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“The last of the originals”
Review of summit diner

summit diner
Ranked #5 of 70 Restaurants in Summit
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank Thom R
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Great little diner oozing with charm and great food. The biscuits and gravy were delicious as well as the French toast.

Thank Roxanne R
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

A classic NJ diner in downtown Summit. Go in with the expectations of a small, quaint, crowded,noisy place with character and that's what you get. If you sit at counter, you can talk with the owner who's been there for more than 50 yeas also. Fun and charming.

The food itself is typical American breakfast/lunch fare. Eggs, bacon, corned beef hash, toast, burgers, etc. Simple food and simple choices prepared old school. Yes, greasy. But delicious, too and with huge portions. Very reasonably priced.

Would recommend from the experience alone.

Thank highwoodkevin
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

real old dinner stainless steel out side counter and booths the breakfast is great taylor ham and egg to die for

Thank Dave P
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

This greasy spoon has been in Summit for what seems like forever, and is a good place to grab breakfast by yourself or with a friend. Too small and cramped for a group meal, grab a seat at the bar and order some eggs and toast. Good food and ambiance

Thank cugrad2k1
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