Summit Diner (Summit, NJ)
The Summit Diner is one of the most iconic and well known diners in New Jersey. It’s been featured on several best diner lists and even ranked in many national lists. I’m surprised it’s taken me this long to get there. I was in Summit for the day and decided to stop at the Summit Diner.
Summit Diner Atmosphere: A
You can’t get a more perfect old school, retro diner. It sticks out on the main street of Summit. The entire town of Summit is a cute downtown and the Summit Diner looks like a blast from the past sitting on the main street. You can’t miss it.
The inside of the Summit Diner has about 8 booths and 15 bar stools. I chose a barstool right in front of the register.
Summit Diner Coffee: B
The Summit Diner coffee tasted good. Since it’s a low key, no-frills diner, the coffee was similar. It got the job done.
Summit Diner Food: A
The Summit Diner menu is written on the top of the diner. You can read it all while sitting. Since the Summit Diner is known for their great food, I had no idea what I wanted to order. I was between breakfast and ultimately decided to order their greek salad wrap lunch special.
The Summit Diner lunch specials came with soup and I chose Clam Chowder.
I like Manhatten Clam Chowder and it was better than most diner soups I’ve had. The Manhatten Clam Chowder had a nice kick to it.
My lunch special also came with french fries which I didn’t realize. The Greek Salad wrap tasted good and I have no complaints. There was plenty of actual salad and it was wrapped in a way I could eat it. Wraps are often hard to eat but the wrap at the Summit Diner was wrapped perfectly so it wasn’t messy.
The french fries tasted good and they were crispy but not overly crispy.
In all, my meal at the Summit Diner was great and I was happy with it.
Summit Diner Service: B
You have the choice to either sit in or to go and it appears the Summit Diner does about half of each. The man who took my order looked to be a manager. He was friendly and my food came out within 15 minutes.
For my Greek Salad Wrap Lunch Special and coffee it was $11.50, which was one of the most expensive items you could get.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Go Back?
I liked the Summit Diner and I can see why it’s considered one of the best diners in the state. It’s definitely one of my more favorite diners.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever ordered a lunch special?
What’s the last retro diner you’ve been too?