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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 - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
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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
Most recent review
Good food

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Shauna P
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
158 reviews 158 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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 

1 review
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
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 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 

Great Neck, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stopped in on the way to go skiing one Saturday morning. When we arrived, we were seated promptly and the waitress was warm and welcoming. We ordered Pigs in a Blanket and French Toast special.First of all, the Pigs in a Blanket was sausage wrapped in pancake. They were adorable as they are tasty. The sausage has a unique... More 

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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 are so happy you stopped by and glad you ate enough to last through your day of skiing! We do hope you'll be back to try one of our desserts! Thank you again! Jimmy, Nick and Donna- Owners More 

Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our 12 year old daughter wanted to go here because she is a huge fan of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, and Guy Fieri had been here. The hostess and our server were both very pleasant. The restaurant's atmosphere was busy, but calm and bright. The portions of the meals are over-abundant. We needed to-go containers. Kind of disappointed that we... More 

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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 are so happy you and your family enjoyed your diner experience and hope you will be back again to visit. Next time leave a little room for dessert we promise you won't regret it! More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I have been to the diner more than 10 to 15 times since it's one of the closest places to eat for me. The food is average . I have eaten in many diners and this food is average. Service is good and desserts are over the top ... food is good and average if you are in a hurry... More 

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food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy to hear you frequent the diner often and enjoy our service and desserts! We have tons of items on the menu and hope you are able to try other items and find ones that you love! 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?