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J.B.'s Diner

American, Diner
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205 Monmouth Rd, Route 537 west, Freehold, NJ 07728-7930
+1 732-866-0220
07:00 - 20:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This place is a great breakfast/lunch diner. We always do breakfast here when passing by in the morning. The particular one on Rt. 537 has been closed for a while due to a fire, but it has several branches in the area that are virtually identical. Besides the food it has truly outstanding 50's décor & music that really adds... More 

Thank Michael B
New Jersey
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I liked this greasy spoon and its fifty's flare. I have breakfast there a few times but sad to say... the place burnt down!

Thank RandyNewJersey
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

TripAdvisor needs to take down this restaurant. It is excellent when it is open, but not now. It would be a shame if followers drove out that way (pretty desolated) only to find it's still closed from the fire damage.

Thank CalicoMary
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I got a salad served with dry chicken on the side and blue cheese crumbles that looked like they were found in the back of the refrigerator. No Bueno!

Thank Holly1687
Riverton, Utah
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

This small restaurant has memorabilia of the '50s and '60s and their prices almost seem to match. Wonderful food, wonderful staff.

Thank LibbiAB
Freehold, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We have frequented this diner quite often over the many yrs we have lived in this town and have always enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere at JB's....They were even open during Hurricane Sandy, when no one else was. :) So sad to hear that a fire destroyed this great establishment last night. We hope you rebuild.

Thank sah1432
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

A famous little stand alone restaurant, where everyone seems to know everyone, but I really was not impressed, although my husband really enjoyed it, it just was not my cup of tea. The food was fine, I just did not like the closeness of the tables.

1 Thank kbartok
New Jersey
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

My son and I stopped in here for the first time tonight. I wanted breakfast and ordered a veggie omlette which was delicious. He ordered Prime Rib at the waitress's suggestion and he LOVED it for $13.99. Really cute, friendly place. I will definitely go back here again. They had sooooo many choices on the menu like a great old... More 

Thank Nank135
Manalapan, New Jersey
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Love the place. Great home made food. The atmosphere is fun. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It's like a "Happy Days" show. First place I think of when going out for breakfast.

Thank Wendy E
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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200 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

Nice little diner. Good food and fun atmosphere. Extra HOT coffee :-). Bring cash or an ATM card - because they don't take credit cards.

Thank Raymond R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Monmouth Rd, Route 537 west, Freehold, NJ 07728-7930
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Freehold
  • Phone Number: +1 732-866-0220
A gem loved by locals. Grits and biscuits for Breakfast in central new jersey!

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