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Stafford Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1388 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2416
+1 609-978-9897
00:00 - 23:59
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice staff and all the great dishes you can eat ! There food is always delicious and filling ! No matter what meal you go for, you will leave there in a good mood and a full belly !

Barnegat, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. The burgers are very good. Mixed reviews on other meals. This diner is usually packed at dinner time & there is a wait for a table. We are not crazy about their dinners or salads. Breakfast is usually good. A little overpriced on some meals.

Thank LeoLorraine
Browns Mills, New Jersey
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite diners in Southern NJ. All your favorite traditional diner staples from the honey fried chicken basket to their Monte cristo!! And save room for dessert because their baker is super! We also buy whole cakes from here and they are always a huge hit!! Make it a regular stop!

Thank Wende S
Manahawkin, NJ
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196 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Food was great. We had to sit at the bar due to it being crowded. I found the waitress to be a bit rushing towards us . She was nice but I will pick a table from now on.

Thank qtdesignz
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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217 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice service, open 24 hours, , lots to choose from. Food was good and staff friendly. We would go back for sure

Thank 01ritz
Forked River, New Jersey
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited the diner several times for breakfast. They serve good breakfast and have specials that include the coffee and juice. Prices are good. Can't speak for lunch and dinner. Diner looks nice but needs some updating plus noticed that the dividers between booths are very dusty. Service was quick and efficient. Typical diner.

Thank Barbara B
Brant Beach
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We keep giving this diner "another chance" but after our last visit I'm done. I ordered a dinner special "crab cakes and Mac & cheese". The crab cakes were made using their shrimp stuffing (tiny amount of minced crab-huge amount of bread crumb) shaped into a patty over penne pasta flooded with a liquid substance that only looked like cheese.... More 

Thank lbimomBrantBeach
Barnegat, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have a few diners in the area, and this one is the best by far! The have a great variety and the food is good. Prices are somewhat reasonable.

Thank LeoLorraine
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Leaving Long Beach Island after vacation and decided to look for a breakfast spot. My previous experience in long beach were less than satisfactory with the exception of Neptune Market. Went into Stafford diner where the parking lot was jammed (always a good sign) ordered blueberry pancakes with a side of sausage, and my wife ordered the "Farmers omelet". it... More 

Thank Bert G
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Recent changes in management seemed to affect the food quality /choices . In the past , I highly recommended visiting Stafford diner, I rarely visit now .

1 Thank Marla C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2416
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-978-9897
Phone Number 609-978-9897

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