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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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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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La Paz, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've been here a few times and always enjoyed my meal. The first fault that I've had here was poor potato dumplings served with my saurbraten.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is possibly the worst diner I've ever been to. I haven't been there in years, but when a diner can't even get breakfast items right, there's no reason to return.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Always busy, a place to meet and vast menu may this a bit above the average diner. The food is reliable diner fare and the servers are friendly. Management not always so, but forge them and enjoy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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