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Ritz Diner

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American, Diner
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72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
+1 973-533-1213
06:00 - 00:00
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Wayne, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

The diner is worn out and borders on seedy..a renovation is most definitely in order. The blinds at our table were spattered with food, the menus were sticky. I ordered pierogies...they came to the table overcooked and hard...when I returned my dish, the waitress seemed annoyed...it wasn't her fault. Won't be back until some changes are made.

1 Thank Ellen C
Westfield, New Jersey
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I've only eaten inside once years ago for breakfast, when I was visiting family, and today my family brought in their lunch as take out- we had a fabulous stack of fresh shrimp salad sandwiches- they were meaty with plenty of shrimp on rye bread with lettuce and tomatoes- the accompanying cole slaw was very good as well, and they... More 

1 Thank M C
Livingston, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 July 2015

The food is quite good. It's the meeting place in town and can get pretty noisy. The service is very good.

Thank melitatd
New York City, New York
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81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The large menu has many different types of food to suit anyone from breakfast to dinner entrees. Very good for families with large portions that can be shared or taken home. It is still a diner so don't expect an elegant dining but the food is very good. The bakery is excellent and they do a big take out bakery... More 

Thank jimbo004
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

probably the best diner around - expect absolutely huge portions - definitely end up taking food home or sharing. a little bit of everything. fast friendly service

Thank sherlee555
Livingston nj
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474 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

They are hiring new waiters/waitresses so to say that service on our recent visit was average would be kind. The atmosphere does not compare with recently renovated diners throughout New Jersey...Ah the food and the value. These are the saving features. We continue to believe that the top quality fish is among the best values in the state and is... More 

Thank Richard S
Parkland, Florida
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

Love the takeout bakery items bit as for the rest of the joint take a pass. Never good when the silverware is stained. Food is average at best. Food is thrown at you with no care for the quality. Best item on menu is blueberry pie. As for the rest of the place, living off reputation from years ago. Just... More 

Thank grlaw12
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Terrific breakfast sandwiches, awesome pancakes and omelets! Service is excellent and the menu is huge! Best desserts in town for any party or holiday.

Thank Dianne G
New Jersey
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Growing up in the area, I frequented the Ritz quite often. For one thing, it's extremely affordable even for a diner—just this morning I had brunch with a friend and the entire meal cost the two of us a grand total of $18.04 plus a 20% tip. Almost nothing for a delicious and delightful meal! For diner food, the quality... More 

Thank bukopaudan
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 May 2015

Great food and service. Did not have room for desert so we got them to go for the next morning. Would highly recommend this diner.

Thank HarrisburgPA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 E Mount Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-533-1213

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