Diners of New Jersey: The Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights

Sunday, November 2, 2014 / 6 comments
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The Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights has been around for decades. Apparently it was named the Bendix after the Bendix Corporation which had a factory nearby.

The diner is situated - literally - in the middle of  Route 17.

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You can see a little bit of this diner and other Jersey classics, some by the Jerry O'Mahoney Diner Company, in this video by Alan Wasenius, which includes the Bendix in the beginning of the video (including the interior): 

Check out his YouTube Channel.

Most of the diners in the video still exist.

Sadly, Max's in Harrison, that adorable red and white creampuff diner, is gone now, replaced by a very ugly, generic building. 

Also gone is The Wildwood Diner, which was also demolished.


  1. Nothing says eating local like a diner, I love diner foods. The OB diner, a big one here at the shore closed this year. In point pleasant, it has been there my entire life. It was our favorite breakfast spots when we use to skip school!!

  2. I miss the NJ diners. No such thing here. I guess the closest thing to a NJ diner would be Denny's. No pork roll/Taylor Ham. I did create a NJ diner for my dolls though. That's as close as I can get.

    I see where Debbie said the OB diner closed this year. One of my favorites at the shore. I better take good care of the OB diner glasses that I still have.

    1. Yes, those glasses are great mementos! We sure have many diners in New Jersey.

  3. The Bendix Diner probably got it's name from Teterborough was called
    Bendix Borough.

  4. My mother was a waitress at the Bendix during the 60's.


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