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The Scotchwood Diner

1934 Us Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1012
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Ranked #20 of 41 Restaurants in Scotch Plains
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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North Plainfield, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Always thought of this diner as our go to place to eat, but after a visit to this diner in July we have vowed NEVER to return. We had the misfortune to see the presence of 2 uninvited guests (if you know what I mean) on our table behind the condiments. When we advised the waitress of this event, and... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When in the area it is a great local stop on Rte 22 East. Just passed Martine Ave. this local stop provides great breakfast and fast lunch options for any traveler or local resident. We stopped here twice, once for a breakfast and another time for lunch. Both excellent choices, friendly staff and good food. Stop for that quick meal... More

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new jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have been to several diners and this one is still the best one for me when I want eggs and pancakes. Although there is nothing special about diners in general, this one has great coffee. The servers have always been friendly. Portions are generous.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A very generic type diner. Nothing is to terrific or bad. For a quick bite a little bit better than fast food . Service is hit or miss.

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Watchung, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've eaten at many diners over the years. My advice to everyone is just order a burger, club sandwich, or an omelette. Anything above that you should expect to be disappointed. The best place to get a chicken parm dinner is at an Italian eatery .ie pizza place. A great place to get a nice steak is Spanish Tavern not... More

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new jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Has been a long time favorite. Great for late night after a movie. When my grown kids come home the meet their friends here.

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Bridgewater NJ USA
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317 reviews 317 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This is your typical NJ diner. We went for breakfast and had a really good breakfast. Our waitress was attentive and the breakfast food was excellent. The eggs were just right, good potatoes, and great rye bread. Have never been there for any other meal, but breakfast was right on the money. Right on Route 22 East in Scotch Plains,... More

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