In a recent “love food“, the national publication highlighted its selection of the most amazing and historic restaurants in America. Thirty restaurants were highlighted in the article and 5 were from here in New Jersey, the most of all the states of the country.
We have a rich history here in New Jersey. Since becoming a state on December 18, 1787, one of the first 13 American colonies, we have built a deep history here in the United States.
We also have a great food and restaurant history here in the Garden State. It’s no wonder, then, that we have several restaurants featured as the most amazing and historic restaurants here in America.
Of the 30 restaurants selected, here are the 5 from New Jersey that made the list:
The Black Horse Tavern and Pub, Mendham Township, New Jersey
It is the oldest operating restaurant in New Jersey, having opened its doors in 1742. The Black Horse offers “American classics such as chicken pot pie and whole Maine lobster with baked potatoes and melted butter.“Plus many contemporary dishes as well.
The Clinton House, Clinton, New Jersey
The historic Clinton House, Clinton, opened in 1743. The Clinton House “serves an array of burgers and classic American fare such as Yankee Pot Pie, Lobster Rolls, and New York Steak.”
Historic Rocky Hill Inn & Tavern, Rocky Hill, New Jersey
In 1745 the Harrison family opened the doors of the Rocky Hill Inn and Tavern. Some say President George Washington loved dining at this Jersey icon. “Although the inn, which closed during World War II, remains closed, the restaurant has continued to feed customers with burgers, wings and more.”
The Cranbury Inn, Cranbury, New Jersey
The historic NJ restaurant was officially opened in 1780 and the Cranbury Inn played a role in the American Revolution.
Ye Olde Centerton Inn, Elmer, New Jersey
This historic rest area has been used by travelers since it opened in 1706 as the restaurant was located along a popular trade route. Among other things, they offer the intriguing Coconut Old Fashioned cocktail.