Hoboken’s Iconic Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette Closes After 88 Years

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After 88 historic, illustrious, luncheon-filled years serving the people of Hoboken and greater Hudson County, Schnackenberg’s Luncheonette on Washington Street is closing its doors, or more accurately making way for the next generation. (Alas, yes, a place famous for its house-made doughnuts and classic Egg Cream-hawking diner vibe is being replaced by a salad spot.)

Schnackenberg’s opened in 1931 and remained in the same location for 88 years of Hoboken evolution. Longtime Hoboken restaurateurs Joyce and Eugene Flinn were Schnackenberg’s most recent owners, even seeing it through some extremely disruptive construction on Washington Street before finally announcing its closure via