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University Diner

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580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
908-354-3110
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Business Meeting...

A colleague wanted to meet at a place not too far out of the way and was easy to get to from his house in Union, so we settled on University. A midday, Saturday, lunch and it was pretty good. We sat up in the back by the window with a view of S. Elmora Ave. I did the turkey... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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Hillside, New Jersey
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127 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here many times in the past. You could say it's our go to diner. Our last visit was very disappointing. While the interior has been updated somewhat, the food went downhill. First, service was slow. After ordering, things slowed down even more. A couple at a table near by called their wait person over... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A colleague wanted to meet at a place not too far out of the way and was easy to get to from his house in Union, so we settled on University. A midday, Saturday, lunch and it was pretty good. We sat up in the back by the window with a view of S. Elmora Ave. I did the turkey... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although in the past my experiences with this diner have been good, recently there seems to be a change in the way customers are treated. Nasty personal remarks were made by a waitress to the point of rude actions. They took away our table while we were still consuming our meal They started to clear away our food while we... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Nice diner. Service was great. I wish I knew the waiter's name, he was very good. The eggs took a little long (which he complained about). They were a little bland. It was nice to see Taylor Ham (pork roll) on the menu. Delicious. They also had grits instead of home fries, which is unusual for central Jersey. They needed... More 

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North Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

The food is excellent here. No matter what meal you are here for you will not be disappointed. You really get a good portion for your money. There is something for everyone on their menu. Fast, Friendly Service. Give it a try.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Huge, huge menu. Large portions. Good service. Food usually comes out quickly. Small section of booths in front, more space in back with booths and tables. Great value for the money

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Hillside, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

There are a few diners that are near to my home. University is usually the one my wife, friends, and I choose. They have good, basic diner food at reasonable prices. Their wait staff is very friendly and their service is good. While University has good burgers, fried chicken and fries as well as great breakfast choices, I particularly like... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stopped in for dinner the other night, food was bland, greasy & service stunk, they didnt seem to care when I brought a burnt meal to their attention either

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

its a very popular diner with a great menu and lots of good dishes.

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Elizabeth, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This diner is the one i went to growing up...has changed owner but no matter what the food is great...I just love the menu

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: 908-354-3110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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