It is the summer season now at the Jersey Shore and one thing folks love to do is to go out for a meal or even just a great cup of coffee and a piece of pie. Jersey diners are often a great spot and we have so many here in New Jersey, including one of the best in America according to Food & Wine (5/27/22).

New Jersey is home to some of the best diners in the world. When folks from other parts of the country and even the world think of diners, they are thinking of the iconic Jersey "diner".

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When I think of diners I think of comfy booths and heavy coffee cups. It’s comfort foods for dinner and something from the dessert display for after. Whether it’s omelets, rye toast, and coffee for breakfast or great burgers and well-done fries for dinner, you can’t beat a good Jersey diner for a fantastic meal. Spencer Davis



I would have to say my favorite is breakfast at the "diner". Diners always have the best coffee. I remember my Uncle Jimmy who owned his own coffee company in Chatham, New Jersey. He provided coffee for many of the diners around Morris County and it was the best. Too bad I was so young when this was happening lol I would’ve loved having that coffee. The bottomless cup of coffee on a Sunday morning at a local Jersey Shore diner is always a great memory. Nathan Dumlao Nathan Dumlao



In a recent Food & Wine article, they compiled the best diners around America, and for the best in New Jersey they named a diner in North Jersey, Tops Diner in East Newark was named as best in the Garden State. Tops Diner is located at 500 Passaic Ave, East Newark.

The Food & Wine article said, “The menu is ambitious, but the staples still tend to shine brightest. Save room, if you can, for cake.”

Have you ever been to Tops Diner? I have not but would love to hear what you have to say.

Of course, we have many fantastic local diners here at the Jersey Shore. Congratulations to Tops Diner for getting this recognition and enjoy your next meal at your favorite diner.

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