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Ritz Diner

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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars

They always have good taylor ham, and the pancakes are above average. I've only been for breakfast, so I can't speak for the reat of the menu. We go every time we're in Livingston.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
George L
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  • Families with children
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English first
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friends has been there before and liked it. However, that was not our experience this time. The wait was not so bad, for a Sunday mid morning I expect to wait, but there pace is small, no really a waiting area and the staff is so frantically running around that they literally run you over if you don't jump... More 

Thank Pmoran2013
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They always have good taylor ham, and the pancakes are above average. I've only been for breakfast, so I can't speak for the reat of the menu. We go every time we're in Livingston.

Thank George L
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My daughter and I had a delicious breakfast and always enjoy the pancakes which did not disappoint today. Service was great and atmosphere is homie. Ritz is also our go to place for takeout, our favorites are Cobb salad, Marion salad, chicken strips/fries and French onion soup. A great diner.

Thank Dana R
Maplewood, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A typical diner with a massive menu. For a diner, the food is good. It is filled with people for breakfast and lunch (have not eaten there much for dinner) which attests to its popularity over many years. It also has an excellent bakery and really special soups. The German apple pie is a... More 

Thank Edward B
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Like the title says, it was ok. Not bad, but not amazing. The breakfast was decent. It was warm when it was delivered. I thought the service was a bit poor. Not only did my friend and I wait to be greeted or asked for drinks, but I watched the server as she was sitting for 10 minutes staring at... More 

Thank Anna A
Boonton, New Jersey
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I had lunch at the Ritz Diner last week and the food and service were both very good. I have eaten at a lot of New Jersey diners and I believe that this diner has the best looking desserts. I'm only talking diners here, not other types of restaurants. I'm pretty sure that this diner is located where the old... More 

West Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Went with some friends for breakfast. We were a decent size group. Service was slow but did ultimately get the order right. Had the pancakes which were large but slightly dry and overlooked. Not nearly as good as the Pilgrim diner pancakes but diner is in better shape than Pilgrim. Reasonably priced and not too crowded for breakfast during the... More 

Thank Norjeff2
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Our table had soup, gyros, chicken parmigiana & an omelet. The matzo ball soup was excellent. Gyros were very good (very fresh tomatoes & lettuce). The fries were crispy and hot. On the down side, we didn't appreciate the sharp AC buzzing every 8 minutes or so and the menu was a bit difficult to decipher. But, by far, the... More 

Thank TravelKidsToo
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We went After golf, but good anytime. Extensive menu. Prompt service. Always busy. A local institution. Great diner.

Thank curioustraveller33
Weston, Florida
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451 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Loud and brash and a huge menu. Sometimes great service, sometimes not. As with most diner, a huge choice of everything. Prices are from moderate and above. Food is quite good--my favorites are the Marion Chopped Salad and the Turkey Bowl. We've been going for 20+ years and the place needs to be freshened up a bit. There is almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-533-1213

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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