This New Jersey diner was named one of the best in the country
People in New Jersey love their diners — and they love arguing about which one is the best.
You can find plenty of sources naming this diner the best or that diner the best. Heck, our own Big Joe Henry wrote a piece recently about how the Summit Diner was voted the best by internet users.
Well, add another name to the list. Tasting Table came up with their list of the best diners in the country (unranked), and the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights was the only New Jersey entry.
The Bendix Diner has been in business since 1947 and has been featured in films like “The Many Saints of Newark” and “Boys on the Side.”
Tasting Table says:
“The Bendix Diner is more than a movie set — it's a local landmark known for its traditional diner fare. Bendix has a big rig parking lot because the restaurant is open all night on weekends (and late on weeknights), making it a comfortable spot for truckers to pop in for a hot meal.”
The Bendix Diner is also famous for its blind waiter, John Diakakis, who, according to the New Yorker, has worked his way up to running the diner.
Try the pork roll (or Taylor Ham since it’s in Bergen County), egg, and cheese.
It has that classic New Jersey diner look and feel.
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Bill Doyle only.
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