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Empire Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1315 US Highway 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054-4902
+1 973-335-2729
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Randolph, New Jersey
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Following a movie we stopped at the Empire Diner. Both of us ordered omelets and shared crisp bacon. Overall the meal exceeded expectations. The omelets were complemented by “good” coffee. The crisp bacon was delicious and the shared chocolate chip received mixed reviews. I thought the cookie was excellent and my wife thought it was OK. And by the way... More 

Thank Marc S
Newark, New Jersey
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This place reminds me of the Jetsons food machine - think of what you want and they make it quick. Never been disappointed. Corned beef & cabbage on st Pat's day, zuppa di Pesce thats darn tasty. Excellent crab cakes, Hungarian ghoulish, Moussaka, Salmon, etc. Great place when you don't know what you want!

Thank Ricardo S S
Central PA
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129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Somehow I have this knack for traveling down a road and picking a good place to eat. I saw this place and drove by, but as I was driving I decided that this is the place I want try. The restaurant is clean, and the menu is extensive. It is open 24 hours and serves breakfast all day. I first... More 

Thank Flick8675309
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped for breakfast enroute to a business meeting. The diner was (literally) empty at 6:45am. I ordered a Swiss cheese/mushroom omelet with rye toast and had barely opened my newspaper when the waitress appeared with my order! The omelet and accompanying pile of breakfast potatoes was enormous. Coffee was decent too. The diner is brightly lit and looked to... More 

Thank WasOnce
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A couple of times a year our small group of retirees meet for a long lunch. We all worked together for 30+ years so we try to keep in touch. We occasionally meet at the Empire diner. The food is very good and nobody is pushing us out the door. We relax enjoying our meals and spend 2 to 3... More 

Thank jimr20162016
Inverness, Florida
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181 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I'm a Florida girl, so this was new to me. A New Jersey diner with a menu that was as long as the Magna Carta. There's a lot of diner food, plus a lot of other things you wouldn't expect. I had a baked chicken dinner and it was fine. We ordered a giant cookie to go, and it was... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Stafford Twp
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stopped at this diner on our way home from vacationing in PA. 5 guests in our party. The server had a very bad attitude. The root beer soda was flat. When I politely informed her of the flat root beer, she flippantly replied, "It all comes from the same machine." I repeated myself by saying, "But it's flat." I... More 

Thank HappyMom231
Waterloo, New York
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148 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

had to attend a funeral and then i went to the diner for some comfort food!!! breakfast food!!! server was so nice and patient and helpful!

Thank claudia f
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Veal cutlet, great sandwiches, big variety, and a bar (which is not available at a lot of diners). When I make the 10-hour drive from Cincinnati to go back east, THE EMPIRE DINER is usually my 1st stop. Great place to relax and unwind from the long trip with a great meal and a couple of beers!

Thank _andycurran1955
Exeter, New Hampshire
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343 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Decently clean, this industrial style diner offers great 1980's music and excellent spaghetti sauce. Prices are quite high and the $12.95 Chicken Parm sub needed basic seasoning even though it's fresh chicken and made to order in-house. The omelet also lacked flavor, but the non-powdery hash browns were a nice find. Didn't try them, but desserts are also in-house and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1315 US Highway 46, Parsippany, NJ 07054-4902
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Parsippany
  • Phone Number: +1 973-335-2729

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