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Going to the same chain restaurant all the time can get boring. If you are looking for a cool and fun place to eat, check out this list of unique restaurants in NJ. Find everything from celebrity owned restaurants to dine-in theaters and more!


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iPlay America Website | 732-577-8200
110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ 07728  Central NJ
iPlay Americas Game Time Bar and Grill Unique Restaurants in Central NJ Located Inside iPlay America!
Game Time Bar & Grill is located inside the City of iPlay America, New Jersey’s best place to GET INSIDE THE FUN. It's ALWAYS FREE to enter! Enjoy delicious appetizers and meals while you catch UFC fights, NFL touchdowns, NBA dunks and NHL slap shots on one of the many large flat screens! The contemporary American menu features an impressive selection of specialty salads, burgers, sandwiches, fresh pizzas and gourmet classics. They offer a variety of bottled and tap beer, feature several domestic and craft beers and specialty cocktails. Plus, Game Time Bar & Grill features exciting events every day of the week! Monday Night Raw viewing parties, $10 Dollar Tuesdays, World Tavern Poker, pool leagues, Prime Rib, Trivia, Karaoke Nights and a delicious iBrunch every weekend. The BEST place for great food, drink and excitement is iPlay America’s Game Time Bar & Grill!

When you’re done enjoying your meal, stroll across the City Square to visit the massive Boardwalk Arcade featuring state-of-the-art gaming technology with over 250 traditional and cutting edge arcade games. There's always something FUN happening in the City of iPlay America! It’s the Ultimate Everyday Getaway!

Game Time Bar & Grill is an inviting restaurant featuring table-service on the patio for families and a full-service sports bar for guests 21+. Every Saturday night Game Time Bar & Grill features live music or televised UFC Fights.

Delicious American Cuisine and Exciting Events
Hudson Table Website | [email protected]
1403 Clinton Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030  Northeast NJ
Hudson Table unique restaurant venue in Northeast NJ Unique restaurant & cooking venue
If the same restaurants have you wishing for something more unique check out Hudson Table. The venue is a modern, yet rustic, kitchen space, operating as Hoboken NJ's first cooking school. Each week classes are offered for students of all levels and abilities, with themes including world dumplings, Italian table, healthy brunch and seasonal themes. And for those looking to sit back and relax, they offer frequent Chef's Table classes, where you get to watch your meal prepared before your eyes.

Hudson Table's acclaimed chefs will guide you through a menu of culinary creations, offering tips and assistance as you need. Want to go it alone? Go for it! Need a little more guidance? They're here to help! Bring wine or beer to toast to a job well done as you enjoy the meal you've prepared.

Great for private events!
McLoone's Restaurants Website | 732-758-9500, ext. 210
11 Locations throughout New Jersey, ,    
McLoones Restaurants unique restaurants in New Jersey Three Off-Track Horse Betting Locations
McLoone's Restaurants three Off-Track Horse Betting locations each feature a full American-style menu and bar in a casual setting. McLoone's Bayonne Grille is located just off Route 440 in the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's Off-Track Wagering Facility. Take a seat at the oversized bar and keep track of your favorite horse races, NFL, NHL and MLB games. The menu features a variety of brunch and dinner fare, as well as many delicious cocktails and craft beers.

McLoone's Woodbridge Grille uniquely blends the ability to sit at the bar and watch the days' horseraces, with an upscale date night dining experience. The Woodbridge location offers a high-quality menu with creative dishes and drink specials five nights a week. McLoone's Clubhouse Pub, located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, offers off-track wagering during all major and minor horse races. The menu features a variety of bar food staples with unique twists, such as the McLoone's Thai BBQ Wings, Buffalo Chicken Wontons, Pulled Pork Burger, Steak Sandwich and much more.

Each McLoone's location is also available for upscale, private parties, perfect for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, fundraisers, bachelor/bachelorette parties and more. Choose from buffet style dining or an elegant sit-down lunch/dinner, bar packages can be added to any private event. Call to speak with an event coordinator. For the best off-track betting experience, elegant date night, casual night out with friends or private event, head to any of McLoone's locations in Bayonne, Woodbridge or Hillsborough.

