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Jefferson Diner

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5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
+1 973-663-0233
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our...
Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.
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    Very good
  • 27
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good diner, big portions!

My friends and I stopped in by chance after leaving a weekend spa getaway at the Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge. In all honesty, the food at this diner was leaps and bounds better than its "luxury" resort neighbor. This diner was a little more expensive than most, but the portions were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
jennifer_0290
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Little Falls, New Jersey
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Little Falls, New Jersey
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My friends and I stopped in by chance after leaving a weekend spa getaway at the Crystal Springs Grand Cascades Lodge. In all honesty, the food at this diner was leaps and bounds better than its "luxury" resort neighbor. This diner was a little more expensive than most, but the portions were large and the food was really good so... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, Thank you so much for stopping by the diner on your way home. We are so happy you and your party enjoyed your meal and hope to see you back again soon! Thank You! Jimmy, Nick and Donna More 

New Jersey
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This diner has been featured on a few TV shows and it deserves the accolades it received. My husband and I went later on Easter evening for a quick bite. Really went to try a desert - did not disappoint. My husband had a bowl of Chili and I had a very plain Grilled Cheese sandwich - both done perfectly... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and of course our dessert :)! We hope to see you back again really soon! Thank you! Jimmy, Nick and Donna- Owners More 

Livingston nj
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was my first visit. The atmosphere is excellent with this large diner being broken up into multiple seating areas. The menu was the largest I have ever seen. Liquor is available. The food was very well prepared and the portions large. Go if diners are your thing or even if you do not frequent them regularly. You will not... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Hi Richard, Thank you so much for such a great review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and hope to see you again soon!! Best Wishes, Jimmy, Nick and Donna- Owners More 

Hanover, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The food was great, service was great. The established seems a little obsessed with themselves that they were on food network...to the point they were replaying the episode over and over on flattened throughout the restaurant.

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food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and really hope to see you again soon! More 

Stillwater, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Brought the family and my sister and two of her kids. 7 total. The place was packed. We were seated in under a minute. We ordered in under 5 min and our food was served very shortly after ordering. The place was packed and they did not miss a thing. Our waitress was a worker. She had an answer for... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Hi Chris, Wow thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to hear you had a seamless experience. We try to make sure we can accommodate everyone as best we can no matter how busy we are. We hope to see you and your family in here again soon! Best Wishes,... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Service, food, cleanliness, atmosphere - this place has it all. Jefferson Diner should give lessons to the rest of the diners on how to make it and keep your customers. #1 in my opinion!!

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Wow what an amazing review! Thank you so much we truly appreciate it and are so lucky to have customers like you. Hope to see you in here again soon! Nick, Jimmy and Donna- Owners More 

New Jersey
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Located in a shopping mall off or Route 15 in Lake Hopatcong, this diner is real nice, Problem here is that there is too much of a selection of food! Whats nice in the menu is they break the food selections down by the various food groups. Staff were very nice and accommodating. Their substitution prices are too high. I... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so glad you enjoyed our food and appreciated our huge menu selections. Our goal is to make sure we have something for everyone! More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I didn't even want to give it a 1 star but I had to put a rating down. This place is the WORST restaurant. We placed an order for delivery at 7:05pm, we were told 45 minutes tops (we only ordered two things). An hour later our food was delivered...wrong. They gave us our gyro with no tzatziki sauce, how... More 

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food7, Owner at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience with your delivery order. While we do not use this as an excuse the weather that day/evening was very bad. Most of the schools were closed and we were trying to still fulfill orders despite the heavy amount of... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Manager never even stopped by our booth even after we showed the waitress hair in the food. Disgusting place, better off going to McDonald's

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food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

We are so sorry you had such an unfortunate experience. We can assure you that all of our kitchen staff are required to wear hair nets but sometimes things happen beyond our control. All we can do is apologize and assure you we will do our best to make sure it never happens again. We sincerely hope that you will... More 

Jefferson township, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ok, this a diner not some exclusive restaurant, so different standards. That said, the portions aren't just a little larger as at most diners, they are much larger, too large in fact. The Food itself is good but nothing to write home about, and the price relative to other diners is high. Service and staff are very good and attentive,... More 

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food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We do try and give our customers as much food as possible hoping you can take the leftovers home, and get more than one meal out of it. We do hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-0233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Description

Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 am

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