Food suggestions in Clifton
My parents are soon relocating to Clifton. Looking for any good spots to hit. Feel free to list anything. At this point, the only thing i know of is Mr. Cupcake!
Here's a start: Mario's for great thin-crust pizza, Rutt's Hutt for "ripper-style" hot dogs and Tick-Tock Diner for a fun Jersey diner experience. Nearby on Grove Street in Montclair is Applegate Farms Ice Cream....a wonderful place with great ice cream. Also in nearby Bloomfield is Stamna Greek Taverna, a wonderful Greek restaurant.
1049 Broad St, Bloomfield, NJ 07003
356 W Main St, Freehold, NJ 07728
292 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042
281 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012
"There is also a place near the Allwood Theatre..."
Do you mean Dalto Ristorante? http://daltoristorante.com/
There is also Jamie's Cigar Lounge (http://jamiescigar.com/default.aspx) at Market & Bloomfield... I haven't eaten there in years, though. It used to be a formal sit-down Red Sauce Italian place - but it looks like it has now become a swish sports bar.
14 Market St, Clifton, NJ 07012
Travel 15 minutes to Montclair or Rutherford for some better and more creative restaurants. Around Clifton you'll find fast food, red sauce Ital-American and a few basic ethnic places. (Which are good, but sometimes you want a better-restaurant experience). Montclair & Rutherford are restaurant towns.
Brace yourself for insanity at Corrado's. On the one hand, I loved the huge chunks of St. Agur cheese priced for a song. And I loved the cheap olives, cheap figs, etc. But most of the produce was not terribly high quality (at the same time, it was cheap -- you get what you pay for, I guess) and the store was jammed with folks who would think nothing of running you down with their shopping cart. It was a riot in there and I'll go back, but you have to accept it for what it is.