This Great Diner Just Might Be The Oldest One In New Jersey
When you say the word diner, we all know you’re talking about New Jersey. After all, we are the diner capital of the world, and as the song once said, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. So, what is the oldest diner in the state? Which one has made it the longest.
In your New Jersey travels, you have undoubtedly crossed paths with dozens, if not hundreds of amazing diners. As a matter of fact, estimates say there are 500 diners to choose from here in the Garden State.
With all those diners around, it can’t be easy to keep the business flourishing, so hearing about a diner that has been around longer than any other is a pretty huge deal. And there is, of course, one diner that has lasted longer than any other diner in the history of the state.
Now, before we talk about what the website North Jersey says is the oldest diner in the state, we should mention it is not exactly unanimous. But let’s talk about the one they say is the longest since it’s a pretty amazing story.
If you’ve been around for over 90 years, then you definitely have to be in the oldest diner conversation, and that’s how long they’ve been at it at Bergen County’s Dumont Crystal Diner.
Although there is some discrepancy about the exact year it was built, it seems safe to say it was somewhere between the late 1920s and early 1930s, making this diner over 90 years old.
Three are other diners that started around the same time, but we don’t want to turn this into a debate. We just want to celebrate a great diner that’s been around a really long time.
If you want to check this historic diner out, they are located at 45 W. Madison Ave. in Dumont.