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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite Diner

I really love the food here. It's a little more pricey than normal surrounding diners, but the food is worth it. Everything I've had has been outstanding. The staff is always on point. The Penne Vodka here is one of my favorites, better than anywhere else in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EvilSandman
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really love the food here. It's a little more pricey than normal surrounding diners, but the food is worth it. Everything I've had has been outstanding. The staff is always on point. The Penne Vodka here is one of my favorites, better than anywhere else in the area.

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Thank EvilSandman
Charleston, South Carolina
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88 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

The meal we had today at Tom Sawyer was exactly as hoped. This Jersey diner has very fresh, we'll portioned, tasty food. There was nothing but fresh chicken, timely service and a wonderful experience. We loved it. Thank you Tom!

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Thank LongHaul52
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here with a large group, the service was good and the food delicious. Would definitely return when in the mood for diner fare.

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Thank Craig W
Paramus, New Jersey
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Since renovating several years ago, this has become more of a restaurant and less of a diner. Menu is not typical diner offerings and it is pricier as well. But the food is delicious and the variety is nice.

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Thank Esther M
River Vale, New Jersey
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

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.

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Thank S T
Little America, Wyoming
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank hockeyboss
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Bryce C
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank Heather M
Fort Lee NJ
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

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 

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Thank Barry W
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

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Thank Eileen R

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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
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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