MAPLEWOOD, NJ - A recent article from NJ.com, Diner Heaven: The Best Diner in Each of N.J.'s 21 Counties, named Maplewood's Parkwood Diner the Best in Essex County. The Parkwood also made NJ.com's list of Top Ten Diners in New Jersey in 2015.

Peter Genovese of NJ.com's recommendations at the Parkwood include the chicken pot pie, which he describes as "the best I've had," the warm goat cheese salad, and the lemon meringue pie, which he calls "the stuff of dessert legend."

The Parkwood Diner is located at 1958 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood.