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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
973-533-1213
Today
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 18
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
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  • 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
Nice NJ diner tried it for fun

I had a chicken cheesesteak about 10 with fries, it was grilled chicken cut into thin strips with some cheese peppers and onions. It was good but not the traditional philly style. It was a grilled chicken sandwich. Good value overall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Jim-Kristen
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Hackettstown NJ
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hackettstown NJ
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I had a chicken cheesesteak about 10 with fries, it was grilled chicken cut into thin strips with some cheese peppers and onions. It was good but not the traditional philly style. It was a grilled chicken sandwich. Good value overall.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was not prepared for the size of the French toast. 4 huge slices. Went with a friend. She had the good sense to say, "Well done." The bread is so thick, it might have been too soggy otherwise. Awesome!!! Would go back for that alone.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Consistently good for every meal. The crab cakes are exceptional. Service is fast and courteous. The bakery is obscene. They are known for their apple pies, but the chocolate bobka is to die for,

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Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been to this diner a few times and have had a similar experience to several other reviewers in finding that the staff seems to cater to the "regulars". The food is okay but a bit pricey. The atmosphere is not great either: always crowded, somewhat dingy and not a lot of room between tables. It's not a place I... More 

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Walnut Creek, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friends in the area recommended this diner and it is was on the DDD show. The menu is overwhelming and the place was packed for our lunch time experience. Our entrees were very good and the service was good but not great. Agree with a previous post that they do cater to the 'locals'.

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NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been living in Livingston, NJ for many years and just now decided to visit Ritz to check what all this hype is about and have visited it twice already with friends. Service is exceptional: extremely fast and attentive both times. Matzo soup is perfect. Salad fresh and seems to be done on premises, not prepackaged. Even coffee is... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I went to this diner once because of the excellent recommendations of my acquaintances. It looked like they treat well only returning customers who they know for years, for others, including my family, customer service was below any acceptable level. The food quality? It's poor The cleanliness? It's dirty. I wouldn't go there again and I wouldn't recommend this diner... More 

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Venice, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Ok so maybe it is good to be crowded. But, this place can get packed. We have driven away a few times. However, their Chef Salad is the best. It is like Yogi Berra said........It's too crowded, no one goes there anymore.

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New Jersey
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191 reviews 191 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went for lunch with a friend. As usual, saw several other friends there (as usual). Good service and good food (though I did not really like the shrimp salad I had today).

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Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We eat at the Ritz a few times a week. Dinner usually includes delicious soup, salad and an entrée with two sides. Good home cooking and usually the portions are large enough to share or bring some home for a second dinner. No reason to cook!! Staff is friendly and we feel like family.

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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
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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