The road warrior knows that best places to eat are greasy spoons, hot dog and chili joints and the best places to drink are old man bars. Here’s a list of my favorite places to eat and drink. Feel free to post your own favorites in response.
One of my favorite places to grab chili at 3am was Harry’s Corner aka Harry’s chili on Route 46 in Teterboro/Little Ferry. Too bad it closed down several years ago. Same with Callahan’s and oh crap… the place in Fort Lee that was there for decades. I’m embarrassed that i can’t remember it’s name.
Places that are still around worthy of a mention are Hank’s Franks in Lodi on Route 46, Hot Dog Johnny’s in Butzville, Davey Dogs out Route 80. The Hot Grill is legendary in Clifton, and I love Rutt’s Hut because it’s one of the few hot dog places you can go to and get beer with it.
As far as Diner’s go, I actually am not enamored of the Bendix in Teterboro. it’s ok and it’s open 24×7, but it’s just ok. It does have a blind waiter, so it has that going for it. (is he still even there?) I like the Ridgefield Park diner, their breakfast skillets are to die for.
Of course White Mana in Hackensack is the best place for sliders. They make White Castle look like shit. The White Manna in Jersey City is ok, and they are open 24×7, but they use full size burger buns which ruins it.