New Jersey diners are like no other!
there are relatively inexpensive
24-hour restaurants where one can order practically anything in a greasy spoon type of environment,
but there's something unique about New Jersey diners!
Maybe it's the unique name and ambiance of each
diner - there are hardly any generic franchises here!
- and the fact that almost all New Jersey diners are locally owned.
Of course, the "New Jersey attitude"
of the wait staff might also be a distinct feature. (During my visit
to the Versailles Diner, the waitress was very competent, but seemed
totally disinterested in fueling my social chit-chat with any kind of engaging response.)
Who remembers old New Jersey diners that had the small juke box
in each of the booths? Or the cheesy-looking pastry and pie displays? And Taylor Ham
... Why doesn't the rest of the country serve Taylor Ham in their restaurants? :)
So this page is a modest tribute to New Jersey Diners! You are quite welcome to share your thoughts,
comments and memories about New Jersey diners on the discussion forum.