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Rio Grande Diner & Restaurant

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1305 Rte 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1303
(609) 886-7376
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout, Waitstaff

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A true New Jersey Diner experience on the Cape May peninsula

A truly marvelous diner on Cape May. Good service, enormous portions, tasty food. If you're looking for a large menu and t

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 1, 2015
Tenafly, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
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  • English first
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English first
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let the title of my review fool you, I loved this place! When most people think of a diner, it's usually the food they think about, which of course is why you go to a diner. But as I am 50 years old, I believe diners should offer much more than diner food. This place has ambience! From the... More 

Thank requinn3
Lafayette, New Jersey
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped there later on in the evening . The waitress was very friendly. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable .A good place to eat!

Thank Linda L
Montclair, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Seemed like a classic NJ diner with a large breakfast menu selection. Moderate to low prices. Dinner and luncheon menus looked pretty average but, again, a large selection.

Thank Annette W
Chico, California
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Was taken to this diner by some of my family for breakfast. I had not been in a "real" diner in many years and this was very refreshing. The prices are reasonable and the servings are large. Would visit again.

Thank max1111111
Tenafly, New Jersey
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A truly marvelous diner on Cape May. Good service, enormous portions, tasty food. If you're looking for a large menu and t

Thank MarcC_New_Jersey
Bridgeton, North Carolina
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I haven't been for dinner yet! We go for breakfast and lunch and haven't had a bad meal yet. Great service, prompt and friendly too. Generous portions and always served fast and hot. Try the Eggs Benny or an omelet,poached eggs and pork roll or scrapple...Our family favorites. It's fun to take family and friends that have never experienced dining... More 

Thank 110vivian
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My husband and I have vacationed in Cape May for more then 10 years now and the Rio Grande was a favorite diner for us, dining at least three or four times on our week long vacation. This year we were truly disappointed. Went for a turkey dinner our first night here. The turkey was dry, mashed potatoes were like... More 

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Hilltown, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We were staying in Cape May, and happened across this diner on our way to the movies. So a few days later we thought we'd try it out. The place was very crowded (a Saturday night); there was a waiting line. I figured that I couldn't go wrong with a turkey reuben. There was a good amount of turkey, practically... More 

Thank Linda F
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We got down to the shore late on a Sunday night and was looking for some place where we could get a light dinner. We found Rio Grande Diner and was so happy we stopped in. I really only wanted a bowl of soup and I ordered the Manhattan Clam Chowder. It turned out to be one of the best... More 

Thank Linda B
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Service was good, waitress was very pleasant. Taylor ham sandwich was good also. Home fries were ok. Would try this place again.

Thank Sharon T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1305 Rte 47, Rio Grande, NJ 08242-1303
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rio Grande
  • Phone Number: (609) 886-7376

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?