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Hightstown Diner

American, Diner
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151 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3713
+1 609-443-4600
06:00 - 20:00
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

After being disappointed by some of the local fair in and around town, this diner was recommended by a friend of mine. My wife and I stopped in for lunch recently. There were a lot of locals having lunch, soccer players, moms and dads, families. Made for a nice atmosphere. Service was steady and the meal was tasty. Not a... More 

Thank Gregory L
Cranbury, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A throw back in time !!! Great breakfast, lunch and OK dinner. A great place to meet old friends and to make new ones. A very comfortable feeling as soon as you walk through the door. Worth a try.

Thank andrewjmento
Lake Telemark, NJ
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had eaten something non-traditional for Christmas and the day after we stopped here. The turkey, stuffing and gravy platter sounded good to me. Started with a salad so brown, rusty, and wilted...and stopped picking the icky pieces out and sent it back for a cup of matzoh ball soup. It was great but took a long time and was... More 

Thank telemarkJane
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I read good reviews of this place so my boyfriend and I tried it out. Coffee and drinks came out quick anf waitstaff is wonderful. It is a small diner but Guy Fieri's must not have taste buds. The syrup has such a plain taste (maybe sugar free), his bacon wasn't cooked all the way, the hashbrowns reminded me of... More 

Thank Tyanne M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This diner had been here for eons! The food selections are limited, but good. AT three-thirty in the afternoon on a weekday it was 50% full. People of all ages seemed to come in. Sounded like "regulars" and a few others just stopping in. The staff welcomed everyone, and the service was quick and thoughtful. Smallish diner, located on route... More 

Thank Evan G
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Used to come here and recently visited after 2 years. Sadly has lacked investment and while food is still just about OK the decor is getting tatty and there were some hygiene issues

Thank Brianfj
Rockledge, Florida
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have tried many diners in the area and have only found two we like and this is one of them. We now go fairly regularly for breakfast as we both can easily find item we are in the mood for. Fast, friendly, and clean. Can get very busy. Very reasonable prices. I would recommend.

Thank DebbieE610
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We love the Hightstown Diner. The food is always fresh and reasonably priced. We like their early bird specials, $9.25 for soup, salad, entree, and dessert. Good, old fashioned diner food like meatloaf elevated with a good mushroom gravy, or pizzaola with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese is really yummy. We try to go almost every weekend when we can.... More 

Thank bythehex
Bethesda, Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Great food and not expensive at all. Typical diner with better selections and a friendly staff - good service

Thank Joe Z
Hamilton, New Jersey
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We saw this diner on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. Guy lauded the food. We had only one experience there and would not go again. We had breakfast which was unsatisfactory. Corned beef has was ghastly, toast unbuttered, Atmosphere was lacking. We should have caught on to our prospects by the fact the parking lot was not crowded.

Thank kerrygirl67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3713
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hightstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-443-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?