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!
Soto’s Kitchen– Opening March 8. Delicious Puerto Rican Food. 790 Amboy Ave. Delivery. 732-638-5285.
En Birria Tacos-Opening March 6th. 695 Sayre Ave. 732-439-7439
Troy– Great Turkish food. Fast delivery. Amazing salads. Try the cheesy sandwich. They have special events like live music and belly dancing. BYO. Delivers.
The Barge– Seafood & steak restaurant on the waterfront with great views and murals. Friendly staff and fun cocktail bar. Open for lunch and dinner.
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. Rodizio is delicious. Seafood dishes are excellent. Paella is great. 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.
Bonao Restaurant Excellent Dominican food.
Se Salio el Pollo Restaurant – 732-442-9499 456B Smith St. Excellent Peruvian food.
Luso BBQ Delicious take out portuguese bbq. Delivers.
La Vega Restaurant– Cozy place to enjoy great Dominican food.
Mama Lena 732-442-3636 Excellent pasta dishes, especially the spaghetti with garlic and oil. Great eggplant parm. Excellent pizza. BYO.
Mario’s Pizza– Excellent pizza. Daily lunch specials. Delivers.
Milanos Pizza- Excellent pizza. 687 Florida Grove Rd, Perth Amboy, NJ (732) 634-2610
Sciortinos’s Pizza– Excellent thin crust pizza. Delivers.
Hollywood Mexican– Excellent Tacos & guacamole. Located at 108 Smith St. Delivers.
Garibaldi Restaurant– Open late, authentic Mexican food. Excellent Pico de gallo and grilled chicken flautas.
Cuban Cafe- Quaint cafe with excellent Cuban sandwiches and coffee. Near the train station in downtown.
Latin Grill– Peruvian food- excellent rotisserie chicken. Also really great ceviche. BYO.
Torres Cafe– High St. Award winning empanadas, delicious octopus salad, order pasteles for the holidays. Cool Puerto Rican Flag mural on the business exterior you can pose in front of. Outdoor dining.
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.
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.
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 Ice Cream Shops to Visit
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. 810 Amboy Ave
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 on Front St.
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
Rita’s Ice and Custard- 201-205 New Brunswick Ave- More flavors than other shops, like Dragon Fruit Ice. Parking in the back.
Baskin Robins- 587 Fayette St. – Renowned for their flavors, like cotton candy, lemon custard, cherries jubilee, pralines and cream. (corner of rt 35)
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, Little Cesar’s. Many are open late.