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The Melting Pot Website | 609-441-1100
2112 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401  Southern Shore Region NJ
The Melting Pot Unique Restaurants Central NJ "A Fondue Experience"
The Melting Pot is a unique dining experience that is centered around fondue! Bring your family, your friends or your significant other, they will all love this interactive and memorable experience! From savory to sweet, they have fondue of all kinds! Dip your salad, entree, and especially your dessert. From filet mignon to raviolis and fresh fruits, they have it all! Dipping selections include multiple cheeses and silky smooth chocolates.

The Melting Pot even offers a gluten-free menu, and four-course meals for everyone's unique taste buds! Whether you are celebrating an anniversary or birthday or just want to experience a unique restaurant, The Melting Pot is a wonderful destination that is sure to please everyone's palate!

From Chocolate to Cheese!
Soul Kitchen Website | 732-842-0900
207 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701  Central NJ
Soul Kitchen Unique Restaurants NJ Pay it Forward!
Located in the heart of Red Bank, NJ, this quaint and generous restaurant welcomes all. Soul Kitchen is known for being one of the only restaurants to serve everyone in the area, no matter your financial situation! Don't have money, but you are hungry? Well you are in luck! The Soul Kitchen will gladly let you work off your meal by washing dishes, sweeping, and various other tasks!

The restaurant serves 3-course meals based on American Regional cuisine. Start with a soup or salad, and finish with a baked dessert, all made from organic, locally grown ingredients! If you choose to donate, it is only ten dollars per meal! Best of all, this is a non-profit community program run the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, proceeds go to families and individuals in economic despair!

"Friendship is our daily special"
A Better World Cafe Website | 732-510-1572
19 South 2nd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904  Central NJ
A Better World Cafe Unique Restaurants in Highland Park NJ Volunteer for your food!
A Better World Cafe is a community kitchen that serves lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. The objective of this cafe is to create a more supportive world where everyone will be able to enjoy a nice, hot meal. When dining at A Better World Cafe, you get to select your own portions and pay what you desire. Choices include volunteering at an hourly exchange, or you can pick from the complimentary food item of the day!

With a seasonal menu, the selections are always changing, but its base is a multi-cultural menu including, soup, bread, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Most of the ingredients derive from locally grown farms and orchards. They have food for everyone's pallet. Vegan or gluten free? Fear not, they have a selection for you too. Follow them on Facebook for daily menu items.

Pay it Forward!
Medieval Times Website | 1-866-543-9637
149 Polito Avenue, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071  
Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ Unique Restaurants Unlimited fun!
Want to spend the day in a Renaissance era restaurant? Well this is your place! Located in scenic Bergen County, Medieval Times is the only Renaissance-themed restaurant in the state! This is not just a restaurant, it is an experience. Enjoy a competition and a feast. Medieval Times offers an experience of a life time! Your night starts off with a live jousting competition between knights, followed by a gut filling feast!

Some foods you can enjoy include oven roasted chicken, tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, spare rib, and an herb roasted potato. They even offer a vegetarian meal, including hummus, pita bread, veggies, 3 bean stew with brown rice, and fresh fruit or Italian ice. In true Renaissance fashion, there are no forks or knives! All meals are enjoyed with just your hands.

Four-course meal fit for a king!
Dickie Dee's Website | 973-483-9396
380 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ 07107  Northern NJ
Dickie Dee Unique Restaurants Newark NJ Amazing Yelp reviews!
Open for over 60 years, Dickie Dee's is home of the most unique Italian hot dog in Northern NJ. Their signature "Combo" dog boasts a deep fried hot dog with fresh, crispy and brown potato wedges. It all sits on a warm, soft bed of a half loaf of bread, loaded with peppers and onions, it's sure to make your taste buds dance!

Featured on Food Network's Food Paradise, this pizzeria is out of the ordinary, definitely not your typical New Jersey pizzeria. With the selection of food varying from cheese steaks with mayo and ketchup on them, to pizza fries, and even pizza bread for your hot dog! You can always make it "all the way" or "with the works." They also boast some crazy good deal, a large plain pie is only 6.49! You can dine in or even get delivery!

