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The Scotchwood Diner

1934 Us Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076-1012
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Ranked #11 of 40 restaurants in Scotch Plains
Cuisines: Diner
Most recent review
- Feb 7, 2014
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35% Recommend
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English first
Watchung, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 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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270 reviews 270 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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East Hanover, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This diner might actually be the filthiest place I have ever been .... The management is rude the servers are in another world ... Long story short I will never be back

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New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We eat at Scotchwood almost every Sunday after church. Our party ranges from 4 to 10, and the management always accommodates us. He now knows us, so I call ahead when we are on the way, and he gets our table ready. Rarely do we have to wait more than a few minutes. Most of the wait staff knows us... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Three of us ate lkunch there today. All ordered something different. Food was delivered reasonably promptly and both looked and tasted very good. The only complaint was that the waitress, for most of the meal, was out of sight. When we wanted refills of our drinks, we had to ask another waitress to find ours. Same thing happened when we... More

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fanwood, nj
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

After several average visits, we were served bad meat. They did not look surprised , did apologize but still charged us for it.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend for a late night dinner. While our server was nice, we both suspected that she had a bit to drink. She was slurry and swaying and often leaned on the table or our shoulders while talking. The food was awful. Even the salad that came with my boyfriends entree was wilted and old. The... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

For the diner category, I would rate this Good (vs Average but no Good category). The cheeseburgers are excellent and great kids menu.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The management of this diner needs a serious course in customer service, hygienic appearance, and staff training. The evening manager needs personal grooming and has no place in a food establishment. When my sister and I last visited, the waitresses actually argued within our earshot about which of them would "have" to serve us! My only compliment is that they... More

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