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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
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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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Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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180 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 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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304 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 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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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Tom Sawyer

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

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?