Best pizza bread in North Jersey!
Dark Side of The Moo Website | 201-953-1705
241 Bloomfield Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030  Northeast NJ
Dark Side of The Moo Hoboken NJ Unique Restaurants Exotic meat emporium!
This food truck is unlike any other. When dining here, be prepared for a new and exciting ride. Dark Side of the Moo sells traditional food truck items, with a twist, all of their meats are exotic. They're serving up a wide variety of meats from Yak to rabbit, lamb, elk, pheasant, bison, kangaroo, and the list goes on!

Want to try something new? Try the signature Bacon Bad Burger, a burger topped with premium Danish bacon, bacon jam, and bacon mayo! If you're a vegetarian, don't be scared of this place. They're also serving up some exquisite vegetarian items including the spicy black bean burger, made from corn, black beans, green peppers, and a sensational blend of spices. A rotating selection of meats every day, you never know what you are going to find!

Try the bacon jam!
Joe's Crab Shack Website | 908-753-4204
4901 Stelton Road, South Plainfield, NJ 07080  Central NJ
Joes Crab Shack Middlesex NJ Unique restaurant "100% Shore"
Joe's Crab Shack is a one of a kind seafood restaurant that first opened its doors in 1991. Their goal from the very beginning is to provide fresh seafood for all pallets! From steamed to fried fish, clams, crabs, mussels and more, it's all fresh and waiting for you to butter it all up! Try their signature Steampots filled to the brim with crab legs, sausage, lobster, potatoes, clams and anything else you can image. Paid your delicious meal with a margarita or ice cold beer!

With a unique beach theme, the restaurant hits home for many Jersey Shore residents, bringing the guests straight to the beach even when they can't be! Always expect to walk into a warm and welcoming atmosphere to provide patrons with a wonderful time. Join the Joe's E-club and receive exclusive deals and discounts!

Gluten Friendly!
Quaker Steak & Lube Website | 732-255-5823
1036 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Brick, NJ 08723  Central NJ
Quaker Steak and Lube Ocean County Unique Restaurants Cars, wings, burgers & more!
Quaker Steak & Lube offers a wide variety of delicious food including a huge selection of wings, burgers, wraps, steak and sauces! With 26 varieties of sauces to choose from, the wings are known to be "the best in the USA." Sauces range from Triple Atomic, which tops the scale at 500,000 SHU, to Ranch, which bottoms the scale at 90 SHU, plus almost 20 flavors in between!

This one-of-a-kind restaurant offers you a fast and furious environment, with different types of cars and vehicles of transportation suspended from the ceiling, hanging on the walls, and just about everywhere else! Quaker Steak & Lube also offers online ordering, gluten free dining, and even a discount for what is said to be the "worst seat in the house."

Test your taste buds with Triple Atomic wings!
BBQ at Legal Beans Website | 201-216-0050
2 Division Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302  Northeast NJ
BBQ at Legal Beans Jersey City NJ Unique Restaurants A whole new BBQ experience!
BBQ at Legal Beans is no ordinary BBQ stop. This one of a kind deli has a pig rotisserie right inside the store! All sauces are made from scratch. All pork and beef are dry-rubbed overnight, and their chicken is brine! You can get anything at this deli delight from brisket to salads, pulled pork, smoked chicken, and ribs!

Included in the menu is some down-south comfort food favorites including buttermilk cornbread, baked mac and cheese, cole slaw, baked beans, and even sweet, spicy, or yellow style rice!

Lunch and dinner delivery is even an option! They also take Lechon orders; just call forty-eight hours in advance to receive a 40-50 pound pig!

Barbecue with a twist!
Chuck E. Cheese Website | 732-542-4300
310 State Highway 36, West Long Branch, NJ 07764  Central NJ
Chuck E. Cheese  Unique Restaurants for kids in NJ Unlimited adventures!
Chuck E. Cheese is a memorable experience for kids ranging from toddler to tween. Once they step through the doors, they will not want to leave. Chuck E. Cheese is full of fun, adventure, and opportunities to win big prizes! Their well-known for their delicious pizza, but in recent years the menu has been completely revamped! Chuck E. Cheese locations now offer a fresh salad bar, cheesey breadsticks, wings, fries and chicken nuggets. Chicken, Ham or Italian sandwiches have also been added. Come in today to try their new menu and, of course, play their well-known arcade games!

