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Get a Taste of the South at These Jersey City Southern-Themed Restaurants


As the weather warms up, there’s no reason not to enjoy what our friends in the South enjoy as their thermometers rise – grits, po’boys, seafood, collard greens and other Southern favorites!

We may be a ways away from the South here in bustling Jersey City, but hey, everyone craves some tasty fried fish once in a while. If you want to give Southern food a go, then check out these Southern eateries near your Beacon apartment this weekend!

Big Easy, located at 640 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a counter-serve eatery offering a menu of seafood and Cajun fare in a no-frills space.

This eatery, specializing in seafood and Cajun cuisine, will make you feel like you’re right in the middle of the ‘Big Easy.’ You’re sure to be in for an evening of relaxation with the comfort foods that can be found here!

Two Boots Pizza, located at 133 Newark Ave, Jersey City which is seven minutes from your Beacon apartment, is an offbeat chain serving cornmeal-crusted pizzas with quirky Cajun toppings in a kid-friendly space.

Two Boots — named for the geographical shapes of Italy and Louisiana — was born in the East Village in 1987 thanks to Doris Kornish and Phil Hartman, indie filmmakers who loved Cajun food and culture. Come in and sample their vision!


Big Easy

640 Communipaw Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 333-3535


Two Boots Pizza

133 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 209-1250


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