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Stafford Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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1388 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2416
+1 609-978-9897
00:00 - 23:59
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Manahawkin, NJ
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165 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. We had to sit at the bar due to it being crowded. I found the waitress to be a bit rushing towards us . She was nice but I will pick a table from now on.

Thank qtdesignz
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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194 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice service, open 24 hours, , lots to choose from. Food was good and staff friendly. We would go back for sure

Thank 01ritz
Forked River, New Jersey
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited the diner several times for breakfast. They serve good breakfast and have specials that include the coffee and juice. Prices are good. Can't speak for lunch and dinner. Diner looks nice but needs some updating plus noticed that the dividers between booths are very dusty. Service was quick and efficient. Typical diner.

Thank Barbara B
Brant Beach
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We keep giving this diner "another chance" but after our last visit I'm done. I ordered a dinner special "crab cakes and Mac & cheese". The crab cakes were made using their shrimp stuffing (tiny amount of minced crab-huge amount of bread crumb) shaped into a patty over penne pasta flooded with a liquid substance that only looked like cheese.... More 

Thank lbimomBrantBeach
Barnegat, New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have a few diners in the area, and this one is the best by far! The have a great variety and the food is good. Prices are somewhat reasonable.

Thank LeoLorraine
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Leaving Long Beach Island after vacation and decided to look for a breakfast spot. My previous experience in long beach were less than satisfactory with the exception of Neptune Market. Went into Stafford diner where the parking lot was jammed (always a good sign) ordered blueberry pancakes with a side of sausage, and my wife ordered the "Farmers omelet". it... More 

Thank Bert G
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Recent changes in management seemed to affect the food quality /choices . In the past , I highly recommended visiting Stafford diner, I rarely visit now .

1 Thank Marla C
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Can't say enough about this restaurant. Great menu for the same old same routine and always interesting specials. Friendly service and good values for the money.

Thank Ric W
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We come here every couple of months when we're in Manahawkin. It looks like your standard diner, both on the outside and the inside (lots of silver and red), with booths and table seating. If one of their specials appeals to me (I had meatloaf one time -- delicious), I'll get that. They also have Greek classics, which I've also... More 

Thank Aghavni
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Well, service was slow. The place had a number of young, late high school, early college customers. Most seemed to be intoxicated, foul mouth and exceptionally loud. The management tolerated it. The over restaurant needs a through cleaning. Not just wiping off tables. Chairs were gritty, floor needed attention and overall clean up effort was in order. Food was what... More 

1 Thank wfs2946

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1388 Route 72 W, Manahawkin, NJ 08050-2416
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: +1 609-978-9897
Phone Number 609-978-9897

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