230 Federal Street

The New Jersey restaurant served the those in search of a good meal in Camden from the 1930s through the 1960s at 230 Federal Street.  

Camden Courier-Post - February 3, 1938

Federal Street Restaurant Modernized

Part of the Interior of the New Jersey Restaurant, 230 Federal street, which has been modernized by the proprietor, Harry Calogeris

Federal Street Establishment Transformed Into Attractive Luncheonette

The New Jersey Restaurant, 230 Federal Street, has gone modern. The long established eating place of Harry Calogeris has been transform ed into an attractive luncheonette. Where once stood the rows of white' tile-top tables, walnut Pullman style booths greet the eye. The metal plate walls have been replaced by a neat skirting of walnut' panels.

The large horseshoe counter that occupied the center of the floor has been removed. A single counter running the length of the room has been installed on one side, luncheonette booths on the other and tables through the center, making for more space.

Calogeris has been in the restaurant business 28 years. In 1919 he opened a restaurant at the southwest corner of Third and Federal streets, and, in 1924 moved to larger quarters at 230 Federal.

Railroad men as well as night crews at nearby industrial plants provide a steady flow of patrons throughout the night. The restaurant never closes and meals from light lunches to full course dinners are available at any hour day or night.

"Many people in the vicinity have patronized my place for more than 15 years," Calogeris said, “and I take great pride in serving, the best quality of food that can be had. Meats, vegetables and farm produce are all purchased locally. Eggs served have been purchased from the same poultry farm for 15 years. Our coffee has held the patronage of numerous persons for years. The secret is not only in its quality but also in the' process of making it."

A chef with 25 years' experience prepares the dally menu, which ranges from club breakfasts to popular priced noon luncheons and evening dinners. Neat, courteous waitresses add to the pleasing atmosphere of the modernized establishment.

Camden Courier-Post
February 3, 1938