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A Bedrock of North Bergen, The Coach House changes with the times

Eating at The Coach House has long been a rite of passage for North Bergen and Hudson County residents. Since it opened in 1939 – towards…



Eating at The Coach House has long been a rite of passage for North Bergen and Hudson County residents. Since it opened in 1939 – towards the end of the Great Depression and heading into World War II – great food and quality service have been the hallmark of an establishment started by an immigrant.

Clem Pappas, who founded the family owned business with his wife Helen, was an immigrant who came as a child with just a few cents in his pocket in 1919, from a village in Greece.

It’s a business that employs locals, including some who’ve been working there for more than 20 years. Two employees have been working at The Coach House since Ronald Reagan’s first term!

Coach House has been through many address changes although the establishment has not actually moved. (3815 Hudson Boulevard, 915 Hudson Boulevard, and now 921 Kennedy Boulevard)

The Coach House has always been about serving the community, including staying open during the historical Hurricane Sandy. The doors have stayed open 24/7 since its opening, except during the war when they were forced to close overnight.

The diverse diner seeks to accommodate changing demographics, and now hopes to attract customers looking for a great happy hour or late night out. North Bergen and the community love Coach House and that is safe to say with over 30,000 check ins and 4,000 likes on Facebook.

Don’t forget Coach House’s “Happiest Hours” Monday through Friday, from 4 PM to 7 PM, it’s $2.00 off all wines, $1 off all bottled beer, and half-off all appetizers. The Coach House also hosts events, including a recent tequila tasting night. Patrons spent an evening of fun as Joe the Bartender shared his passion for great Tequila. Visitors also learned about the history of Tequila and aspects to consider when looking for a good spirit.

Although, as the times change, they’re still open 24/7, the food stays amazing, and they deliver everyday from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM (Last Call). Delivery Zones:

South up to St Paul’s Avenue Observer Highway/ 139 in Jersey City Heights

North up to 30th Street in North Bergen & Union City

West to Tonnelle Avenue/US 1&9

East to Palisade Avenue/Mountain Road in Union City & Weehawken

Fun Facts:

  • North Bergen has had 10 different mayors since the opening of the Coach House. Paul Francis Callum was the Mayor of North Bergen in 1939.

  • The United States has had 13 different presidents since the opening of the Coach House. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the POTUS in 1939.

  • The Coach House sells over 1000 burgers, 9000 eggs, and 450 pounds of bacon in a week!