Park Wood Diner in Maplewood, My 200th Diner Review!

I can’t believe it! I’ve been to 200 New Jersey Diners!

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This is me taking my 200th diner picture

When it came to picking a 200th diner, it was a difficult choice since I still have 100+ diners to visit.

I did some research on what other people had rated one of the top diners in New Jersey, and after a lot of back and forth I decided to go to the Park Wood Diner in Maplewood (it was also the closest in distance). This diner has been highly rated as one of the best diners in Essex County as well as a top ten diner in the state of New Jersey.

park wood diner counter

The Park Wood Diner has been praised for its steaks, salads, onion rings, and cheesecake among other things. Its menu is eclectic, making it very difficult to land on one thing you’d like to order.

Here’s the rundown all all the food items I found intriguing:
– Their two page breakfast menu has everything from eggs, omelettes, Benedicts, breakfast quesadillas, homemade muffins, pancakes, french toast, Belgian Waffles, and frittatas.
– They have a full page of salads and an extra list of salads if that’s not enough options.
– Their appetizer list includes homemade hummus
– Their burgers are made a 1/2 lb of 100% fresh ground beef, plus they make their own veggie burger
– Steak!
– All the Greek delights
– Vegetarian and Gluten Free Options
– …and that dessert. Dayum

park wood diner customers

Because we arrived hungry, I decided to order some mozzarella sticks. I know that’s not that important to this review, but I must say these were very good mozzarella sticks! Plus the sauce arrived warm, which was a really nice touch.

park wood diner mozz sticks

For my entree I decided to go with something vegetarian since I’ve been eating a lot less meat lately. I was excited that they had a falafel sandwich, and since it came with their homemade hummus it was a done deal.

park wood diner falafel

Delicious! I decided to eat is as a platter instead of a sandwich, so I used my pita strictly for the hummus. I advise you do the same, because it’s really good hummus.

We were full on our way out, but since it was my 200th diner I wanted to celebrate by getting their famous cheesecake to go.

park wood diner cheesecake

Sooooooooooooo good. I highly recommend.

Overall I highly recommend the Park Wood Diner. Not only does it have a pretty cool interior…

But the food was great, the prices were affordable,  and some famous people have visited there as well!

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200 diners. Wow. Looking forward to visiting the rest of all the Garden State diners in the upcoming weeks/months/years.

Additional Information on the Park Wood Diner:

Address: 1958 Springfield Ave, Maplewood, NJ
Phone:  (973) 313-3990

For more information, visit their Website

Diner Facts:
24 Hours – No
Parking Lot – Yes
Liquor License – No
Salad Bar – No
Homemade Desserts – Yes

For more information on Essex County Diners, click HERE
For more information on New Jersey Diners, click HERE




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