By njmonthly.com, July 14, 2010

The winning restaurant in each region received the most votes in its category--in some cases there were ties; in some categories we also list a chain winner. We have also added our critics' picks (). All readers who submitted a ballot became eligible to win dinner for two in our random drawing. This year's winner is Melanie Naef of Flanders. She will receive a gift certificate to Lorena's in Maplewood, the Best of the Best poll winner in Naef's region, North.