11 Places to Take {Picky Eaters} in JC

11 Places to Take {Picky Eaters} in JC

Posted in Eats on September 24, 2019

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It can be hard these days to go out in a group with more and more people succumbing to picky eater's syndrome. Whether it be your old school friend who only eats chicken fingers, your ex who only ate pizza, or maybe even yourself—these restaurants have got your back with plenty of options to satisfy even the pickiest of palates.

Brownstone Diner and Pancake Factory

This JC staple was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives for their stuffed pancakes. Don't let the name fool you, this hidden gem doesn't only have breakfast—they've got stirfry, pasta, fajitas, and many more classic dinner options. 426 Jersey Ave.


This Jersey City staple provides a warm atmosphere and an even warmer menu of options to choose from. With two different menus if you're not feeling one, just make your way up to the roof to check out their rooftop menu featuring a whole different set of options to choose from. 135 Newark Ave.

KPot Hot Pot and Barbecue

This all you can eat Korean BBQ and hot pot is an indecisive eater's dream come true. The menu is basically a leather-bound book full of menu options from meats to veggies, and tofu that you can grill or boil to your liking right there at your table. 414 Grand St.

The Cheesecake Factory

The menu here could be put onto a child's summer reading list next year it's so long. They call it a factory because they have every food item that you could want, and some you might not. But the star of the show here is the dessert. With over 30 different flavors of cheesecake, you might just need a snorkel for this one. 30 Mall Dr. West.

Ani Ramen

Don't let the name fool you this place is more than just some of the best ramen you've ever had! They've also got bao buns, hot plates, cold plates, bowls, and enough appetizers to keep your stomach at bay. Not to mention brunch and an extensive drink list. 218 Newark Ave.

Cluck-U Chicken

A light night staple for anyone familiar with the alma mater. This place, as the name would suggest, has got chicken for days, grilled or fried, but they've also got sandwiches, salads, burgers, fish, and some southern comforts to warm your soul. 586 West Side Ave.

Tony Boloney's

Fairly new to the Jersey City neighborhood, you may be familiar with their work on the taco pizza that has been all over the internet. They serve up specialty pizzas as you've never seen before such as ramen pizza and General Khan pizzas. Not to mention a full menu of different flavored wings, mozzarella sticks, and sandwiches to try! 363 Grove St.

Gringo's Tacos

You might just end up with taco FOMO at this place. They have 10 different kinds of tacos, appetizers, entrees, and health-conscious options. And if you're feeling adventurous you can try and take on the Reaper Taco Challenge. Oh, and did we mention a menu of pitcher and punchbowl drinks you and your crew will have your work cut out for you at this spot. 12 Coles St.

City Diner

Never underestimate the power of a 24-hour establishment that serves up hot food. This diner's menu has pages upon pages of options and features that all too important all-day breakfast. 31 Montgomery St.

Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet

An all-you-can-eat hibachi spot is hidden away in the Hudson Mall. Boasting over 200 items this place has everything you can think to eat from Hibachi to American fare to dessert. 701 NJ 440.


Much more than just subs, SubCulture has enough menu options that you could bring MULTIPLE picky eaters and they'd all be happy. They have salads and sandwiches, fried food, veggies, meat—you name it, they've got it. 260 Newark Ave.

A Jersey Shore native, Pat loves the water and all things summer. With a keen nose for food, you can find him pigging out on Chasu at Ani Ramen or trying to find a fantastic frozen drink in the downtown JC area.