We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tops Diner

500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
+1 973-481-0490
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (43 reviews)
“cheesecake” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
500 Passaic Ave, East Newark, NJ 07029-2816
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (443)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

It's not everyday that there are actual vegan options on a diner menu, but Tops had a rather large selection without needing to get creative. I ended up eating here multiple times during my stay due to how friendly the staff is, If you're traveling...More

Thank daniellebS5391MP
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food great service. A must visit. You will not be disappointed. Everything We have tried is very good. No complaints

Thank TanieC
Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG, the Lobster Cabonera...mmmmm....thick, gooey, garlicky cheese sauce with bacon over tender linguini. A split grilled lobster tail on top of that??? OH, yes, YES! A huge serving, as I am a big eater and couldn't even finish it. Believe me, I tried. The place...More

Thank yojimbo56003
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You're making us hungry over here! Thank you for stopping by our diner, and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Tops Diner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read the high praise in the news about this diner, and decided to check it out. This place is a true classic. Definitely bring your appetite as the portions are very generous. The staff is attentive and friendly and the food is delicious. There...More

Thank jim d
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Jim, thanks for coming back after checking our article out! We're so honored to be awarded the best diner in NJ, and we're glad you had a fantastic experience. See you back soon, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

weekends are especially busy but worth the wait. Earlier you arrive, the better for quick service. Staff is very energetic and accommodating; menu is very nice. Parking is off-street and great for that area of town with lots of spaces. Near major roads and convenient.

Thank NanaJ12
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We'd love to welcome you back in soon. All the best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place and food was amazing!!!!! We will be back more often to try more great foods on the menu!!!!

Thank FRANCO S
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are too kind! Thanks for coming in! See you back soon, Tops Diner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Top Diner when we come to New Jersey. The food is outstanding! Great service and fast.

Thank Corchae0983
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for making our diner a regular stop for you! See you next time you're in NJ! All the best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think Tops is by far one of the best diner’s I ever ate at. I have been a regular visitor and one thing that has surprised me is its ability to deliver consistent quality. I love ribs and by far, this is where the...More

Thank rahulanand
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thank you so much for the huge compliment! We're glad you loved the ribs, and we can't wait to see what you choose next time. All the best, Tops Diner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just blah for me nothing to rave about. I had the whole grain rice, their signature sautéed spinach and salmon. Their portion are decent and their prices somewhat high. I am not sure I would want to go back...

Thank osdiana
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're sorry our food wasn't quite what you were looking for. Our menu has over 300 items, and we hope you can give us another chance to try more of them in the future. Sincerely, Tops Diner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large diner with good food. There is a wide variety on the menu. Service is friendly and competent. There is a very large parking area.

Thank john m
Jimmy G, Owner at Tops Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It sounds like you had a fantastic time. John, at our diner. We hope to welcome you back in very soon. All the best, Tops Diner

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all East Newark Hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Newark-Harrison-Riverwalk
1,024 reviews
.28 miles away
Comfort Suites Newark
335 reviews
.33 miles away
Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel
1,413 reviews
.81 miles away
Element Harrison-Newark
415 reviews
.84 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Pic-Nic
35 reviews
.18 miles away
Spanish Pavillion
116 reviews
.37 miles away
Chinatown
17 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart
157 reviews
.83 miles away
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
337 reviews
.76 miles away
Newark Museum
238 reviews
.64 miles away
Newark Public Library
26 reviews
.55 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
uncleyankeemike
15 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from uncleyankeemike | Reviewed this property |
Answering my own question it was homemade
2
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 01:00
Monday
06:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 01:00
Thursday
06:00 - 01:00
Friday
06:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing
;