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June 29, 2015

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

 

The Summit Diner - A New Jersey Classic

 

New Jersey is known as “the diner capital of the world.” 

 

A truly classic American "diner" is a prefabricated restaurant, with the exterior partly or wholly stainless steel, and brought to the site to be assembled.

There were several classic diner manufacturers, mostly in New Jersey. Possibly the best known of these was the Jerry O’Mahony Company, which produced around 2,000 diners from 1917 to 1952. 

 

Only about 20 of these are still extant, with Summit Diner being one of them. It was built in 1938.


Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit Diner in Summit, New Jersey is one of the classic New Jersey diners. 

 

My husband had a BLT and I had a grilled cheese sandwich (and we're both on diets, boo!) 

 

They were both delicious, and the staff was very friendly.

 

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Menu of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit is a very wealthy town, and there are some rich and famous people living there. 

 

So I really like that the Summit Diner is deeply  involved with the Other Fellow First Foundation

 

The Foundation website says:

We exist to bring help and comfort to New Jersey families in distress. In life, the true measure of a person is not how high you fly. Instead, we think it's all about how high you bounce. All of us have good and bad days. Most of us have better good ones than bad. However, every once in a while, the less fortunate need a helping hand. That is why we exist. We fund only organizations that deal with New Jersey families in distress. All of our profits go to organizations like the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation or Family Promise.

 

The website also says that 

 

We have chosen the Summit Diner as our symbol. People come to the Summit Diner for much more than just great food. It deals with many other personal hungers. It is a great place to meet someone and feel like you belong. Its honest simplicity and cozy atmosphere make it a great metaphor for a foundation with our mission, operating in the most densely populated state in the country.

Well, how wonderful can you be? The Summit Diner is the real deal in so many ways!


Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
The Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


 

More About Diners

 

You can read about another iconic New Jersey Diner:

 

Bendix Diner

 

and a famous ice cream parlor:

 

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary.

 

You can also read more about old diners at these great sites:


Diner Hunter

Retro Roadmap 

Roadside Architecture/Diners

 
John Baeder does wonderful paintings of diners (click on oil and watercolor links):


John Baeder Fine Art


Linking up to: 
 
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme


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Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

June 29, 2015

November 02, 2014

Bendix Diner | Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey


Bendix Diner Is Legendary

 

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.


Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Bendix Diner, Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

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 cream puff diner, is gone now, replaced by a very ugly, generic building. 

 

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

 

UPDATE 2022:

 

In 2021, Bendix appeared in yet another video AND the Sopranos prequel.


The New Yorker wrote about their documentary The Blind Man Running His Family Diner which is about Bendix Diner.



To read more about diners, please check out:

 

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Diners Of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition


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Bendix Diner | Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

November 02, 2014

August 06, 2013

Diners of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition

Diner

New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the world

 

There are hundreds of diners in the state, and they are an integral part of the New Jersey dining experience. 

 

Many are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

 

The diner in the top photo is the Marvis Diner in Wildwood, New Jersey. 

 
This week I am posting photos of diners I have visited located near or at the Jersey shore. 

 

Next is the Princess Maria Diner in Wall Township:



diner sign
diner



In  the Wildwoods, many of the buildings are in the Doo-Wop Style, or Googie Architecture,  

 

The top photo of the Marvis Diner is an example of that.

There is also the Doo Wop Diner on the Wildwood boardwalk:


diner


To read more about New Jersey diners, check these out:

 

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Bendix Diner | Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 


Also check out:


Wildwood Days

 

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Diners of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition

August 06, 2013

July 24, 2012

Wildwood Days

The Wildwoods

The Wildwoods

 

The Wildwoods in New Jersey are several beach towns by the Jersey Shore. 

 

The Wildwoods are considered to have the best beaches in New Jersey and some of the best beaches in the entire United States. 

 

There are several Wildwoods: Wildwood, North Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest. 


Wildwood is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year! 

The Wildwoods are nothing like nearby Cape May. 

 

They have amusement parks, doo-wop architecture and are family oriented. 

 

You can eat some frozen custard, deep-fried Oreos, and of course seafood. 

 

Bobby Rydell sang a song about the place:

 

 
 

And it is true that the beaches are magnificent and enormous! 


The Wildwood Boardwalk is also famous, and is home to many eating establishments and nearby several amusement parks.

 
The Wildwood Boardwalk
Custard stand
Doo-Wop Diner
Doo-Wop Diner

The boardwalk is so long that there are tram cars that take you back and forth. 

 

The cry of “Watch the tram car, please! Watch the tram car, please!” will follow you down the boardwalk! 


tram cars
tram cars
Wildwood, New Jersey

For more about the Wildwoods, read here


You can also read about Diners of New Jersey | Jersey Shore Edition, which includes some Wildwood diners.

 

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Wildwood Days

July 24, 2012