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Garden State Diner

Newark Airport and Port Newark
American, Bar, Pub
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Terminal C, Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ 07197
(973) 648-6791
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This restaurant is at Newark Liberty Intl Airport (after security)
Today
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
One of the few stops pre-security

Ok food. Ordered a pull pork burger. The didn't have coleslaw, so we got with extra cheese instead. Was good but not the best. Asked for a Coke, but they had Pepsi. God way to much ice, so my Pepsi was all light and transparent. Anyway, not to expensive so an OK choice before flying.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2015
Mkhovde
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Long Valley, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At an airport I'd expect fast service, so we weren't surprised when we got a table immediately. There were hardly any other customers and we were wondering why. When we had been waiting for 10-15 minutes for somebody to get our order we understood the reason and left.

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Thank aptij-66
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst possible experience and food! The hot sandwich with gravy was cold, the mentioned fat sliced Texan bread was a typ of "Wonderbread". The service was slower than rush hour traffic over from Manhattan... Don't waste your time and money here!

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Thank Ola H
United States
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Is nothing that i can say about this place because it is an airport diner what can you expect when you go there just to fill your belly with something before departure.We had no choice because of the delay.Typical airport food expensive and not good what else can i say.

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Thank Chrischris111
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Ok food. Ordered a pull pork burger. The didn't have coleslaw, so we got with extra cheese instead. Was good but not the best. Asked for a Coke, but they had Pepsi. God way to much ice, so my Pepsi was all light and transparent. Anyway, not to expensive so an OK choice before flying.

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Thank Mkhovde
Connecticut
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1,012 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 796 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I have gone here many times over the years for breakfast and lunch before my flights. They offer a wide variety of diner menu items. The service is quick as they know you have a flight to catch. I have always been pleased with my choices there.

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Thank ct-cruisers
United States
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100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We went in there after at a long delay as our flight had been cancelled and we had spent the day since 5am wandering waiting for a space on a flight. I must empahasise that it wasn't busy and there was no line. We were shown to very small table for two that had been put in an aisle, it... More 

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Thank Vendue2
Paris, France
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is very expensive as is all food kiosk here in EWR airport. 1 owner owns all food outlets in ewr airport! Prices are simply OUTRAGEOUS!!! Philly chicken cheese steak sandwich was ok. Hot fries...total $20!!! I know & this place DOES NOT have a bar. They have no liquior license. My recommendation: Dont eat n EWR aeroport.

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Thank universeho
Ibstock
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The service and food at this airport restaurant is second to none! I cannot begin to describe how tasty the meatballs are here! The service was much more personal and friendly than I've found at airport venues. This was my last taste of America before boarding our flight to the UK, I cant recommend this place enough and will definitely... More 

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Strandhill, Ireland
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287 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I've eaten here a couple of times and had nothing really to complain about. It's nothing special, but it's a decent meal before getting on a flight again. We've had breakfast & lunch at various times. It's always been busy when we've been here and we've always had good quick service. I would eat here again if in Newark Liberty.

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Thank irish_captain
Edwards, Colorado
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This restaurant need a new manager. The cleanliness is marginal. My table had food residue on it and the silverware was spotted. The help is uncaring and do not listen. Hot soup means soup that is served hot not just warm. The quality the food was marginal. The lettuce was soggy and had brown spots. The French fries we also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Terminal C, Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ 07197
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Airport and Port Newark
  • Neighborhood: Newark Airport and Port Newark
  • Phone Number: (973) 648-6791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm

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