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Need Diner Advice - Union Area

bucksgirl Jun 4, 2011 12:59 PM

Hi All,

For a casual family meeting of 7 tomorrow, including kids aged 7-13, what diner is best food, cleanest, nicest?

Have it narrowed to these 3 for proximity:

University Diner
Union Plaza Diner
Kenilworth Diner


Union Plaza Diner
US Highway 22 N, Union, NJ 07083

University Diner
580 North Ave, Union, NJ 07083

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    bucksgirl Jun 11, 2011 10:56 PM

    Thanks All -

    Went to the Union Plaza, it was fine.

    I understand your points about these diners, but it was a 1 year memorial service for my dad, and he was a Jersey diner kind of guy, so there we went -

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      taboni Jun 7, 2011 01:38 PM

      Westfield Diner on North Ave.

      Westfield Diner
      309 North Ave E, Westfield, NJ 07090

      1. menton1 Jun 6, 2011 05:16 AM

        Diners??? Yikes!! Bright lights, hundreds of menu items (so none are any good), all past their prime, from a bygone era.

        Try Theresa's in Westfield, great for families, nice surroundings, they can give you a big round table, and they are only a $buck or 2 more than a diner on the entrees.

        lternatively, a good new place is Food in Summit. Sleek and modern, great for families, and truly GREAT burgers!

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        1. re: menton1
          Curlz Jun 6, 2011 06:35 PM

          Go check out the Sklark sometime, Menton! Might change your mind about SOME diners... :-) Fwiw, Craig Shelton consulted on their menu.

          1. re: Curlz
            menton1 Jun 6, 2011 06:45 PM

            Why go to a diner when, in 2011, there are so many better alternatives? If it was 1979, maybe.

            Why not go to Theresa's or Food? (see above)

          2. re: menton1
            basil4me Jun 7, 2011 08:48 AM

            The Kenilworth Diner has some very decent food (for a diner). I will have to disagree with Menton1 about Theresa's. I was just there on Friday night for dinner and while their food is very good, I'm not so sure a 7 year old would be happy with the menu.

            1. re: basil4me
              menton1 Jun 7, 2011 09:52 AM

              Kids usually love pasta, of which there are several entrees there... Also I recommended Food in Summit, which has myriad choices for young'uns.

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            gudeatz Jun 5, 2011 01:34 PM

            University best on all counts...Union Plaza average, forget about The Kenilworth Diner...

            1. Curlz Jun 5, 2011 05:34 AM

              I don't know these diners, but if you can go a bit further, the Skylark Diner on Rt 1 in Edison has some really good (and interesting) food on the menu! NOT your typical NJ diner fare.

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              1. re: Curlz
                bucksgirl Jun 5, 2011 05:25 PM

                Thanks Curlz, will keep the Skylark in mind! Went to the Union Plaza, it was pretty good

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