wood fired grill

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local food, at its best

James on Main creates new american brunch and dinner offerings designed around an American made, champion tuff wood fired grill. As a guest, you will find locally sourced, seasonally inspired menu items handcrafted and healthfully composed.


105 Main Street
Hackettstown NJ 07840

gift cards available
purchase in store or order online

california’s fulcrum wines are available for purchase by the bottle at location

reservations recommended
James on Main is an elegant farm to table located in the heart of Hackettstown, NJ.

brunch seatings
Saturday, and Sunday
10 am to 2 pm

dinner seatings
Wednesday through Saturday
5 pm to 9 pm


about us

Established March 2016, James on Main is another step in the ambitious culinary journey of chef Bill Van Pelt. Chef Bill has spent more than twenty years in professional kitchens honing his craft. Chef has garnered local and national awards, in addition to studying abroad in Vienna and the Austrian Alps. During engagements in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, and NJ's elite catering companies, chef Bill has worked with some of New Jersey's finest chefs and for some of the tristate area's leading personalities and business moguls. 

As a Hackettstown resident, husband and father of three, chef Bill decided to bring his culinary talents to historic Main Street. James on Main, by design is a place for people to gather and enjoy freshly prepared foods, sourced locally and seasonally when possible, in a warm and welcoming environment. 

It is the mission of James on Main to become woven into the fabric of this classic downtown and diverse community, providing a place for families, friends and coworkers alike to find a delicious, health-inspired meal prepared especially for them.

James on Main's Owner & Executive Chef William "Bill" Van Pelt

James on Main's Owner & Executive Chef William "Bill" Van Pelt