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7 of the most historic New Jersey Restaurants to check out this Weekend.

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If there's any indication that a restaurant is good and worth going to, it's looking at how long its been in business for. From historic landmarks to family owned for generations, these classic restaurants have been cherished by local New Jerseyans for decades and even centuries. Here's a glimpse into what makes these places such a staple in their communities, and why you should check them out.

1. Lambertville House | Lambertville, NJ

Having opened back in 1812, Lambertville House has welcomed many famous historical guests over the years including President Andrew Johnson, General Ulysses S. Grant, General Tom Thumb, Robert Lincoln, and Pearl White to name a few. This hotel and restaurant is best known for its charming and cozy ambiance complete with a fireplace and beautiful back patio.

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Patio at Lambertville Househttps://www.instagram.com/p/BZLrKDzHVaS/

2. Krug's Tavern | Newark, NJ

Open for almost 100 years, Krug's Tavern in Newark is about as old school as it gets. They're known for their classic, no-fuss burgers that have been voted the best in the state back in 2011 and 2015. They also offer tons of sandwiches and some of the best steak fries we've ever tried.

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Burgers from Krug'shttps://www.instagram.com/p/CPa7DiBhjEp/

3. Patsy's Tavern | Paterson NJ

A North Jersey staple for decades, Patsy's opened in 1931 and has remained relatively untouched for years. Inside you'll find all the markings of an old school restaurant from the small booths to the wood paneling and old photographs hung on the wall. Their pizza is an absolute must try.

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4. White House Sub Shop | Atlantic City

Opened back in 1946 and still family owned, White House has some of the best subs we've ever tried. The proof is definitely in how long they've been open but Google reviews also does not lie... with over 3,000 and counting, Whitehouse is most definitely worth a visit. It's important to note that a single large sub here is similar in size to two large subs from other sub shops.

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White Hose Sub Shophttps://www.instagram.com/p/CWTazXpLprW/

5. The Clinton House | Clinton, NJ

One of the most historic places in the state, The Clinton House opened back in the 1700's and has been an amazing place to dine ever since. From their exposed stone interior and cozy fireplace inside, this restaurant is the perfect spot to head to for a romantic date night. They serve steak and seafood options.

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6. Black Horse Tavern and Pub | Mendham, NJ

Located inside a beautiful colonial style building, Blackhorse Tavern has been open for over 200 years. You'll get to experience a separate, more casual pub dining side, a great outdoor patio, and a more upscale indoor dining room.

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Weekend Specials from Black Horsehttps://www.instagram.com/p/CYwXcGsrCZl/

7. Moore's Tavern and Sports Bar | Freehold, NJ

This brick-oven pizza spot is set in a lively atmosphere with TVs and regular music performances. This place has been open since 1787 and it definitely looks like it, from the exposed brick and distressed wooden floors. Their menu is large with delicious options for everyone.

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Moore's Tavernhttps://www.instagram.com/p/CXjVnfGudlm/

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