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University Diner

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580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
+1 908-354-3110
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible8%
May 26, 2016
“University Diner closed”
Feb 21, 2016
“Diner closed their doors”
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580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
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Reviewed May 26, 2016

This diner really declared Ned before it finally closed send for good. Service and food were bad. Don't bother to go there. Too bad as it was very close to Kean U campus.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed February 21, 2016

University diner was around for many years. Food was always good, service prompt. Best matzo ball soup around. Office was located not far from there and we went to lunch regularly. Too bad they closed.

Thank Brigitte B
Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here many times in the past. You could say it's our go to diner. Our last visit was very disappointing. While the interior has been updated somewhat, the food went downhill. First, service was slow. After ordering, things slowed...More

Thank jferro439
Reviewed June 21, 2015

A colleague wanted to meet at a place not too far out of the way and was easy to get to from his house in Union, so we settled on University. A midday, Saturday, lunch and it was pretty good. We sat up in the...More

Thank cbouknight
Reviewed January 11, 2015

Although in the past my experiences with this diner have been good, recently there seems to be a change in the way customers are treated. Nasty personal remarks were made by a waitress to the point of rude actions. They took away our table while...More

Thank Telloff
Reviewed December 14, 2014

Nice diner. Service was great. I wish I knew the waiter's name, he was very good. The eggs took a little long (which he complained about). They were a little bland. It was nice to see Taylor Ham (pork roll) on the menu. Delicious. They...More

Thank barroske
Reviewed January 25, 2014

The food is excellent here. No matter what meal you are here for you will not be disappointed. You really get a good portion for your money. There is something for everyone on their menu. Fast, Friendly Service. Give it a try.

Thank mbbsal
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Huge, huge menu. Large portions. Good service. Food usually comes out quickly. Small section of booths in front, more space in back with booths and tables. Great value for the money

Thank TshoesNj
Reviewed April 30, 2012

There are a few diners that are near to my home. University is usually the one my wife, friends, and I choose. They have good, basic diner food at reasonable prices. Their wait staff is very friendly and their service is good. While University has...More

Thank jferro439
Reviewed April 26, 2012

We stopped in for dinner the other night, food was bland, greasy & service stunk, they didnt seem to care when I brought a burnt meal to their attention either

Thank mauinokaoi1973
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-3110
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