Tops Diner

An East Newark, NJ Restaurant Review

Tops  Diner



Tops Diner
500 Passaic Ave
East Newark, NJ




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American-Diner

Price: In-expensive

No Rating : N/A - A casual dining eatery, not rated as a fine, high end dining restaurant.

thumbs upA New Jersey destination diner serving well prepared food using fresh ingredients typically found in fine dining restaurants.

thumbs downDuring busy periods, wait time for a table can be long

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Low - Moderate

Dress: Very casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy well preared food accompanied by an alcoholic drink with classic diner ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer dining at a smaller diner with lower prices



Restaurant Review

Tops diner in East Newark is a high end diner, a departure from the classic pre-70's, small railroad car size classic New Jersey diner.


However, the atmosphere complete with a bright lit, shiny chrome exterior, still maintains a tinge of a charming, art deco past era.


This is a destination dining experience that many will bypass their local neighborhood diner to travel to Tops Diner.


The restaurant is owned and operated by the Golemis family; brothers Van, Jimmy, John, and father George.


The menu is more than huge --- its massive with more than 300 items on the menu, plus a daily list of specials. They feature over seventeen types of homemade cheese cakes, and many vegetarian items


The preparation uses fresh ingredients and compares favorably with restaurant quality food ---- well above typical diner quality.


All this and full service bar to complete the dining experience


While the prices are a bit higher than your local neighborhood dinner, the quality and huge portions are reasonably priced and are of excellent value.


Tops Diner is family friendly with a kids menu having over ten items


Tops Diner is open seven days/week with late night hours:
Sunday - Thursday; 6:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday - Saturday; 6:00 am - 4:00 am


(updated: December, 2014)


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