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BEST PUB GRUB Davey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant > RUNNER-UP: ALLENDALE BAR AND GRILL 67 W. ALLENDALE AVE., ALLENDALE The ABG is a perpetual favorite in this category with its classic charm and its flavorful pub grub menu. Belly up to the bar and order up. “My favorite place in Bergen County is John’s Boy Pizzeria in Glen Rock. My friends and I end up eating and hanging out there almost every day. They make great pizza, and the owner, Umberto, is a really nice guy.” GLEN ROCK ACTOR CHARLIE TAHAN, WAYWARD PINES 14 2016 EDITION | (201) BEST OF BERGEN GUIDE BEST BREAKFAST Country Pancake House 140 E. RIDGEWOOD AVE. RIDGEWOOD, (201) 444-8395 COUNTRYPANCAKEHOUSE.NET For 10 straight years, readers have put their chocolate chip cornbread where their mouth is and chosen the Country Pancake House as a flap jacks down favorite for breakfast. Insane pancakes, eggs Benedict with a heap of home fries and endless coffee refills are just part of the reason that Ridgewood locals and fans from all over Bergen will stand in line to savor the flavors of this hugely popular restaurant. > > 5 PARK ST., MONTVALE, (201) 391-9356 DAVEYSPUB.COM Five, count ’em five times in a row for this classic Irish pub with good solid crowd-pleasing grub on the menu. It’s a reader favorite! Be sure to pop in for a game of darts and a pint to quench your thirst. RUNNERS-UP: ALLENDALE EATS! 101 W. ALLENDALE AVE., ALLENDALE BENNY’S LUNCHEONETTE 11-04 SADDLE RIVER ROAD, FAIR LAWN RAYMOND’S RIDGEWOOD Diagonally across from the Country Pancake House is Raymond’s, just a few years old but rapidly becoming a fave destination for early risers. Famous comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock popped in to drink some coffee and shoot a TV segment at Allendale Eats! As for Benny’s, that’s the land of the overstuffed sandwich, but it’s also a great place for breakfast – try the challah and the babka! PANCAKE: CHRIS MARKSBURY; DAVEY’S: GREG PALLANTE; TAHAN: COURTESY OF JAMES MINCHIN/FOX; ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL: COURTESY OF ALLENDALE BAR & GRILL; ALLENDALE EATS: COURTESY OF ALLENDALE EATS; BENNY’S: COURTESY OF BENNY’S Casual Dining