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The Scotchwood Diner

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

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Not bad, not the best

This is a very average diner. I've never been disappointed, but I've never had anything spectacular. We've had a few instances where they put us in the back room and the waitress seemingly forgot all about us. But it's clean and you can do much worse.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Alan H
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Service ok,food ok,my wife ordered an omelet, it came out burnt something horrible, called over the waiter told him that the omelet was burnt he saw that it was he immediately apologized, so my wife told him to exchange it for just bacon and eggs, after the breakfast was over the manager did not want to adjust the bill,he was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

so many choices, and such large portions -- my spinach salad would have made popeye happy with the amount of spinach. I finished up with a giant chocolate chip cookie, a perfect dinner after many hours on the road.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I came hear when because it was handy....never again...Sandwiches and salads were both very tired and haphazardly prepared, the décor was out of the 60s but not in a good way. Some 50s and 60s is great but here, dingy. Sorry..

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Mediocre food. Same review that I've heard from anyone who ate there. You can find better diner food at another place. Oh and there was a tick in my tea! Need I say more?

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very average diner. I've never been disappointed, but I've never had anything spectacular. We've had a few instances where they put us in the back room and the waitress seemingly forgot all about us. But it's clean and you can do much worse.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've reviewed this restaurant before and I did notice they've added some art to the walls but it really hasn't helped. The service is fine; the food is the regular greasy grill offerings but the ambiance is outright depressing. Here's an idea: take up that awful carpeting and put down a real floor! Wood-look vinyl plank tiles look great and... More 

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wilds of New Jersey
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145 reviews 145 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is our local go-to place for weekend breakfast or brunch. It is typical diner food, with typical diner service. If that appeals to you, as it does to us, then you will be as happy with this place as we are. There is a nice selection of breakfast specials.

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

It's a great diner. Typical though. Tons of choices. We always come here for breakfast or brunch. It's good value. Can get crowded too.

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Tampa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Place is consistent, and staff very nice. Food is average. Last time I visited I had the pasticcio. Cold in the middle, and portion too much. Other times and other food has been good. My parents (oldies) love it. Recommend.

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

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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: Diner

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