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25 of the Best Trenton, New Jersey, Restaurants Near JBMDL
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25 of the Best Trenton, New Jersey, Restaurants Near JBMDL

Introduction

Trenton, New Jersey, is a historic city that is proud of its past and embraces the future with some of the best restaurants in the state. Trenton is easily accessible to New York and Philadelphia and is centrally located on the Delaware River, making it one of the best places to delight your taste buds. Whether you’re in the mood for soul food or comfort food, we’ve compiled a list of the best Trenton, New Jersey, restaurants on and near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) for you to enjoy.

Best Trenton, New Jersey, Restaurants Near JBMDL

JBMDL Food Court Dining

Arby's sign

The JBMDL Exchange is the go-to spot for shopping and for grabbing a quick bite at the Trenton, New Jersey, restaurants on base.

JBMDL Exchange Food Court

3452 Broidy Ave.
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Phone: 1 (609) 723-6100

1. Smoothie King

Phone: 1 (609) 521-5005
Hours:

  • Mon.-Sat.: 1000-1700
  • Sun.: Closed

2. Charleys

Phone: 1 (609) 723-6100
Hours:

  • Mon.-Sat.: 1030-1700
  • Sun.: 1100-1700

3. Popeyes

Phone: 1 (609) 723-6100
Hours:

  • Mon.-Sat.: 1030-1800
  • Sun.: 1100-1700

4. Arby’s

Phone: 1 (609) 723-6100
Hours:

  • Mon.-Fri.: 1030-1700
  • Sat.-Sun.: Closed

5. Starbucks

Phone: 1 (609) 723-6100
Hours:

  • Mon.-Fri.: 0700-1900
  • Sat.: 0800-1400
  • Sun.: 0900-1500

JBMDL Fast Casual Dining

JBMDL Fast Casual Dining

6. Halvorsen Hall Dining Facility (DFAC)

38 W Tuskegee Airmen Ave. #104
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Phone: 1 (609) 754-8934

The Halvorsen Hall DFAC is open Monday through Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 0600-1830.

7. Fairways Grill

3152 Pemberton Wrightstown Rd.
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
Phone: 1 (609) 562-2044

Fairways Grill is located in the clubhouse overlooking the Fountain Green Golf Course and is open daily for breakfast and lunch.

8. Pudgy’s Sports Pub

2508 Can Do Way
McGuire AFB, NJ 08641
Phone: 1 (609) 724-0443

Pudgy’s Sports Pub is open Monday through Sunday from 1100-1900 and is a great location to catch a game on their big-screen TVs.

9. Ten Pin Snack Bar

6054 Doughboy Loop
Fort Dix, NJ 08640
Phone: 1 (609) 562-6895

Ten Pick Snack Bar is located at the FSS Bowling Center Dix and is open Thursday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.

10. Java House I, II, III

Mitchell Road
Bldg. 2786 (inside the All American Inn)
JBMDL McGuire, 08641
Phone: 1 (609) 723-2211

The Java House is located inside the All American Inn and is open from 0600-1200. They offer more than just delicious coffee for breakfast!

Trenton, New Jersey, Restaurants Near Base

American Restaurant food

American Restaurants

11. 1911 SmokeHouse BBQ

11 W Front St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 1 (609) 695-1911

1911 SmokeHouse BBQ is a very popular and delicious New Jersey fast-food establishment serving barbeque meats slathered in homemade BBQ sauce, cornbread, and mac and cheese.

12. The Big Easy

111 S Warren St.
Trenton, NJ 08608
Phone: 1 (609) 393-1845

The Big Easy is the best New Jersey soul food restaurant in downtown Trenton serving delicious jerk chicken, cheesesteak sandwiches, and flavorful sides, like green beans and mashed potatoes.

Indian Restaurants in New Jersey

13. IndiGrill

300 Main Blvd.
Ste. 501
Ewing, NJ 08618
Phone: 1 (609) 570-0036

IndiGrill is one of the best Indian restaurants in New Jersey, located a short drive from JBMDL in Ewing, NJ. Customers rave over the curry bowl and various vegetarian options.

