National Soup Month officially takes place in January, but we say that's not enough time to celebrate! From the first chilly winds of autumn through the New Year, and even into the unpredictable weeks of early spring, is there anything better at combating less-than-warm days than a good bowl of soup? The weather may be cool, or even snowy, but a warm, comforting bowl of soup works wonders to get you cheered up, warmed up, and ready to tackle the rest of your day.
We've compiled a short list of Morgan County restaurants where you'll find some of the very best soups around:
21 North Eatery & Cellar - Martinsville
The menu always features their award-winning chili, as well as a soup of the day. Among their recent daily soups have been Guinness stew, cream of mushroom, heirloom potato, butternut squash as well as several others. Lunchtime often includes a bowl of soup along with your choice of salad or sandwich.
Blueberry Hill Pancake House - Mooresville
Featuring a soup of the day on their daily menu - sometimes two - this Mooresville eatery is always a great place to warm up. Favorites include cheesy tomato, clam chowder, chicken shell pasta and Italian wedding soups.
Cabana Pancake House - Mooresville
This recently opened breakfast and brunch spot in Mooresville serves up a tasty and varied menu with all your favorites! Among those options, you'll find a soup of the day that's always a treat on a cold winter day. Recently featured soups include French onion, broccoli cheddar, loaded potato, tomato, chicken noodle, and of course, chili!
Come N Git It Diner - Martinsville
Located at the corner of Main and Morgan Streets on the courthouse square in Martinsville, Come N Git Diner often has a featured soup in addition to their daily chili. Yummy creations include broccoli cheese, tomato basil raviolini and even ham and beans!
Farm House Brew - Monrovia
This cute family owned coffee house in Monrovia often features hearty soup specials including stews, chilis and even the occasional unexpected surprise like Jamaican Jerk chicken soup! Be sure to check out their fun flavored lattes while you're there as well.
Indy's Family Restaurant - Martinsville
Conveniently located just off State Road 37 in Martinsville, Indy's features a different soup each day. Pair it with a sandwich, salad or just enjoy a bowl of warm comfort on cold day. The cream of broccoli soup is a local favorite.
Ralph & Ava's Cafe - Mooresville
Known for pretzel melts (which pair nicely with soup), Ralph & Ava's also offers tasty soups, made fresh daily and there are usually two to choose from each day. Beef stew, broccoli and cheese, loaded potato and clam chowder are a few of their popular soups. **Ralph and Ava's is currently temporarily closed as they continue to rebuild after devastating tornado damage. Watch for a reopening date soon!**
The House - Mooresville
You'll find interesting and tasty soup options at The House, featuring different soups each day. Examples include familiar standards like potato soup and unique seasonal varieties like pumpkin soup!
The WaffleWhitch - Martinsville
More than just waffles, the Waffle Whitch serves up tasty homemade style soups daily at their Martinsville location. From chili to roasted red pepper to broccoli cheddar and loaded potato, the variety of soups offered is extensive, and all are hot and tasty!
Zydeco's Cajun - Mooresville
Of course, we can't forget about the yummy gumbo and jambalaya, found at Zydeco's Cajun in Mooresville! This eatery specializes in authentic Louisiana-style cuisine, and we guarantee you'll love the food and the atmosphere.
Gather Around BBQ - Martinsville
An honorable mention because they do not have chili on their regular menu, so you've got to keep a close eye on their daily delectable specials posted on Facebook, but when they DO have it... yum! Previous features have included smoked turkey chili and smoked brisket chili.
last updated January 2021