Perth Amboy has a diverse dining scene, including fine dining, cafes, restaurants, take out spots, food trucks, bakeries, buffets, catering and specialty stores. There is a lot of eating to enjoy in Perth Amboy. Here is a sampling of some local places to check out!
The Barge– Seafood & steak restaurant on the waterfront with great views and murals. Friendly staff and fun cocktail bar. Open for lunch and dinner.
Terrazza Latina Great salads, ceviche, salmon, and skirt steak. Everything is good. Fun bar with great bartenders and excellent cocktails. Also great take out. Fun special events, live music, karaoke and DJ’s.
Portugese Manor– Great surf and turf deals. Family style restaurant with big round tables. Great for sharing dishes like Paella Valenciana. Also a fun cocktail bar. Open for lunch and dinner.
The Raritan Yacht Club– The Raritan Yacht Club is a private club. The gallery is open Wednesdays, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for dinner. Dining room and surf rooms overlook the bay. Excellent cocktails, wine and food.
The Armory & Tiki Bar Excellent food. You can dine outside right along the water with great views. The rodizio is so delicious. Seafood dishes are excellent- Try the seafood platter for 2, such a treat! Great sangria and wines.
Mi Tierra Restaurant & Lounge Excellent caribbean food.
Cornucopia Cruise Line– Great brunch, lunch and dinner cruises. Get on the boat at 401 Riverview Drive Perth Amboy.
Troy– Great Turkish food. Fast delivery. Amazing salads. Try the cheesy sandwich. They have special events like live music and belly dancing. BYO. Delivers.
Torres Cafe– Excellent Puerto Rican cafe open for breakfast and lunch. Try the Friday specials- octopus salad or the bacalao with root vegetables. Great alcapurrias. Get the pasteles with beans and rice.
Cuban Cafe- Quaint hole in the wall cafe with excellent Cuban sandwiches and coffee. Near the train station in downtown.
Luso BBQ Delicious take out portuguese bbq. Delivers.
La Vega Restaurant– Cozy place to enjoy great Dominican food.
Excellent pasta dishes, especially the spaghetti with garlic and oil. Great eggplant parm. Excellent pizza. BYO. Delivers.
Mario’s Pizza– Excellent pizza. Daily lunch specials. Delivers.
Sciortinos’s Pizza– Excellent thin crust pizza. Delivers.
Hollywood Taco– Excellent Tacos & guacamole. Located at 108 Smith St. Delivers.
Garibaldi Restaurant– Open late, authentic Mexican food. Excellent Pico de gallo and grilled chicken flautas.
Latin Grill– Peruvian food- excellent rotisserie chicken. Also really great ceviche. BYO.
State St. Diner- Great counter experience. Oldest operating Puerto Rican business in Perth Amboy. Friendly and delicious.
Don Manuel– Excellent Dominican coffee. Great buffet. Located at 287 State St next to the McGinnis School.
Bonao Restaurant Excellent Dominican food.
Casa del Toro – Steak house bar & grill.
Mobay Jamaican– 332 Smith St. Take out or eat in. Really good ox tail and jerk chicken.
Fu Lin – Chinese food. 79 Smith St. Great Singapore Mei Fun. Delivers.
Fajji’s Homemade Ice Cream– Excellent homemade ice cream with tropical flavors like Mango, coconut and Tamarindo among many other awesome options. Rated top ice cream parlor in Middlesex County by the Star Ledger.
Bayside Creamery– Really cute ice cream parlor on Front St with nice outdoor seating area on the waterfront in Perth Amboy. Nice waffle cones, toppings and flavors. Very popular spot.
Carvel- Wednesdays 2 for 1 ice cream sundaes. Soft serve options and many hard ice cream flavors. Ice cream cakes. Nice out door seating with tent and tables and music. 284 New Brunswick Ave
Lito Sofrito – Popular food truck in Washington Park also now has a restaurant at 987 State Street! Excellent empanadas, arroz gandules and pernil.
Costas Snack Bar (at the train station) Amazing chili dogs and mini cheese burgers. Everything here is good.
The new Coney Island Hot Dog– Also an excellent chili hot dog and other sandwiches. Love old school spots. Located at 192A on Smith St in Perth Amboy.
Lee’s Market– Excellent egg salad and deli sandwiches. Very cute local sandwich spot. Located at 77 Smith St.
Flatiron Tavern– Great burgers. Peel and eat shrimp. And drinks! 430 New Brunswick Ave.
Superior Diner– Old school diner. Great breakfasts. Awesome pork sausages. They have healthy lunch specials like the Hercules salad, a greek salad with grilled chicken. Very good gyros. On Smith St in the Gateway.
Primavera Bakery- Mexican bakery with seating area, pastries, cakes, pies. Pan de Muerto Day of the Dead bread.
Alquimia Bakery & Cafe 161 Smith St.
Get some delicious Columbian Food in this cute downtown Perth Amboy bakery and lunch cafe. Try bakery items like pandebonos, pan con quedo, arepa or pan de yuca. Or have some lunch items like Colombian tamales, picada or mojarra.
Perth Amboy also has a variety of popular food chain restaurants including Dunkin Donuts, Popeyes, Mc Donalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, Domino’s, Papa John’s, Little Cesar’s, Baskin Robbins, Rita’s. Many are open late.