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J.B.'s Diner

American, Diner
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205 Monmouth Rd, Route 537 west, Freehold, NJ 07728-7930
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got a salad served with dry chicken on the side and blue cheese crumbles that looked like they were found in the back of the refrigerator. No Bueno!

Thank Holly1687
Riverton, Utah
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This small restaurant has memorabilia of the '50s and '60s and their prices almost seem to match. Wonderful food, wonderful staff.

Thank LibbiAB
Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We have frequented this diner quite often over the many yrs we have lived in this town and have always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at JB's....They were even open during Hurricane Sandy, when no one else was. :) So sad to hear that a fire destroyed this great establishment last night. We hope you rebuild.

Thank sah1432
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

A famous little stand alone restaurant, where everyone seems to know everyone, but I really was not impressed, although my husband really enjoyed it, it just was not my cup of tea. The food was fine, I just did not like the closeness of the tables.

Thank kbartok
New Jersey
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

My son and I stopped in here for the first time tonight. I wanted breakfast and ordered a veggie omlette which was delicious. He ordered Prime Rib at the waitress's suggestion and he LOVED it for $13.99. Really cute, friendly place. I will definitely go back here again. They had sooooo many choices on the menu like a great old... More 

Thank Nank135
Manalapan, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Love the place. Great home made food. The atmosphere is fun. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It's like a "Happy Days" show. First place I think of when going out for breakfast.

Thank Wendy E
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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174 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice little diner. Good food and fun atmosphere. Extra HOT coffee :-). Bring cash or an ATM card - because they don't take credit cards.

Thank Raymond R
Los Angeles, California, United States
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53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Service was excellent. 2 of us dined mid afternoon. Cheese steak hoagie was good. Could have used a little more flavor, ie salt pepper or other seasoning. Steak and eggs were ok. Had to send the steak back due to over cooked, but they were very responsive and polite about it. Second steak was good, little tough and could use... More 

Thank Alycia602
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is your typical local diner yet I like it. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food is what you'd expect at a diner.

Thank disappointed96
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I love getting breakfast in diners and in Jersey there's a lot to chose from. The decor and music is retro 50's and 60's style. Be sure to bring cash since no credit cards accepted. It would have been 5 stars, but the sausage patties were a little bland. Should have stuck with the pork roll.

Thank njbum

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Monmouth Rd, Route 537 west, Freehold, NJ 07728-7930
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: 732-866-0220
A gem loved by locals. Grits and biscuits for Breakfast in central new jersey!

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