If you find yourself running errands in Denville, on a family outing or even exploring new wheels at Salerno Duane INFINITI of Denville, a refueling stop is a must. Retail therapy and family fun require good, nourishing eats. Denville, the “hub of Morris County”, packs its fair share of world class eateries into 12.6 square miles. Here are a few outstanding places at which to break bread during your next excursion.
Rediscover Irish pride — even if you’re not Irish — at Thatcher McgGhee’s Irish Pub, where all are welcome and the motto is, “If you can’t come in — smile as you pass.” Daily happy hour and drinks/food specials cajole your taste buds with the likes of pork marsala, chicken arugula panini, authentic Irish coffee, and many choices of lager. The atmosphere is fun and laid back. And there are daily events: Wednesday night trivia and DJ Priore, to name a few. McGhee’s serves food every night until 1:30 a.m. and Sunday brunch from 10-2 p.m. Guinness beef stew and corned beef and cabbage satisfy those seeking traditional Irish eats. The extensive beer menu is organized by availability: bottled or draft. Of course there are stouts. Several. Including a few craft. No reservations necessary. (973) 586-3377.
Where else can you sample a supreme prosciutto on tomato focaccia and then purchase the very ingredients to make the same sandwich at home? Answer: Sergio & Co. Italian Specialties. This beloved Denville cafe/restaurant/market serves up regional Italian and sells the ingredients that comprise their delectable menu. Sip a freshly brewed espresso and nosh on fresh fried cod, caramelized onion, provolone, and balsamic on homemade ciabatta. Call ahead and inquire about daily hot specials like roasted in-season fennel. Open Tues-Sat from 9-6 and 9-5. Closed Sunday and Monday. (973) 586-8337.
Thai Chef Restaurant scratches your itch for the adventurous and unique. A friendly, attentive staff and three-star quality food make up for a slightly small if not intimate dining space. The main menu features a killer Maryland crab soup for a mere $6. The roasted Chilean seae bass with prik king sauce and French beans is are worth every cent. Tea is the king beverage here, and the three-page menu provides a wealth of options, including a half dozen varieties of each: black, oolong, rooibos, green, white, herbal, and decaf. To drive home an allegiance to your sweet tooth, the dessert menu makes the most of its five items. Chocolate Grand-Marinier SouffleSoufflé leads the offerings. There are sweet-sticky rice, cremecrème brulee, and ice cream, also. No reservations necessary, but call to check for availability: (973) 983-0800.
Live entertainment and hearty, succulent American food are the stars at Second Half on Main. Considered one of the finest pubs in Jersey, Second Half easily defends its rep with no-frills, simply cooked, superior steak, burgers, seafood, and great beer. There’s a kid’s menu, also. Those who lean southwest will enjoy the Fresh Mex menu, jammed with regional staples, such as homemade guac, nachos, quesadillas, and enchiladas. Sole Oreganato, penne vodka and grilled NY strip keep the menu grounded but still executive. Open seven days for lunch and dinner. This place is popular, so call ahead. (973) 784-4040.
Salerno Duane INFINITI of Denville
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