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 those less-than-warm days than a great 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. 

Bynum's Steakhouse - Martinsville
Sometimes, you just need a tried-and-true favorite. The soup at Bynum's isn't a different option each day... but it is tasty! Served up with most of their dinner menu options, this French Onion soup is a local favorite for a reason!

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. 

Morgan's Corner Cafe - Mooresville
Serving up homestyle comfort food, Morgan's Corner Cafe typically has a tasty soup of the day as well as their chili (served seasonally). Enjoy it on it's own or alongside a grilled cheese or other sandwich! 

The Peddler's Loft Cafe - Martinsville
A relatively new addition to downtown Martinsville, The Peddler's Loft Cafe features a wide variety of soups, salads and sandwiches. They typically have two daily soup offerings that change frequently, but are always a tasty and comforting choice!  

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!  

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 both the food and the atmosphere. 

Honorable Mention:

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 both smoked turkey chili and smoked brisket chili.    

Jefferson Junction - Martinsville
For grab-and-go goodness, stop by Jefferson Junction. You never know exactly what they'll have but this time of year, it almost always includes savory soups to keep you warmed up for your day, plus desserts and snacks. 


For a complete list of our favorite locally owned restaurants, see our Local Favorites page. 


last updated January 2023