Depending on what source is used and what type of fare a person is looking for will determine what the top 5 restaurants are for any given location. In Glen Ridge, New Jersey, diversity is the key with people having a wide variety of foods and dining atmospheres to choose from.
Just Sandwiches – Just Sandwiches is located at 855 Bloomfield Ave and boasts a 4 star rating based on 12 reviews at Yelp.com. The menu is written on a huge blackboard and adds to the “mom and pop” atmosphere of the little restaurant. Just Sandwiches comes highly from local Glen Ridge residents and local businesses. Throughout all of the customer reviews, one thing is apparent. The service is top rate with the food being more than what was expected by customers. Although the service was reported to be shaky at times, the food more than made up for any surly behavior on behalf of the waitress staff.
Fitzgerald’s 1928 – Fitzgerald’s 1928 was rated at 3 stars. It is located at 13 Herman St in Glen Ridge. The menu prices were moderate to high but the quality of the food has been rated as excellent. Service was timely and efficient with the wait staff normally reported as being pleasant and accommodating. The atmosphere in the restaurant is known to be low key and relaxed. Fitzgerald’s is also known to have an wide selection of beer and alcoholic beverages available for those who would like them.
Smashburger – Smashburger has mixed reviews but overall walks away with a 3 and a half star rating on Yelp based on over 100 reviews. For a small sandwich shop, they have a wide selection of sandwiches and wraps that are made to please any palate. Located at 989 Bloomfield Ave, the restaurant claims online to be open from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, but be there early. Some sources say they now close at 10:00 pm. Overall the reviews concerning the food are excellent, while those that report on service leave a little to be desired.
The Highland Cafe – The Highland Cafe is located inside Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge. It boasts three stars and offers a different menu every day. They have an excellent salad bar and the food is served cafeteria style.
Mancinni’s – Located at 438 Bloomfield Ave, in Montclair, New Jersey, Mancinni’s gets 4 and a half stars on average out of 100 reviews. Known for its pizza and sandwiches it makes for a great night out with friends or family. Located a short drive from Glen Ridge, it is well worth the travel time for the modest price and the high quality of the food. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the old style pizzeria. Pies are baked in an old fashioned brick oven. They also serve a wide variety of sandwiches that are made with fresh baked bread and the highest quality of ingredients.
Glen Ridge is surrounded by Nutley and Montclair, both having a large number of restaurants to satisfy any taste. Whether a person chooses to stay close to home or travel a few miles, they are sure to find the type of food they are looking for.
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