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1160 Route 35Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
When you think of a Jersey diner, you literally have your pick of the crop. But if it's high-quality food and a friendly atmosphere you're looking for, then the Americana Diner should be at the top of your list. The breakfast meals are reasonably priced, and there's a selection of specials for any course of the day.
2116 Route 35 S.Ocean, NJ
The Blue Swan is the classic place to go after a late night during the weekend. A healthy crowd always is on hand, yet the spacious dining area allows for a special level of privacy you can hardly find anywhere else. Unlike some diners, the overnight staff is friendly and talkative with patrons and makes for an entertaining end to your night (or start to the morning).
45 Monmouth St.Red Bank, NJ 07701
From breakfast to dessert and everything in between, the Broadway Diner in Red Bank is a favorite for the bar crowd craving good late-night/early morning eats. The retro flair that the diner offers beckons to those who crave comfort food in a fun and always lively environment. Known for its buttermilk pancakes, the 24-hour diner also presents daily specials, as well as an inventive "feature of the month."
Eighth Street and BroadwayBarnegat Light, NJ 08006
Renowned diner dubbed one of ”America's Classics” by the James Beard Foundation
2973 Route 35 N.Hazlet, NJ 07730
The Red Oak Diner and Lounge is more than just your average diner with an extensive menu. live entertainment and a full bar.
6849 Route 9Howell, NJ 07731
Don't count out this under-appreciated gem on the Lakewood/Howell border.
5016 Route 33 and 34Wall , NJ 07727
One of New Jersey's oldest diners serves up the ultimate diner experience every day, with amazing food, incredible prices and authentic vintage decor.
59 E. Main St.Freehold, NJ 07728
Beyond retro, Tony's Freehold Grill has lasted the test of time and then some.