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Decent Lunch in South Hackensack?

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I'm working in South Hacksensack, NJ now. Does anyone know of any good lunch spots in the area that are good? Yelp isn't helping me! It may be that this area is devoid of anything reasonable, though. I hope not!

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  1. What are your likes, restrictions and budget?

    1. 101 Pub on Queen Anne Rd in Bogota is pretty good for a burger or sandwich, and Luka's on Main in Ridgefield Park is very good. For Greek the new Sparta on Main in Ridgefield Park is decent.

      http://www.the101pub.com/index.html

      http://www.spartataverna.com/

      There's no ambiance, but Pollo Tropical in Little Ferry on 46 has some damn good Caribbean BBQ chicken dishes.

      1. When I used to work down that way we always had great lunches at:

        La Bella Italia, 582 Huyler St - kinda right next to the Post Office
        Teggiano's, 310 Huyler Street
        Tony G's ,290 Huyler Street
        I haven't been, but, heard good things about Presto's Pizza at 375 Rt 46 East, So. Hackensack

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        Tony G's
        290 Huyler St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606

        Teggiano
        310 Huyler St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606

        La Bella Italia
        582 Huyler St, South Hackensack, NJ 07606

        1. I recall a good Thai place on main street in hackensack called Wondees, but i haven't been there in a while, so check to make sure they are open.

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          Wondee Cafe
          296 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

          1. Pollo Mario (or Mario's Pollo?) - downtown hackensack by the courthouse- does some amazing columbian chicken/beans/chiccarrone. Great prices as well

            I've heard good things about the Indian restaurant further down main, though I have yet to sample their wares.

            Green Papaya in Riveredge can be decent, esp. their tofu dishes

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            Green Papaya
            110 Kinderkamack Rd, River Edge, NJ 07661

            Pollos Mario
            63 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601

            1. For Italian, a byob named I Gemelli, the old Aldo and Gianni has always been reliable. Great homemade Pappardelle in Vodka sauce, Stracciatella soup. The seafood specials can be pricey relative to the general menu.

              I Gemelli
              268 Huyler Street
              South Hackensack, NJ
              (201)487-4220

              You might also try Clemente for a great Italian hero and prepared dishes.

              Clemente Bakery
              120 Leuning Street
              South Hackensack
              (201)488-2162

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              1. re: MRG58

                I second Clemente Bakery. I forgot all about them, glad to be reminded.

              2. So where have you been lunching, micahv?

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                1. re: menton1

                  Hey! Thanks everyone! I'm sorry, I TOTALLY forgot I posted on here awhile ago! I need to go through this list and check things out. I've ended up at Panera Bread a lot, which isn't bad but, I'd like to find a reasonable, comfortable, non-chain kind of place. Clove, in East Rutherford, has a great Indian lunch buffet, Ploi Thai has had some good Thai lunch, and Sakhahar in Moonachie has some great, very inexpensive, vegetarian/vegan options too.

                  I'm definitely going to look into these! Thanks for the help. Now, to find a decent coffee shop and a supermarket (Though, I hear an Aldi's is opening soon)!

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                  Ploi Thai
                  245 Paterson Ave Ste A, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

                  1. re: micahv

                    Oh, OK, so you basically want fast food, not restaurants. I think, other than the pizza places mentioned, there is little on this thread in your category-- perhaps Pollo Tropical on 46 n Little Ferry.

                    Panera Bread is a pretty gruesome place to lunch, IMO-- overpriced and underwhelming--

                    There is a ShopRite supermarket on River St on the Little Ferry/Hackensack border...

                2. Years ago our work group had lunch at Bazzarelli's once a week, lunch was very good.

                  Not sure if it's still as good but worth a try.

                  http://bazzarellirestaurant.com/