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Red Oak Diner & Lounge

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highway 35 North, Hazlet, NJ 07730
+1 732-335-9360
6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Tue 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 1:00 am
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New Jersey, USA
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2017

Our family always enjoyed getting a quick and tasty bite at Red Oak whenever we were in the area, however, when we visited in January 2017 it was closed. Folks who live in the area say it is either closed forever or moving. I hope it will be back. It was a really nice diner.

Thank JandKNewJersey_USA
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

You will never be disappointed with the food or the service.You are treated like family and the portions are very large.

Thank anthonymA4478AU
Sayreville, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had lunch here today and was very disappointed. all new employees and some just walking around and not doing their jobs. I asked for hot tea with lemon and was told they ran out of lemons. really.... we ordered soup and it came out with a plastic spoon. really. we have dine here many times and everything was great.... More 

Thank uwmbrf
Freehold, NewJersey
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Took grand kids for lunch, seated and waited 20 minutes before the manager came and took our order. The order came back wrong. Coffee was cool. Soups Luke warm. Out of appetizer fried ravioli????? It was listed on the menu. People at tables and booths all around complaining to wait staff about service. These guys need to get their stuck... More 

Thank robmacdl
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63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017

The Red Oak is a diner I frequent every time I come to Jersey, which is about twice a year. I have yet to have a bad meal, and my wife and I enjoy visiting the place. They have different themes for different nights, and even the one that caters to kids isn’t distracting to adults without kids. I’d recommend... More 

2 Thank Fyrfyter12
Avon by the Sea, New Jersey
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016

There were plenty of vegetarian options. There is a separate gluten free section- with three options- gluten free pizza, chicken with gluten free pasta and and a gluten free grilled vegetable wrap. The waitress was very friendly and the place is clean. There is a full bar available. The grilled vegetables are on the regular as well as the gluten... More 

Albany, New York
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

We've only been here for Sunday brunch, so can't say much about other things on the menu. But, the omelets and waffles are big and filling. So many NJ combinations you won't find outside the tri-state area (pastrimi, corned beef with cabbage). You can get tomatoes as a substitute for the home fries for you low-carb eaters out there. Not... More 

Thank 12RAS302
Hazlet, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2016

The breakfast is decent, the prices are pretty high for a diner. Two people; coffee, tea, omelet with side of bacon, two eggs fried potatoes and bacon $25. Seems high to me.

Thank cob816
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

This diner, recently remodeled, provides a great atmosphere with great food along with great service. Great for families, business meetings and celebrations. Great menu that offers a variety of food selections.

Thank DrDan C
Sayreville, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We were passing through Hazlet and decided to stop for a quick bite. It was a Sunday. The diner was doing a fundraiser for the RAGE cause and it also had characters stopping at the tables to visit the kids. I was happy because my family was able to order whatever they wanted. Between all of us we tried a... More 

Thank MichelleO1970

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 1:00 am
6:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: highway 35 North, Hazlet, NJ 07730
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hazlet
  • Phone Number: +1 732-335-9360

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?