Wayne Hills Diner and Restaurant

Wayne Hills Diner and Restaurant (Wayne, NJ)

Last month, I was up in Wayne, Nj and decided to make a stop at the Wayne Hills Diner and Restaurant.  I heard the Wayne Hills Diner was good and I was eager to try it.  I arrived at the Wayne Hills Diner for lunch around noon, and they were busy, which is always a good sign.

Wayne Hills Diner Atmosphere: B
The outside of the Wayne Hills Diner is nothing to write home about.  It’s well kept, but it looks like a typical restaurant.  It’s a regular building versus a shiny, metallic one!

The inside of the Wayne Hills Diner, however, is a very stereotypical diner.  There is a massive bar with plenty of seating as well as a lot of shiny booths and tables.  It fits the stereotypical diner bill.

Wayne Hills Diner Coffee: B

Wayne Hills DinerThe coffee at the Wayne Hills Diner was good but nothing to write home about either.  They brewed Lacas coffee which is based in Pennsauken, NJ.  The coffee tasted as if it had been sitting for a while, which was surprising because the diner itself was crowded.  Was I only one who wanted coffee at the restaurant? Lacas Coffee is a South Jersey specialty, so it was disappointing they didn’t take care of it.

Wayne Hills Diner Service: F
The service was not great, in fact, it was terrible (Something I’ve only said in maybe 5 out of 130 diner reviews).  It took over 10 minutes for the waitress to acknowledge us, then she forgot our order and came back 20 minutes to ask us what we ordered.  That signaled to us: “I haven’t put your order in yet.”

Several tables who ordered later received their food well before. The waitress also didn’t refill our beverages until we begged her.  Honestly, it was one of the worst diner services I’ve ever had.

Wayne Hills Diner Food: B
Food wise, the Wayne Hills Diner menu has every option a diner should have. You would struggle not to find something you would like there.  At the Wayne Hills Diner, there is an entire page dedicated to over 25 different salads.  They have plenty of specials as well.  Long story short, the Wayne Hills Diner menu is enormous and can accommodate anyone.

Since I was hungry, I ordered the Greek Antipasto appetizer.  It came with grape leaves, olives, hummus, and spanakopita.  I was surprised it didn’t come with pita bread.  Are you supposed to eat the hummus with a spoon?  My favorite part was the spanakopita.Wayne Hills Diner

I also ordered the California Club, which came stacked with grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce, and tomato.  The sandwich was huge.  The club was great, but it was odd that a club sandwich didn’t come with fries.Wayne Hills Diner

In all, my food at the Wayne Hills Diner was ok. It wasn’t the worst diner food and it wasn’t the best either.

Wayne Hills Diner Cost: $
For my coffee, sandwich, and appetizer, the cost was $22.  To be honest, I probably wouldn’t order the appetizer again because it wasn’t great.

Overall/would I come back to the Wayne Hills Diner (Wayne, NJ)?
I was turned off by the service at the Wayne Hills Diner, so I probably won’t be back.  The food at the Wayne Hills Diner wasn’t anything to write home about, and nothing sticks out to me.  Was it the worst stop ever? No. But would I stop back? Probably not.

Atmosphere: B
Service: F
Coffee: B
Food: B
Cost: $8-15

Overall: C

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1 Comment

  1. Interestingly, I went to grad school in Wayne (William Paterson U), and lived a mile away in North Haledon – yet never set foot in this diner. Instead, I often chose to head back toward the Stateline on Rt 17, near my undergrad school, not too far away. Now I suppose after reading this, I’m happy I wasn’t missing much!

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