"We're glad you're here. Welcome in. Welcome back. You're in the right place to tip back a pint of Guinness, savor an Irish coffee, and test your good fortune". Our story begins 70 years ago when George Dorchak opened the Cloverleaf Tavern. It was the first liquor licence issued in the township after Prohibition. In 1972 Richard joined his father in the operation and was joined by his son, Ryan, in 1993.
The Cloverleaf operated as a man's bar until a dining room was added in 1976. The growth of the Cloverleaf was slow due to the image of "a man's bar." However, once it was proclaimed Caldwell's best kept secret in 1983, the tavern experienced rapid & constant growth.
The restaurant earned the Reader's choice Award from Jersey Monthly for the "Best Lunch in Northern New Jersey." It earned an additional award for "The Best Inexpensive Restaurant in Northern New Jersey" the following year. An award for "Culinary Excellence" was also given to the Tavern at Great Chief's Night, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairfield New Jersey.
Best Known For...
Best burgers in Caldwell. A family friendly atmosphere, great bar.
Reviews and Awards
Readers Choice Best Lunch 2000 for Best Bar and Grill 2004. Best Entree 2004 - Chamber of Commerce Food Show.