1934 Us Highway 22, Scotch Plains, NJ | Directions 0707640.655305 -74.401759
Mon. - Sun. 24 Hours
Had some nice breakfast at this diner. Its nice inside.
This is a great Jersey Diner. The food is delicious, the menu is ridiculously huge, there are great rotating specials, the staff is friendly and the prices are nice.
The staff is easy. Are you looking for the gruff but friendly foreign guy behind the counter? Done! The older waitress who's a little like a mom, friendly and looking to feed a growing boy? Done! They get a glass of water to you before you've ordered and will help you figure out how to get the most out of your meal. Their suggestions are always honest.
As with any diner, breakfast is always a good bet. Their omelettes are big fat ones with great fillings. The Farmer's Omelette will run you about $8. It has potatoes, onions, sausage and cheese and comes with home fries and toast. Their home fries are the boiled, then fried type and are served plain, but have good potato flavor.
The sandwiches are also good. They come with cole slaw and a pickle. The Reuben is great, with either corned beef or pastrami. It comes with fries also and runs around $9.
The dinners are just great diner dinners. The meat loaf is a dense, filling, delicious brick. They have red cabbage as an option for sides, which is a rare surprise, though this dish is a little disappointing. The Yankee Pot Roast isn't as good as the one I make at home, but I still like it, though it's made with a lot of onions. The roast chicken is usually kind of dry, so I'd skip it.
The best part is the specials. Usually ranging from $11 to $17, these change every day, though some favorites come back every couple of weeks, like the delicious wiener schnitzel with potato pancakes. You get salad and soup, plus the entree with a couple sides and dessert. This is a great deal, though dessert is limited to ice creams, puddings and the cake of the day. I'd usually give the cake a pass, but all the puddings and ice creams are good if not great. The garden salad is nothing special, but fine. The greek salad is definitely good, with lots of onions and feta cheese.
There is nothing super exciting about the food at any Jersey Diner. It's comfort food served for a reasonable price. It's great for a late night eat or a casual dinner when you don't feel like cooking. The Scotchwood does not rise above this stereotype. However, it is perfect if what you want is dinner at a Jersey Diner.
food & service is excellent. Breakfast is reasonable prices.
The dinner lunch and breakfast selections are of the best anywhere. The service is always second to none and everyone has a great attitude. It's just a great place to eat and be treated with respect, as any customer should be.
Soooo we went all the way to this diner because we were bored.... Walking in I felt like I was back in the 50's. The tables and booths were black and white nostalgic awesomenesses. The waiters and floor staff were dressed more like be-boppers than waiters.
My waffle was SLAMMIN for real! I am very particular on how I like my waffles. Me and my fat girl alter ego eat waffles with breakfast and dinner. Don't ever in your weak life hand me a soft on the outside waffle, or a not soft on the inside one. Better make sure it is crispy on the out and soothing on the in...k?
Hub of course ordered the chicken fingers which he said were most likely frozen precooked. My little girl was very pleased with her silver dollar pannies. Ohhh, they make good taylor ham. Call it pork roll and see what happens.... But yea it is really good!
I stopped here with my fiancé after shopping at some stores on Route 22. Have to say it was nice! As we walked in, we were promptly seated by an Egyptian(?) man, possibly the owner. He seated us in a nice, quiet area and we were each given a glass of water and a menu by the waitress.
The menu was fairly extensive, but I've been to diners with even bigger menus. Once we decided what to order, the waitress asked if we were ready and we placed the order.
We waited, maybe less than 10 minutes. First, we received our drinks (Coca cola and water, respectively), got our buffalo wings, and then our meal cheeseburger deluxe. The buffalo wings were absolutely delicious; I definitely recommend! The cheeseburger I asked for well done, but it seemed as if it was cooked medium-well, so still not cooked enough for my taste. The onion rings were good; not too coated/breaded, and not too thick or too thin. The fries were good as well.
The waitress refilled our drinks without us even having to ask, which I thought was nice. I hope she got the tip we left on our table, as we paid our bill by the register.
Overall, not bad. I will definitely give this place another try.
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