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University Diner

Greek, Diner
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580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
+1 908-354-3110
08:00 - 22:00
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Westfield, New Jersey, United States
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164 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This diner really declared Ned before it finally closed send for good. Service and food were bad. Don't bother to go there. Too bad as it was very close to Kean U campus.

Thank Carole S
Union, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

University diner was around for many years. Food was always good, service prompt. Best matzo ball soup around. Office was located not far from there and we went to lunch regularly. Too bad they closed.

Thank Brigitte B
Hillside, New Jersey
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

My wife and I have eaten here many times in the past. You could say it's our go to diner. Our last visit was very disappointing. While the interior has been updated somewhat, the food went downhill. First, service was slow. After ordering, things slowed down even more. A couple at a table near by called their wait person over... More 

Thank jferro439
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

A colleague wanted to meet at a place not too far out of the way and was easy to get to from his house in Union, so we settled on University. A midday, Saturday, lunch and it was pretty good. We sat up in the back by the window with a view of S. Elmora Ave. I did the turkey... More 

Thank cbouknight
Elizabeth, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Although in the past my experiences with this diner have been good, recently there seems to be a change in the way customers are treated. Nasty personal remarks were made by a waitress to the point of rude actions. They took away our table while we were still consuming our meal They started to clear away our food while we... More 

Thank Telloff
South Orange, New Jersey
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276 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

Nice diner. Service was great. I wish I knew the waiter's name, he was very good. The eggs took a little long (which he complained about). They were a little bland. It was nice to see Taylor Ham (pork roll) on the menu. Delicious. They also had grits instead of home fries, which is unusual for central Jersey. They needed... More 

Thank barroske
North Jersey
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

The food is excellent here. No matter what meal you are here for you will not be disappointed. You really get a good portion for your money. There is something for everyone on their menu. Fast, Friendly Service. Give it a try.

Thank mbbsal
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2012

Huge, huge menu. Large portions. Good service. Food usually comes out quickly. Small section of booths in front, more space in back with booths and tables. Great value for the money

Thank TshoesNj
Hillside, New Jersey
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

There are a few diners that are near to my home. University is usually the one my wife, friends, and I choose. They have good, basic diner food at reasonable prices. Their wait staff is very friendly and their service is good. While University has good burgers, fried chicken and fries as well as great breakfast choices, I particularly like... More 

Thank jferro439
Montclair, New Jersey
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326 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

We stopped in for dinner the other night, food was bland, greasy & service stunk, they didnt seem to care when I brought a burnt meal to their attention either

Thank mauinokaoi1973

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083-7112
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Union
  • Phone Number: +1 908-354-3110

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