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Tops Diner

500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
+1 973-481-0490
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (45 reviews)
“cheesecake” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
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LOCATION
500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Folks if you find yourselves in Newark NJ I highly recommend the historical Tops Diner. Let’s talk about their process. They have this down to a science providing locals and travelers with a great diner experience just like the old days. There were people young...More

Thank Poppiedoah
Reviewed 6 days ago

This place has great food, really large servings and an impressive menu variety that will ensure that everyone finds something they like. Not to mention, the mimosas are awesome. Definitely a great brunch spot!

Thank Zelillem
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're so happy our extensive menu impressed you! We'd love to have you back for brunch so we can serve you up a mimosa soon. Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 1 week ago

When we inquired this evening about a nearby place to eat the front desk clerk at our Newark Airport hotel suggested Tops Diner in Newark. It was well worth the 15 minute drive to what seemed like a seedy neighborhood. The place was overflowing with...More

Thank Popoo
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

It's great to hear we lived up to the recommendation! The next time you're in Newark, we'd love to serve you up something new. Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 1 week ago

The place, the service and the food...all super! Good cappuchino for a diner. The food came quick, hot and plenty. It was a challenge to eat it all but it tasted so good that we managed. We skipped lunch later that day?.still full. We can...More

Thank Eric v
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us for a hearty meal and a cappuccino, Eric! We promise our hot and fresh dishes will never let you down. Hope we can look forward to welcoming you back again real soon. Take care until next time, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever unfortunately stuck in Newark this is a great place to eat either with colleagues or family!! It looks like a 1950's diner but very high end. It has a large menu and the food is very fresh. I am unsure if...More

Thank Biff5804
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear our authentic atmosphere and extensive menu all made for a great meal with us. Hopefully we see you back soon. Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

About 4 blocks down Passaic from the Hampton Inn - walkable, but definitely avoid at night - mixed residential and mixed factory, so at night the streets can be deserted - at least at the end towards Tops Diner. Otherwise, typical diner - wide variety...More

Thank TravelerofNJ
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're pleased to see that our pot roast and service made your meal with us a great one! Come back and see us soon. We'd love for you to try something new. Take care, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed this place several times going to BJ’s club. I would always tell my husband i would like to eat there. To my surprise he called and said let’s have lunch.. It has onsite parking and there was a little wait but it...More

Thank Carolyn J
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Carolyn, it's so great you finally stopped by to give us a try! It sounds like you and your husband worked your way around the menu like a pro. We'd love to have you both back to try something new soon. Until then, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow did I get lucky. My flight out of Newark was cancelled (big surprise) and I found myself stuck in Harrison for the night. I asked one of the staff members at the hotel where I should eat and he recommended Tops Diner. He said...More

Thank Twa1807
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

While we're sorry to hear about your flight, we're so glad that your cancellation brought you to us! It's so wonderful you enjoyed the Frutti Di Mare, and the next time you're in New Jersey, we'd love to have you back. Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I found this place on trip advisor, which is my normal routine if I’m looking for s good place in an area I don’t know. This place is highly rated, and it didn’t disappoint. I had waffles and eggs, he had a...More

Thank micyer
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's awesome your first visit with us was great. The waffles and eggs and the cheeseburgers are both great choices! Don't be a stranger, and come back to see us soon. Until next time, Tops Diner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ate here twice on recent trip: b'fast & dinner. b'fast omelet comes w/hash browns & toast. excellent coffee. dinner was their "famous" meatloaf. comes as three small loafs, mashed potatoes, string beans/carrots [no options]. thought both meals were very good, but wouldn't honestly say excellent....More

Thank Sam G
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Sam, we're so happy that you came to see us twice, and that breakfast was just right for you. We're sorry to see that our food wasn't more impressive, but we have a menu with over 300 items, and the next time you're in town,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Newark
  • Phone Number: +1 973-481-0490
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Description
Tops Diner serves some of the freshest and most delicious food in East Newark, NJ! Come in for an amazing meal and some gracious hospitality!
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