New Jersey has always been known as the birthplace of the great American diner. The first diners began life as a railway dining car. As they fell into disuse in that form, they were mounted on concrete blocks and were reborn as the diner our parents and grandparents grew up with.
The Summit Diner should be in the Smithsonian. It's a true historic relic. It's been a Summit institution for more than six decades. You don't go there to dine. You go to eat. All of the classic diner dishes are on the menu. From homemade meatloaf with mashed potatoes to burgers smothered in fried onions.
Put what most of us Summitites head there for is their great breakfasts. And the signature dish is eggs any style with thick slices of baked ham cut right off the bone. Yum!
If you're thinking of going for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday, get there early. The lines are out the door. Enjoy!
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