South Jersey is a term that refers to the lower portion of Jersey between the lower Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean. The area derives its name from a Philadelphian influence, whereas North Jersey refers to the areas in northern Jersey that are influenced by New York
City. Popular cities in South Jersey include Atlantic City, Cherry Hill, Camden and ocean towns such as Ocean City, Cape May and Avalon. Visiting the best pizza restaurants in South Jersey will ensure a tasty slice each and every time.
Mack 'N Mancos
Mack 'N Mancos is a popular chain of pizza restaurants that originated in Ocean City, New Jersey. Ocean City restaurants are located along Boardwalk, and restaurants are open in Atlantic City and Wildwood boardwalks, as well. The first Mack 'N Manco restaurant was opened in Ocean City in the summer of 1956 by Anthony Mack and Vincent Manco, and the restaurant soon gained popularity amongst surfers and beachgoers alike. Mack 'N Manco employees still maintain their tradition of making the pizza fresh in front of customers, and serve fresh-from-the-oven pizza to every customer. The chain has also been the recipient of many prizes, including multiple awards for Best Pizza Restaurant in Ocean City, New Jersey.
Mack 'N Mancos Pizza
Ocean City, NJ 08226
Tel: (609) 399-2548
Tacconelli's Pizzeria is a chain that originated in Philadelphia, but has spread to Maple Shade, New Jersey. The pizzeria serves "Philadelphia-style" pizzas that have thin crusts and are chewy, crunchy and use fresh cheeses and sauces. The restaurant was opened in 2003 by Vince Tacconelli. The restaurant primarily serves pizza, though salads and some sandwiches are available, and the restaurant is BYOB. The pizzeria's signature pizza is a white pie topped with garlic, spinach, cheese and chopped tomatoes. Reservations are recommended for Friday and Saturday evenings. The restaurant has won several awards, including "Best Pizza in New Jersey" by New Jersey Monthly.
450 S. Lenola Rd./Rte. 38
Maple Shade, NJ 08052
Tel: (856) 638-0338
Tony's Baltimore Grille
Tony's Baltimore Grille is a long-time favorite with locals, and is especially popular with gamblers who wish to eat into the early morning hours. In addition, the pizzeria's bar is open 24 hours a day. The pizzas have light, chewy crusts and use slightly sweet and tangy pizza sauces. Tony's Baltimore Grille also serves basic pastas, a seafood special with fried shrimp and scallops, and several meatball platters.
Tony's Baltimore Grille
2800 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Tel: (609) 345-5766
Elizabeth Baker has been writing professionally since 2002, specializing in health, education, food and travel topics. Her work has appeared in "The Claremont Review," "The Bullet," "The Mercury" and "Positive Teen." Baker has a Bachelor of Arts in English and creative writing from Gettysburg College and is a graduate student in the University of Iowa's nonfiction writing program.