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Hub City Eats!

Having trouble finding dependable food joints during the pandemic? Venture out to Hub City!

New Brunswick is home to some of New Jersey’s most premier cuisines, exceptional dining experiences, and decadent desserts! Looking for quick and easy eats? Take-out and delivery are both widely available throughout the city. Tired of take-out and ready to reestablish some sense of normalcy? Indoor dining is offered at numerous restaurants surrounding the downtown area. Missing outdoor dining? Outdoor dining in heated tents is accessible in New Brunswick. Essentially, any desired eating experience can be fulfilled in Hub City.
Please Note: Opening/Closing times and days are subject to change given the fluid nature of the pandemic restrictions. Check with the restaurants website for the most up-to-date information.

Indoor Dining Locations That Deserve Your Attention:

Catherine Lombardi

Catherine Lombardi—Brooklyn Style Italian Food

Enjoy some of the finest Brooklyn Style Italian Food that New Jersey has to offer alongside two alluring fireplaces, while overlooking the charming city of New Brunswick. Indoor dining is available Friday—Saturday, take-out is offered 7-days a week.
Business Hours: Mon—Sat: 4:30pm–9pm

Esquina Latina

Esquina Latina—Restaurant & Lounge

Revel in a classic culinary experience that will take your taste-buds on a trip across Latin America! Esquina Latina combines the heavenly flavors of Cuban and Latin Cuisines, accommodating for a divine dining experience! Drop in early Mon—Fri between 4pm—7pm for the Happy Hour Special including specialty drinks and amazing starters. Indoor dining is available 7-days a week. Visit the links below to make reservations. 
Business Hours: Mon—Thur: 12pm–10pm; Fri—Sat: 12pm–12am; Sun: 12pm–10pm 

George St Ale House

George Street Ale House—A True American Gastro Pub

Treat yourself to a night of quality food, great service, and exceptional value! This highly regarded gastropub is known for their gourmet burgers, local craft beer, an expansive whiskey selection, and an undeniable brunch option. Weekly entertainment includes Monday Night Trivia, the New Brunswick Jazz Project on Tuesdays, and Karaoke on Fridays.
Business Hours: Tue—Thur: 4pm–2am; Fri—Sun: 11am–2am

Harvest Moon Brewery

Harvest Moon Brewery & Café—Craft Brewed in Downtown New Brunswick

Seeking prestigious handcrafted beers and unique American cuisine? Look no further than New Brunswick’s very own Harvest Moon Brewery & Café! Take advantage of an extraordinary taste experience delightfully prepared by both chef & brewer. Explore prime handcrafted beers with a range of flavors, textures, and aromas. Indoor dining is available 7-days a week until 10pm and outdoor dining in a heated tent is offered Thursday—Saturday until midnight.
Business Hours: Tue—Sun: 11:30am–till late night; Mon: 5pm–11pm 


Panico’s Restaurant + Bar—Brick Oven Pizza

Combine great company with exceptional cuisine for an amazing time! Delve into the heavenly menu, consisting of fresh ingredients that make for a remarkable dining experience! Panico’s authentic Italian favorites are known to leave any taste tester craving more! Indoor dining is available 7-days a week. Visit the link below to take advantage of current take-out specials.
Reservations: 732-545-6161; 732-545-6100;
Business Hours: Mon—Thu: 11am–11pm; Fri—Sat: 11am–2am; Sun: 11am–10pm 

Stage Left

Stage Left Steak—Beer, Wine, Whiskey

The perfect steak DOES exist and resides in New Brunswick! Stage Left Steak is home to New Jersey’s most savory meat that is known to satisfy all! Their impressive menu covers a wide length of cuts covering a variety of price ranges. Indoor dining, curbside pick-up, and free local delivery are available from Friday–Saturday. Reservations for indoor dining are highly recommended. The Wine Shop is open 7-days a week, online shopping is available at Stage Left Wine Shop.
Business Hours: Indoor Dining: Thu, Fri, Sat: 4:30pm–9pm; Sun: 12pm–2:30pm; Take Out: Fri—Sat: 4:30pm–9pm


Filippo’s Famous Pizza

This family-owned favorite is known for their delicious pizza, pasta, salad, and more! Save 5% by placing an online order, card payments are accepted and free delivery for all online orders are included. Filippo’s offers a $0 carry-out minimum and accepts card payments.
Business Hours: Mon—Sat: 10:30am–9pm; Sun: 10:30am–9:30pm


Fritz’s—Great Food from Fresh Ingredients

Have Fritz’s cater your event and splurge on a variety of fantastic foods! 24-hour advance ordering is not required, but strongly encouraged.
Ordering: 732-543-0202
Business Hours: Mon—Sat: 10am–8pm; Sun: 10am–4pm

Sophies Bistro

Sophie’s Bistro—Classic French Bistro

This simple, yet sweet menu includes a plethora of hearty options that make for the most pleasant meal experience. Sophie’s Bistro is currently open for to-go and pickup only.
Business Hours: Thur—Sat: 3:30pm–7pm; Sun: 3pm–6pm 

Thomas Sweet

Thomas Sweet—Hand Crafted Ice Cream, Chocolates, and Coffee

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of New Brunswick’s tastiest treats! Indulge in the delightful desserts of Thomas Sweet, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, and chocolates!
Business hours: Mon—Thur, Sun: 11am–11pm; Fri—Sat: 11am–12am



Underground restaurant with American fare including exotic meats plus notable martinis & a busy bar.

Business hours: Mon—Sat: 4pm–2am

Old Man Raffertys

Old Man Rafferty’s

Family-friendly American restaurant with big menu of hearty fare, outdoor seating & pub-type feel.

Business Hours: Open 7 Days: 12pm–10pm

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