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Aug 21, 2012 03:57 PM

Jersey City area for dinner

We're headed to Liberty State Park to catch the ferry to the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island and figure we'd like to grab a good dinner when we get back to NJ. We'll have our 2 kids with us--ages 13 and 10--who are fairly adventurous diners and little foodies but we'd need vegetarian options too. Any good ideas for dinner around that area? We're not tied to Jersey City--anything in that area would be good. Thanks!

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  1. Maritime Parc in Liberty State Park

    1. Maritime Parc would certainly be the closest...but I'd head over to the Lighthorse Tavern, it's a less formal and is right in the middle off the Paulus Hook area, the Brooklyn of JC, if you will. If you are a bit more adventurous, check out Modern American Eatery on the far east end of Communipaw Ave...eclectic menu in what is becoming a funky part of town. Funky! Did I say that?

      1. MAE is kid friendly, and budget friendly and somewhat adventurous, plus it's close to Liberty State Park

        Then there's Kraverie, which is the restaurant love child of a crepe truck and a Korean taco truck then if the sweet crepes don't call to you, walk over to Torico's for ice cream.

        1. Thanks for the recs! We actually went to Skinner's Loft and it was perfect for what we were looking down. But we'll keep the others in mind for the future.