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

April 14, 2018 Christa Meece

Pompton Lakes is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,097, reflecting an increase of 457 (+4.3%) from the 10,640 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 101 (+1.0%) from the 10,539 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Pompton Lakes

1. Pompton Queen Diner

710 State Rt 23, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1422 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 973-835-2086
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Pompton Queen Diner

Pompton Queen Diner is a family-owned and operated diner since 1987. Pompton Queen is not your typical diner. Our modern and clean restaurant, outdoor patio, and extensive menu landed us as one of the top diners to eat in New Jersey. Our service is spectacular and our food speaks for itself. Our Chicken Taverna was featured as one of the top 20 best dishes in New Jersey. Customers love our cannoli pancakes which are made from scratch. For those health conscious individuals we have an array of healthy options to choose from. We have daily lunch and dinner specials and have a full bar with plenty of great drinks. With five TVs around our bar area, Pompton Queen is also a great place to kick back and watch your favorite sports game. Stop in any day any time cause we're open 24 hours, and have yourself one of the best meals you can find in New Jersey. We look forward to having you.

Reviewed By Frank T

My wife and stopped in here for a quick lunch. We were seated pretty fast. The menu has everything you want from a diner. The daily specials looked very good. Our server was very cheerful and answered every quedtion we had. I had a delicious...MoreFrank, I'm thrilled to hear that the two of you had a good experience! It sounds like the soup and burger hit the spot. We'd love to have you back anytime you're in the area to explore more of the menu. Best wishes, Sam M.

2. Curly's Ice Cream

30 State Rt 23, Riverdale, NJ 07457-1619 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 973-839-0198
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Curly's Ice Cream

Making Homemade Ice Cream for 3 Generations!

Reviewed By tmcgeee - Towaco, New Jersey

The ice cream is excellent and very reasonably priced. This is a take out place, no indoor seating. There are a few benches in the parking lot. It's located on the highway so it's loud and not too scenic. But again, the ice cream is excellent.

3. Thatcher McGhee's

6 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442-2024 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 973-839-3377
Excellent
32%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 179 reviews

Thatcher McGhee's

Reviewed By TElwoodM

Good food, Jenny was an attentive server. Texas cod sandwich was spicy with jalapeños. Very tasty. Sweet potato fries were very good. The bartender pours a good pint of Guinness. What more could you want?Thanks for the review! We will let Jenny know of your kind compliment.

4. Pizza One

1185 Ringwood Ave, Haskell, NJ 07420-1524 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 21 +1 973-835-1600
Excellent
58%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Pizza One

Our restaurant specializes in making quality food and generous portions for everyone to enjoy. We have a variety of specialty pizzas and gourmet salads, including our famous Caribbean Strawberry Salad and the very popular Hollywood Salad. We specialize in catering with a very extensive menu to choose from and have fast FREE delivery 7 days a week throughout Wayne, NJ and the surrounding area. We are proud to be a family owned and operated restaurant and have a strong philosophy...Putting the customers' needs and concerns above all else. "Pizza One - Where Quality and Quantity count!"

Reviewed By Bob T - Boston, Massachusetts

Stopped in while passing through town, and was pleasantly surprised. Not much to look at from the street but looks can be deceiving. Fast, friendly service in a very casual atmosphere. Their Greek salad was excellent, and a cheesesteak sub with peppers and mushrooms was...MoreThank you for sharing your review online! We are glad you had a positive experience here, with fast, friendly service, and we appreciate your feedback on our greek salad & cheesesteak. Visit us again the next time you are passing through town! Thank you.

5. Vila Verde Restaurant

120 Terhune Dr, Wayne, NJ 07470-7104 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Spanish, Portuguese, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 973-616-0999
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 114 reviews

Vila Verde Restaurant

Reviewed By bill19742015 - Wyckoff, New Jersey

This is a upscale place without having to drive close to Newark. The seafood paella was excellent with a large portion of good quality lobster. Portions arer huge. However, branzino (whole or filet) was just average. Service for a large group of 10 was excellent. Prices are about 25% above places closer to Newark. A tartuffo dessert was excellent.

6. Oakland Diner

72 Ramapo Valley Rd, Oakland, NJ 07436-1722 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 201-337-1262
Excellent
48%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 93 reviews

Oakland Diner

Reviewed By Carmen O - Ontario, Canada

Was in the area for my best friends wedding, and we wanted to meet for brunch before we drove back to Canada.

The groom suggested this place, as his cousin works here. As soon as we pulled up, I knew it was going to be great. What a busy place on Sunday mornings!! The wait wasn't too long....after we put our names in.

All of the staff were exceptionally friendly, especially with kids. Everything on the menu looked delicious.....if I had the money (& the appetite), I was tempted to order everything on it. Haha. But both my husband and I settled for Huevos Rancheros because neither of us have ever had it before. It was delicious.

I wish this place was closer to me....or me to it. But then again, I don't wish it.
, because if it was, I'd be spending every meal there. Haha. Will definitely be back again.....even if I have to drive the 8+ hours to do so.

7. Pompton Lakes Bakery

117 Wanaque Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442-2101 Breakfast +1 973-835-2381
Excellent
70%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Reviewed By DrumBob - Highland Lakes, New Jersey

This is terrific bakery. I always stop in and buy a big chocolate sprinkle cookie or two and have been for years. My only regret is, they close for the summer. Prices are reasonable and the baked good are excellent always. I am always tempted by the jelly donuts.

8. Boniello's

72 Hamburg Tpke, Riverdale, NJ 07457-1160 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 973-831-0222
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Boniello's

Reviewed By P B - Little Falls

Our family enjoyed it very much! We were in mood for something good, local, fresh and unpretentious. So happy I remembered this was on my hit list. Food was great, generous, and its clearly a fav of many locals, bc all tables were seated. But our wait was short, so bonus!

9. The Little Food Inn

585 Newark Pompton Tpke, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444-1731 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 973-616-8600
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

The Little Food Inn

Reviewed By kerbuck11 - ny, ny

A friend and I went here and thoroughly enjoyed it! they offer gluten free bread, wraps etc. The waitstaff seemed knowledgeable and friendly! I had a wrap sandwich that consisted of their chicken salad & brie-- it was so yummy! My friend had the cheese-steak and she really enjoyed it as well! If you are in the area- I would definitely stop by! Everything was fresh too!

10. Monica's Italian Restaurant

1 Lakeside Ave, Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442-1715 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch 973-616-5457
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Monica's Italian Restaurant

973-616-5457

Reviewed By jbmathusek - Clifton, New Jersey

I like to bring business associates here because I know the food will be good. I love the soups and the pastas

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