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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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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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353 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars 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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106 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Very expensive! No real early bird specials. You cannot go there to sit & relax. They serve & move you out ASAP to turnover the table. I think people go there to see and be seen. The food is very high priced. Not a place on my list for repeat dining. I saw a family across from me get huge... More 

Thank Linda5000
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Whether you want breakfast, lunch, dinner or something in between- everything on the menu is great. I would personally recommend the chicken burger deluxe with avocado and honey mustard. Its addictive! The wait staff are always very nice. Don't feel shy and make sure to get both the health salad and yummy baked goods that come before your meal (no... More 

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Livingston nj
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316 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fabulous fish: The complete dinners which come with both soup and salad are large enough for many couples to share. Avoid the hamburgers: Usually unappetizing both in size and preparation. Management has been informed and perhaps there will be improvements in the future..

Thank Richard S
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After early morning church service, the friendly greetings upon arrival; the children enjoying the dessert display while waiting to be seated; the patience and attentiveness of waiter in serving family of 7 (which included 4 children); the fresh, tasty and filling portions -- all added to the ingredients for joyful Easter Sunday festivities!!

Thank BernadettePD
New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Went with a group of 7 before a local show. Had a round table in back (lighting is bad back there) and it was a bit chilly on a cold day. Service was good, prices are reasonable, portions are large, but food was just ok - I was a little disappointed as it has been better in the past.

Thank ams44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?