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Tropicana Diner

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American, Diner
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537-545 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208-1985
+1 908-351-7775
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00:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 12:00
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Cranford, NJ
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181 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for breakfast with a group of co-workers on a Tuesday a.m. Wasn't crowded. They had some tempting specials but I stayed on the menu. I had the blueberry pancakes with a side of Turkey sausage and coffee. The pancakes consisted of 3 very large pancakes stuffed with plenty of blueberries. They were plate size. The Turkey sausage consisted... More 

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Thank Melonie S
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

My family of three had lunch at Tropicana in early September. It is a nice place; food was good; the waitress is professional. I cannot remember the detail, but felt rather comfortable there. NJ is famous for its quantity and quality of diners. This one lives up to the expectations.

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Thank abuben
Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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136 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have been coming to this diner for years. Service is prompt and friendly. Food good, typical American diner food. Large servings. Bakery goods is really good.

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Thank Carole S
Punta Cana
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This diner is good for any of the meals of the day and including late night snacks. Recently I met friends for breakfast. It is a diner.Large menu. Food is plentiful and flavorful. Check it out for yourself.

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Thank robertoaW5250TA
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

In the age of dying quality diners it is good to know this place. The have great daily specials summer if which you could find at a high end restaurant but half the price.

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Thank Cynthia P
Linden, New Jersey, United States
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The Tropicana is our favorite diner to go to. Doesn't matter what you get on the menu, it's always good. I'm a picky tuna eater and I love their tuna melt! Their Mac & cheese is homemade and really good, unfortunately, my kids are weird and love the regular ol' Kraft crap so they don't like the Mac & cheese... More 

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Thank Linda L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

My friend and I went here for lunch one day. The food is all decently priced and great portions for your money.

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Thank Vince W
New Providence, New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The worst Diner experience! Apparently management cannot control their waiter's- service was the worst- food was served cold and hair was found on one of the appetizer's. I would not recommend this Diner to my worst enemy. Do your self a favor keep driving and don't bother stopping in unless you like a small noisy Diner and poor customer service.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Our daughter was very excited to take us to the Tropicana. We understood why during our visit. We started with the nachos. They were delicious! And fortunately there were 3 of us because the serving was huge. I had an open faced roast beef sandwich with fries that was very good: hubby had a seafood pasta special that he thoroughly... More 

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Hillside, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

A group of friends and I went to the Trop for breakfast. We were seated right away, even though there were 8 of us. The diner was very nicely laid out and very spacious. A wait person came to use immediately with menus and took our drink orders. After ordering, the food came out quickly. The portions were generous and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
00:00 - 12:00
Monday
00:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
00:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
00:00 - 12:00
Thursday
00:00 - 12:00
Friday
00:00 - 12:00
Saturday
00:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 537-545 Morris Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208-1985
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 908-351-7775
Description
Warm and friendly atmosphere open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We use only the finest ingredients in all our dishes and bakery goods. From hormone and steroid free chicken to buttermilk pancakes we take pride in what we serve you! Our baker is always at the ready to fulfill any cake or pastry order. Our specialty is offering our customers any type of food they desire at any time, so please come visit. You won't regret it. MEET ME A THE TROP!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?