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summit diner

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American, Diner
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1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
+1 908-277-3256
05:30 - 20:30
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Sun 06:30 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 20:30
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Summit, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have NEVER had a bad meal (or service) ever at the Summit Diner. Everyone mentions the breakfasts, to which none in the area can match, but the lunch and dinner choices are flavorful and abundant. I have lived in Summit my entire life and was guided there by my Dad MANY years ago. He loved it there too and... More 

Thank JuliaASt
Morristown, New Jersey
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783 reviews
488 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This small old time diner is the real deal when it comes to serving a classic breakfast. My wife and I enjoyed a pleasant Valentine’s Day breakfast/lunch at the Summit diner while listening to some customers crooning away a few classics.

Thank MitchPhyllis65
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Corned Beef Hash is the way to go. I read about this dish from another reviewer, and went to check it out. The restaurant is one of a kind. small, with lots of charm. and as the other reviewer correctly suggested, the corned beef hash is great. served steaming hot on a generous portion of home fries with 2 eggs... More 

Thank Josef N
Summit, New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Summit's oldest and best restaurant - a local institution. Much more than it appears to be. After the 2008 Bush bust, unemployed Wall St bankers met here. PS Obama got their jobs back for them.

Thank James P
Princeton, New Jersey
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This diner sets you right back in time. Located in a real old fashioned street car type setting, the restaurant is small and intimate. There are around 10 booths, flanked with coat hooks and a long counter in front of all the cooking action. The menu consists of breakfast food (eggs, omelettes, pancakes), soups, salads and sandwiches. Prices are very... More 

Thank MotherofallMothers
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231 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Summit Diner is special. It is kind of at the center of the city, and I found street parking rather easily. It is small and not fancy, but it is cozy and homey. My son ordered three pan cakes with bacon, and I ordered Western omelet. The portion is big, and the food is good. The price is reasonable. We... More 

Thank abuben
Summit, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had breakfast last Saturday. Their ham is as good as ever. This is a classic diner that has not changed in forever.

Thank JZajax
Short Hills, New Jersey
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very greasy... food is too greasy to even be enjoyable when you want to cheat! The diner also smells of greasy food.

Thank obbell2017
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118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We stopped by the Summit Diner after passing by and noticing the classic, funky train car theme. They have an extensive menu including many diner classics. Our food was great (french onion soup was the best diner soup EVER). They also have breakfast served all day. What really made our experience was the kind, attentive service. Out of the places... More 

Thank C W
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The food is incredible each and every time! If you're taking to-go, call ahead as they are alway busy and since parking is a bit difficult, you'll be better off. Also, if you're eating in the diner, try to get there before the rest of your party so you'll be able to get seated together once someone is in line.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?