10 Restaurants With Meals for $10 or Less in Montclair

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Dining out can be expensive – especially living in a bustling city. Finding that balance between exploring new restaurants in town and staying in for a home-cooked meal is definitely tricky when there are endless options to choose from, which is why we’ve decided to curate a list of 10 restaurants that all sell at least one dish for just $10 or less. From burgers to pizza to soup, there are plenty of places to eat on a dime without sacrificing flavor. Read on for a list of Montclair restaurants with $10 dishes (or less).

Belgiovine’s Pizza & Italian Deli | 714 Bloomfield Avenue

Belgiovine’s Pizza

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Recently expanded Belgiovine’s Italian Deli is now serving up piping hot, delicious pizzas right next door. Belgiovine’s sells pizza by the slice at just $2.50-$3 per slice. Almost all of Belgiovine’s sandwiches are under $10 and are enough to fill guests’ bellies clear through till dinner. It also offers three great soup options under $10 to warm patrons during the colder months. 

Beyond Pita | 82 Church Street

To cure that falafel craving, visit Beyond Pita where diners can get falafel on a plate or in a pita for under $10. This small Mediterranean spot is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, making it great for cheap eats at any time of day. Beyond Pita also has a great selection of meat options, all available as a plate or pita, and many are also under $10.

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Diesel and Duke | 39 Glenridge Avenue

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All of the inventive burgers served here are $10 or less,  including the Impossible meat option, making it a prime spot for dining on a budget. For patrons with a big appetite, grab Diesel and Duke’s “Diesel Burger” which has two beef patties, cheddar cheese, bacon, jalapenos, caramelized onions, onion rings, bbq sauce, and chipotle mayo for just $10. This monster burger is sure to keep both bellies and wallets full.  

Green Chop’s | 47 Watchung Plaza

A quick-service, healthy food restaurant, Green Chop’s salads, sandwiches, and smoothies are under $10 and can fill diners up with greens on the cheap. It’s open seven days a week and is great for takeout. Choose one of Green Chop’s salads or customize one starting at $7.99.

Paraiso Cocina Dominicana | 25 William Street

Paraiso serves up tons of flavor and huge servings with a rotating menu of daily specials for just $8. The daily specials, such as oxtail and pernil (pork) stew, are served over rice and beans and include vegetables. Grab an empanada for later and the day’s meals are complete. 

Ray’s Luncheonette | 99 Walnut Street

Ray’s Luncheonette

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Serving up classic dishes to Montclair for over 40 years, Ray’s is affordable and delicious. Its extensive diner-style menu has dozens of meals under $10 that will warm the heart and belly with nostalgia. For a true Jersey dining experience, grab a Taylor ham and egg sandwich for $4.50.

Red Eye Café | 94 Walnut Street

Red Eye Café

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Open for breakfast and lunch, Red Eye Café’s menu has many sandwiches and salads offered at $10 or less. For a satisfying fall lunch, order the “soup salad sandwich” which includes a cup of soup, cheddar grilled cheese with onion jam on multigrain, and salad for $8.50.

Tacoria | 367 Bloomfield Avenue

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For those looking to add some spice to their diets without a hefty price tag, Tacoria is the spot. Its menu is full of customizable meals under $10. Patrons pick the base, such as a burrito bowl or tacos, followed by a protein, and top it with their favorite salsas and sauces. Tacoria has a wide variety of vegetarian/vegan options that are also under $10.

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Tierney’s Tavern | 136 Valley Road

With almost every dish on its menu priced at under $10, it’s clear why Tierney’s has been a go-to spot for any Montclair local for over 85 years. It’s approachable, satisfying, and easy on the wallet. Grab a beer and a burger and enjoy Tierney’s true pub atmosphere.

Wahchung Restaurant | 19 Watchung Plaza

For a Chinese food fix, visit Wahchung Restaurant. Its combination platters are almost all $10 or less and come with pork fried rice and an egg roll alongside the dish of choice of Wahchung’s solo dishes are also $10 or less as well, and are a good fit for a less-hefty option. 


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Kristina is a real estate agent at Keller Williams NJ Metro Group in Montclair living right next door in Cedar Grove. In her free time, she is involved in the rescue dog community, volunteering as the Adoption/Foster Coordinator for Wise Animal Rescue. Kristina also spends time exploring businesses in Essex County and is dedicated to helping newbies to the area find their new homes, new favorite spots, and new rescue pups!