I love a good burger and I bet you do too. From White Castles to McDonald's to Armadillo in Kingston, NY - I love 'em all. But what makes this tiny burger maker so special is the building they are in (I hear it's a left over from the 1939 World's Fair) and, naturally, the taste of the burgers. (Note: the name is correctly spelled White Manna - 2 n's).
Yup, this ancient diner-like building on the east side of River Road is over 60 years old - one of only two still in existence (the other's in Jersey city on Rt. 1 - their name is White Mana - 1 n). That only adds to the charm. The real reason to eat here is the beef. They fry up the racket-ball-sized blobs of ground beef right under your nose (get it with onions). That's how you know they are freshly made.
Their fries are good and the prices more than fair. But be warned, you will need more that a couple to fill you up - I usually get 3 or 4 with fries and a cola.
The smell inside is intoxicating - grease, onions and frying beef. The smell is so strong, I had to wash my down-filled coat the last time I sat at the counter, right over the grill.
This is a great NJ experience. I'm going there for lunch today!