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The Scotchwood Diner

American, Diner
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1934 Us Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1012
908-322-4114
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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We asked for a hamburger and the waitress asked if we wanted "fries". We both said yes. SHE NEVER MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS AN EXTRA CHARGE. Had she said there was a charge (which we never heard of), we would have said NO. We left them over anyway. We assume, she was giving us a choice of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
auntjudy325
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New Jersey
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was good. Expect the usual diner fare. I ordered scrambled eggs and coffee. I wasn't disappointed.

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Thank bdrumrock
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The food is mediocre at best, the service staff treat the customers with disdain, and the prices for diner food are ludicrous! Do yourself a favor and go down the road a little ways to the Union Plaza Diner instead!

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Thank raelynne38c
New Jersey
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We asked for a hamburger and the waitress asked if we wanted "fries". We both said yes. SHE NEVER MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS AN EXTRA CHARGE. Had she said there was a charge (which we never heard of), we would have said NO. We left them over anyway. We assume, she was giving us a choice of fries, lettuce or... More 

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Thank auntjudy325
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Typical diner food - huge menu. Large servings. Wait staff ever so pleasant and accommodating. Cakes and turnovers and other dessert items in a display case that will make your mouth water!

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Thank 1CuCu
Scotch Plains, NJ
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131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

classic diner menu but nothing special to recommend the Scotchwood. Union Plaza further up Rt 22 east has bigger selection and nicer interior.

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Thank Jillef
New Jersey, United States
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We went here for dinner. Two of us ordered off the senior menu and one person ordered breakfast. The senior menu entrees included soup or salad and dessert. All of us took half of our meals home. Standard diner fare - large portions of decent food.

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Thank FamReun2013
La Paz, Mexico
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here a few times and always enjoyed my meal. The first fault that I've had here was poor potato dumplings served with my saurbraten.

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Thank MICHAEL F
Chatham, New Jersey
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is possibly the worst diner I've ever been to. I haven't been there in years, but when a diner can't even get breakfast items right, there's no reason to return.

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Thank GarageRock
New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always busy, a place to meet and vast menu may this a bit above the average diner. The food is reliable diner fare and the servers are friendly. Management not always so, but forge them and enjoy.

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Thank okcaw
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I had an emergency room visit 2 weeks ago, my family and I was there very long and got out very late. We were tired and starving. The 4 of us stopped here to get a bite. Our waitress, I believe her name was Bernice, came over and engaged us in such a way that lifted our spirits and by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1934 Us Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1012
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Scotch Plains
  • Phone Number: 908-322-4114

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

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