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Jefferson Diner

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American, Diner, Greek
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5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
+1 973-663-0233
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6:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mt. Cobb, Pennsylvania
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326 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old school diner. Lots of stainless steel. A copy of Guy Fiery's Triple-D car sits just outside. Excellent service and pastrami sandwich with fries. Didn't have any, but the desserts and pastries looked darn good. The place is immaculate.

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Thank TrayBN
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review. We hope to see you back soon and make sure you leave plenty of time to try the desserts! More 

Newton, New Jersey
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, from typical diner fare such as burgers to dishes such as chicken marsala. delicious appetizers and soups, too. Friendly service. This diner is a great place to meet friends and chow down.

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Thank Jean L
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Hope to see you back soon. More 

Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The authentic Greek Moussaka is to die for! Table service and drink service matched the kitchen in timeliness and friendliness

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Thank flexitdriver
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! More 

Lewes, Delaware
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel up to Jefferson on business every 2-3 weeks and always have lunch at the diner. The food quality and portions are good and the staff has always been friendly.

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Thank Ken C
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for making us one of your lunch spots! See you back in a few weeks! More 

Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people are always friendly. The food is consistently good. The sandwiches are really loaded. The desserts are beautiful.

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Thank Ann M
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by to leave a review! We hope to see you back soon. More 

Binghamton, New York
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Complements to the family that owns and manages the Jefferson Diner. Our family visits this are frequently for breakfast or lunch. Each time, we are whole heartedly greeted and seated by this lovely family. Smiles and graciousness! The food is excellent. Portions are LARGE! Service is also very good. Immaculate and style of the restaurant is true to the 1950's... More 

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Thank chriskF8978AV
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time. We can't wait to have you back! More 

Ellwood City, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Nice diner, friendly,family atmosphere. Food was very good, average priced. If your in the area, stop by you won't regret it. Came across it while looking for another place to eat. Enjoyed every bit of it!

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Thank catman61
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to leave us a review! We hope that you will come back soon. More 

Livingston nj
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353 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

It is bright, clean and well run. It offers good service. The portions are very large and the quality is excellent. They offer something for everybody with the on line menu totaling almost 20 pages. If you are in the area this place should satisfy you.

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Thank Richard S
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! We appreciate the feedback. We hope that you will be back to dine with us soon. More 

Garfield, New Jersey
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We just moved to the area and decided to try it out....we were so surprised! Such a cool vibe! So much history! Great service! Delicious food! Definitely gonna be here often!

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Thank cynthiadrazek
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our diner! We can't wait to have you back. More 

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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

So on our way to another destination we came across the Jefferson Diner and decided to swing in for a late breakfast. You cannot get more NJ Diner than this place. Fun, bright and full of the notations to famous guests and shows this place has been part of. They started us off with a plate of fruit and corn... More 

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Thank FLBOY68
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We hope to see you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $12
Cuisine
American, Diner, Greek
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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 - 3:00 am
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-0233
Description
Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.

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