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Rio Grande Diner & Restaurant

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American, Diner
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1305 Route 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1303
+1 609-886-7376
06:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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145 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food from scratch is often wonderful, food that has been defrosted or cooked from a number 10 can is not that great. This is why I always get the hot chili at the Rio Grande Diner - it must be from scratch !! Why ? It just tastes so good; it's always hot to the tongue and it has heat... More 

Thank Robert R
Cape May, New Jersey
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

went for breakfast on two occations, both times the scrapple was refried and horrible. dinner the chili had way to much salt.

Thank NancyB4858
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Since NJ is the Diner Capital of the world, Rio Grande Diner shows why. The food is good as is the service as long as you understand it's "Diner" food and not a 4 Star restaurant. The menu like most diners is large and offers a great variety of food any time of the day and it really is good

Thank Ed S
The Great New York State
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80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this diner because we wanted to taste the local cuisine and did not want to eat at a chain. We had a hot pastrami sandwich and a veggie Panini to go. "Sorry no Panini bread" so we substituted white bread. Which was OK because the sandwich was so terrible we ended up throwing it out anyway. The pastrami... More 

Thank Suezzyq
Newmanstown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Every year we come to the Jersey Shore (Wildwood) the week that were here as a family of 16 we do breakfast,lunch @ dinner here most days

1 Thank Ted A
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The dinner was really good and the strawberry cheesecake was to die for. Our waitress was really nice and fun. Prices were reasonable too considering it is only 5 miles from the beach. Would definitely stop back.

1 Thank Gypsy16635
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My family ate breakfast here. The food was good and so were the prices. The diner was clean and the staff was nice. My only complaint was that our server did not check on us after the food arrived

1 Thank millekir000
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

The restaurant was quite full. We were lucky to get the last open table. The staff was quite busy, but they were friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and tasty, and the prices were family-friendly. They have excellent specials and a quite large selection. The desserts looked great, but we were too full from our dinner.

1 Thank M R
Mays Landing, New Jersey
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin. The owner was beyond ignorant and clearly doesn't care about customer service. My family and I stopped there to eat after spending the night in Wildwood. Basically when my son ordered a BLT he originally ordered it with fries but I realized there was an additional cost he just got the plain one . The waitress... More 

2 Thank Dominic F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

very friendly server & pleasant service from Marissa / enjoyed good food & birthday treat ! 08/18/16

1 Thank Cynthia D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1305 Route 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: +1 609-886-7376

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