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Tops Diner

500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
+1 973-481-0490
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (45 reviews)
“cheesecake” (19 reviews)
“pancakes” (18 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent food, very large portions and high prices. I really enjoy dinner at Tops, but have a difficult time balancing the portions that are large with prices that are also large. Plan on taking home left overs. Good menu and a small bar.

Thank Paul V
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I are in town to see a concert at the Prudential Center. We needed to get some dinner and we found this diner online. After reading some rave reviews, we decided to give it a try. The diner is very popular in...More

Thank Eric D
Reviewed 5 days ago

We stopped here for dinner after traveling all day. It was down the street from our hotel (Hampton Inn & Suites) so that was nice. The have a very large menu -- A BLT with a pound of bacon!!! I asked for a cheeseburger with...More

Thank Renee L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Tops with my Spiritual Son Bishop DA Sherron from Brooklyn, NY. We both got burgers. He had the Cowboy and I got the Kansas City! Both were fantastic! I’m a burger guy all my life and I have to tell you this one...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving home from upstate New York we wanted a good diner and found Tops as a result of google search. This diner beats all others hands down. The food was equal in quality to a 4 star Manhattan restaurant. Andy was a prompt and attentive...More

Thank mikef2089
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Hash and Eggs with a Coffee Machaiato and a brioche side...The food was awesome. The service was fantastic. Natalie our server was terrific. I'm from the UK and would make a major detour if I come back to the USA just to...More

Thank i3lance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Hampton Inn just 10 min away so we walked and it was great. We didn’t wait long to get a table for 3 and our server was busy waiting on tables but he would come by often and ask if...More

Thank Carmela B
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Extremely extensive menu. Huge portions. Service was GREAT - salads fresh and crispy, entrees just ok, and desserts delicious.

1  Thank A1965lisam
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My Family enjoyed the yummy food at Tops. Large portions, friendly atmosphere, great prices, and delicious food. The Mac and Cheese is ROCKING! Get some!!!

Thank leolisaln
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Thanks for rockin with us!! We're thrilled our mac and cheese was such a hit! Glad we could make family dinner so special for you all. Here's to next time! Best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Folks if you find yourselves in Newark NJ I highly recommend the historical Tops Diner. Let’s talk about their process. They have this down to a science providing locals and travelers with a great diner experience just like the old days. There were people young...More

Thank Poppiedoah
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Glad we could provide you with that classic diner experience you deserve, Ricardo! We're thrilled you're such a fan. Thank you for all the support you've shown us online! It's always our pleasure. Best, Tops Diner

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Response from uncleyankeemike | Reviewed this property |
Answering my own question it was homemade
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
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06:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 02:00
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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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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