New stomping ground - Mount Laurel. Gimme some eats!
I have a new area to explore since the boyf just moved down to Mount Laurel. The town seems nice, and I am hoping that the restaurant options are just as promising.
I'd love recommendations on all types of places, and if anyone knows of a great (but cheap enough for a casual weeknight dinner) sushi place in ML or the surrounding area, let me know! We definitely want to try a lot of places and explore the area. And if there's a pizzeria that is your fav, let me in on it :] (and I’ll be sure to give you my post-taste opinion, since I am particular with my pizza!)
I work in Mt Laurel, but live in Princeton. I'm sorry that I don't have any suggestions in Mt Laurel...I have not found them myself! I anxious await other responses because I'd love some tips on good food. Seems few and far between in south Jersey, or perhaps I just need some guidance as well!
For pizza, Angelo's is the best I've found. Truely delicious NJ pizza!
878 Union Mill Rd, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
As a fellow relocated person...I live in Cherry Hill, but lived in Mount Laurel for like three minutes...grew up in NNJ.
1. for greasy, awesome pizza, go to Francesca's where 38 and Ark road intersect (think that's a ShopRite shopping center now...); for glam pizza go to Passariello's on Main Street in Moorestown.
2. for Chinese, go to China Cafe also right where 38 and Ark intersect...it's in the shopping center NEXT to where Francesca's is...you'll see a Burger King, Hollywood Tans, Hair Cuttery etc.
3. for bagels, you will want to punch all of the workers in the face due to incompetence, but if you speak slowly, you will get the best bagel in the area (closest to north Jersey I can find...) Go to Victoria's where 38 and Larchmont intersect...in the shopping center where a Saxby's is supposedly opening, but I honestly don't think it ever will. Don't be tempted to go to Gaetanos for a cheese steak. They suck, and their pizza is even worse. If you must have a cheese steak...take the trip to Montesini's on 38W in Maple Shade. Really good pizza there too...but I'm not sure what part of Mt. Laurel you are in.
4. For sushi, go to Akira 2 (original Akira on Larchmont smells like a sewer...) on Main Street in Moorestown. BYO and fresh fish.
5. for "dive" bar with outside seating, pitchers, and pub grub, go to Ott's in Delran..take Hartford and it will be on your right. I avoid Prospector's. And Jay's Elbow Room...(this really is a dive bar, has a small outdoor deck, but hey...sometimes those are the best places)...but for lunch, you can get a sandwich for a literally $1.00. And like, serious sandwiches...I had a steak sandwich once and two pints and it was $5.00.
6. Again, not sure where in Mt. Laurel you are, but if you're closer to Cherry Hill...on Church Road, in between 73 and 41, there is a pizza place called Forno...good pizza, decent food, and beer for $1.75 a pint.
7. Best craft beer joint so far has been The Pour House in Westmont.
8. Best BYO Italian place seems to be Barone's (Acme shopping center on Centerton, across the street from Wegman's)IMHO. Or Tutti Toscani in Cherry Hill...sometimes they will give you limoncello. For lunch you can get legit sandwiches and salads for like, nothing at both establishments.
Use Wegman's to your full advantage - cooking in will definitely become part of your repertoire because dining options definitely become limited if you don't feel like going over the bridge. However you can usually get cheaper fish and meat at Acme.
I leave the hardcore gourmet recommendations to a few of the other chaps that REALLY know dining...I have a husband that literally would be happy with a mutton chop, so we don't really frequent La Campagne or places like that...
Simple, and small place for breakfast or lunch
Heart to Heart Moorestown
Right off of Main Street
Agree Akira 2 Very Good - Had the Rock and Roll - Roll
Shrimp Tempura Pepper Tuna and King Crab
You have lots of good food places to explore in that area - Cherry Hill - Haddonfield - Collingswood and Phila is so close! Let us know what you discover.
For pizza, a bit out of the way, but Riviera in Vincentown has excellent thin crust pizza, like a N Jersey pie, which is hard to find in S. Jersey.
Modo Milano on Route 38 in Mt. Holly is another Lamberti restaurant. It's actually very nice and modern, (little out of place for the area), inside, and the food is pretty good. Added advantage is that you can get a drink there.
Mikado in Maple Shade or Medford would be two good choices for Japanese. I understand there is another Japanese place in the Acme Shopping Center at the corner of Lenola Rd and Kings Hwy (Maple Shade), that is supposed to be pretty good, but sorry, can't remember the name of it.
Going east from Mt. Laurel, your choices will be few and far between. Dad's on 38 in Mt. Holly is a dive that serves good burgers and wings. Prospectors I am not crazy about, but I've been there a bunch of times strictly out of necessity (my sister lives near there and has two small children). Prospectors does have an outside patio and they have a full menu. I'd stick with the burgers there, myself.
In Medford, Teds on Main is excellent for Cajun/Creole.
Since you're in the area now, the 2 best places for sushi are Fuji in Haddonfield; or Sagami in Collingswood. Both are BYOB.
I think you will find most of the better quality restaurants west of Mt. Laurel. There are some nice choices in Collingswood, as well.
For pizza, I really like Sal's Pizzeria in Marlton-right off of 73 (near the circle) but I might be a bit biased since I have been going there for practically my whole life- their white pizza with broccoli and tomatoes is my favorite.
There's also Donkey's Place on Tomlinson Rd. in Medford. It's a bit out there in the woods, but they have really good cheese steaks that they put on kaiser rolls ( a weird choice of roll, but still really good) and I love their fries w/ seasoning. Plus, it's right next to Leo's Famous Yum Yum! (added bonus for dessert)
And there's Spaghetti House located in the shopping center off of 73 with the DSW and Champps- I love their Sicilian style sauce and the family that owns it is really nice!