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Garden State Diner

Newark Airport and Port Newark
American, Bar
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Terminal C, Newark International Airport, Newark, NJ 07197
(973) 648-6791
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Fine for a quick airport meal

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2014
irish_captain
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Strandhill, Ireland
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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Strandhill, Ireland
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244 reviews 244 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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Edwards, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was excited to see a complete diner layout in the airport. There is no place better to get breakfast then a northeast diner. Sat down at 6am on a Wednesday, place was about 1/4 full. More then 10 mins for waitress to appear even though there were only 3 people in her section. Cold attitude but took order quickly.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is my second time to this Resturant and location. First was OK but not great, so my expectations were already low. Compared with expectations for airport food to begin with... These guys fell short on both counts When u sat down they were only moderately busy. Yet it took right at 49 minutes to get a sandwich. Worse, when... More 

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Shannon, Ireland
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63 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

To make a long story short, the service was super slow & inattentive. It took forever for soup & salad to appear & then it was not tasty. At the very least, an airport restaurant should have quick service! Try somewhere else, there's plenty of other options, I certainly won't go back here next time I'm in Newark airport.

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had a long layover at EWR and decided to grab some lunch at Garden State Diner. We arrived and were seated right away (it was about 2:00 in the afternoon). We had a turkey club and a burger (with a friend egg on top)...both came with fries. Both sandwiches were tasty and very filling and priced fairly for an... More 

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Weggis, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had two hours to spare and though I would treat myself with a New York Strip steak since this airport is new New York City. - I asked for Wi-Fi however I was told that I have to pay] - The staff was highly unmotivated and not showing any effort what so ever - When I received my steak... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This restaurant really recreates the road side diner experience, right in the middle of a very busy airport. The service is first rate - efficient and speedy, which is important given everyone's tight schedule. The menu is rather large, filled with typical diner food - lots of choices with lots of calories. My onion soup was OK but not outstanding.... More 

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Albany, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

1st of of all I was discriminated in this establisment. They ask the people behind us how many in their party after asking us and then saying "hold on"! After show them their seats the hostess said you can go sit over there and pointed. Next 2 more groups came in and sat near us. We ordered or food first,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This place is awful. I'm shocked that it's overall average rating is as high as it is. Waited quite awhile to be seated. Then waited almost 15 minutes to have my order taken. Food took a long time. Person who say next to me had enough of waiting to place his order so got up and left. Order came out... 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
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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