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Shopping and Dining

Boasting 78 restaurants, a number of family and independently owned small businesses, unique shops, salons, large, upscale department stores, and an impressive family-friendly retail mall, the Woodbridge metro area is a shopping mecca.

From small, cozy boutiques to big-box retailers, bargain-friendly outlets and Woodbridge Center’s vast array of stores and retail establishments, superior shopping, dining and entertainment are a key to commerce in Woodbridge.

With so many choices so close at hand, there’s rarely a reason to venture outside the Woodbridge area, even for those shoppers with the most eclectic and discriminating tastes. Thousands of shoppers visit Woodbridge daily to browse through the area’s charming shops and large-scale retailers.

Woodbridge Center
Anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Boscov’s, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy’s and Sears, the 1.9 million-square-foot Woodbridge Center’s two floors are packed with apparel, accessories, sporting goods, shoes, electronics, health and beauty items, home furnishings and specialty stores. Discover the latest trends, exclusive previews and can’t-miss sales at exclusive retailers including Lord & Taylor, featuring a mix of on-trend brands and timeless designers.

Woodbridge Center also boasts a number of specialty children’s stores including Crazy 8, Stride Rite, and Journey’s Kids; and a large number of footwear retailers including Sketchers, Famous Footwear, and the new 11,000-square-foot Encore - Shoe Dept.

Located at 250 Woodbridge Center Drive., the popular New Jersey destination shopping attraction boasts 8,600 parking spaces and is conveniently accessible via public transportation including the NJ Transit buses that come to Woodbridge Center and NJ Transit trains such as the NE Corridor Line to Metro Park Station or the North Jersey Coast Line to the Woodbridge Train Station.

Built in 1971, Woodbridge Center is divided into six department areas and boasts 168 stores, alongside multiple fast-fix and sit-down restaurants. Special kid-friendly attractions include the popular Tiny Town soft play area, a trackless train, carousel, and multiple family activities and events including the Woodbridge Center Santa Parade. The night of fun includes live entertainment with Santa and all his holiday friends.

Prom Jam, an exciting mall-wide event draws teens, tweens and young adults as they search for the perfect special occasion prom dresses and accessories.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Woodbridge Center featured an extensive 1987 renovation, added an additional major retailer – Dick’s Sporting Goods – in 2003, and in 2013 welcomed Boscov’s.

Take a quick break from shopping to enjoy a delicious smoothie, yogurt, pizza, sushi canapes, freshly popped popcorn or giant pretzels at one of the mall’s many taste-tempting eateries. From quick, on-the-go bites to a more leisurely sit-down meal, epicurean delights abound at Woodbridge Center. Family-friendly, sit-down dining options range from juicy all-American burgers at Johnny Rockets, Red Robin and Applebee’s to Caribbean-inspired food and handcrafted tropical drinks at Bahama Breeze or the fresh, delicious Italian cuisine of Olive Garden.

Looking to add a little exercise to your day? The popular Woodbridge Center Mall Walkers Club is open to men and women of all ages and offers a safe, climate-controlled environment where you can get your exercise by walking the center.

Woodbridge Township
Shopping and dining options are endless in Woodbridge Township and the surrounding metro area. From neighborhood favorites to fine dining, fast food, barbecue, coffee shops, pancake houses and delis, Woodbridge offers something to please all palates.

Casual, fine dining, and everything in between can be found nearby, from well-known chains to unique eateries, foods from around the world to classic American favorites, all can be found in Woodbridge.

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