When you think diners, you think Jersey. When you think of "retro" diners you think of Jersey and the east coast. We have the vintage diners that people around the world love and a new article lists the best "retro" diners in America.

 

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I like "retro" whether it's clothes, cars, or food. "Retro" diners are very popular. Let's face it, diners for the most part are "retro". It's a throwback to yesterday with old-fashioned menus and scenery. According to BBC.com, "The diner as we know it was invented by Jerry O’Mahony of Bayonne, New Jersey, who built the first stationary lunch wagon around 1913. O’Mahony formed a prefabricated diner company that would go on to build more than 2,000 diners between 1917 and 1956. As many as 20 New Jersey diner manufacturers sprung up in its wake, from the Paterson Vehicle Company to Swingle, Paramount and the Kullman Diner Car Company."

 

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 According to Cheapism, their pick for New Jersey's best "retro" diner is the Summit Diner at 1 Union Pl, Summit, NJ 07901. "Originally built in 1929 with its current location opening in 1939, Summit Diner now stands as the state’s oldest diner. The sliders, which are ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches featuring crisp Taylor ham on a roll, are the iconic dish you’ll want to try here."

I do not think I have eaten at the Summit Diner, if you have, give us your review and post your comments below. If you have another "retro" Jersey diner you'd like to recommend please let us know.

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