14. Amaravati Indian Cuisine

116 Flock Rd.
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Phone: 1 (609) 838-7999

Amaravati is known for its delicious entrees and easy-on-the-eyes ambiance. They specialize in traditional Indian cuisines, like tandoori, biryani, chaats, and dosas. Go for the food and stay for the experience.

Italian Restaurants in New Jersey

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15. JoJo’s Tavern

2677 Nottingham Way
Trenton, NJ 08619
Phone: 1 (609) 586-2678

JoJo’s Tavern is a family-owned restaurant specializing in hand-tossed pizza and craft beers on tap. JoJo’s Tavern is where locals go for a fun vibe and delicious food.

16. Toscano Ristorante

136 Farnsworth Ave.
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Phone: 1 (609) 291-0291

Toscano Ristorante is located in downtown Bordentown, which is a short drive from JBMDL and is a high-end Italian steakhouse serving classic Italian dishes and dry-aged steak cooked to perfection.

Asian Restaurants

17. Szechuan House

2022 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 1 (609) 890-7600

Szechuan House features authentic Chinese food with a Szechuan style in a finely decorated dining environment located just four miles from Trenton, NJ. This restaurant is known among the locals as the best Chinese food in all of New Jersey.

18. Pho Kim

729 Brunswick Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: 1 (609) 503-5055

Pho Kim is Vietnamese food New Jersey-style done right. Vietnamese cuisine is healthy and tasty, with minimal dairy and oil but loaded with flavor and textures. The spicy pho is a local favorite on their vast menu.

Latin Food, New Jersey

Latin Food, New Jersey

19. El Mariachi Restaurant

109 S Olden Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: 1 (609) 989-8010

El Mariachi Restaurant, Trenton, New Jersey, is a family-owned restaurant dedicated to providing high-quality Latin American cuisine along with all your favorite Mexican dishes. Their offerings also feature an affordable kids menu!

20. Sabor Latino

293 Ashmore Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 1 (609) 393-0202

Sabor Latino serves Dominican, Costa Rican, Guatemalan, Mexican, and American food. Let Sabor Latino cater your next event and bring the delicious Latin American culture to your family or party.

21. Pollo Campero

508 Hamilton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone: 1 (609) 571-9263

Pollo Campero serves Latin chicken grilled or fried with a side of pinto beans, rice, or coleslaw. Don’t forget to order the empanadas for a savory treat. This is one of the best New Jersey fast-food joints around.

Peruvian Food, New Jersey

22. Pura Vida

228 Cummings Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 1 (609) 396-7472

Pura Vida is delicious Peruvian food New Jersey-style, where delicious food meets a fun and vibrant atmosphere. Enjoy watching your favorite sports team while eating and drinking in the lounge.

Seafood Restaurants, New Jersey

Seafood Restaurants, New Jersey

23. Sea World Seafood

1470 Prospect St.
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone: 1 (609) 771-3717

Sea World Seafood serves many different combinations of fresh seafood that will have your mouth watering. They offer sandwiches, hoagies, and side orders all for a great price and made to perfection.

24. Cha’s Seafood

359 Pennington Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08618
Phone: 1 (609) 218-6532

Cha’s Seafood is one of the best Trenton, New Jersey, restaurants serving clusters of crab legs, seared scallops, fried fish, and many more delicious seafood items.

25. Kam Buffet & Kam Cajun Seafood

635 S Clinton Ave.
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone: 1 (609) 392-5100

Kam Buffet & Kam Cajun Seafood has daily specials serving Cajun-style bags of seafood filled with crab legs, shrimp, potatoes, and corn on the cob. Stay for the buffet or order online for a delicious meal at home.

Conclusion

Check out the visitor bureau for more great ideas on the Trenton, New Jersey, restaurants locals are raving about. If you’re in the mood to explore, we also have a list of the best things to do near JBMDL.

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