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38 1st Ave, Denville, NJ 07834-2710
+1 862-209-1464
06:00 - 15:00
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North Jersey
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48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

After reading the reviews we thought we would try Carvers,,Food wise it's everything I we hoped for..We had breakfast and the omlets were better than perfect..The pancake was delightfully prepared,, light and tasty,,,,,couldn't ask for anything more,,except better service,,,,,there were two servers, a young man who was friendly, quick and always keeps his tables with fresh coffee...unfortunately we had an... More 

Thank ItalianGuy11
New Jersey
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

When we eat breakfast out it is usually at a local tried and tested diner, so trying something new was not easy.. Carver's was recommended to us by a friend. The number of options is somewhat less than a typical New Jersey diner. Rather, more of a small-town cafe. I went for the breakfast they are known for: multi-grain pancakes... More 

1 Thank SJSNewJersey
Mendham, New Jersey
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We drive 30 minutes every week to go to Carver's for breakfast. My kids love it too much, we pass all our local spots in Morristown to go to Denville. Weekend mornings can be busy so arrive early or try it on a weekday. Pancakes are unbelievable. Multigrain ones are excellent. Omelettes are perfect, with fresh ingredients. Every week there... More 

Thank DrMikeinNJ
Boonton, New Jersey
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We have eaten here and at the predecessor restaurant, Docs, many times. It was a great place for breakfast or lunch. We recently took our granddaughter for breakfast and were sadly disappointed by the food and the less than efficient service. One would think that a place specializing in breakfast could cook a good omelet. Both L and I had... More 

Thank 49Bill
Pocono Mountains Region, Pennsylvania
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158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We were visiting relatives who directed us to have a late breakfast/early lunch here. The portions are generous and tasty. There is not a lot of seating and clearly the place is popular, judging by the crowd. It's worth the wait, though. We'd go here again if we are in the area.

Thank Christopher M
Boonton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Home made breads of several varieties, daily specials and probably the best breakfast in and around Denville-Boonton Township-Mountain Lakes. Great omelets, eggs, French toast, pancakes and all the trimmings. Beware, it can be crowded at peak hours and the service is always friendly but very slow due to a small kitchen.

Thank Jim T
Rockaway, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The food at Carver's, the old Doc's Kitchen, is quite good and it is always busy with patrons.. They serve only breakfast (all day) and lunch and their specialty pancakes and omelets are terrific. The restaurant would have received more stars but I cannot figure out their restroom. It is a restroom and storage facility for unperishable goods for the... More 

Thank Barbara W
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

Had the multigrain pancakes and coffee. They were good! Texture was a nice twist. The mix matched mugs made you feel like home. Service was quick. The only gripe is the turnover because of limited seating.

Thank Richard K
Boonton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Better than Diner. Fresh and made to perfection food. The service is slow due to personal attention, so if you are on the run? It is not for you. The line of folks waiting to be sited shows the value of this place as oppose to the many other empty breakfast eateries in close vicinity.

Thank Sailor873
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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117 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

In this area everybody talks about Jersey diners. Some of those are very good, but too many are only mediocre. Carver's makes up for those lackluster diners. Breakfasts are always well-prepared, quality ingredients with more than ample servings. Service is fast and efficient. If you want a good, home cooked breakfast, Carver's is the place to go.

Thank ChasinNJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 1st Ave, Denville, NJ 07834-2710
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Denville
  • Phone Number: +1 862-209-1464

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?