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Tops Diner

500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
+1 973-481-0490
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Knowing the excellent reputation of Tops Diner, my wife and I went to Tops at a generally slower time (about 3:30pm) expecting less of a throng. Wrong. Tops has an excellent system/app for alerting and moving waiting persons into the restaurant but, don't be fooled,...More

Thank NYCher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high hopes after reading all the great reviews but was sadly disappointed. I got a Daiquiri which had very little flavor. It was pretty but tasted bland. I also got the turkey entree. The turkey and gravy had a funny taste and the...More

Thank Wendalynn
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're really sorry you didn't have the best experience when you dined with us, Wendalynn. With over 300 items on our menu, we're sure we could find something you'd enjoy more than our turkey entree, and we hope you can join us again in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone we spoke to told us to go to Tops Diner- "best in town" they all said. Sorry, if this is the best, Newark has issues. We paid over $60 for a burrito and a skirt steak, 1 mixed drink and a glass of water....More

Thank la_ham_from_pa
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry you didn't completely enjoy your dining experience with us. With over 300 menu items, we'd be happy to find something else you'd enjoy more during your next trip in. All the best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here, love this place. They have a nice bar, New York style atmosphere, menu looks very good and food is great. Will definitely be back is I need to stay in Newark on business.

Thank Massimo C
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Massimo, thanks for giving our diner a try! We're glad you enjoyed our atmosphere, and we'll see you during your next trip through Newark. Cheers, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never pass up the opportunity of enjoying a meal at TOPS. It's just one of those places that you keep going back to. Huge menu, good food and large portions reasonably priced. It's a winner.

Thank J A T
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We always love having you back in. Thank you for continuing to support us, and we'll see you back soon. All the best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing the food selection is awesome the portions are huge and many different types of food and all of the pies and cakes are made in house

Thank Q8649MWjohnc
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

This review rocks! Thanks for all the compliments, and we'll see you back soon. Cheers, Tops Diner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Tops diner after reading all the positive reviews. After a brief 40 minute wait – made quicker with their cool app and good music, we were seated in a great booth with one of their old time waiters. The food was plentiful...More

Thank Sockster
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're elated that your visit with us was a hit! It's wonderful that our corned beef hash really left an outstanding impression. Thanks for taking a moment to share all your tasty highlights. See you next time, Tops Diner

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Living in NJ for 3 years, you learn where the best diners are supposed to be, so when I was moving out of North Jersey, I had to stop in at Tops Diner to try it before I left. I came here mid-week and I...More

Thank Kevin B
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2018

Kevin, we appreciate you taking the time to share about your first experience with us. Please consider that our menu has lots to offer at all sorts of different prices -- we'd be happy to answer any questions you have about the menu. Hopefully, you'll...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

They have a wide variety of foods with reasonable prices. Staffs are friendly. During weekends, the waiting time gets a little high.

Thank Hillol D
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Hillol, thanks for letting everyone know we're all about variety, friendly staff, and tasty food! We hope to see you again sometime. Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 February 2018

Parking - there is a lot of parking available! The lot seems small at first when pulling in but there is a ramp up to a higher level in the back of the diner that provides a lot more space. Seating - a lot of...More

Thank imskimmy
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

We're glad you like everything that our place has to offer! Thanks for taking the time to let newcomers know what an experience here is all about. Till next time, Tops Diner

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Response from uncleyankeemike | Reviewed this property |
Answering my own question it was homemade
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-481-0490
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Tops Diner serves some of the freshest and most delicious food in East Newark, NJ! Come in for an amazing meal and some gracious hospitality!
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