White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ

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2008/01/07 20:46:49 (permalink)

White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ

White Manna will be featured in a DD&D episode on the Food Network on January 28th @ 10PM Eastern time. White Manna is rated one of the best burgers in the US. It is a must stop if you're in the Metro NY area.
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    ken8038
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 12:11:54 (permalink)
    Thanks for the heads up. I've been there and agree it's a great Roadfood landmark. --Ken
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 12:52:53 (permalink)
    It looks interesting.

    http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2005/06/white_manna_a_n.html
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 17:25:42 (permalink)
    Really? Just looked up the schedule on the DD&D site and didn't see it on there at all.
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 17:39:16 (permalink)
    I watch the food network but refresh me, what is DD&D?
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 19:11:15 (permalink)
    On Monday Jan. 7th I ate at White Manna. There was a sign inside stating that on Jan. 28th the diner would be featured on the Food Network at 10 PM. Thats the DD&D time slot. Thats all the info I have now. Will check tomorrow for more info.
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 19:42:14 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    Have heard about this place , rave reviews .
    I take Rt. 4 home . will have to check it out before the show and tourists start descending on it

    Benzee
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 20:17:02 (permalink)
    Me too - I simply can NOT believe I grew up near there and have never ever been. My bad, obviously! Going to schedule a trip just to go ...wonder if Sears is still (almost) across the street. Fond memory to me going there with my mom to get school clothes - back in the day when there were virtually no malls....
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/10 20:30:14 (permalink)
    DD&D = Diners,Drive Ins and Dives
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 10:43:27 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by akuban

    Really? Just looked up the schedule on the DD&D site and didn't see it on there at all.

    Welcome to Roadfood.com, Adam, oh ye of SliceNY and A Hamburger Today :-)

    About time you signed up here :-)

    And btw....your sister is *still* the hottest interviewee on Grilled :-)
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 12:02:24 (permalink)
    The White Manna is a place that begs to be reviewed by either the Sterns or a member of roadfood.com. Nothing there is less than exemplary. This place has flown under the radar screen for too long.
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    Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 12:50:55 (permalink)
    We love White Manna (the Hackensack, two "n" one), and we've meant to review it for months. It's a real Roadfood treasure. But our photos are kind of lousy. When we accumulate enough decent pictures, we hope to post it.
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    John Fox
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 19:52:24 (permalink)
    White Rose, in my opinion, is better. Essentially the same type of burger, the same meat (White Diamond in Clark as well) but there is a little more meat to the bigger burgers served on a hard roll at White Rose.
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 20:06:53 (permalink)
    Depends on which White Rose you are talking about. We will be posting a review of White Rose soon - the one in Linden. While we love this place, the burgers are not the highlight and, in our opinion, not as good as those served at White Manna (again, depends on which one you are talking about - we are referring to the one in Hackensack). White Rose's (in Linden) hard roll is really a little too large for their burger. White Manna's potato roll is perfect for theirs.
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    John Fox
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/11 20:22:26 (permalink)
    The White Rose I go to is in Roselle, which is near the Linden location. I can't speak for the Linden White Rose, but the Roselle location serves my favorite burger. It's not the regular burger, but the larger bacon cheeseburger which comes with ketchup, pickles, onions, (which I omit) cheese, and bacon. With everything piled on, I'd say that the roll is the perfect size. You may disagree, but try the Roselle location. There is also a White Rose in Highland Park which I've never been to. In fact, this one might be the most popular.
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/12 23:04:28 (permalink)
    I was back in NJ visiting family several months ago and noted I wanted to go to White Manna (had seen on internet forums). My teenage nephews knew about it and frequented with friends (a good sign for longevity); my native NJ 40-something brother and sister-in-law never heard of it... It is a classic tiny diner-like buidling with a semi-circular counter around the grill. The small burgers with onions were great. How anyone can catch a chain burger in that area, I will never know....
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/23 11:10:06 (permalink)
    TJ Jackson: Yeah. I've never really signed up on food boards -- just lurked -- because I'm always really bad at coming back and checking up on discussions. Thanks for the welcome!

    And now I'm guessing that you were "Anonymous" with the Grilled comments about my sister! Heh.

    I'm still not seeing the White Manna info on DD&D site, but I'll take it on faith that sodawater43 has some super inside dope on it.
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/23 17:28:50 (permalink)
    I'm thinking of hitting up White Manna this weekend. Are they open Sundays? and where in Hackensack are they located?

    Dave
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/23 20:30:07 (permalink)
    http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2005/06/white_manna_a_n.php

    Dave,
    This should get you there.
    The Bear
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/23 21:53:52 (permalink)
    Thanks Bear!
    I looked on the foodnetwork website and the Jan 28th episode of DD&D is the NJ Diner Tour. Guy stops at 7 diners, the White Manna, The Ritz in Livingston, the Skylark in Edison, the Jeferson Diner in Lake Hopatcong, Moustashe Bill's on LBI, The Heightstown Diner, and the Tick Tock in Clifton.
    Here's a link to the page.
    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_dv/episode/0,3151,FOOD_29156_55174,00.html

    Dave
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/28 09:05:58 (permalink)
    Tp pique everyones interest here is a video I shot at White Manna:

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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/28 19:49:32 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    I stopped by the White Manna last week for a few burgers .
    Excellent !!
    Made right in front of you .
    Small old time place with great nostalgic feel.
    Mcy D's across the street . Why???????
    Would never go there with this fine burger right in its path .

    Benzee
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/28 20:05:31 (permalink)
    I had some free time yesterday so I drove up to White Manna in Hackensack. I figured I should try it before the tourists take over. Very cool place, very small grill!! Took about an hour as some people ordered large quantities in front of me (I only ordered 4). I'll have to post my pics as soon as I figure out how to do so. The burgers were excellent, nice and greasy and oniony (I still smell the onions on my fingers today) and somehow I snagged a counter seat next to the grill so I got to watch them being made. I agree with Benzee about the McDonalds.

    Dave
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/01/28 21:13:32 (permalink)
    Just a quick reminder, the show airs at 10pm EST tonight..
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2008/02/16 23:40:29 (permalink)
    I have not had a chance to try the White Manna yet but I plan to. I did see the rerun of the DD&D tonight and the slider prep lookd a lot like another great (in my estimation) hamburger place, White Diamond in Clark NJ, right off exit 135 on the GSP. One difference is that when you order a double it comes on a somewhat soft but crispy hard (pan) roll rather than on a classic hamburger roll. There used to be another White Diamond in LInden NJ on St Georges Avenue but I haven't been in the area in awhile. If you are ever in Clark NJ, give it a try.

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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2009/07/18 10:35:01 (permalink)
    been to the linden and clark location of white rose in the past, but, i really like the highland park location. very good crew behind the counter there, new generation............lol  
     
    need to make my way to WHITE MANNA,  soon
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2009/07/19 20:15:14 (permalink)
    Since viewing this  White Manna video on You Tube, I have put this place on my "must eat list".                                        BUDDY
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEccdJKg7sQ
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2010/02/21 19:59:20 (permalink)
    I just watched a replay of that episode earlier this afternoon. White Manna looks like a cool place, and I could definitely put down four or eight of those bad boys...

    Something enjoyable about eating a lot of little burgers, as opposed to one big burger...
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    RE: White Manna Hamburgers, Hackensack NJ 2011/10/25 09:00:58 (permalink)
    tamandmik

    The White Manna is a place that begs to be reviewed by either the Sterns or a member of roadfood.com. Nothing there is less than exemplary. This place has flown under the radar screen for too long.


    I did. Let me know what you think.
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