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Jefferson Diner

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5 Bowling Green Pkwy Ste 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
+1 973-663-0233
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06:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 01:00
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Staten Island, New York
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here before so expecitations were high and they did not disappoint. My son had a large hot cooked to order cheeseburger. I went with the fresh turkey that tasted like it just came out of the oven. They have a large menu with plenty to choose from. Can't wait till I am out that way again

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Thank wiggum072
Hopatcong, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great place to hang out with friends, have decent food, drinks and a lively time. Great lake views in a bustling part of the lake. Good value.

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Thank Unbecleveable
Sparta, New Jersey
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with family many times. Food is always outstanding, including salads and soups. My favorite soup is the French onion with cheese melted over the crock bowl. Also very much enjoy the Greek dishes including traditional Greek salad and Gyro wraps.

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Thank americanduchess
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you! We hope that you will be back soon. More 

New York City, New York
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch, I had the "Thanksgiving Sandwich", the fruit stuffing was flavorless, the "turkey gravy" did not taste like turkey, just a generic salty gravy. My partner had a liverwurst sandwich and enjoyed it, but because of their prices we won't be back!!'

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Thank Elizabeth B
Manchester Township, NJ
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91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This is a family owned diner. If it is excellent the prices are just right and the place is spotless. You can't go wrong with being greeted by Donna or Jimmy the seat you and you'll have a fantastic meal whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner. Greek specialties on the menu as well as many of the American great... More 

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Thank Deacon Vince
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! We hope to see you back soon. More 

New York City, New York
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

we always stop here on the way to and from the Poconos. A great find on one of our visits. I love the atmosphere, and The Guy on HGTV or the cooking channel, love the red convertible in the parking lot in front of this restaurant. Guy rated this restaurant and showed it on his show. Lots of pictures of... More 

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Thank Mjasen1
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for being a repeat customer! Hope to see you back soon. More 

Rockaway, New Jersey
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable surroundings at this diner with a great selection of food and a liquor license. Have had delicious salads and an open pita sandwich with generous portions. There's both indoor and outdoor dining. Staff is friendly and gives great service.

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Thank elbadell
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The food isn't really much to write home about, but the staff and atmosphere make it worth it by far! Bands every night! Beautiful at night. Will definitely come back!

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Thank James B
food7, Manager at Jefferson Diner, responded to this review

Thank you! Can't wait to have you back! More 

Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Jefferson Diner has a lot of publicity from it's days on TV and it still looks great. Many pages on the menu to sift through in diner style and the food is very good although a little pricey for a diner. Since they opened J-Town Tavern next door they now serve alcohol in the diner space too. My 18... More 

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Thank Lynette S
morristown
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We often head to the Jefferson Diner for breakfast. Food is good, reasonable priced, and if you want a mimosa, they can serve it. At times, there is a long wait - usually on holidays. One Mothers day we waited an hour for our food - will not visit on holidays again.

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Thank morristowndenise

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 01:00
Monday
06:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 01:00
Thursday
06:00 - 01:00
Friday
06:00 - 03:00
Saturday
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bowling Green Pkwy Ste 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-0233
Description
Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.

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