Things to do: Best Diners in New Jersey
New Jersey should be called the diner capital of the world. With hundreds of greasy spoons and delicious diner joints, there are plenty of places to taste your way throughout the state and keep your belly full.
The original 1967 Camaro driven by Guy Fieri in Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives can be seen outside the Jefferson Diner in Lake Hopatcong, but the real star here are the humongous portions of potato and cheese pierogies, French onion soup in a nest, the favorite waitress sandwich and pastrami sloppy Joe.
The fun-loving dish names at the Polish diner Comfi in Old Bridge include "I'm Sexy and I Know It," an open-faced warm croissant with cream cheese, grilled ham, caramelized ham and tomatoes. The Fire Fighter's Best wrap sandwich and Sweet Snazz for dessert are also delicious and fun.
Ponzio's in Cherry Hill has been in the family since 1964. Its neverending rooms and neverending menu lure South Jerseyans. It's hard to choose from the double-decker sandwiches, the regular sandwiches, the hot open-faced sandwiches and the gourmet sandwiches. But whether you choose the grilled cheese, the grilled pork roll and cheese, or the short rib grilled cheese, you'll be cheesing it up as you bite in.
Skylark Diner is fun for the whole family, and offers a retro setting with space-aged features. Come for the unique atmosphere, but stay for the good grub, including the short rib burger and the orange martini, which is rimmed with the childhood classic Tang.