The Chuck E. Cheese experience is not only kid friendly, but parent friendly also. With unlimited adventures, you can bring your kids over and over again, and they will never get bored! They even do birthday parties and fundraisers of all sizes, and include a free template for birthday invitations online!

Pizza and Prizes!
AMC Dine-In Theatres Website | 973-731-6692
495 Prospect Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052  Northern NJ
AMC Dine-In Threatres West Orange NJ Unique Restaurants Dine-In Movie Theatre!
AMC Dine-In Theatres is the best way to enjoy a night at the movies! Sit down and watch that movie you have been waiting to see with the luxury of eating a delicious dinner at the same time! The atmosphere is "top notch," and the food is easily comparable to Applebee's, T.G.I. Fridays, or Ruby Tuesdays.

Enjoy the luxury of wondrous and cozy reclining seats, seat side service and endlessly delicious possibilities! Menu items range from buffalo style chicken to burgers of all kinds, as well as Thai bang shrimp to fresh fruit salad; they offer a flavor pallet for all! Have a drink at the cocktail bar before the movie starts and bring your drinks inside the theater!

Dine-In movies are a great idea for a fun and romantic date night with your significant other or a fun and flirty first day idea! Order tickets online in advance to ensure you get a good seat.

18+ years!
Clinton Station Diner Website | 908-713-0012
Route 173 & Bank Street, Clinton, NJ 08809  Central NJ
Clinton Station Diner NJ Central Unique Restaurants Colossal sized burgers!
Clinton Station Diner has set the bar pretty high when it comes to ginormous burgers! They are home of the Mount Olympus, the 50 pound burger! Take the challenge: you have three hours to complete this monstrosity of a sandwich! Up to 4 friends can help you with this challenge!

If you do not have that big of an appetite, try the Zeus! This whopping sandwich is 7 pounds; finish this gigantic-sized burger in three hours by yourself or one and a half hours with a partner! Try the Atlas, the 3 pound burger! Finish this colossal sized sandwich within two hours by yourself, or 45 minutes with a friend! Partake in any of these challenges and if you complete them within the allotted times, IT IS FREE!

Not into the eating challenges? They also serve a wide variety of food, ranging from seafood to yummy ribs! The decor of Clinton Station Diner also makes it unique compared to the surrounding eateries. Model trains suspended from the ceiling and are constantly traveling around the restaurant. Enjoy the fish tank or sit in the quiet dining room in front of the warm fireplace.

Open 365 days a year!
Rainforest Cafe Website | 732-452-0011
520 Menlo Park, Edison, NJ 08837  Central NJ
Rainforest Cafe Unique Restaurants Edison NJ "A Wild Place to Shop and Eat"
The Rainforest Cafe is a rainforest-themed restaurant in the heart of Middlesex County. This restaurant was designed to transport you into a real rainforest. The decor consists of real plants, waterfalls, mist, animatronic animals, and much more. Servers are known as tour guides to give you the full safari experience.

The food is beyond phenomenal with a huge variety of tropical treats from appetizers to creative entrees. Some menu items include, Seaside Clam Chowder, Lava Nachos, Tribal Salmon, Rasta Pasta and more. Kids 10 and under can enjoy their own menu with creative and delicious food items. Those that frequent this unique restaurant are encouraged to join their rainforest club to earn rewards including priority seating, and other member only offers!

A dining environment unlike any other!
Garlic Rose Website | 973-822-1178
41 Main Street, Madison, NJ 07940  Northern NJ
Garlic Rose Madison NJ Unique Restaurants Spread the garlic!
Garlic Rose is a hidden gem, Italian restaurant in Northern New Jersey. Garlic is the main ingredient in almost every dish at this wonderfully warm bistro. Enjoy your meal in a casual, cozy setting perfect for a lunch with your girlfriends or a romantic date night. Bring your own drinks and enjoy a wide variety of food items. Dishes served include, eggplant rollatini, three onion & garlic soup, garlic vodka rigatoni, and so much more!

Looking for a unique treat? Try Garlic Rose's specialty item, Garlic ice cream! A unique blend of vanilla and honey ice cream with a hint of garlic. With two locations, Madison, and Cranford, there is plenty of garlic to go around! Join the Garlicious Rewards program and earn points every time you eat a delicious meal!

"Follow your nose to the Garlic Rose"
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