Lotus Café: Classic Chinese Food

Whether you eat in or order take-out, if you’re a fan of Chinese food, you’re sure to find something to please your taste buds at Lotus Cafe. This friendly, family run spot receives rave reviews from fans, who appreciate their consistently well-prepared, authentic dishes. Favorites are the Salt & Pepper Shrimp, Scallion Sea Bass, Beef Pan Fried Noodles, General Tso Chicken, South Pacific Shrimp, and Sweet & Sour Soup. Stop in for lunch to partake of budget saving specials. They offer free delivery within a designated area with a $12 minimum order. Lotus Cafe is open every day for lunch and dinner.

450 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 488-7070

White Mana: Burger Delights

White Mana offers diners tasty burgers and fries, in addition to delicious sliders, mini burgers replete with onions and pickles. For such a tiny establishment White Mana packs quite a wallop. While it can occasionally get bit crowded, the popularity shows just how much regulars enjoy these hamburgers. Like all proper burger joints White Mana offers a tasty array of sodas and milkshakes — the perfect complement to a hot, juicy burger on one of White Mana’s signature potato buns.

For burgers this good you should be prepared for a wait, due to the size and popularity of White Mana the place tends to get a little crowded. Even so, White Mana remains a great spot to enjoy a tasty meal. Visit its website to learn more!

White Mana
358 River Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914

Villa de Colombia: Delightful Recipes

Expand your culinary horizons with some authentic Colombian food at Villa de Colombia. Huge portions, a welcoming ambiance, authentic recipes, and nice prices make this a great stop for lunch or dinner. The lunch special gets you an entree with vegetables, plantains, and rice, plus soup, beans, or salad for a mere $7.95. Favorite dishes are the Bistec Encebollado – steak with onions and mushrooms, Pechuga en Salsa de Campignones – grilled chicken breast with mushroom sauce, Bandeja Paisa – grilled plantains, steak, and pork topped with a fried egg, and Arroz Con Camarones – shrimp with rice. No liquor is served, but you can bring your own – they’ll even make you some sangria.

12 Mercer Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 343-3399

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Wondee’s Thai Food

If you’re in the mood for Thai cuisine, Wondee’s Thai Food is a great option in Hackensack, New Jersey. Fragrant herbs, tangy spices and delightful combinations of noodles, rice, meat, seafood and veggies are what make this type of cuisine a perennial American favorite. Thom Yum Koong – shrimp soup with lemongrass, chilies, mushrooms, and kaffir lime, Som Thum – green papaya salad with shrimp, green beans & peanuts, Pad See Iew – rice noodles with broccoli, egg & your choice of protein, and Pad Kaprow – spicy pork, chicken, beef, or seafood with rice, are some of the favorites. Wondee's Thai Food is open every day for lunch and dinner.

Wondee's Thai Food
296 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 883-1700

Casual Habana Café: Cuban Cuisine in a Welcoming Ambiance

A welcoming, modern ambiance and great authentic Cuban fare is what you'll find at Casual Habana Cafe. Stop in for their $9.95 lunch buffet and sample a wide variety of delicious dishes from the region.

Cuban-style sandwiches include the Choripan with sausage and onions, the Ropa Vieja with spiced shredded steak, and the Pan con Lechon with slow-roasted pulled pork and caramelized onions, all served on classic Cuban-style bread. The Cubano Classic sandwich is a yummy combo of spiced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, garlic, and grilled onions. Dinner entrees include the Vaca Frita – pan seared, shredded flank steak with lime juice, Mofongo de Pollo – chicken with garlic-mashed plantains, and Paella Caribena – shrimp, clams, mussels, and scallops with saffron rice.

125 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 880-9844

General Poors Tavern: For a Brew and a Bite

Stop in at General Poors Tavern in Hackensack when you’re ready for a brew and a bite. Friendly service, 11 big-screen TVs to watch your favorite sporting events, pool tables, and dart boards give you plenty of entertainment options, or you can just sidle up to General Poors's bar and give your full attention to one of their many beer choices. A nice selection of pub fare is available when your stomach starts growling. Stop in for happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. and chow down on the free bar buffet. Sundays gets you 25-cent buffalo-style or sesame wings and beer discounts. General Poors Tavern is open every day until 2 a.m.

45 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-5882

Pollos Mario: Chicken and More

A bright, colorful ambiance, good food, and great prices make Pollos Mario a great place to grab a tasty meal. Pollo – chicken—is the star here and it comes in a variety of styles. Crispy, lightly spiced rotisserie chicken is the favorite. Pair it up with one of their tasty sides, which include rice, french fries, fried plantains, beans, sliced avocado, and salads. Other options include a Breaded Chicken Cutlet and Chicken Mixed with Rice. Meat and seafood also make an appearance on the menu, with Grilled Skirt Steak, Fried Tilapia, Fried Red Snapper, Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, and Surf & Turf as options. Cocktails, wine. and beer are served, too, in case you're thirsty! Pollos Mario is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

63 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-5004

Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for Thai cuisine that combines fragrant herbs and spices, head to Bangkok Garden for lunch or dinner in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Bangkok Garden's menu offers up a nice list of regional dishes like Massaman Curry with coconut milk, potatoes and peanuts, Pad Prid King with red curry, green beans and chicken, beef, or pork, Pla Pard Prig, a whole, deep fried fish topped with garlic chili sauce, and Crispy Duck with the chef’s special spices. Lunch specials give you lots of choices starting at $7.95, with a main dish, soup, salad, or spring roll, and Jasmine tea. Bangkok Garden Thai Restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m.

261 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 487-2620

Rudy’s Restaurant: Italian Cuisine in a Classic Atmosphere

A Hackensack dining staple for over 20 years, Rudy’s Restaurant is the go-to spot for an upscale lunch or dinner at a relatively affordable price. Stop by their sleek, polished wood bar for a refreshing cocktail before you dive into an appetizer like Clams Casino, Shrimp Cocktail, or Fried Calamari. Follow it up with some Baked Ziti, Penne Regate in Vodka Sauce, or Angel Hair Primavera. Meat entrees include Veal Scaloppini, Filet Mignon, Broiled Loin Lamb Chops and Steak au Poivre. Broiled Lobster Tail, Trout Almandine, and Atlantic Salmon are among the seafood choices. Burgers and a few sandwiches also adorn the menu. Friendly service, huge portions, and a great children’s menu makes Rudy's Restaurant a nice option for lunch or dinner.

Rudy's Restaurant
107 Anderson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 489-4831

Tandoori Chef: Indian Buffet

Love the taste of authentic Indian food? Whet your appetite at Tandoori Chef with a savory meal crafted from authentic recipes. Stop by for the lunch buffet and take a culinary tour of the region with a wide variety of dishes, or order off the menu and delve deeply into one particular entree. Vegetarian dishes include Saag Paneer with homemade cheese and spinach simmered in curry sauce and Malai Kofta with potato and cheese dumplings in cream sauce. Chicken, lamb, and goat curries are also an option, as are a variety of meat and seafood dishes. Tandoori Chef is open every day for lunch and dinner.

260D Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 457-0057

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