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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: Late Night

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  • 11
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food family atmosphere!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
MrsTnMe
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Township of Washington, NJ
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Gaithersburg, MD
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169 reviews 169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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266 reviews 266 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Pearl River, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I enjoy myself here everytime I go. It was a little busy but to be expected during the holiday season. Parking can sometimes be a challenge when it is busy.

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Wood-Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Definitely one of the better diners for breakfast !!! Food was terrific, service was good, and meal came out quickly. Reasonable priced for two people to eat. Coffee was good!!! Definitely a good place for breakfast.

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Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This was one of the better Bergen county diner...no longer. Just had brunch there...food was poor to fair. Ordered matzo ball soup...matzo ball had no flavor and the soup was straight out of a jar/can. Had a bagel with lox...was expecting the typical out of package, not fresh, but even for packaged smoked salmon it was bad. The wife had... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I grew up in Bergen County. I moved a few years ago, but my parents are still stuck there until they retire. They always go to the Tom Sawyer Diner when they do not feel like cooking. When I come home to visit, that is where we go and have gone for years. They remember you, and it feels like... More 

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Not fans of diners, but our son's choice and he was treating. Attractive outside/inside - not the typical 'chrome everywhere' look. Friendly staff. Efficient server. Fair prices. Food arrived within 10 minutes. Corned beef hash w/2 eggs over medium & home fries: hash crisp w/ actual pieces of corned beef, real potatoes and perfect eggs (no pre-frozen stuff). Husband had... More 

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Oradell, New Jersey
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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were on the way home; it was close to 6 PM and since it was too late to start dinner, we decided to stop at The Tom Sawyer Diner. We’ve driven by this diner many times but this was the first time we decided to stop & have something to eat. The diner is located on Ridgewood Avenue close... More 

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Baldwinville, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Stopped here while driving home from Williamsburg, Va. The diner doesn't look like diners in Massachusetts....This is right off the highway and easy to get to. Parking if busy might be little tough. We were greeted right away and the hostess was very nice and friendly. Our waiter came right over and took our order. Our meals arrived within 10-15... 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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