Where to Eat in Bayonne: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Diedre Savory

Bayonne /beɪˈjoʊn/ bay-OWN is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 63,024, reflecting an increase of 1,182 (+1.9%) from the 61,842 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 398 (+0.6%) from the 61,444 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Bayonne

1. Cafe Bello

1044 Avenue C, Bayonne, NJ 07002-3248 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Italian Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +1 201-437-7538
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Cafe Bello

Reviewed By M G - New Vernon, New Jersey

Our family of 5 recently had dinner here with some friends. Since it was a Saturday, we had made reservations (Being out-of-towners, I personally would not risk arriving without a reservation). Every table was filled for the duration of our visit. Parking is suggested at a lot nearby, but we were able to find street parking.
The Owner was very welcoming, the staff attentive and our meals were delicious. Between the seven of us, we had a bit of everything -- Pasta (Vodka and Bolognese), Chicken (Boscaiola), Fish (special), Veal, etc. All dishes arrived simultaneously, and were served hot (I hate lukewarm food!). We enjoyed our meals and would definitely like to return. The next time, I will try the Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli. It sounded delicious! The pizzas looked great too. The dessert tray looked tempting (the Tiramisu comes highly recommended) but we were too full from dinner to indulge.
The tables are comfortably close -- as you would find with other popular restaurants in the city. It didn't feel uncomfortable at all. Definitely give them a try if you are in the area. Enjoy!

2. El Aquila Dorada

830 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002-2918 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mexican, Spanish Lunch, Dinner +1 201-858-0033
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 53 reviews

El Aquila Dorada

Reviewed By PattiChelseamorn - Bayonne, New Jersey

This is truly the best Mexican food I have ever tasted! The restaurant is very small, but they will be moving to larger quarters, in Bayonne, in the near future. They serve liquor and the Mexican food is truly authentic. They do not take reservations and are open for lunch and dinner. The bar area sits about 10 people and they have approximately 10 tables. Their fajitas are the best - combo with shrimp, chicken and steak (steak is cooked to your liking) with all the sides priced at $21 is fantastic and 2 to 3 people can easily share this platter. The servers cannot do more for you, they aim to please! Parking after 3:30 is usually good. It is located on the corner of 39th Street and Broadway, directly across the street from Quick Check and Horace Mann Elementary School. I guarantee you will love this restaurant!

3. Bayou

1072 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10305-4906 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 718-273-4383
Excellent
68%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Bayou

Great food!!

Reviewed By SuzyQu15 - Brooklyn, New York

Bayou never disappoints! They have an excellent bar, and make several different sangrias and hurricanes. The menu is creative, with a southern leaning, and specials change to keep it fresh. Reasonable price fixe menu is offered during the week, an excellent value. Service is terrific, food delicious, prices reasonable and ambiance wonderful. Parking is on the street, but never found it to be a problem. Highly recommend !!

4. Buon Appetito Restaurant

906 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002-3052 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 201-436-0043
Excellent
68%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Buon Appetito Restaurant

Craving Italian? Buon Appetito in Bayonne, NJ, has something for every taste. Delicious homemade pastas and raviolis, traditional chicken and veal dishes, garden fresh vegetables and top notch seafood dishes, all this, in a relaxed still elegant atmosphere, perfect for an intimate dinner or a large family and friends gathering. Alfresco Dining during the warm months.

Reviewed By megtaylor10 - Hoboken, New Jersey

Great place for dinner or lunch. Also a nice backroom for private parties, like Communions or Christenings. Food is fresh, plentiful and delicious. The menu offers many selections. Price is right too!

5. San Vito Pizzeria

406 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002-3626 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 201-858-2448
Excellent
82%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

San Vito Pizzeria

Reviewed By jerrytrain - New York City, New York

Really, really good Italian food set in an informal family atmosphere. Food is cooked to order and is freshly made and comes piping hot. Service is always prompt and friendly. Portions are large and offer good value. Been going there for years and have never been disappointed.

6. Johnny Rockets

651 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-4901 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Diner Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 908-994-0110
Excellent
48%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Johnny Rockets

Reviewed By Frank M - Reinach, Switzerland

Situated on the upper level of The Mills at Jersey Gardens mall. Staff are too rushed off their feet to pay attention to things like not delivering a starter and manicure at the same time. Food dumped carelessly onto plates with no consideration of appearance. My bowl of chilli cheese & onion came at the same time as my Philly cheese steak. The amounts are reasonable & the prices low but really could do with some more seasoning. I expect my chilli to have something of a kick. This disappointed.

7. Denino's Pizzeria & Tavern

524 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10302-1721 Parking Available, Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 718-442-9401
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 706 reviews

Denino's Pizzeria & Tavern

Reviewed By SuzieQ044 - New York

What a treat! Every slice of pizza is nostalgic for us.....thinking about the times we visited Denino's over the years. Their pizza hasn't changed one bit and it's as delicious as ever. It's still a fun place, with delicious pizza (lots of varieties).

8. Hendrickson's Corner

671 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002-4724 Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner +1 201-437-4955
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 35 reviews

Hendrickson's Corner

Reviewed By Raymond A

If you look at this place as you are walking by you thinks it's just another bar but they have a great restaurant inside that you're missing if you just keep walking by. Food is freshly prepared and always delicious. The portabella Philly sandwich is awesome by the way.

9. IHOP

650-672 Kapkowski Rd, Elizabeth, NJ 07201-3028 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 908-353-7600
Excellent
35%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 238 reviews

IHOP

Reviewed By izziebon - carlisle

Thought we'd get decent breakfast here, better than Marriott & Country Inns which are truly awful. No way. Poached eggs came incredibly runny; the 2nd attempt almost as bad. Toast is so small and skimpy. A totally bad experience.

10. Beso

11 Schuyler St, Staten Island, NY 10301-1952 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 718-816-8162
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 428 reviews

Beso

Reviewed By carroll91 - Boston, Massachusetts

While it's not the greatest area aesthetically, the restaurant itself offers a cool vibe and delicious food with excellent service. We had a large party and they were very accommodating and personable. The drinks were great and served steadily throughout our time there. The menu(s) had many options and it was tough to choose as it all looked delectable. Would definitely recommend.

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