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98 E Ridgewood Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652
201-262-0111
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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, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch after shopping

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Pete K
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Cape May, New Jersey
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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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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.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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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 

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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.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Pre Fire- Great meals, Reasonable prices. A Comfortable Feel of well used appreciated Surroundings. Took a Long Time to Re-open and was a disappointment. Food quality varied and prices too high. Drove away Regulars and the new Décor over the top, Too extravagant even gaudy. The city is known for meddling and too may bosses/ Bosses spoiled the view and... More 

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Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The Suburban is truly a great diner in my opinion but I can see it losing its edge over the past few years. There are other diners in Bergen County thatbare FAR worse, and several better. The menu was redone a few years ago and the decor is still fresh enough. The food is still good but, even though it's... More 

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Westwood, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Have been patronizing Tom Sawyer Diner for many years. Service and food has been going down in quality lately. Last experience was quite unpleasant. Waited a long time for a simple order for two people to arrive and when complained to the manager, he became argumentative, loud and quite nasty. Needs to learn to be a bit more diplomatic and... More 

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Gaithersburg, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Let's start with the service - it took much too long for the order to be taken. The food was a bit slow coming out - but not too bad. An omelette was a bit overdone and cold. On the plus side, the burgers and chicken sandwiches were well made, and fries were reasonable. The coffee was very good and... More 

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was my second trip to Tom Sawyer Diner in the last three years and both times were disappointing. I thought the food was average and I thought the service could have more personal without the eye rolling when I asked to have separate checks for the table. I brought a group of people some of whom had disabilities and... More 

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Township of Washington, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is generally very good as is the service but you can get a strike once in a while, if you are dissatisfied ask for the owner/manager and the situation will be corrected promptly. The prices are set with the family in mind and portions more than plenty. bring the family, bring a friend, bring your??? you will enjoy it.... More 

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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
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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