One of my favorite places to visit when I go back to New Jersey is a small old fashioned ice cream parlour called Holsten's.
I mainly like it for the ice cream but it's a good place to go for lunch also. (You can click here for lots of pictures of great ice cream and of the restaurant itself.) The burgers, sandwiches and french fries are all good but of course it is the ice cream that you go back for. Holsten's has been there forever and holds fond memories for me since Mom and I used to go frequently. One joke in our family is that when Mom was in Weight Watchers, she used to go to the meeting to get weighed and when the meeting was over would come down to Holsten's for dessert and coffee. Many bets in our family have ended with the loser treating the winner to ice cream at Holsten's. My Dad's favorite here is usually an ice cream soda while I remember enjoying wet walnut sundaes with coffee chip ice cream (still one of my favorites).
If you are a fan of The Sopranos, you will be familiar with this place since the final episode was filmed here. You can now buy commemorative merchandise and the booth that the characters sat in has a plaque next to it.
Of course, I have introduced my daughter to this place and now my sister and her family, my Dad and my daughter and I enjoy having lunch here. If you are in the area, I can definitely recommend it! Enjoy!