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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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Scotch Plains, NJ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First off, I haven't been to the Scotchwood Diner in about 2 years, so hopefully they cleaned up their act, but based on experiences from friends in town, it doesn't seem that way I used to love Scotchwood Diner when we first moved to Scotch Plains... And up until about 4 years ago, I still had that opinion. Im not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food is ok. Nothing great that's for sure. I went there because it is convenient. The wait staff leaves much to be desired. I believe their prices are somewhat high for what you get.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Scotchwood is consistently tasty, the service is quick, owners/managers are friendly & considerate. Great place for a casual meal! I've been here for breakfast & lunch, and haven't been disappointed.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

After four gruelling hours to JFK and back we were starving and totally exhausted at 1:30 am, decided to stop at the only place in the area open at that time. We waited for the waitress to seat us for about 5 minutes, not that it was crowded but she walked back and forth twice looking at us like we... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We have occasionally stopped at the Scotchwood because of its convenience. Food was usually OK, but service always left much to be desired. We came because of convenience. However this last trip will be our last. At the conclusion of the meal we were asked about dessert, my mother in law, who ordered a full meal thought that dessert was... 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: Diner

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