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1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
908-277-3256
Today
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Diner in the Tri-State Area

Authentic diner food. Service is great. People are great. Get there early on a weekend. Bill Parcels and Phil Simms once did a Super Bowl broadcast from here. Love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
nealetr
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Summit, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Summit, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Authentic diner food. Service is great. People are great. Get there early on a weekend. Bill Parcels and Phil Simms once did a Super Bowl broadcast from here. Love it.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I've been everywhere In the USA and New Jersey Diners remain one of the few institutions unique to the state of. New Jersey. Some diners are formulaic and call themselves diners when they are simply restaurants. The Summit Diner is an authentic New Jersey diner complete with rough edges but terrific food delivered fast, tasty and hot. We have been... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You may have to wait, you may have to sit at the counter, but it's worth the wait. The service isn't the friendliest, but the food is delicious and the prices are great.

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warren,nj
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I go to this spot weekly for their soups which are always good, and usually some eggs with mashed potatoes. All that for $6.00. If you want something quick and reasonable it is great. They also have great Greek salads, and fresh sandwiches, and you must try the HILLTOP BURGER- that is awesome in deluxe form, and great coffee. I... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

New jersey is famous for its diners and Summit Dinner is an old railroad style car that is held together by the grease and I mean this in the best way! Awesome breakfast from pancakes to eggs and great potatoes. Everything is made to order. It is well priced and always has a line! If you want to eat a... More 

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Springfield, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Best breakfast in the East. Place is always crowded, so be patient for a seat. A stool seat on the left side of the diner allows you top watch the grill man operate. A true artisan. Wait staff is very good - pleasant and quick. Don't be put off by the age (which is obvious) of the diner - it's... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Even though the diner the most modern place the food is good and the give you plenty of it. Last time I was in there I ordered bacon and three of us ate from the one serving. Way too much for one person to eat. I've only gone for breakfast so can't speak about any other meal.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It's a Jersey diner. Doesn't pretend to be anything else. But if you like towering, hand-caerved ham sandwiches, you'll love the Summit Diner. Go for breakfast and order the pancakes. You'll feel like you're somewhere on a lonely highway in the place that attracts all the long haul truck drivers. But the guy on the next stool could be a... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I love, love, love the Summit Diner! If you're lucky enough to get a chance to eat at the Summit Diner, you feel like you've traveled to another era. The legend is that Hemingway ate there. (It could just as easily have been Sam Spade or Micky Spillane.) Mind you - this isn't a museum or stuffy survivor of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

a small quaint old-school diner which is crazy busy at weekends. go in the week, sit at the bar, drink coffee, eat and relax! the world will feel a better place when you walk out!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901-3603
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Summit
  • Phone Number: 908-277-3256

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 8:30 pm

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