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Tops Diner: The Best, Made Better

The owners of Tops Diner have accomplished something that’s extremely difficult to do: They've taken the best and made...
Stateline Diner sign

Family Traditions Sustain the Stateline Diner

  There’s a long-standing tradition for New Jersey diners regarding the succession of ownership: leadership of the business is often...
Tony’s Freehold Grill

Contemplating NJ Diner Foodways, Folklore at the Freehold Grill

You'll find many topics to savor when it comes to contemplating the pleasures of New Jersey diners, such as...
New Tops Diner exterior

New Tops Diner Set to Open and Dazzle the Eye and Palate

A new epoch in the history of the Diner Capital of the World is about to open in East...
Pilgrim Diner Sign with a Pilgrim Hat

Cedar Grove’s Pilgrim Diner Reopens its Doors At Last

The Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove is back in business, reclaiming its spot as an eatery on the roadmap...
Broad Street Diner in Keyport

At Keyport’s Broad Street Diner, Lobster Tails Cure Recent Blues

Walking into Keyport’s Broad Street Diner on a Saturday afternoon in April, there were familiar, reassuring sights, sounds, and...
Pilgrim Diner under construction

Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove to Reopen Later This Year

The shuttered Pilgrim Diner in Cedar Grove is slated to be reborn later this year. New construction work is...
Turkey dinner at All Seasons Diner, Michael Gabriele, Thanksgiving, Jersey Bites

All Seasons Diners to Offer Free Meals on Thanksgiving

In a year of food insecurity for many due to the turmoil caused by the pandemic, two diners in...
Montclair Diner, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites, Essex County, Gus Makris, Eliot Mosby

Montclair Diner: A Refreshed Menu and Vibe

In one corner, a group of children is gathered, playing with toys and games while their parents drink coffee...

Tick Tock Diner Unveils Sparkling Redesign and New Menu

A new executive chef, a modernized menu, and a redesigned interior and exterior highlight the reopening of the Tick...

New Jersey Diners: A Season of Renewal

The last 24 months have been a season of renewal for the Jersey diner business. Facelifts, renovations, redesigns—call it...
Tops Diner, East Newark, Hudson County, Michael Gabriele, Jersey Bites, renovation

Tops Unveils Plans for All-New Diner in East Newark

Tops Diner, the acclaimed Garden State eatery, has launched a long-awaited major construction project that will yield an entirely...

Latest Bites

A Year of Drinking Jersey, Jersey Bites, Peter Culos

A Year of Drinking Jersey: July

Even if you’re not a craft beer geek like me, you may have heard that New Jersey breweries have faced some pretty significant challenges...