Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette

Schnackenberg’s Brightens uptown neighborhood in Hoboken, NJ

After much anticipation from nearby residents, Schackenberg’s Luncheonette is almost ready to re-open under the leadership of Eugene Flynn (of Amanda’s & Elysian Cafe fame.)

The updated exterior with new, brighter color scheme certainly adds vibrancy to this area. Excellent!

Schnackenbergs Hoboken NJ

Schnackenberg’s “The Schnack is Back” in Hoboken


Seems like the renovation over at Schnackeberg’s is taking a bit longer than anticipated. Originally supposed to re-open “Spring 2013,” it’s been revised to “Fall 2013.”

Plus they came up with a catch-phrase to keep passerby interested: “The Schnack is Back.”

The Schnack is Back in Hoboken NJ

New management coming to Schnackenberg’s in Hoboken, NJ

9/27/2012 Update:

While Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette at 1110 Washington Street is one of the oldest establishments in Hoboken – the last few years have been a bit odd. They certainly had a modest following of regulars, for both their diner-style food, as well as the holiday and religious chocolates and candies they made. But the seemingly bizarre lack of clarity (and proper lighting) – the average Hoboken resident could barely tell if they were open or closed. Just one of those things, I guess. No complaints on this end, just strange!

But the owners are done with the day to day now (closed since Labor Day), and they’ve leased the space to Eugene Flynn (Amanda’s and Elysian Cafe) – and are in the process of renovating the joint. My hope is that we’ll see a nice re-vitalized old-school diner – with up to date facilities while maintaining the character of an establishment open since 1931.

Ever since the midtown diner in Hoboken went away, there has been a serious need for another great sit-down greasy spoon to get a coffee, grab a quick bite and mingle with locals. Hopefully, when Schnackenberg’s re-opens in Spring 2013 – it will fill the void nicely.

Description: Under new ownership. Reopening Spring 2013. Good food at very low prices. Est. 1931BC. Antique décor takes you to another age (and dimension).
Address: 1110 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Telephone: (201) 659-9836

Schnackenberg’s photos from 2006:


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27 Comments on "Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette"

8 years 3 months ago

Is this place really open for business? I’ve lived at 12th/Hudson since 2004 and it’s rarely open. I walked in once and there was an OLD petite woman who looked like the crypt keeper. There was dust on all the back booths. I’d be scared to eat there. It is however a cool place for someone to buy clean-up and re-open. We need a diner up town to get a decent omelette and Egg/Cheese sandwich. 😀

7 years 10 months ago

I went into this place once and felt like my grandma was making me lunch. A really old lady owns the whole building and runs the restaurant. She cooks the burgers on some kind of old skool stove that looks like its from the 1800’s. Probably not the most sanitary place, but I trust grandma alot more than the hoodrats that work at alot of other restaurants. Food was actually really good. Our bill was about $10 for 3 burgers and 3 shakes. Can’t beat that! The bar is really the only place you can sit though, the booths in… Read more »

7 years 10 months ago

The still make real Egg Creams…. Yummy!

7 years 10 months ago

I used to go here as a kid after collecting my earnings from delivering the Hudson Dispatch, you could get a meal with pocket change which is all we made delivering papers. I used to love their candy selection, English toffee and the jelly rolls were great! It was all homemade. I haven’t been to schnackies in about 20 years. I can’t believe their still there. Do they still make homemade candies? I got a hankering for some jelly rolls! 😉