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Jefferson Diner

5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
+1 973-663-0233
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“moussaka” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

was driving up Rt . 15, looking for a place to have breakfast, saw a sign for this diner, decided to try it, parking lot was jammed, so figured it either had to be the only place in town or the best place in town....More

Thank Toni D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The service, especially for breakfast, is always good. The breakfast portions are large and good bang for the buck. Lunch and dinner meals are good quality but a little pricey.

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great ambience, super friendly service ( 2 thumbs up for Kierra our waitress ) great food and moderate prices. A favorite for breakfast is Coconut Bacon Pancakes 👍🏽 Plenty of parking in lot.

Thank rex e
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Outside or eating inside pleasant and warm, delightful. Breakfast very good! Veal parmegian delicious for a dinner meal. Service is what's expected.

Thank joanmike51
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Talk about getting the most of being on Diners, Drive In's and Dives. So much about being on this TV Show it is a bit over the top considering the piece was over 10 years ago. Anyway, this is a good New Jersey Diner. Not...More

Thank Lou F
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Went to the Jefferson Diner for breakfast. Heard good things about the diner and had a chance to try it. Ordered country fried steak and eggs. the eggs were good and the sausage gravy was very tasty. All in all, a good breakfast. The reason...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had a nice meal at Jefferson Diner. When entering we had a nice welcome. However, our waiter was not as pleasant and accommodating and had an attitude that we felt was not appropriate. The food we ordered was good and we got larger portions...More

Thank Moti G
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful service for lunch! Had basic sandwiches, grilled cheese and egg salad. Sandwiches always served with whole pickle and large cole slaw. Usually enjoy the Marilyn mango salad. Menu has many, many choices and desserts a plenty. Inside or outside seating.

Thank elbadell
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Solid Diner with good food, nice atmosphere and always busy and happening. Good hamburgers and love the waffle fries and milkshakes.

Thank Howard S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Great fresh food at a traditional diner. There's really something for everyone there from omelettes to burgers to full meals

Thank JWK07078
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-0233
  • E-mail
Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.
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