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Jefferson Diner

12838 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608-3018
+1 757-874-3663
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
20 Jul 2016
“Great food and very good service”
27 Jun 2016
“Small restaurant with big taste”
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12838 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608-3018
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

First visit here, wife and I stopped for lunch. Place was not busy (surprised), and we were greeted and told to sit anywhere. This used to be Hot Dog king, and now looks totally different (much improvement). Menu has good variety of breakfast and lunch...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The Jefferson diner has a limited menu and odd hours, but they make up for it with exceptional value and a friendly staff. This is a nice restaurant to visit when you just don't feel like cooking a meal. Make sure you get there before...More

Thank murmur291
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for breakfast. Not really worth a review. The pancakes were gooey. The orange juice was a cheap from concentrate. The coffee was horrible. The waitress never told us that they had specials. She never brought us napkins even after we mentioned and...More

Thank Wiggles-York
Reviewed 8 May 2016

The wife and I had breakfast here one morning. Oh my, chipped beef gravy over biscuits. Took me back 50 years to my youth and my mother serving this to 8 kids. The place is neat and clean . Typical diner menu with all those...More

Thank Skip S
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Okay, I know it is a redneck diner, but scrapping the grill can't be all that hard... I ended up there because my recalcitrant child could not escape the inertia of his bed early enough to make it to Food Craft, my first choice. The...More

Thank JBClark
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Don't bother stopping here . While the staff was friendly enough, the food was gross! The meatloaf was disgusting and so were the sides. I was completely disappointed .

Thank Lmunce
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Not too long on the scene. We saw their sign and "tried" it out. Now it's our favorite place to go to for breakfast. They offer lunch and supper meals but so far we treat it as "our" breakfast place. Always friendly, quiet, family oriented...More

Thank Tommy B
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This restaurant serves lunch and dinner as well as breakfast, but we've only eaten breakfast there. The omelets are delicious and plentiful. The home fried potatoes are good - a little greasy, but delicious. The coffee and tea are piping hot. The service is excellent....More

Thank robinh267
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Who could ask for more? Great food, at a great price, with a nice and friendly wait staff. I have had breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Jefferson Diner and all have been very good. If you are looking for a great place for good...More

Reviewed 8 June 2014

We ate there for a quick lunch; my husband had liver and onions, mashed potatoes and corn. Liver and onions had gravy on it; states it didn't need it, should have just had it on the potatoes. I had country fried steak, mashed potatoes and...More

Thank JohnandJana
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12838 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23608-3018
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: +1 757-874-3663
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