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White Rose System

1301 East Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ - (908) 486-9651
The Taylor Ham (or pork roll, as we refer to it), egg, and cheese, the unofficial state sandwich of New Jersey, is a specialty of the White Rose, and you'll find none better. The "complete" includes chunks of home fried potatoes (an inspired combo), and the hero loads up a long roll with heroic portions of the standard ingredients. Lunchtime favorites include the popular rugged-textured burger on a hard roll, Italian hot dogs, and an intriguing SUPER HOT Sausage Sub.
100% Approval Rating (5 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Complete
Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
Burger
SUPER HOT Sausage Sandwich
Taylor Ham, Egg, and Cheese Hero

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (5)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Sue places a breakfast order for a Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese sandwich. She does not like runny yolks. SUE: How do you do your eggs? COUNTERMAN: Well... when I get here in the morning I turn on the grill and let it heat up. Then I get the eggs out... (Laughter ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1301 East Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ
(908) 486-9651

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
A traditional New Jersey Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese is served on a hard roll.  That setup is available at the White Rose, of course, but we recommend going one step further and getting your sandwich on a hero roll.
"A traditional New Jersey Taylor Ham, egg, and cheese is served on a hard roll. That setup is available at the White Rose, of course, but we recommend going one step further and getting your sandwich on a hero roll."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





The Complete completes the traditional configuration with chunks of home fries.  Superb!
"The Complete completes the traditional configuration with chunks of home fries. Superb!"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


One of the specials the day we stopped in was a Jersey Burger, which adds Taylor Ham to the hamburger.
"One of the specials the day we stopped in was a Jersey Burger, which adds Taylor Ham to the hamburger."
Cliff Strutz


We tried both a single and double (which is two patties smashed together to cook as one) and the double provided a much better meat-to-bun ratio.
"We tried both a single and double (which is two patties smashed together to cook as one) and the double provided a much better meat-to-bun ratio."
Cliff Strutz


The seats along the counter are where you want to be.
"The seats along the counter are where you want to be."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The sheets tacked along the counter that serve as a menu show a distinctly Jersey spin on the traditional lunch counter offerings.  Click on the photo for a readable view.
"The sheets tacked along the counter that serve as a menu show a distinctly Jersey spin on the traditional lunch counter offerings. Click on the photo for a readable view."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


White Rose's distinctive alternating bands of bright white and gleaming chrome can't be missed.  It sits along a Linden street lined with small industry.
"White Rose's distinctive alternating bands of bright white and gleaming chrome can't be missed. It sits along a Linden street lined with small industry."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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