Restaurant News, NJ Monthly
The Schnack is Back with the opening of the old-fashioned, neighborhood Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette in Hoboken which originally opened in 1931. With a candy case filled with chocolates (made in house), fruit jellies, egg creams, malts, floats and milkshakes on the menu, this charming establishment is a gem owned by Eugene and Joyce Flinn, who also own Hoboken's Amanda’s and Elysian Café. Four-layer cakes (we tried the yummy coconut), muffins, breakfast breads and donuts, both filled and plain, all entice. Try the jelly as it is chockfull of filling and do not hesitate to bring scones home for breakfast the next day. The dulce de leche doughnut was pretty impressive also. But there is more. Comfort food at reasonable prices round out the menu with entrees such as meatloaf, chili, macaroni and cheese, and eggs all day. Many sandwiches, the mainstay of luncheonettes, are available.
Top 4 Reasons to Eat at Schnackenberg's
Iconic Luncheonette Schnackenberg's, 1110 Washington Street, reopened this month after a lengthy restoration - but was well worth the wait.
If you haven't been to Schnackenberg's, located at 1110 Washington Street, the obvious question is why not? For starters, you've had 82 years to get there. Open since 1931, the tiny slice of the old days reopened this month under new management, local restaurateurs Joyce and Eugene Flinn. The Flinns are far from novices to running a successful eatery, boasting both Amanda's and Elysian Café. Perhaps that is why the Novak family (owners) entrusted them with keeping the integrity of the Schnackenberg name.The reopening, which was delayed after post-Sandy contract work diversion, allowed for many modernized upgrades as well as a respectful preservation of original detail and bow-tied service. While there are dozens of reasons to try out the renovated luncheonette, we thought we'd list our top four.