Bedminster, Bernardsville, Basking Ridge, Far Hills, Peapack/Gladstone also known as The Somerset Hills. It’s time for a real discussion on where to get the best things based on what the LOCALS say! Don’t agree? Post what you think is is best. And if we couldn’t find local, we gave best option.
The premise is simple…. if you were going to recommend to your best friend where to go, who to use, what would it be? If you have a better one, tell Mr. Local History!!!!!
- Best Bread: Biagios’ (Stirling)
- Best Meat/Butcher: Green Village Packing Company (Green Village)
- Best Bagels: Bagels 4 – U (Fat Bagels) (Bernardsville), Bagel Bin (Thinner ) – (Bernardsville)
- Best Pizza: Lennys (Bernardsville), Venetos (Basking Ridge), Natales (Gillette)
- Best Pizza: (Gluten Free) – Nicoletta (Bernardsville)
- Best Burger: Station (Bernardsville), Black Horse Pub (Mendham), Turf & Surf (Warren)
- Best Fries: Copper Kettle (Basking Ridge)
- Best Hot Dog: Stirling Hotel (Stirling)
- Best Sub: , Sorry. Gotta Travel: Sorrentos (E. Hanover), Colonial Pantry (Mendham), Angies (Gillette), Hershey’s (Westfield)
- Best Deli Sandwich: Peroitti’s (Basking Ridge) (See also Subs)
- Best Sloppy Joe Sandwich: Tie: Copper Kettle (Basking Ridge), Brushes (Basking Ridge)
- Best Chinese Takeout: Asian Delight (Bernardsville)
- Best Japanese Restaurant: Tsuru (Dewey Meadow -Basking Ridge)
- Best Sushi Restaurant: Tsuki (Bernardsville)
- Best Hot Top Japanese Restaurant: Kiku (Bedminster)
- Best Italian Restaurant: Trattoria Mediterranea (BYO) (Bedminster), Cafe Rosa (BYO) (Pluckemin)
- Best Mexican Restaurant: Casa Maya (BYO) (Meyersville)
- Best BBQ: Minuteman Smokehouse (Morristown – Just north of Basking Ridge)
- Best Prime Rib: Sorry Folks! For the money, gotta travel to Charlie Browns in Scotch Plains. 14 oz. Charlie cut, baked potato, unlimited salad bar – $24.99. And every Tuesday, unlimited Shrimp with each Prime Rib purchase!
- Best Diner: Stirling Diner (Stirling), Spinning Wheel (Lebanon)
- Best Salad Bar: Kings (Bernardsville)
- Best Local Farm Stand: Crane Farm Stand (Basking Ridge), English Farm (Liberty Corner)
- Best Bakery: Sorry! Gotta travel. Sorrentos (E. Hanover), Randazzos (Raritan), Coco Luxe(Peapack)
- Best Bakery (Gluten Free): Gluten Free Gloriously (Stirling)
- Best Crumb Cake: Bernardsville Train Station Farmers Market (Seasonal) (Bernardsville)
- Best Sheet Cake: Costco (Bridgewater), runner up (Shop Rite)
- Best Ice Cream: Polar Cub (Whitehouse Station), Penguin (Bernardsville)
- Best Prepared Take Out Meals: Perotti’s (Basking Ridge and Far Hills)
- Best Empanadas: Minos Cafe (Bernardsville)
- Best Chili: Peroitti’s Take out Chicken Chili (Basking Ridge)
- Best Wings: Cluck U (Pizza Brothers) or Morristown Delivers!
- Best Taylor Ham Egg & Cheese (S.P.K) – Brushes Deli (Try the Monster – 6 slices of Taylor Ham, 2 eggs, 4 slices of cheese).
Best Going Out (Adults)
- Best Social Scene: Outpost (Basking Ridge)
- Best Outdoor Patio: Stirling Hotel (Stirling)
- Best Outdoor Dining: Stirling Hotel (Stirling) and the Outpost (Basking Ridge)
- Best Beer Tap Selection: Capitol Craft (Green Brook)
Best High End: Ninety Acres (Peapack)
- Best Low End: Top of the Hill (Pluckemin)
- Best Fire Pit Drinking: Ninety Acres (Peapack)
- Best Lively Atmosphere Dining: Bistro 73 (BYO) (Bernardsville)
- Best Divorce Hang Out/Pick Up: 3 West (Basking Ridge)
- Best Activity: Bowling/Beverages Bowlmor (Green Brook), Runner Up – Stumpy’s Hatchet Throwing (BYO for real) – Green Brook
- Best Liquor Store: Stirling Fine Wines (Stirling)
- Best Supermarket: Shop Rite (Bernardsville), Wegman’s (Raritan), Whole Foods (Bridgewater)
- Best Veterinarian: Meyersville Veterinary Group (Stirling)
- Best ER Veterinarian: AniMerge (Raritan) But it’s expensive!
- Best Barber: (Old School) Liberty Corner Barbershop (Liberty Corner), Barber Shop at Far Hills
- Best Gas Station for Gas: Shell (Basking Ridge)
- Best Auto Body: Millington Auto Body (Millington)
- Best Nail Salon: Prestigious Nails (Warren)
- Best Pedicure: Kims Nails (Summit)
- Best Local Cabinet Maker: Jeff Melick Carpentry
- Best Local Business Networking Group: The Oak Tree Networking Group (Basking Ridge)
- Best Local Tree Service: Keiling Tree (Basking Ridge)
Still Looking For a Few – Tell Us!
- Best Coffee
- Best Steak: Tell Us
- Best Thai: Tell Us
- Best Medical Emergency Walk In : Someone please tell us!
- Best Car Wash: Tell us
- Best Moving Company: Tell Us
- Best Dog Groomer: Tell Us
- Best Hair Salon: Tell Us
- Best Christmas Tree Place: Tell Us
- Best Vegetarian Joint: Tell Us
Have a “Best Of” To Share?
If you don’t agree, that’s fine. Post your category, place, town and why.