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5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
+1 973-663-0233
06:00 - 01:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been there for lunch and dinner. The prices are very high for diner food. The food was average.

Thank Cathy P
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much else to say other than you won't be disappointed with the Jefferson Diner. Wife and I go often but we're no regulars...and yet we still feel like the folks at the Diner truly appreciate our business. Worth the drive wherever you live.

Thank cvonessn
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made reservations for 18 people for mother's day brunch. When the reservation was made, we were assured we would have full breakfast/lunch menus, only to find it was just a breakfast menu. We were initially rather upset. We all were able to find something on the breakfast menu, some with substitutions, exceptions, etc. Kate, our waitress, was exceptional. She... More 

Thank Idandgsmom
Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place ! From the owners to the busboys this place is just great. Food is very good and fresh. Definitely a place to visit.

Thank babygs025
Milford, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We stopped in there for a bite to eat and got burgers and an omelet. The burgers were small and overcooked. They put the fries in a metal container; what the heck is that all about? The omelet was a bacon cheese one. Well, it maybe had half piece of cheese and maybe a slice of bacon for a price... More 

Thank milfordsmith155
Denville, New Jersey
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The place is well advertized at this point with pictures and video of the DDD visit and such. The key is to deliver on what got you on TV in the first place. We've been to many semi-famous places where by the time we were able to visit, the quality of service and food and gone way down hill. Jefferson... More 

Thank Mike21NJ7
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting NJ, had to eat in a diner. This one was terrific! They have a huge menu to start. Good food, good service.

Thank Karen S
Jefferson, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Place is soo expensive for its food 20 pages menu or more that you need an hour to read and finally decide.they do have gluten free items but quite expensive Service was good but food is average Too noisy on lunch time

Thank lensrhomas
Manchester Township, NJ
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We been going to the Jefferson diner for well over 20 years. Donna and Pete are the owners as well as mom and dad Jimmy and Nicky run The diner now. They been on Food Network questionnaire food is outstanding. I have never had a bad meal nor have I ever felt that I paid more than I should have.... More 

Thank Deacon Vince
Edison, New Jersey
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300 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was quickly by hostess and seated quickly greeted by waitress. Friendly atmosphere -appears that a lot of regulars go here. Extensive Jersey diner menu with lots to choose from. Lots of omelets. 50s style décor with lots of neon, 50s music, a long counter and lots of booths, many of which offered decent privacy. I had the Ranchero omelet which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$12
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Bowling Green Pkwy # 12, Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849-2256
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lake Hopatcong
  • Phone Number: +1 973-663-0233
Jefferson Diner is the place where friends and family come together. Our menu is quite diverse. Everything at Jefferson Diner is a favorite, from the Moussaka and Spanakopita to the Lobster Bisque and our daily specials, you cannot go wrong. You can also pair your delicious meal with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from our full bar.Jefferson Diner has been on the Food Network's "Diners-Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri, The Food Network's "Unwrapped", with Marc Summers, TLC "Making Over America", with Trinny and Susannah, The Today Show, Fox 5 News, and has been voted #1 Diner in Morris County for 7 years. Jefferson Diner has also been named a Top 5 Diner in New Jersey by The Star Ledger, Munchmobile.By bringing our creativity and passion onto our plates, we strive to satisfy each and every customer that comes through our doors. We have a quiet, comfortable and clean environment in our restaurant as well as staff that is attentive to your needs. At Jefferson Diner, we eagerly await to serve you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?