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“Historic New Jersey Diner”
Review of Bendix Diner

Bendix Diner
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Everyone should visit at least once.From the loose eggs to the hash browns and the juicy burgers this is a New Jersey icon.It could be in the middle of a Febuary snowstorm,in the middle of the night, you will see the red lights of the Bendix Diner in the distance.Even when the blind waiter and the short order cook were the only ones there,you still felt comfortable.What could be better than sitting in the Bendix Diner listening to Bruce Springsteen on the juke box after a night of slugging down beers in a local N.J. pub.Those were the glory days!

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6  Thank ChALUTCH
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

On an impromptu stop I discovered that this old diner has really good food. My son and I stopped for breakfast this past Sunday morning and it was great! My son had the western omelet, and I had the trucker special with three pancakes, two fried eggs, and crisp bacon. We both had coffee with three creamers each. The portions were large, and the taste was very good. The waitress was cordial and most helpful. The location is great, right along a main route to travel from the New Jersey Meadowlands area toward the NYS Thruway.

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2  Thank VermontCapecodder
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

My husband and i both had hash,homefries, eggs and toast. Food was hot and the serving was a decent size. Had to really flag down the waiter but i think he meant well..he was the only waitstaff and seemed a little overwhelmed (but in the clueless way, not the stressed out way). Wouldve loved a glass of water and a coffee refill but couldnt get him back once we got our food. Had the cook track him down for the bill. Ambiance of old diner, lots of local men who were clearly retired regulars. Loved listening to them teasing eachother and talking with the grill cook. A retired Giants player came in with his family, obviously another local..learned later that this place had been in a few movies and was recently used by People magazine for a photo shoot. Liked the fact that the diner boasted none of that on their walls or menus. Clearly an authentic nj diner.
Beware of the bathroom, it only had dish soap for handwashing and needed a scrubbing. Makes me always wonder about areas in there that the public cant see!

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3  Thank Adornment
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

Apparently this place is special to those who hold nostagia for olde NJ. It is nothing to write home about and the ambiance and decor could really use a touch up. If you like to eat in the middle of a busy highway - literally - this is your place.

1  Thank Londonjack
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

Bendix Diner was once an amazing place to go. Been since the owner Tony Diakakis past away the diner went down the drain. Eva Diakakis(Tony's wife) now runs the restaurant as well as her son who thinks he's the best of the best (Chris Diakakis). Once Tony died not only the diner fell apart but the family did as well. He was an amazing person and he loved everyone. He kept everyone together and just brought so much joy to anyone that came across him. God rest his soul. But like i was saying. Bendix Diner....Great memories....but now one horrible place.

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3  Thank bigpimpinbx230
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