Best Restaurants & Food in Morris/Essex

From diners to delis, here are the winners of our 2016 Best of Morris/Essex Readers' Choice Awards.



Bakery

1. Suzi Cakes
706 Main St.
Boonton
973.917.3897
suzicakes.net

2. Woodland Bakery
650 Shunpike Rd.
Chatham
973.377.4040
woodlandbakery.com

3. Cakeaholic Obsession
324 Orange Rd.
Montclair
973.619.9320
cakeaholicobsession.com

Bar Food

1. Second Half on Main
5 E. Main St.
Denville
973.784.4040
secondhalfonmain.com

2. tie Morris Tap & Grill
500 Route 10 West
Randolph
973.891.1776
morristapandgrill.com

2. tie Thatcher McGhee’s
53 Broadway
Denville
973.586.3377
thatchermcghees.com

3. Hot Rods
175 N. Main St.
Wharton
973.361.5050
hotrodsbbq.com

Barbecue

1. Hot Rods
175 N. Main St.
Wharton
973.361.5050
hotrodsbbq.com

2. American BBQ Company
94-1 Ford Rd.
Denville
973.664.1460
americanbbqco.com

Breakfast

1. Original Pancake House
817 Bloomfield Ave.
West Caldwell
973.575.9161

831 Route 10 East
Whippany
973.515.8552
originalpancakehouse.com

2. Carver’s
38 1st Ave.
Denville
862.209.1464
carversdenville.weebly.com

3. tie Alfa Bagels
587 Route 10 East
Randolph
973.361.3311
alfabagels.com

3. tie Bill’s Luncheonette
455 North Rd.
Chester
973.584.4653
billsluncheonette.com

Burgers

1. tie Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.455.9705
arthurstavern.com

1. tie Zinburger
1900 Route 10 West
Morris Plains
973.998.9766
zinburgereast.com

2. Committed Pig
28 West Park Pl.
Morristown
862.260.9292
thecommittedpig.com

3. tie Cloverleaf Tavern
395 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.9812
cloverleaftavern.com

3. tie Second Half on Main
5 E. Main St.
Denville
973.784.4040
secondhalfonmain.com

Butcher

1. Chester Meat Market
27 W. Main St.
Chester
908.879.7523

2. Denville Meat Shop
28 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
862.209.4088
denvillemeatshop.com

3. Sussex Market
219 N. Main St.
Wharton
973.361.2600
sussexmeat.com

BYO

1. tie Corner Bistro
477 Route 10 East
Randolph
862.251.7274
thecornerbistronj.com

1. tie Heritage Grill
18 Broadway
Denville
973.983.9600

1. tie South+Pine
90 South St.
Morristown
862.260.9700
southandpine.com

2. Spice Thai Cuisine
26 Belleville Ave.
Bloomfield
973.748.0056
spicethainj.com

Caterer

1. Food Company Catering
32 Littell Rd.
East Hanover
973.887.8870
foodcompanycatering.com

2. tie David Z Caterers
37 E. Northfield Rd.
Livingston
973.716.9100
davidzcatering.com

2. tie Summit & Main
1 W. Main St.
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

Cheese Steak

1. Summit & Main
1 W. Main St.
Denville
973.625.1066
summitandmainnj.com

2. Beyond Pita
82 Church St.
Montclair
973.744.2115
beyondpita.com

Chinese Restaurant

1. Hunan Taste
67 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.625.2782
hunantaste.com

2. T.S. Ma
199 Bellevue Ave.
Upper Montclair
973.509.8878
tsmachinesecuisine.com

3. Bill and Harry
319 Route 10 East
East Hanover
973.887.6001
billandharryrt10.com

147 Maplewood Ave.
Maplewood
973.763.1960

500 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange
973.731.9288

Coffeehouse

1. Smart World
2 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1600

74 South St.
Morristown
973.359.9800
smartworldcoffee.com

2. Mara’s Café & Bakery
25 E. Main St.
Denville
973.625.0901

281 Speedwell Ave.
Morristown
973.682.9200
marascafe.com

3. Heavenly Temptations
712 Main St.
Boonton
973.316.8909
heavenlytemptations.com

Craft Beer

1. Hot Rods
175 N. Main St.
Wharton
973.361.5050
hotrodsbbq.com

Diner

1. Alexis Diner
3130 Route 10 West
Denville
973.361.8000
alexisdinernj.com

2. Jefferson Diner
5 Bowling Green Pkwy.
Lake Hopatcong
973.663.0233
jeffersondiner.com

3. Millburn Diner
72 Essex St.
Millburn
973.376.0504

Donuts

1. Beignets
45 Broadway
Denville
862.209.1700
beignetsnj.com

2. Montclair Bread Company
113 Walnut St.
Montclair
973.509.2525
montclairbread.com

Farmers’ Market

1. Denville Farmers’ Market
51 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
denvillefarmersmarket.com

2. Summit Farmers’ Market
22 Deforest Ave.
Summit
summitdowntown.org

Gluten-Free Goodies

1. Lake Hiawatha Dairy
79 N. Beverwyck Rd.
Lake Hiawatha
973.316.6686
dairylakehiawatha.com

2. Squirrel & The Bee
515 Millburn Ave.
Short Hills
973.376.4888
squirrelandthebee.com

3. Green Nectar Juicery
358 Millburn Ave.
Millburn
973.376.2640
greennectarjuicery.com

Greek Restaurant

1. Lithos Estiatorio
405 Eisenhower Pkwy.
Livingston
973.758.1111
lithosgreekrestaurant.com

2. tie Cypress Estiatorio
74 Kinnelon Rd.
Kinnelon
973.492.2700
cypressrestaurantnj.com

2. tie Skara Estiatorio
350 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
862.702.3098
skaraestiatorio.com

