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Brookside Diner & Restaurant

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699 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
973 515-4433
Today
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Buffalo chicken salad? Get ready for the blue cheese!

I stopped in yesterday with my daughter and granddaughter on a long trip, looking for that homey diner experience instead of fast food. We weren't disappointed. The food was good -- nothing to write home about, but pretty much what I was expecting, and maybe a little better than that. The toddler... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
verybari
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Worcester, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
Whataroa, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Old looking place, with high prices for diner food and small portions. Paid $16.99 for chicken parm with one 4 oz piece of chicken and less than 3 oz of pasta, total cost to this place $2.99. All his portions are at least 20 to 30% smaller than other places, this place is at least 30% more expensive then his... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stopped in yesterday with my daughter and granddaughter on a long trip, looking for that homey diner experience instead of fast food. We weren't disappointed. The food was good -- nothing to write home about, but pretty much what I was expecting, and maybe a little better than that. The toddler enjoyed the plain mac & cheese. My buffalo... More 

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hanvoertodisney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our first time at this diner. We were seated quickly, brought water quickly, and had a waitress take our drink order after a minute of reviewing the menu. She took our food order after bringing our drinks and we had hot cooked to order meals within 15 minutes of placing our order. The restaurant was well staffed, staff... More 

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New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food, good service, an old fashioned diner. Huge servings and daily specials. Homemade desserts and outstanding coffee. I usually get take-out, same quality and quantity as dine-in. The owner, John, is friendly and very personable. And it's close to home Doesn't get any better than that!

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Jackson, NJ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Ate at this diner with a large group after a night out. Typical diner menu...anything you could ask for. Returned the next morning and ate breakfast. Friendly staff and the "regulars" seemed to know the names of the servers.

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Parsippany, NJ
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Brookside Diner's Wednesday lunch special is indeed special. There is a separate menu and there are many bargains. I like the Greek salad with cajun chicken. It comes with a choice of soft drink, soup and dessert - all for $8.99. How can you beat that? Service is pleasant and ambience is typical diner - but with an added flavor!!

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Riding by this diner and saw lots of cars so decided to give it a try. Portions were large, tasty and presented well. Service Ce was great. Owner walked by 2-3 times asking about food and service if all was ok, it was better than ok. When leaving asked again, great to eat in a family owned business that has... More 

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Rochester, New York
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1,647 reviews 1,647 reviews
1,095 restaurant reviews
534 helpful votes 534 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped into the Brookside Diner for a quick breakfast this weekend, and we got about what we expected. The food was quite decent; not exceptional, but decent. The menu for breakfast is pretty large, and we all found the dishes we were looking for. The service was also pretty decent; not really a smiley face, but she brought us... More 

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Derwood, MD
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89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

As far as diners go, this is a typical place. It has a very large menu and the portions are large. Nice desserts also. While dining we noticed a wide variety of customers from couples, young and elderly to young families. If you're passing through Whippany, NJ, it's worthwhile dining here.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

PROS: Main courses were excellent! We had prime rib and poached salmon. Both sizable and outstanding! Desserts were excellent! Portion size was pleasantly large! The bread was outstanding! Our waitress was excellent! (Margaret) CONS: Beverage NOT included with full dinner. (Really?!) This made dinner too pricey. (Dropped more than $50 for dinner for two — in a diner?!) Coffee was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 699 State Route 10, Whippany, NJ 07981
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Whippany
  • Phone Number: 973 515-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?