NJ Monthly Best South Jersey Restaurants

South Jersey Restaurants on New Jersey Monthly’s Jersey Choice Restaurant List

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Congratulations to the South Jersey restaurants and food & drink spots featured on New Jersey Monthly’s Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll. Readers chose the winners in a poll that took place in February. There are also some critics’ picks too.


While this is a nice snapshot of the South Jersey food scene, there’s so much more down this way, which is why I started this site and the companion Facebook group. Your readership means a lot to me; just by reading this article, you’re not only supporting local and small businesses in South Jersey, but you’re proving that there is really good food to be eaten here.

I’m also sharing this list because some of the reader’s choices for South Jersey are not in South Jersey but Central Jersey. For example, I don’t consider Monmouth County in South Jersey. That is a huge thorn in my side because it leaves out so many wonderful restaurants south of I-195. I’m also omitting the Jersey Shore places because that should be its own category. Consider this list your guide if you’re looking for a new place to eat in South Jersey!

Best of the Best

Versi Vino
461 Route 38 West
Maple Shade

Versi Vino, a restaurant, wine bar, and wine shop in Maple Shade, is considered a hidden gem in our area. In other words, if you know, you know! The reviews online are predominantly positive because they have a great selection of wines and handcrafted cocktails, and the food is thoughtful and well-executed. I rarely write reviews, but after a lovely experience there, I was compelled to share my experience on Open Table in hopes it would encourage others to check it out.

American/New American

The Farm & The Fisherman
1442 Marlton Pike East (Route 70)
Cherry Hill

Wanda BYOB
116 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield

Asian Fusion

Grace Bistro
65 Route 70 East
Marlton

Bagels

Bagelati (Cinnaminson)
1036 Route 130

Bagelati (Marlton)
795 Route 70 East

Bakery

Boaggio’s Bread
823 East Gate Drive
Mount Laurel

Bang for the Buck

Sagami (Japanese)
37 Crescent Blvd
Collingswood

Bar Scene

Giumarello’s
329 Haddon Avenue
Westmont

Barbecue

Fat Jack’s
3820 Route 42 North
Turnersville

Beer Selection

Erlton Social
1536 Kings Highway North
Cherry Hill

Breakfast

Amy’s Omelette House (Burlington)
637 High Street

Amy’s Omelette House (Cherry Hill)
302 Cuthbert Blvd

Brew Pub

Iron Hill Brewery
124 Kings Highway East
Maple Shade

Brunch

The Cubby Hole
37 East Main Street
Moorestown

Burger

The Fare Porter
109 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield

Caterer

Cathy’s Catering
600 Main Street
Riverton

Cheesesteak

Cockadoodle Dan’s
9 East Broad Street
Palmyra

Coffee/Tea Bar

The Station
10 East Chestnut Street
Merchantville

New Leaf Tea Room
606 Main Street
Riverton

Deli (Italian-style)

Croce
811 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill

Deli (Kosher-style)

The Kibitz Room
100 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill

Desserts

Mango Mango Desserts
1030 Marlton Pike West (Route 70)
Cherry Hill

Diner

Ponzio’s
7 Marlton Pike West (Route 70)
Cherry Hill

French

The Little Hen
220 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield

Greek

Estia Taverna
140 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill

Hot Dog

Moon Dog Grill
400 Route 38 (Moorestown Mall)
Moorestown

Ice Cream

Pee Wee’s
57 N. Main Street
Medford

Indian

Tiffin
1892 Marlton Pike East
Cherry Hill

Italian

ITA 101
20 S. Main Street
Medford

Japanese

Sagami
37 Crescent Blvd
Collingswood

Latin American / Caribbean

Que Ricas
46A Haddon Avenue
Westmont

Lunch

The Bistro
57 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield

Mexican

Julio’s on Main
1370 South Main Road
Vineland

Middle Eastern / Turkish

Norma’s
145 Barclay Farms Shopping Center
Cherry Hill

Pizza

Pizza Crime
139 Kings Highway East
Haddonfield

Romantic

Caffe Aldo Lamberti
2011 Route 70 West
Cherry Hill

Seafood

Cap’n Cat Clam Bar (Franklinville, Voorhees, Woodbury)

Soup / Salad / Sandwich

Crumb Sandwich Joint (Haddonfield and Bordentown)

Southeast Asian

Sanook Thai
18 Tanner Street
Haddonfield

Southern / Soul Food

Corinne’s Place
1524 Haddon Avenue
Camden

Steak

Chubby’s Steakhouse
239 Monmouth Street
Gloucester City

Vegetarian / Vegan

Goodbeet
29 Haddon Avenue
Westmont

Wine List

Versi Vino
461 Route 38 West
Maple Shade

Congrats again, and please continue supporting the local South Jersey food scene. Many restaurants deserve your business, from hole-in-the-wall mom & pop shops to critically acclaimed spots. Thank you for helping put South Jersey on the greater New Jersey culinary map!

Full disclosure: Though I did not get a credit, I’m one of a few critics who contributed to the list. Some (not all) of my choices were selected by the editors. It was extremely difficult to pick only one in every category. My selections were based on multiple factors, which I do not have to justify, but let’s just say that I have been to most of these establishments, and I can highly recommend them.


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Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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