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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
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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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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