2. tie YiaYia’s Greek Cuisine
55 E. Mount Pleasant Ave.
Livingston
973.369.7261

Ice Cream

1. Lake Haiwatha Dairy
79 N. Beverwyck Rd.
Lake Hiawatha
973.316.6686
dairylakehiawatha.com

2. Denville Dairy
34 Broadway
Denville
973.627.4214
denvilledairy.com

3. South Street Creamery
146 South St.
Morristown
973.267.8887
southstreetcreamery.com

Indian Restaurant

1. Caffe Delhi
276 E Main St.
Denville
973.784.3999
caffedelhi.com

2. Cinnamon
2920 Route 10 West
Morris Plains
973.734.0040
cinnamonindianrestaurant.com

3. tie Begum Palace
300 Main St.
Madison
973.660.9100
begumpalace.com

3. tie Tiffin
249 Route 10 East
East Hanover
862.701.5425
tiffin.com

Italian Deli

1. Sergio & Co.
28 Broadway
Denville
973.627.1043
sergioandco.com

2. tie Burrini’s
1204 Sussex Tpk.
Randolph
973.895.6100
burrinis.com

2. tie Calandra’s
234 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.8889
calandrasitalianvillage.com

2. tie Pascarella Brothers
34 Watchung Ave.
Chatham
973.635.3354

61 South St.
Morristown
973.539.3354
pascarellabros.com

Italian Restaurant

1. Il Michelangelo
91 Elcock Ave.
Boonton
973.316.1111
ilmichelangelo.com

2. tie Calandra’s
234 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.226.8889
calandrasitalianvillage.com

2. tie Forte
182 Bloomfield Ave.
Caldwell
973.403.9411

486 Route 10 West
Randolph
973.328.4300
fortepizzeria.com

2. tie Rosie’s Trattoria
1181 Sussex Tpk.
Randolph
973.895.3434
rosiestrattoria.com

3. tie Gourmet Café
136 Baldwin Rd.
Parsippany
973.316.0088
gourmetcafenj.com

3. tie Grato
2230 Route 10 West
Morris Plains
973.267.4006
gratorestaurant.com

3. tie La Cucina
278 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.627.6200
lacucina-denville.com

Mexican Restaurant

1. Aztec
35 Perry St.
Chester
908.888.2111
aztecmexicanrestaurant.com

2. Chili Willie’s
702 Main St.
Boonton
973.299.8775
chiliwilliesrestaurant.com

3. Don Jose
200 Route 10 West
East Hanover
973.781.0155
donjosemexican.com

Organic Health Food Shop

1. Grassroots
20 First Ave.
Denville
973.627.5440

66 Morris St.
Morristown
973.290.0050
grassrootsnaturalmarket.com

2. Green Life
1388 Route 23 North
Butler
973.283.8322
greenlifemarket.com

Pizza

1. tie Roma Pizzeria
709 Main St.
Boonton
973.335.1614
romapizzaofboonton.com

1. tie Romanelli’s
42 Lincoln Pl.
Madison
973.377.9515
romanellispizza.com

1. tie Tony’s Pizza
668 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.267.8825
tonyspizzamorrisplainsnj.com

2. tie Ah’ Pizz
4 W. Main St.
Denville
973.625.6900

7 N. Willow St.
Montclair
973.783.9200
ahpizz.com

2. tie Anthony Franco’s
Multiple locations
afpizza.com

2. tie Pasquale’s
307 Main St.
Boonton
973.335.8686

Romantic Restaurant

1. tie Grand Café
42 Washington St.
Morristown
973.540.9444
thegrandcafe.com

1. tie Nicole’s Ten
246 Route 10 West
Randolph
973.442.9311
nicolesten.com

2. tie Cinders
319 Route 46 West
Mine Hill
973.928.7000
cinderswoodfiregrill.com

2. tie H2Ocean
41 Ridgedale Ave.
Cedar Knolls
973.984.9594
h2oceanrestaurant.com

2. tie Restaurant Serenade
6 Roosevelt Ave.
Chatham
973.701.0303
restaurantserenade.com

Scenic View Restaurant

1. McLoone ’s Boathouse
9 Cherry Ln.
West Orange
862.252.7108
mcloonesboathouse.com

2. tie Highlawn Pavilion
1 Crest Dr.
West Orange
973.731.3463
highlawn.com

2. tie The Windlass
45 Nolans Point Park Rd.
Lake Hopatcong
973.663.3190
thewindlass.com

Steakhouse

1. Rails Steakhouse
10 Whitehall Rd.
Towaco
973.335.0006
railssteakhouse.com

2. Arthur’s Tavern
700 Speedwell Ave.
Morris Plains
973.455.9705
arthurstavern.com

3. Roots
40 W. Park Pl.
Morristown
973.326.1800
rootssteakhouse.com

Sushi

1. Sogo’s
248 Route 46 West
Denville
973.784.4981
sogo.cc

Tea Shop

1. Nature’s EnerQi
21 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.784.0123
naturesenerqi.com

2. tie Cha Ma Gu Dao
17 Church St.
Montclair
973.744.3076
southsilkroad.com

2. tie Cosy Cupboard
4 Old Turnpike Rd.
Morristown
973.998.6676
cosycupboardtearoom.com

Vegetarian Restaurant

1. tie Café Metro
60 Diamond Spring Rd.
Denville
973.625.1055
thecafemetro.com

1. tie Veggie Heaven
57 Bloomfield Ave.
Denville
973.586.7800
veggieheavennj.com

2. tie Mesob Montclair
515 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair
973.655.9000
mesobrestaurant.com

2. tie Robin’s Nest
2 Washington St.
Mount Holly
609.261.6149
robinsnestmountholly.com

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