Check out the Top 5 Places To Eat near Rutgers University:
When it comes to the Top 5 spots to eat near Rutgers University in New Jersey, these are the college-town favorites that will never leave you hungry and will always keep you coming back for more.
1. Brother Jimmy’s BBQ
5 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This laid back, eclectic BBQ joint in the heart of the Rutgers New Brunswick Campus offers up southern hospitality along with some down-home cooking at a fair price. Conveniently located on Easton Ave, just down the street from the train and other go-to New Brunswick locations, you can visit Brother Jimmy’s for the nightlife or just for some casual brunch, lunch or dinner and “Put Some South in Yo Mouth.”
49 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Established in 1977, this New Brunswick dining destination is not only a campus favorite, but a restaurant that draws customers from surrounding towns as well. Located on Easton Ave, this restaurant offers a wide variety of classic bar fare but is made special by it’s world famous “Boils” (strombolis) and fish bowl drinks that can be shared or sipped solo. Not only that but Stuff Yer Face has a menu of over 100 beers to choose from and a great outside bar area to enjoy them at.
3. Thomas Sweet
55 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Established in 1979, this happy place is a destination for those with a sweet tooth. Thomas Sweet is famous for their house made ice cream flavors and copious amounts of toppings that can be sprinkled on top, or blended into the frozen treat as a Thomas Sweet specialty.
4. The Grease Trucks
The RU Grease Trucks, formerly located on College Ave were considered a staple of the Rutger’s campus community. Sadly, the trucks are no longer in their stationary location- the good news however, is that the Grease trucks are not gone all together! Students can check the sites of the various trucks to check out their daily mobile locations to enjoy the legendary “Fat Sandwiches” that would draw customers from miles around. 1979 was the birth year of the original Fat Sandwich, the “Fat Cat”. Brave and Hungry customers can even try out their luck at the Fat Sandwich Challenge. The challenge, featured on the television favorite Man vs. Food, states that you can pick out your 5 favorite Fat Sandwiches. If you can finish all in 45 minutes, you have the opportunity to become part of Grease Trucks history and create your own sandwich where 30 people have been successful.
5. Shaka Burrito
Ground Floor, 120 Albany St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
This chill location brands itself as “Good for the Body, Good for the Soul, and Good for the Planet” and could be described as a serving healthy, surf inspired cuisine to be enjoyed at the tiki bar to live music. The website boasts that “Shaka serves healthy surf-inspired creations all prepared using the finest ingredients. We use grass fed GMO-free New Zealand beef, all natural hormone-free chicken, GMO-free basmati rice, GMO-free rice bran oil, and a variety of other organic products.”
Our “from scratch” recipes tribute the world’s most famous surf locales. Experience and enjoy the flavors of Costa Rica, Chile, Ireland, Hawaii, Australia, California and Indonesia to name a few!” Also conveniently located near the train station, this eatery is on the way to many popular New Brunswick locations like Revolver Tattoo shop or the Campus Bookstore.