you happen to be a morning person, Red Oak Buffet Restaurant is also open for breakfast. Come out and enjoy dishes such as pancakes, creamed chipped beef, Western omelets and home fries.

Reasonably priced restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner!

Southern NJ
Hot Dog Tommy's
319 Beach Ave Rear, Cape May, NJ
609-884-8388

Hot Dog Tommy's is a great place for cheap food in NJ Cheap and creative hot dogs!
Hot Dog Tommy’s serves up some delicious hot dogs for amazingly cheap prices. For $3.25, get your hands on a “Big Bad Dog”, an all-angus beef hot dog on a soft bun. Hot Dog Tommy’s also serves many “Signature Dogs” with different delicious topping combinations all for around $4 each. The “leaner wiener” versions are even cheaper at about $2 per hot dog. Hot Dog Tommy’s is a top hot dog destination in New Jersey, and a great place for some delicious cheap eats. Be sure to stop by this Cape May favorite soon!

Choose from lots of different toppings!

Central NJ
RU Hungry?
40 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ
732-246-2177

RU Hungry? best cheap eats in NJ "Fat Sandwiches" come with fries, mozz sticks and more piled on!
The “fat sandwich” started as a Rutgers phenomenon but quickly turned into a New Jersey tradition. At "The Original Grease Truck", you can get these cheap, greasy monster sandwich combinations all for around $6-7 each. It’s an unbeatable deal for Rutgers University students, but people flock from all over to get their hands on this awesome native NJ cheap food too. The menu has expanded over the years to include lots of different fat sandwich combinations. There are plenty of knock-offs throughout the state, but don’t be fooled- the original started at Rutgers, and it’s still the best (and should be the only…) place to get your hands on a deliciously cheap fat sandwich!

Over 40 varieties!

Central NJ
Hoagie Haven
242 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ
609-921-7723

Hoagie Haven best cheap eats in New Jersey Cheap, customizable hoagies
From one famous NJ college town to another, Hoagie Haven is Princeton’s best place to get delicious cheap food! Their vast menu features customizable cold and hot hoagies, all available as half or whole options. Nothing on the menu is over $10! They make your sandwich right in front of you, so feel free to speak up about exactly what you want on it. These hoagies (or subs, if that’s what you prefer to call them), are a favorite in the Princeton area, and the humble establishment attracts patrons from all over NJ as well.

Cheesesteaks and chicken parm are local favorites

Northern NJ
Burnet BBQ
1363 Burnet Ave, Union, NJ
908-687-0313

Burnet BBQ New Jersey best cheap eats Huge portions of Portuguese-inspired BBQ
Burnet BBQ serves generously-portioned and reasonably-priced Portuguese-American barbeque options. Whole orders of their delicious meat and seafood platters are all $15 or less and contain a huge amount of food. Enjoy appetizing grilled meats, rice, vegetables and/or fries cooked to perfection and seasoned with Portuguese spices. You can get the platters as a half order as well. Burnet BBQ is a great local joint for some quality Portuguese-American BBQ at cheap prices!

Whole platters can feed two people

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Best Cheap Eats in New Jersey

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