Best Restaurants in Freehold, NJ

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No matter what you’re in the mood for, Freehold has fare for all tastes, including family-style Italian, inventive modern Indian dishes, Tex-Mex, and more. Read on for our top 5 best restaurants in Freehold, NJ from the team at Ray Catena Lexus of Freehold, and then check out our handy Freehold Guide for more local recommendations!


Federici’s Family Restaurant

With a century-long history, Federici’s Italian dining is a Freehold institution. They’re known best for their traditional thin-crust pizza, available in a long list of time-tested configurations, like chicken parmigiana and buffalo chicken. Memorable appetizers like stuffed mushrooms with shrimp will have you stopping by whenever you’re in the Holmdel area. FYI, they’re cash-only!

Metropolitan Cafe

Another Freehold mainstay, Metropolitan Cafe is a great choice if you’re feeling gourmet. The unique New American menu has a Pacific Rim flair, perfect if you’re looking for some exciting flavor combos or fresh sushi. The atmosphere is classy, yet casual enough to relax on the patio with a glass of wine from their Wine Spectator Award-Winning list. Save room for the martini bar!

Aarzu Modern Indian Bistro

We actually have two upscale, gourmand-pleasing spots on this list — so if you’re not in the mood for sushi, make a beeline instead for Aazru. Since opening in 2016, they’ve been making dishes that reimagine and celebrate traditional Indian cuisine. Innovative takes on favorite traditional recipes are designed to excite guests who love trying something new. The menu highlights the regional cultural diversity within India, with street food offerings like Smoked Garbanzo Bhel, and a huge selection of breads including naan, garlic naan, roti, and laccha paratha — to name just a few!

Texas Mexican Restaurant

if you’re in the mood for genuine Mexican fare like you’d find at the Texas border, we suggest making plans at Texas Mexican! Only the highest-quality fresh ingredients go into their carefully-crafted and faithful traditional recipes. Enjoy burritos, enchiladas, tacs, empinadas, plantains, and much more! The space is small and can get crowded at peak times, so be sure to plan in advance.

Sweet Lew’s Cafe

Breakfast is served all day at Sweet Lew’s, a warm and bustling cafe serving homemade meals, only fresh ingredients, and old-fashioned hospitality. Lew’s is well known for their homemade menu of classic American sandwiches, soups, and salads — and a dedicated staff who welcome regulars as friends. Or stop in for popular breakfast combo specials like the Sunriser and the Uptowner, and comfort-food winners like the Texas Toast (dipped in Sandy’s secret batter). Yes, breakfast is served all day.

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