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

April 15, 2018 Etsuko Causey

South Plainfield is a borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 23,385, reflecting an increase of 1,575 (+7.2%) from the 21,810 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,321 (+6.4%) from the 20,489 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in South Plainfield

1. Dunellen Hotel

120 N Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812-1244 Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 26 +1 732-968-2900
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Dunellen Hotel

Reviewed By Terry M - Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

While visiting my daughter and son-in-law in NJ we went over to the Dunellen Hotel on a snowy evening. We have been there several times and always been pleased. One of the specials that night was a stuffed pork chop that was the biggest thing I've ever seen. Three in our party opted for this and thought it was delicious. Only one was able to actually finish it. I was looking for comfort food and found it in a huge chicken parm dish. It was excellent. A great evening of good food and good conversation!

2. Chand Palace at Piscataway

1296 Centennial Ave, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4324 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 732-465-1474
Excellent
47%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Chand Palace at Piscataway

Chand Palace serves Indian Food Cuisine and online ordering and free delivery, catering provider in new jersey.

Reviewed By DealDude - Earth

Great food, good service, overall good experience. A nice vegetarian place for dinner and weekend lunch.

3. Carmen's Trattoria

907 Oak Tree Ave, Ste C, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-5131 Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 908-822-1424
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 22 reviews

Carmen's Trattoria

Reviewed By G M - South Plainfield, New Jersey

We've dined at Carmen's countless times over the years - a cozy little restaurant with good Italian food. Gone almost unnoticed, however, are their take-out Family Dinners for 4.

They used to be called "Recession Busters" for good reason. These are complete dinners complete with appetizers, salads, bread and a main course over a bed of pasta. More than enough to feed our family of 4 with leftovers - all at a reasonable price.

Recently, we ordered both a Chicken Francaise and a Chicken Marsala pair of dinners for a small get together. Dinners were ready on time. Everyone enjoyed the selections.

TIP - these meals traveled well. We simply removed the plastic wrap under the aluminum top and reheated.

Tired of Chinese take-out? Give these Italian dinners a try. We were not disappointed.

4. Water & Wine

141 Stirling Rd, Watchung, NJ 07069-5904 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 52 - SGD 79 +1 908-755-9344
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Water & Wine

Reviewed By geri d - Watchung, New Jersey

Had dinner New years Eve 20017 party of 10 The place was FREEZING I had to wear my coat all night when we went to the rest room it was worst !!! Asked to put heat up never made it better the whole night was un comfortable ....Shame on You

5. Tastee Sub Shop

267 Plainfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08817-3733 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 732-985-5423
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 199 reviews

Tastee Sub Shop

Reviewed By Dan E

Tastee’s subs are one of a kind their ingredients and fresh sub rolls are delicious. Great sub for game day or a picnic or just last minute choice on a Sunday night. If you’re looking for a great sub that is unique to the area pick Tastee’s!

6. Pepe's Italian Restaurant

117 Watchung Ave, North Plainfield, NJ 07060-4840 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 908-753-5727
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Pepe's Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By jwolinsky - Watchung, New Jersey

This is an old fashioned family owned Italian restaurant and pizzeria. We shared a meal among the five of us that included the margherita pizza, penne vodka with chicken, eggplant rollatini, chicken rollatini, and eggplant parmigiana. Everything was excellent and the server, Sandy, was very friendly and attentive. It is also a BYOB. The prices are very reasonable, but they only take cash. I think we have just found our new favorite Italian restaurant. We will definitely be back!

7. Silk Road

41 Mountain Blvd, Warren, NJ 07059-2630 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Middle Eastern, Afghani, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +1 908-561-8288
Excellent
63%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 155 reviews

Silk Road

Reviewed By maxinedds - Westfield, New Jersey

Good food with a very helpful staff. The Dumplings are so light and airy the melt in you mouth. The chutneys and sauces are fresh accompaniments. The rice dishes are wonderful and if you can't decide what you want with you dinner they'll let you split your order. The chicken and lamb chop dinners are good choices. Dinners come with a small salad and soup. Usually there are leftovers for lunch. The piping hot fresh bread is amazing!

8. Fontainbleau Diner Restaurant

1050 Stelton Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4316 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 732-981-0090
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 105 reviews

Fontainbleau Diner Restaurant

Reviewed By Apeisach

When I was told about this place, I had higher expectation. Fountainbleau is a very average mid level diner? Good service, simple decor, not creative menu.

9. Ciccio's Pizza

134 Maple Ave, South Plainfield, NJ 07080-3407 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 908-753-4060
Excellent
53%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Reviewed By Clare46408 - Fort Worth, Texas

We always have to get some pizza when back in NJ. I trusted TA reviews, as I didn't want to waste a meal on subpar pizza. We were very happy with Ciccio's. It's a casual family place with excellent pies (so common in NJ but so impossible to find elsewhere!). The prices are great (under $12 for cheese) and the staff was very friendly. We shared the house salad, also good. The only negative was the toasted "hamburger roll" served with the salad. I would leave the bread off or get some good Italian bread!

10. Planet Chicken

107 N Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812-1243 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Peruvian, South American Lunch, Dinner +1 732-424-3424
Excellent
66%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Planet Chicken

Reviewed By tinastutz - Piscataway, New Jersey

Food was excellent, service great and you can't get a better meal for the money. I took my narrow minded mother here and she really liked it. And that says a lot since she is so fussy!!! I would highly recommend giving it a try. The food is delicious and you will have plenty of leftovers to take home for later.

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