If you are like myself and work weekends, always missing out on brunches, the one bonus we have is the ability to take advantage of all the amazing weekday lunch specials in the city!
This is the lazy pub-style lunch you have been looking for! The deal is a sandwich, fries, and beer for just $12 on weekdays from 12-4pm, and these are some of the best sandwiches around (my personal favorite is the Grinderman), not to mention, the portions are huge! And there are always so many amazing craft beers to choose form at Barcade! 163 Newark Ave.
More Express is the perfect spot to fulfill your Thai food cravings without breaking the bank, their lunch specials include all your favorite Thai staples for $9 each or Bento boxes for $10! If you're looking for a place to sit and eat lunch too, this is a great spot. They have a beautiful backyard patio, which is perfect now that we are finally in the season for outdoor dining! 281 Grove Street.
For quantity and quality, Shadman is the place to go! Weekdays from 11am-3pm it's a serve-yourself buffet with trays of different Indian dishes for a flat rate of just $9! 293 ½ Grove Street.
Monday to Friday from 11:30am-2:30pm Honshu Lounge has an unbeatable lunch special! You can have your choice from their special menu of sushi, sashimi, noodles, and more! 95 Greene Street.
Rumba Cubana has become one of my personal Jersey City favorites. Part of the reason why is their unbeatable lunch specials! Every weekday from 11am-3pm they have a special menu, full of incredible and unique Cuban cuisine. It changes up every day of the week, so you even have an excuse to go more than once! 235 Pavonia Ave.
Pasta, patio, and a glass of wine…the perfect combination! You can have it all at local Italian favorite, Roman Nose. Their lunch special offers choices of light Italian fare, perfect for a quick, yet refined lunch that will keep you going through the rest of your day. 125 Newark Ave.
One of the best things about lunch specials is that you get to try out upscale restaurants on a budget. Edward's Steakhouse is one such restaurant! They offer an awesome selection of sandwiches on their lunch menu, which you can enjoy in their cozy basement location alongside the live jazz music they feature during their lunch hours (11-4pm)! 239 Marin Blvd.
Miss America Diner
Miss America Diner is a long-established JC spot with the perfect diner comfort food for your weekday lunch, and they have arguably the BEST home fries in Jersey City! They feature rotating lunch specials each day of the week from 11am-3pm. 322 West Side Ave.
If you're looking for a local lunch spot with great vegan options, then Tea NJ is just the place for you! They offer all kinds of healthy and creative lunch options like wraps, sandwiches, hot dogs, and burgers, all with tasty vegan options, as well as meat options for all you carnivores out there! 262 Newark Ave.
Light Horse Tavern
Light Horse Tavern offers a little more of an upscale vibe for your weekday lunch excursion. They have a specially curated lunch menu as well as alternating daily specials from 11:30am-3:30pm Monday-Saturday. 199 Washington Street.
Gringo's has recently opened up their patio as well as their new lunchtime hours! From 12-3pm Monday to Friday they will offer daily specials and beautiful outdoor seating! 12 Coles Street.
This Paulus Hook gem offers a selection of their fresh and unique menu on Monday through Friday from 11am-3pm. And this is not your average lunch selection, they have everything from oven roasted chicken, surf and turf skewers, to seared ahi tuna bowls! My personal favorite lunch option is their Spanish Chorizo flatbread! 187 Warren Street.
Written by Claire Layton
Claire is a quintessential Canadian girl looking forward to exploring JC one craft beer at a time! She is a graduate student of anthropology, spending all of her free time either at the gym, frequenting comedy bars, or scouring the city for free concerts.