Hoboken and Jersey City may get all the credit but when it comes to the best food in Hudson County, but much of it can actually be found in Harrison and East Newark. Considering that both communities offer easy access to Red Bull Arena and the Prudential Center, they’re great places to eat and explore before attending a concert or sporting event.

Tiny Trip Highlights

  • Dig in at the classic Top’s Diner
  • Fabulous Portuguese food at Pic-Nic
  • Easy access to Red Bull Arena & Prudential Center

Trip Overview

The best way to experience Harrison and East Newark is through its food. The most famous restaurant in the area is Top’s Diner, a staple – no, an institution! This legendary diner has been pleasing the masses since 1942, but thanks to a recent renovation, you can now enjoy your eggs Benedict and burgers in a marvelously modern and enormous establishment complete with a full bar. If Portuguese fare is more your style, head over to Pic-Nic, where hearty barbecue, seafood, and steak are served up alongside old-world decor and washed down with an extensive wine selection.

It’s no small secret that two of the main reasons that visitors come to this area are to attend events at the Red Bull Arena and the Prudential Center. If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay before attending an event here, consider the Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison and the Comfort Suites Newark-Harrison.

Trip Time

Two to three hours

Transportation options

Car or NJ PATH Stop: Harrison

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