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summit diner

1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
+1 908-277-3256
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (13 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
“ham” (5 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 20:30All hours
American, Diner
1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anyone who wants to relive the past and visit a classic diner needs to make a trip to the Summit Diner.

Thank cvhardy1
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

This diner got great reviews so my wife and I decided to try it rather than go to the Broadway Diner closely. Mistake number one. Being that this diner prides itself on its old time building, signage, and menu, I decided to try my "test"...More

1  Thank Charles B
Reviewed 6 December 2017

This place is a bee hive of activity in the mornings. Watching the staff calling out orders, making the dishes and sending them out for delivery is kitchen choreography at its best. There is no wasted motion with this group. This is a small facility...More

Thank robert h
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I haven't been here in about four years, yet time stands still at the Summit Diner. The short order cook and owner. like Dorian Gray, have not aged and it is still one of the best places in the area for breakfast. Eggs cooked properly...More

Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Good food for a throwback diner. Limited seating can make it tough on weekends. Best for breakfast. Haven’t tried it for dinner.

Thank captainl301
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Have spent countless number of weekend mornings in this nice little retro diner on the New Jersey transit commuter train line back in 2000. I was very happy to see that not much had changed since then. Still excellent pancakes and good size servings at...More

Thank Oscar T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is one of the classic NJ diners, and the structure sets it apart from nearly every other diner in the state. This place was built like so many of the original diners and delivered to the spot, this one by the Jerry O'Mahoney diner...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and a wonderful piece of history! They do a terrific job, wonderful eggs great hash browns. Prices are reasonable which leads to await on occasionally! I really get a kick out of this place!

Thank Mollyh123
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Great food, generous portions at a great price. They reminded me of the book 'Fish'. I loved the fact that we were eating in an old dining boxcar.

Thank Francis K
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

New Jersey has always been known as the birthplace of the great American diner. The first diners began life as a railway dining car. As they fell into disuse in that form, they were mounted on concrete blocks and were reborn as the diner our...More

Thank Thom R
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20 March 2017|
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Response from JZajax | Reviewed this property |
This is an old school diner, so you would have to be careful
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 13:00
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
05:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: +1 908-277-3256
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