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Ritz Diner

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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
973-533-1213
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
An old, reliable standby

Love meeting friends at the Ritz but only on off hours. The dining room is crowded and often noisy. The decor could use an update! The food is consistently good and the menu is extensive. There are lots of vegetarian choices. The wait staff is efficient and pleasant. Parking is not always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dee C
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East Hanover, New Jersey
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have ben there three times, the food although not bad, not great either, I ask for French Onion soup, ...not worth it. iI´s a place to grab a quick meal if you are in a rush, but not to plan a gathering with friends for dinning. Staff is not friendly, they react annoyed when I requested a window seat,... More 

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Thank Frank G
Livingston, New Jersey
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've have gone on multiple occasion for either breakfast, lunch, dinner or late evening dessert, tried different times of the day, different days of the week and it still the worst diner I've have ever been to - in and outside of New Jersey. The wait staff barely makes you feel welcome and they practically through the plates at you.... More 

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Thank DeannaTroi
East Hanover, New Jersey
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love meeting friends at the Ritz but only on off hours. The dining room is crowded and often noisy. The decor could use an update! The food is consistently good and the menu is extensive. There are lots of vegetarian choices. The wait staff is efficient and pleasant. Parking is not always easy during busy times. The food is priced... More 

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Thank Dee C
West Orange, New Jersey
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We live close by and eat here a lot - food is always good and so is the food. The staff are all very nice. Never had a bad meal here,

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Thank BethWeber
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228 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch. The place was packed and the parking lot was full. Inside the place looks a bit tired and is ready for some upgrades. Typical diner big menu. Something for everybody although I would stick to breakfast. One in our party had breakfast and it looked the best out of everything. I wanted a filling meal... More 

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Thank Bob S
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241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We were there at lunchtime and it was quite busy and hectic. The serving help was attentive and patient with our menu changes . Portions were large and we ended up taking food home ( we noticed many people leaving with carry bags too) The salads were excellent as were the omelettes There are many regulars.,so it is very friendly... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I have eaten here many times. They are a little pricey,but the portions are huge. You can definately get two meals out of one dinner. They have a wonderful bakery and it has been on Diners,Drive ins and Dives. Try their Chocolate Babka...it is wonderful. Very extensive menu and they are willing to substitute. Huge tossed salad before the .meal... More 

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Thank photographia
Short Hills, New Jersey
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Ritz Diner has been a local institution since I was a kid. Waitstaff is nice and friendly, service is fairly prompt and food is above average. Could use a fresh coat of paint and a good cleaning, but overall it is what it is. Good breakfast, as well as simple lunch and dinner items are always safe bets.

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Thank Rick L
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Pmoran2013
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

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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
Sunday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?