Best Food of Morris and Essex: Readers' Choice Awards 2012

The best restaurants and food shops in Morris and Essex Counties



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 BEST BAGELS

1 Mountain Lakes Bagels

350 Route 46 East, Mountain Lakes,
973.627.4999

2 Hot Bagels Abroad

1129 Broad St., Bloomfield,
973.338.9616;

240 Route 206, Flanders,
973.927.1100,
hotbagelsabroad.net

3 Bagels on the Hill

175 Lakeside Blvd., Landing,
973.770.4800
bagelsonthehill.com

BEST BAR FOOD

1 Thatcher McGhee’s

53 Broadway, Denville,
973.586.3377,
thatchermcghees.com

2 The Second Half on Main

5 E. Main St., Denville,
973.748.4040,
secondhalfonmain.com

3 Egan & Sons

118 Walnut St., Montclair,
973.744.1413,
egannsons.com;

104 Harrison Ave.,
West Orange,
973.736.3355,
eganswestorange.com

BEST BARBECUE

1 Hot Rod’s BBQ

19 N. Main St., Wharton,
973.361.5050,
hotrodsbbq.com

2 Hog Wild BBQ

405 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell,
862.210.8262,
hogwildnj.com

3 Ruthie’s 64½

Chestnut St., Montclair,
973.509.1134,
ruthiesbbq.com

BEST BREAKFAST

1 Summit & Main

1 W. Main St., Suite 2,
Denville, 973.625.1066

2 Bonjour

254 Park St., Montclair,
973.655.1300,
bonjourmontclair.com

2 Doc’s Kitchen

38 First Ave., Denville,
862.209.1464,
docskitchen.com

3 Toast

700 Bloomfield
Ave., Montclair,
973.509.8099,
toastmontclair.com

BEST BURGERS

1 Hot Rod’s BBQ

19 N. Main St., Wharton,
973.361.5050,
hotrodsbbq.com

2 Morris Tap & Grill

500 Route 10 West, Randolph,
973.891.1776,
morristapandgrill.com

3 Heritage Grill

18 Broadway, Denville,
973.983.9600,
heritagegrill.com

BEST BUTCHER

1 Sussex Meat

219 N. Main St., Wharton,
973.361.2600,
sussexmeat.com

2 Chester Meat Market

27 W. Main St., Chester,
908.879.7523,
chestermeatmarket.com

3 Villa Meats

5 Park Ave., Caldwell,
973.226.3900

BEST BYO RESTAURANT

1 Cuban Pete’s

428 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair,
973.746.1100, cubanpetesrestaurant.com

2 La Cucina

278 Diamond Spring Rd., Denville,
973.627.6200,
lacucina-denville.com

3 Cara Mia

194 Essex St., Millburn,
973.379.8989,
caramiamillburn.com

BEST CANDY

1 Sweet Expressions

32 Broadway, Denville,
973.625.0025,
sweetexpressionsbygeri.com

2 Nagel’s Candy Barn

358 Route 10
West, Randolph,
973.361.1688

3 Holsten’s

1063 Broad St., Bloomfield,
973.338.7091,
holstens.com

BEST CHEAP EATS

1 Ralph’s Pizzeria

564 Franklin Ave.,
Nutley, 973.235.1130,
ralphspizzeria.com

2 Summit & Main

1 W. Main St., Suite 2,
Denville, 973.625.1066

3 Tinga Taqueria

321 Millburn Ave., Millburn,
973.218.9500;

215 Bellevue Ave., 973.509.8226,

Upper Montclair, tingausa.com

BEST CHEESE STEAKS

1 Summit & Main

1 W. Main St., Suite 2,
Denville, 973.625.1066

2 Cielo

168 Passaic Ave., Fairfield,
973.808.1414,
cielonj.com

3 J&K Steakhouse

34 W. Blackwell St.,
Dover, 862.244.4536;

56 South St., Morristown,
973.998.8061,
jandksteakhouse.com

BEST CHINESE

1 Hunan Taste

67 Bloomfield Ave., Denville,
973.625.2782,
hunantaste.com

2 T.S. Ma

199 Bellevue Ave., Montclair,
973.509.8878, tsma
chinesecuisine.com

3 Shanghai Jazz

24 Main St., Madison,
973.822.2899,
shanghaijazz.com

BEST CHOCOLATE

1 Holsten’s

1063 Broad St., Bloomfield,
973.338.7091,
holstens.com

2 J. Emanuel Chocolatier

461B Main St., Chester, 908.955.7592
jemanuel.com

3 Sweet Expressions

32 Broadway, Denville, 973.625.0025,
sweetexpressionsbygeri.com

BEST COFFEE SHOP

1 Mara’s Bakery & Cafe

25 E. Main St., Denville,
973.625.0901,
marascafe.com

2 Smartworld Coffee

2 Broadway, Denville,
973.627.1600;

74 South St., Morristown,
973.359.9800,
smartworldcoffee.com

3 Hobcaw Café

20 Grove Ave.,
Verona, 973.239.2329,
hobcawcafe.com

3 Rockn’ Joe Coffeehouse

339 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell,
973.226.1116;

63 Main St., Millburn,
973.376.6111,
rocknjoe.net

BEST COMFORT FOOD

1 Thatcher McGhee’s

53 Broadway, Denville,
973.586.3377,
thatchermcghees.com

2 Raymond’s

28 Church St., Montclair,
973.744.9263,
raymondsnj.com

3 Morris Tap & Grill

500 Route 10 West, Randolph,
973.891.1776,
morristapandgrill.com

BEST DINER

1 West Side Diner

324 Route 46, Denville,
973.983.1818

2 The Ritz Diner

72 E. Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston,
973.533.1213

3 The Randolph Diner

517 Route 10, Randolph,
973.328.2400,
therandolphdiner.com

 

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