Park Wayne Diner (Wayne)

Park Wayne Diner

Park Wayne Diner (Wayne)

A few weeks ago, I was up north and decided to go to the Park Wayne Diner.  This isn’t to be confused with the Wayne Hills Diner which I went to last year.  Funny enough, the Park Wayne Diner is the only diner in that area (including a personal favorite: Pompton Queen), that we didn’t fly too.  It was weird to drive through because it felt like such a long flight.

Park Wayne Diner Atmosphere: A
You couldn’t ask for a more stereotypical New Jersey Diner. The Park Wayne Diner is a big, metallic, shiny exterior and the interior is filled with multiple red tables and booths.  Out of the diners I’ve been too, this has one of the most stereotypical diner atmospheres.Park Wayne Diner

Park Wayne Diner Service: B
For a weekend morning, the Park Wayne Diner wasn’t as busy as I had anticipated.  That was okay with me!  The waitress didn’t bring us a lot of refills, and it felt as though they might be understaffed for the day.  She was friendly and gave us several recommendations which I can always appreciate.  It wasn’t bad service at the Park Wayne Diner, but they needed more servers.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot every time, but it was nothing to write home about.  The cups were also a bit smaller than I wanted.  It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t stand out either. Park Wayne Diner

Park Wayne Diner Food: B
The Park Wayne Diner menu is enormous.  The Park Wayne Diner menu has a dozen pages. Since they are open 24-7, they serve anything anytime.  Those are my favorite types of diners, but it’s not as common as it used to be.  Believe it or not, 24-7 diners are becoming harder to find.

I decided to order the arugula, spinach, and cheese omelet with a side of grits.  It was one of the biggest omelets I’ve ever had, plus it was stuffed filled to the brim. Park Wayne Diner

The grits, however, were boring and bland.  Since it’s rare to find grits in the Northeast, I was hoping they would be more interesting, but they tasted like they came from a box.  Yes, I realize that I’m not in the South, but there are plenty of restaurants that serve excellent foreign cuisine, and I don’t live there either.

Park Wayne Diner Cost: $
For the omelet, grits, and coffee at the Park Wayne Diner, the cost was $12, which wasn’t expensive for the portion size.

Overall thoughts of the Park Wayne Diner (Wayne):
You won’t find a more stereotypical NJ Diner then the Park Wayne Diner.  Overall, I enjoyed my experience at the Park Wayne Diner and will be back next time we go hiking up that route.

Atmosphere: A
Service: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Cost: $8-15
Overall: B

You can see more of the diner reviews here.

Also relevant: Flying to Pompton Plains

Questions for you:
What’s your favorite type of omelet?
Where can I find southern style grits in NJ or Philadelphia?


  1. That omelette looks pretty tasty. I’ve actually only tried grits once or twice and like you, I found them boring. Could be because I live in the northeast though.

  2. I can’t help you with grits up there, but if you ever come down, the place I go for brunch many Sundays has amazing grits. I do not eat grits very often but I love theirs. The grits are creamy, cheesey, and they have excellent omelets (although not as many fillings as this diner from what it sounds like). I agree with you that those grits look bland and boxed and I wouldn’t like that either!

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