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Jefferson Diner

5 Bowling Green Pkwy Ste 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
+1 973-663-0233
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“moussaka” (7 reviews)
“greek salad” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (8 reviews)
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American, Greek, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Bowling Green Pkwy Ste 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We've been to this diner many times over the years, but this most recent visit was pretty disappointing. How do you screw up a BLT? Simple: you forget the "B". Deducting $3 from the price left us paying $4 for an LT sandwich...which seems kind...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is open and bright. Service is very good. Food is usually excellent with generous portions. However, the more PR they get the higher they raise the prices.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up going to the Jefferson Diner and they never have disappointed me. I love their milkshakes and there corn beef hash and eggs are my favorite item on the menu.

Thank GraceEReed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best diners . Great tasty food Delicious cupcakes coffee Best breakfast, love the omelettes.

Thank Renae J
Reviewed 12 February 2018

I know years ago this diner received excellent reviews from Food Network but that was many moons ago and it has changed drastically. One of their highlights was the Greek cuisine but the quality and freshness is no longer. Moussaka is flavorless, spanakopita is soggy...More

Thank pinkcupcake2018
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Friendliest service and best food of any diner--heck, almost any restaurant--in northwestern New Jersey. We have a lot of diners in this area, and many of them are wonderful, but the Jefferson is in a class by itself. Delicious food, surprising specials; eating at this...More

Thank Jean L
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I've come here many times with my family and every time the food is amazing, particularly the pancakes, which is saying something because I've been to every diner in the area and this one is the best. That doesn't even take into account the service,...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

What a busy day in the area and still the food and service was terrific. Johana did a great job serving our table. Even on a really really busy day, the food was good. That’s something we always experience at this Diner. We no longer...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Another Triple D stop! Stopped on our way to Long Island. Parking lot was packed and thought no way we're getting in. Found spot right in front. Greeted at door and found seat at the bar. It's a diner, so that's where we sat. I...More

Thank BuckinPA
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A diner with a long history of good food, clean, colorful surroundings, great service and SUPER desserts!

Thank Misterjynx2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 1:00 AM
6:00 AM - 3:00 AM
6:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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
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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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