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Tom Sawyer

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98 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652
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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Great everything

You should go here is is a very good diner. But something's are pricey.there was good service and no wait time. The meals are large and take sometime to eat. The bathrooms are good but they do not have a changing table. But overall good diner

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Little America, Wyoming
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River Vale, New Jersey
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is mediocre, not so great, the price - I would say on a higher side for a diner. The service is basically "diner service" so don't expect too much. Although they rushed us out while we were having after-meal coffee. And it wasn't even crowded. I don't think I would go back again.

Thank S T
Little America, Wyoming
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should go here is is a very good diner. But something's are pricey.there was good service and no wait time. The meals are large and take sometime to eat. The bathrooms are good but they do not have a changing table. But overall good diner

Thank hockeyboss
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stopped on way through town. Restaurant and bathrooms were clean, service was excellent, dinning area was good for couples or family and food was good. Menu was a little pricey but what do you expect in this area. All and all I would recommend stopping.

Thank Bryce C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was treated incredibly rudely by the owner while I was there with my husband and our two young (well behaved) children. There is no diaper changing area, and nowhere to change your baby's diaper in privacy. I attempted to discreetly change my baby's diaper in a corner booth out of desperation. Now I realize this wasn't a great idea on... More 

Thank Heather M
Fort Lee NJ
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Tom Sawyer in Paramus is our "go to" place when we've been shopping and want to eat fast but we're noticing that it has improved in the past year or so. Last night we were so impressed at how fresh the salads were and how well my pasta putanesca was prepared that I'm compelled to review what I would... More 

Thank Barry W
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This place does not have your typical diner mega menu. My better half had a burger delux. The portion was huge. The fries were great, crispy and delicious. I went for an open roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes. Rare beef with no fat or gristle. Go for comfort food, not a huge menu, but huge portions.

Thank Eileen R
Cape May, New Jersey
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A few times a year we stop in after shopping at the nearby malls. Less crowded on weekdays. The staff is fine and the food is typical diner. We had chicken panini with spinach and mozzarella along with a "Santa fe" wrap of chicken and cheese. A little pricey but north jersey is always that way. Worth a stop if... More 

Thank Pete K
Norwalk, Connecticut
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great diner. We went with a family group of 14. Food and service were excellent. They were very accommodating to our large group. The menu is huge and the food was outstanding! Highly recommended. The diner is very close to Beth-El, Cedar Park Cemetery and we went to the diner post-funeral. Very convenient location.

Thank ergneb
Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

for a diner type restaurant you would have expected an larger menu. The food we ordered took forever to come out even though the diner was not packed at all. Rice was very salty in fact it was inedible. They did exchange it for mashed potatoes. You had to ask for a bread basket. After our slow service complaint they... More 

Thank momasig
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Best pancakes I've eaten in a long time. Great service and nice atmosphere. Great selection of other breakfast items and available anytime.

Thank Gary A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Paramus
  • Phone Number: 201-262-0111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am

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