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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Great Pie, Horrible Service

I love the bakery here, especially the mini apple pies. The food is pretty much diner fare, with a ton of options that are all average taste-wise. The issue here is that the service is pretty much nonexistent. Some of the servers are slow, others disinterested, but overall you won't be pleased by... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Ian M
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Roselle, New Jersey
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Roselle, New Jersey
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I love the bakery here, especially the mini apple pies. The food is pretty much diner fare, with a ton of options that are all average taste-wise. The issue here is that the service is pretty much nonexistent. Some of the servers are slow, others disinterested, but overall you won't be pleased by the attention you are paid. The service... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I used to like the Ritz Diner but two recent visits to the Ritz Diner indicate that it is on the decline. Both vists were for breakfast and on both visits even though there were booths toward the front we were seated at a table toward the back across from the kitchen door and had the same waitress. On the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of the best diners in north Jersey. It's been around at lease 25 years and the food is always great! Their salads are plentiful, as are their other items. You never leave hungry. This popular eatery needs to be updated somewhat and yes, while it can get crowded at times, it definitely says something about... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The diner is worn out and borders on seedy..a renovation is most definitely in order. The blinds at our table were spattered with food, the menus were sticky. I ordered pierogies...they came to the table overcooked and hard...when I returned my dish, the waitress seemed annoyed...it wasn't her fault. Won't be back until some changes are made.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I've only eaten inside once years ago for breakfast, when I was visiting family, and today my family brought in their lunch as take out- we had a fabulous stack of fresh shrimp salad sandwiches- they were meaty with plenty of shrimp on rye bread with lettuce and tomatoes- the accompanying cole slaw was very good as well, and they... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food is quite good. It's the meeting place in town and can get pretty noisy. The service is very good.

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New York City, New York
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The large menu has many different types of food to suit anyone from breakfast to dinner entrees. Very good for families with large portions that can be shared or taken home. It is still a diner so don't expect an elegant dining but the food is very good. The bakery is excellent and they do a big take out bakery... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

probably the best diner around - expect absolutely huge portions - definitely end up taking food home or sharing. a little bit of everything. fast friendly service

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Livingston nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

They are hiring new waiters/waitresses so to say that service on our recent visit was average would be kind. The atmosphere does not compare with recently renovated diners throughout New Jersey...Ah the food and the value. These are the saving features. We continue to believe that the top quality fish is among the best values in the state and is... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Love the takeout bakery items bit as for the rest of the joint take a pass. Never good when the silverware is stained. Food is average at best. Food is thrown at you with no care for the quality. Best item on menu is blueberry pie. As for the rest of the place, living off reputation from years ago. Just... More 

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Additional Information about Ritz Diner

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

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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
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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