From Grill to Greatness – Our Flavorful Journey!

"Many years ago, Nella and I owned a small restaurant and tavern in Manville, NJ. We were married a few years later and decided that we wanted to start a family. So together we made a choice and left that business behind. Fast forward 23 years and three kids later (Maria, Rose, and Nick) the dream of getting back into the restaurant business became a conversation I knew needed to have.

I approached Nella and shared with her an idea of starting up a small restaurant specializing in build your own Cheesesteaks! And so we started on the path of opening our own business.

Our family knew it needed to be located in Middlesex because we ourselves have deep roots in town and the business would be named after my brother, Mark “Chief” Colacci. Marky, or Chief as most town people know him, exudes Middlesex and is an inspiration to all of us. We then agreed to chase this dream, and we knew, not only was this going to be an experience for our family but also a legacy for my big brother.

At that moment, Chief’s steak shop was born! We hope you will enjoy a warm, inviting, and fun environment with great conversations and even better food. Located right in your very own backyard! Stop in and say hello, we look forward to seeing you!” — Matt Colacci, Owner