White Manna Hamburgers

Row 1

Details
358 River St
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0914
Burgers, American, Fast Food
$ $
Hours
Mon–Wed: 8:00 AM–9:00 PM Thu–Sat: 8:00 AM–11:30 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–5:30 PM

A North Jersey legend, White Manna is one of the last remaining diner-style burger joints that arose in the tradition of White Castle. What’s served here is the perfect interpretation of that form, perfected over decades and decades, unchanging. You walk up to the tiny counter, place your order with the grillman, and watch as he smashes a small wad of meat onto the flattop with a handful of thin-sliced onions, keeps careful track of it as it cooks, and sandwiches it into a Martin’s bun. Make it a double with cheese, and the burger that will end up on your plate next to some pickle chips won’t be pretty. It’s astonishingly delicious, however. Order a few — you won’t regret it. -Dan Myers

Foursquare Tips

  • All beef burgers sauteed with onions and processed American cheese all smushed between two potato buns. I eat about six at one seating. Food is biblical. -Alex Reznik, Top Chef
  • Burgers are some the best I've ever had. Double Cheese is my pick.
  • Michael Psilakis is fond of the legendary sliders at the fast food joint White Manna in Hackensack, NJ, on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Find more tips at Food Network Local.
  • White Manna for Dummies:1. Try to get in;2. Spot or ask who came last before you;3. Wait till this person order when the hamburguer flipper ask: Next!4. The Next "Next" is you!5. Order very quick
  • Don't be fooled. You might want to order 10 of these little burgers but 3-4 is all I can eat. They must be the best in the whole state.
  • George Motz, host of Travel Channels Burger Land, visits White Manna to try the classic slider.
  • Great Greasy burgers. Worth a short detour.
  • Great sliders, but go during off-hours. This little joint gets packed.
  • Eat your heart out...lol best burgers out here
  • Forget White Castle, these sliders are out of this world! Stop in and take a seat, if you can in this insanely small luncheonette looking burger joint. Be prepared to have some of the best burgers you
  • Order burgers from the grill guy. Soda and fries are ordered through one of the others. That's the rule for the n00bs.
  • Phone in your order for the fastest service. In fact you can call in your order while standing in line and it will get done faster!
  • Irene can't fuck with the sliders
  • They are extremely rude if you don't know how to order - a simple explanation would be nice. Was the food worth the bad service? Hard to say...
  • Double cheese with onions and pickles is the way to go! No lettuce or tomatoes allowed!
  • call in ur order ahead of time n avoid the wait...
  • greasy but the best.
  • Don't ask for ketchup when they ask you what you want
  • it gets crowded here quickly (max 20ish people can fit) come at off peak hours
  • Come here for the classic sliders which are delicious. Be prepared to leave smelling like you've been here though. The aroma stays w/ you and on your clothes, so don't come from work wearing a suit.