Family Fun at The Mills at Jersey Gardens®

Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to enjoy a day of bargain shopping and family fun at The Mills at Jersey Gardens®. Take the short 30 minute bus ride from central Manhattan and you’ll find yourself at Jersey Gardens, an indoor shopping center with more than 200 retail stores including Saks Fifth Avenue OFF Fifth, Michael Kors, Coach, Century 21 and more.

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The kids will love the LEGO Store and Disney Outlet Store. And If mum is keen to keep shopping there is an AMC Movie Theatre with all new releases showing every day that the rest of the family will love.


When the family is ready to refuel, you’re spoilt for choice. The Mills at Jersey Gardens is home to three of America’s most loved casual dining restaurant chains. After a full day of shopping and fun, come, relax and refuel at one of these classic restaurants.

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Chili’s Grill and Bar

American Tex-Mex favorites can all be found at Chili’s Bar and Grill. Originating in Texas, the Chili’s menu and restaurant decor pays homage to its Southwest heritage. You’ll find all the Tex-Mex classics; fajitas, southwestern eggrolls, wings, nachos, chicken crispers, guacamole and more. Enjoy Chili’s bottomless chips and salsa and be sure to try their famous baby back ribs and $5 Margarita of the Month. There’s plenty to enjoy on the kids menu too. Kids will love the Chili’s burger bites, mac and cheese, pizza, chicken crispers and quesadillas. You may be 3,000 kilometers from the Lone Star state but Chili’s brings a taste of Texas to the New York City area.

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Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar

Applebee’s is the world’s largest casual dining restaurant chain. It boasts a diverse menu of American classics, served in a friendly atmosphere. Choose from a large range of ribs, burgers, nachos, pasta, chicken dishes and more. Mum and Dad will love the $1 cocktails and kids will have no problem ordering from the huge kids menu of burgers, pizza, sirloin, mac and cheese, chicken dishes, corn dogs and more. For those feeling especially ambitious why not take on the all you can eat riblets, chicken tenders or double crunch shrimp. When in Rome!

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The International House of Pancakes

Few things are more American than a stack of diner style pancakes. And IHOP is quite literally the “House of Pancakes”. IHOP has been serving up breakfast style food for decades, including waffles, omelettes french toast and more. Favourite pancake classics from the menu include English Sticky Toffee, Strawberry n Cream, Blueberry, and Original Buttermilk. If you’re not in the mood for something sweet, don’t stress — the IHOP menu has recently expanded to include sandwiches, burgers and salads.

All additional information, including how to get to The Mill at Jersey Gardens, can be found here.

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