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 Luncheonette

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 - Schnackenberg's Luncheonette

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.

Schnackenbergs Hoboken NJ new management Eugene Flynn Elysian Cafe Amandas - Schnackenberg's Luncheonette

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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As much as I loved the $1.50 hamburgers cooked on a hot plate it just isn’t realistic to keep it the way it was–would have ultimately closed and become another Johnny Rockets or something even worse. Am very glad Eugene and Joyce have taken this on–they’re good people who genuinely care about the community.


I am kind of skeptical because Amanda’s and Elysian Cafe are overrated and overpriced. Wondering if Schackenberg will be transformed into an overpriced eatery as well? I understand that they think that Amanda’s and Elysian Cafe are a cut above the rest here in Hoboken, but it doesn’t mean much because there isn’t really a truly outstanding restaurant here.


I loved the Snackenberg ladies and the chocolates at the holidays. I hope someone did an oral history on the place and the family. It is a Hoboken treasure. Eugene I am sure has preserved alot of the memories. I wish they had don that with some of the real estate out in beyond Willow. Instead of giving a nod to the Veteran Properties that are being built upon, one is being named “west chelsea”.


The realstuff ‘proof of the puddin is in the eat’n’. You have to try it!


I doubt that the new owners’s target market is old hobokenites.


how do you know that Eugene isn’t planning to take care of the old Hoboken
population? They are more reliable and loyal than the
transient population in town.[quote comment=”221214″]I doubt that the new owners’s target market is old hobokenites.[/quote]