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Tops Diner

500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
+1 973-481-0490
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (19 reviews)
“meatloaf” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (22 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
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1 - 10 of 378 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a suggested restaurant by the hotel staff. Good food and plenty of it for the price. Around 4:00 Friday it was not too busy but we went back for dessert at around 8 or 9 and there was a line out the door....More

Thank mh1341
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're happy that you took a chance on us! It's great that you even came back for dessert. Hopefully, you'll stop by again the next time you come to town. Best, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is probably the 20th time I been there and Everytime I go just wonder when I will be back again... Great for any hour!!

Thank Dream on L
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dream, it's quite impressive you've been here so many times! We hope that next visit is some time soon. Thanks for all your support and recommendations. Best, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have heard about TOPS for years. I have always wanted to come year. I’m glad I have. The desserts are huge but so good. On the way out the other day I grabbed a bag of their cookies I’m glad I did

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

Ally, we are so happy you finally made it in! It sounds like the rumors were true and you had a great meal. We hope to see you again soon. All the best, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great Fish & Chips extra large portion and taste great. I even like cole slaw. The fries were also hot and good.

Thank Diane S
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey there, Diane! We're very happy that you went with the Fish & Chips with a side of Cole Slaw. Thanks for sharing your compliments and tasty experience. All the best, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I’ve seen this place evolve over last 8 years! It’s been our common celebration place since school times! Be it a new job or a someone getting married. We’ve been ordering standard stuff here and hardly been disappointed. The only downside lately has been even...More

Thank Shreelesh G
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hey there, Shreelesh! We are so fortunate to have fans like you. It's terrific that you can think of us as a commonplace to celebrates your success and the ones of your friends. Thanks for all your support and patience. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We were taken to this diner by local family What can I say the food and service was great the decor inside and out was iconic obviously the food sizes were big and tasted good

Thank lyn l
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Lyn, we're glad you have some nice friends in the community who brought you in! Thanks so much for sharing your first experience. Best, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I am always looking for good diners and New Jersey Has the market cornered. Tops has been around since 1942 but has changed with rhe times. Awesome selection, modestly priced and very good I had the Jambalaya. Chicken and shrimp were cooked perfectly. Nice and...More

Thank Paul M
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Hey there, Paul! We are glad you come dine with us when you're in Newark. It sounds like you've been here a time or two and have some favorites. The Jambalaya, Chicken, and Shrimp really stood out. Thanks for so much for sharing your appreciation....More

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I was in Newark on business for a couple of nights and visited this diner two nights in a row. The staff are very friendly, the service great and the food excellent. I had a burger on the first night which was so big I...More

Thank sanjai2003
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Hey, Sanjai! We're so happy we could feed you both night you were in town. It sounds like the burger and the pumpkin ravioli were both a hit. We're glad you took the time to share and certainly hope you'll stop by the next time...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017

I must admit how impressed, I was with Tops, since I really is not a diner person. The quality of food and service was amazing. Starting with the piping hot rolls and the whipped butter. Ask for the daily specials.

Thank Maxine S
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Maxine, we are delighted that you are impressed with us! It sounds like the food really hit the spot for you. Thanks so much for the great recommendation. See you next time, Jimmy G, Partner

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I have Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at Tops Diner. The food is fantastic always hot and plentiful. The service is top notch. I have even turned up for dinner with a party of 12 people and there was no problem getting a table, only a...More

Thank Londonkim17
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thanks for always thinking of us when you want something to eat! We really appreciate all of your support and hope you'll keep spreading the word about our food. See you next time, Jimmy G, Partner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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