Whenever Bourdain’s mother, Gladys, didn’t feel like cooking, the family went here for “rippers” – deep-fried hot dogs that had ruptured while sizzling in oil.
Here, Bourdain sampled a cup of chili, two eggs over easy, home fries, scrapple, rye toast and a slice of homemade blueberry pie.
While not an official trail stop, Bourdain spent summers with his family on Long Beach Island. In the episode, he reminisced about eating fried clams and having his first kiss there.
The oldest tavern on Long Beach Island, Kubel’s specializes in fresh seafood, including Bourdain’s favorite: clams.
Forget Philly cheesesteaks. The best cheesesteak – the one Bourdain believed should be "a national landmark" – is at Donkey’s Place, just across the Delaware River in Camden.
Bourdain sampled a sausage pizza and spaghetti with giant meatballs here during the New Jersey episode.
Salt water taffy was perfected on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Even though Bourdain didn’t like sweets, he made a point to stop here.
At Dock's, Bourdain enjoyed fresh-shucked oysters, a huge lobster stuffed with crab meat and pommes soufflés.
When you visit this restaurant, order the lobster or a classic like filet Oscar or herb-crusted rack of lamb.
The deli's claim to fame is the pork roll breakfast sandwich, made with pork roll (or Taylor ham as some in N.J. call it), a fried egg and cheese.