New Jersey Grilled Cheese Guide

Grilled Cheese

Let me just say, “you’re welcome” in advance. Here is a list of some specialty grilled cheese restaurants in New Jersey. Go get some grilled cheese…tell them I sent you!

New Jersey Grilled Cheese Locations:

Bond Street Bar
208 Bond St, Asbury Park; (732) 774-1575
I’ve heard lots of greats things about the grilled cheese at this small bar in downtown Asbury Park. A few different options including a grilled cheese with Bacon, Apple & Blue Cheese.

Kim Marie’s Eat n’ Drink Away
1411 Kingsley St, Asbury Park; (732) 774-6666
Gourmet Grill Grilled Cheese options include Shrimp Scampi with provolone and Swiss, a Reuben Grilled Cheese, and a 5 Cheese Grilled Cheese.

The Pop Shop
729 Haddon Ave, Collingswood; (856)-869-0111
1 S Main St, Medford; (609) 975-6888
The Pop Shop serves 30 different kinds of grilled cheese. Vegan and Gluten Free options are available.

Fromage Grille
101 Miln Street, Cranford; (908) 497-9555
Fromage Grillé is a quaint gourmet grilled cheese eatery serving sandwiches, soups, appetizers and decadent desserts located in Cranford, New Jersey.

Tom and Chee
3681 Route 9, Freehold; 848-222-4731
Debuting in Freehold in 2014, Tom and Chee is a growing grilled cheese franchise that was featured on Shark Tank. Tom+Chee is the grilled cheese and tomato soup shop for the kid at heart, mixing classic comfort food with fresh ingredients, healthy alternatives, and a flare for the unexpected.From the vegetarian Hippy Chee to the offbeat Grilled Cheese Donut, Tom+Chee offers 25+ sandwiches, plus fresh salads and three tomato soups daily,  along with seasonal favorites like gazpacho and blue cheese chili and endless specials. Vegan and Gluten Free options are available

Steve’s Grilled Cheese
22 High St E, Glassboro, NJ; (856) 612-5524
27 JFK Blvd, Sea Isle City; 609- 478-2370 (Seasonal)
Located near the Promenade, Steve’s obviously specializes in grilled cheese and they have some pretty original ones like a Grilled ‘Mac and Cheese’ sandwich and Grilled Cheesesteak sandwich.

Third and Vine
353 3rd St, Jersey City; (201) 533-8309
Looking for a fancier grilled cheese experience? Then try the “Hot Cheese Sandwiches” at Third and Vine. Among the options are the “American” (house blend of 4 domestic cheeses) and “The Stinker” (grayson, taleggio, sauteed onions, English mustard).

American Melts
515 Springfield Rd, Kenilworth; 908-591-8885
A grilled cheese restaurant that brings together classic and high quality foods.  You will be transported back to your childhood by creating your favorite grilled cheese sandwich. Keep it classic with country white bread and american cheese or build a trendy sandwich on a donut with nutella and cream cheese. Whatever your grilled cravings desire, they can create for you.  Vegan and Gluten Free Options Available

Nip-N-Tuck Bar & Grill
23 Norwood Ave, Long Branch, NJ; (732) 222-0023
This neighborhood bar creates a new grilled cheese every week!

The Melt Facctory Grilled Cheese
28 Morris St, Morristown; 973-998-8588
Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory is only as good as the quality grilled cheeses that they serve. For that reason, we are proud to boast over a ¼ pound of Thumanns brand meats, paired with the most delicious cheese possible, in between two slices of freshly baked bread. Choose from one of their 23 signature Panini Grilled Cheeses or create one of your very own for a killer sandwich that can’t be beaten!

108 Easton Ave, New Brunswick; 732-488-7390
Gourmet Grilled Cheese Restaurant in New Brunswick and Traveling Food Truck based in Red Bank

The Spot
331 Tilton Rd, Northfield; (609) 568-6571
Their grilled cheese has their own section on their menu! You can get a four cheese grilled cheese, and if you’re up to the challenge, a “Grilled Cheese Burger” which is a Hamburger sandwiched on two grilled cheeses. WOW.

Say Cheez
183 D Nassau Street, Princeton; 609-924-2454
Say Cheez specializes in custom made grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade soups. Even better than the ones Mom used to make! Additionally, Say Cheez will feature Greek dishes (from legacy Zorba’s Grill), fresh salads, home-made desserts, and various other side orders and entrees. Vegan and Gluten Free Options Available.

The Cheese Cave
14 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, 732-842-0796
The Cheese Cave serves all different types of gourmet cheeses and offers different dishes to go with their cheeses including grilled cheese. Try the four cheese melt!

The Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co
55 W Laurel Dr, Somers Point; 609-601-7533
Led by the creative genius of Steve Novak, the Grilled Cheese and Crab Cake Co. features the culinary expertise of Steve and Tom Novak. Together, the team specializes in the freshest crab cakes, seafood, and of course, delicious varieties of America’s favorite, the grilled cheese.

Flying Monkey Cafe and Deli
11 Lake Wallkill Rd, Sussex/Vernon; (973) 702-3663
Options include a classic American grilled cheese or you can get more adventurous and get the “Bride of The Monkey” (American and cheddar cheeses with bacon and tomato on sun-dried tomato bread. Served with marinara).

Other Recommendations:

The Grilled Cheese at the Bread and Butter Cafe in Atlantic City, NJ

The Grilled Swiss, Tomato on Rye at Frank’s Deli in Asbury Park, NJ

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