Somerville Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Somerville

April 14, 2018 Joeann Galban

Somerville is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 12,098, reflecting a decline of 325 (-2.6%) from the 12,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 791 (+6.8%) from the 11,632 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the county seat of Somerset County.
Things to do in Somerville

1. Da Filippo's

132 E Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2309 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 41 - SGD 66 +1 908-218-0110
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 137 reviews

Da Filippo's

Reviewed By Galia B

A Personal Touch flavor restaurant. When You come in - should make reservations- the owner greets you & shares the recommended Dishes ! The Veal Parmesan was superb! Home made Italian meal & personal attention! Bring Your Own Wine! Very Unique! A must try!

2. Thai Kitchen I

1351Prince Rodgers Ave., Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 908-231-8822
Excellent
67%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Thai Kitchen I

Reviewed By barry88 - Hillsborough, New Jersey

There are a lot of good Thai places in the area, this is probably the best. Have had a few lunches and dinners here and every time the food is fantastic. I don't get many different entrees but what I do get is always on point.

3. Espo's

10 2nd St, Raritan, NJ 08869-1804 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian Dinner +1 908-685-9552
Excellent
51%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Espo's

Reviewed By Frank D - London, England, United Kingdom

When you enter, the sound of laughter and smell of great home cooked food are immediately welcoming. The portions are large and the food could be described as an american version of italian, but no less delicious for it. Don't expect refined flavours or dishes, but if you are looking for a great night, in a very popular place, with tasty food you won't go far wrong with Espo's

4. Carol's Creative Chocolatez

24 Division St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2902 Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards +1 908-725-5500
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Carol's Creative Chocolatez

Reviewed By KonaJoe14 - New Jersey

Oh hell......how can I be subjective when I start a review with OMGGGGGG?????

Had lunch today at our fave little place in Somerville...decided to walk around to find some dessert, and came across this hidden little gem on Division street.

Where do I start???

1. Carol is the real- deal goddess of chocolate. Her knowledge...passion...and willingness to share both with us was reason alone to write this review. I learned more about chocolate in 45 minutes of sampling, tasting, and drinking her various goodies than I have all my life. If you read these, Carol, my family and I cant thank you enough!

2. The chocolate "crack" pops????? I dunno. I dont really have words to describe the combination of flavor profiles or textures, so I wont try except to say, I'll be back next weekend to buy more cause once just isnt enough!

3. Hot chocolate. Three words: Liquid-chocolate-insanity. In fact, Carol, you should just re-name your concoction now 'cause thats what Im calling it from now on!

If you are near Somerville...have a jones for chocolate...just go. Now.

5. Dessert Plate Bakery

34 E Main St, Ste 1, Somerville, NJ 08876-2300 Wheelchair Accessible +1 908-722-9881
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By ProudCat - Hong Kong, China

It is simply my favorite bakery. They bake everything from scratch, on premises and use healthy natural ingredients. The cakes are delicious and could also be ordered for a special occasions that I've done a few times - they came out perfect. My kids love all their cookies and I love their cupcakes, apple pockets and macaroons.

6. Savor Restaurant

18 W Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2242 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 908-685-1975
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Savor Restaurant

We are a Family Owned and Operated Restaurant serving American Cuisine. We specialize in Homemade Pasta, Homemade Desserts,Seafood, Steaks and Chops.

Reviewed By Kate F

In town to visit family, and happened upon Savor. Hubby had seafood pasta which was delicious, with house-made pasta and perfectly cooked seafood. I had flat iron steak special, and it was perfectly seasoned and cooked. Ask for Ronald. One of the best servers we’ve ever had. Service is attentive but not intrusive, and he took the time to learn our names, and shook our hands as we left. Highly recommended!

7. Seasons 52

410 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2804 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 908-203-9952
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 336 reviews

Seasons 52

Reviewed By barbarabL4810BQ - Hillsborough, New Jersey

We celebrated a birthday here and I'm so glad we chose this restaurant to do so. Ambiance is very nice, especially in a quiet back room. We had gotten an email for a free flatbread appetizer, which we might not have ordered without the email - but it was absolutely delicious, light as a feather - tasty but not filling so that we had room for the entree! I had scallops and my companion had trout - both were perfectly cooked and scrumptious. Our server brought the desserts out so of course we had to try them. One was comped for the birthday, and had a candle, which was very nice. (What's great about the desserts is that they are small, and inexpensive, so you don't feel like you'e ordering a huge portion if you choose to get one.) Wine was very good, and our server was excellent. We will absolutely be back!

8. Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar

5 E Somerset St, Raritan, NJ 08869-2101 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, American Dinner +1 908-526-4566
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar

Reviewed By barry88 - Hillsborough, New Jersey

Finally tried this after trying their market a few times. This is the best seafood around. It is really really good. Prices are pretty reasonable considering it is seafood, just expect to pay. Not very big and gets super crowded, but there is a reason for the crowds. Had the lobster tail special. Was very good. The actual menu might be small, but they have a ton of specials every day.

9. Origin

25 Division St, Somerville, NJ 08876-2901 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 33 +1 908-685-1344
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Origin

Reviewed By Richard S - Livingston nj

The food is excellent. Worth 5stars.
The service superb.
The price reasonable and it is BYOB.
The atmosphere is a split rating both very good and in my judgement poor.
Outside seating
Inside ... Much too dark.
We shall return but only in the warm weather when we can sit outside.

10. Maggiano's - Bridgewater

600 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2806 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 79 - SGD 105 +1 908-547-6045
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 473 reviews

Maggiano's - Bridgewater

Reviewed By Arthur Y - New Jersey

Our family usually goes out after church service with friends for lunch and we suggested Maggiano's since we go there from time to time. Some friends have never been there. This Maggiano's is located at an entrance to the Bridgewater Commons Mall off Rte 22 and Rte 202 / 206. We were a large group but Andrew, one of the manager's made sure we had a table that we could all seat comfortably. Our attendant, Mahid was very helpful and always around when we needed something. The portions were all large and tasty, one person in our party has food allergies and the chef came out to discuss options. There's a separate Brunch menu on Sundays with different selections. BTW, our friends all enjoyed the atmosphere and their meals. One thing about Maggiano's - parking is limited due to the proximity of other shops and the mall.

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