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Ritz Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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East Hanover, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

to get a face lift, ie, new carpet and some updating. Yes, it's an institution and we all love the Ritz, but even the best of places can lose their footing. Last few times there, crowded seating, RUDE young woman who I asked for different table, threw the menus on the new table with a loud hmmmpf... and on and... More 

Thank kimbg15
New Jersey
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This has been a stable in the area for years. It's a decent diner--not the best of NJ--but it's good. Service is inconsistent; sometimes bad, and some of the pricing seems a bit much, but it serves it's purpose. It's also a local scene which also is a nice aspect to it...food is ok.

Thank Wheedler123
Stony Point, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 6 and went for lunch. Our table was very cramped once we all had plates and glasses. The waitress accidentally spilled my mother in law's ice water on her. She knocked the water glass with a plate as she was serving us. She was very apologetic but still.... I ordered the Tex Mex wrap. There... More 

Thank astamm6400
Livingston nj
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401 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I shared a large and well prepared salmon dish. There was so much salmon that we took home some and had it for lunch. Excellent rolls, salad, soup and a cost for two persons About $ 22.00. Can't be beat for fish quality and price.

Thank Richard S
Livingston, New Jersey
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The Ritz diner in livingston is a great place to eat. Breakfast is outstanding and most of the food is very good. Parking sometimes is hard to find.

Thank Reddytraveler
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The Ritz is an institution in Livingston. It is the quintessential diner. Huge menu. Everything you could ever want. Service is normally fast and you may feel rushed but just tell the waiter you want to take your time. No problem. They have a counter if you like. Bakery is famous. Huge take out business. Breakfast anytime. Burgers are great.... More 

Thank JerseyGeo
Livingston nj
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401 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Many visits have confirmed that this somewhat rundown diner serves "excellent" food. The fish had been especially good. On this visit the fish was poorly prepared. One poor experience does not mean that we or you should not return. Hope this poor meal is not the beginning of a trend. I doubt that it is!

Thank Richard S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast and boy was I surprised. The cinnamon raisin French toast was amazing and coffee was great! They were packed but the wait was very short. I would drive up there just for the breakfast!

Thank Melyssa A
Delray Beach, Florida
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125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've been to the Ritz diner several times for dinner and have rarely been disappointed. This afternoon was no exception. At our table of seven, we were served excellent lasagna and gnocchi bolognese as well as very good ravioli, chicken parmigiana and broiled scrod. The mushroom barley soup was outstanding but the matzoh ball soup was a disappointment since the... More 

Thank Popoo
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Large menu, great bakery. My faves are the shrimp salad, pasta primavera, Marion salad, burgers. But that's just lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served all day. My only complaint is the coffee. It's really blah. But don't come for the coffee, try their consistently excellent food.

Thank FurmanP

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
6:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-533-1213

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?