Matthews Colonial Diner

★★★☆☆
  • 4 Franklin Turnpike

    Waldwick, NJ 07463

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  • 201-447-1411

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Mon. - Thu., Sun. 6am - 11pm;Fri. - Sat. 6am - 1am

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It's not often that I come across a REALLY great lunch deal...I mean one that makes you do a double take on your bill.
Inside, it's nice and carpeted (my son even took off his shoes/socks!) with lots of space and seats.

Now, get this, the lunch special includes a cup of soup, beverage AND dessert with the entree! I got a grilled chicken wrap that had sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella chunks. It was sooo yummy! And, the price? $8.75. Crazy, right? Usually lunch specials that include everything under the sun are subpar and slapdash productions. You know, limp lettuce and flat soda.

From a perusal around the dining room I could tell the other entrees were delish as well. Also on the lunch special menu are salads (that are pretty big), sandwich specials $7.25, gyros, Philly cheesesteak, and daily specials like Beef Goulash or Chicken Cacciatore. I wouldn't recommend the crab cakes, though (as with most places they used imitation crab meat).

And, to top off the meal I had a great chocolate chip mint ice cream (three mini scoops) that my son loved. I didn't have to order anything for him since he ate some of my wrap and fries.

I highly recommend this spot for when you want to meet up with your mommy friends. It's a true recession special!

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★★★★☆

It's not often that I come across a REALLY great lunch deal...I mean one that makes you do a double take on your bill.
Inside, it's nice and carpeted (my son even took off his shoes/socks!) with lots of space and seats.

Now, get this, the lunch special includes a cup of soup, beverage AND dessert with the entree! I got a grilled chicken wrap that had sundried tomatoes and fresh mozzarella chunks. It was sooo yummy! And, the price? $8.75. Crazy, right? Usually lunch specials that include everything under the sun are subpar and slapdash productions. You know, limp lettuce and flat soda.

From a perusal around the dining room I could tell the other entrees were delish as well. Also on the lunch special menu are salads (that are pretty big), sandwich specials $7.25, gyros, Philly cheesesteak, and daily specials like Beef Goulash or Chicken Cacciatore. I wouldn't recommend the crab cakes, though (as with most places they used imitation crab meat).

And, to top off the meal I had a great chocolate chip mint ice cream (three mini scoops) that my son loved. I didn't have to order anything for him since he ate some of my wrap and fries.

I highly recommend this spot for when you want to meet up with your mommy friends. It's a true recession special!

http://www.mirabest.com

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It's not often that I come across a REALLY great lunch deal...I mean one that makes you do a double take on your bill.
Inside, it's nice and carpeted (my son even took off his shoes/socks!) with lots of space and seats.

Now, get this,

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★★★★★

It's not often that I come across a REALLY great lunch deal...I mean one that makes you do a double take on your bill.
Inside, it's nice and carpeted (my son even took off his shoes/socks!) with lots of space and seats.

Now, get this,

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I ordered broiled scallops-steak combo. The scallops did not taste right. They appeared to have a "bleach" like taste. There is a practice in the food chain to use diluted ammonia or bleach to mask turning seafood(This removes oder). I was with a business contact and did not wish to make a scene. However, the waiter did offer to give me something else but we we way too far in the meal. I was charged full price, but I leave this review as the owners "Tip",

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered broiled scallops-steak combo. The scallops did not taste right. They appeared to have a "bleach" like taste. There is a practice in the food chain to use diluted ammonia or bleach to mask turning seafood(This removes oder). I was with a business contact and did not wish to make a scene. However, the waiter did offer to give me something else but we we way too far in the meal. I was charged full price, but I leave this review as the owners "Tip",

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the food is usually terrible, especially their dinners, and the waitstaff is paid a paltry $2 per hour..the kids from ridgewood and waldwick are obnoxious and their parents are even bigger jerks, i've seen kids leave pennies for a tip..and humiliate the waitresses, the owners could care less, as long as the can live in their mcmansions....lousy food

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★☆☆☆☆

the food is usually terrible, especially their dinners, and the waitstaff is paid a paltry $2 per hour..the kids from ridgewood and waldwick are obnoxious and their parents are even bigger jerks, i've seen kids leave pennies for a tip..and humiliate the waitresses, the owners could care less, as long as the can live in their mcmansions....lousy food

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Mathew's is the greatest diner. I go hear all the time and at anytime of the day. They aren't 24 hours but they are open pretty late and serve great breakfast all day. Even people from out of town love this place.

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★★★★★

Mathew's is the greatest diner. I go hear all the time and at anytime of the day. They aren't 24 hours but they are open pretty late and serve great breakfast all day. Even people from out of town love this place.

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I've grown up eating at Matthew's with my dad so I know I have a bias. It's a great place to get breakfast or brunch or go for an early dinner, when it's not incredibly crowded. It's also best to go without a large group. It's definitely not teen-friendly, as people have said, they don't like kids that much here because they assume they'll sit around and not buy anything, which is sometimes the case. However, it's a GREAT, comfortable atmosphere for a small family meal and the waiting staff is usually really sweet, quick to serve you, and friendly. The prices are reasonable. I tend to stick with the same few orders because every time I stray from the simpler diner fair, I end up being slightly disappointed. They don't have good salads here. I recommend the breakfast menu, the rice pudding, and the Pilgrim panini with SWEET potato fries. The gyros, the other desserts, the appetizers, and the kids dishes are also good. I always look forward to coming here, and despite sometimes regretting an adventurous order, I always enjoy myself.

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★★★☆☆

I've grown up eating at Matthew's with my dad so I know I have a bias. It's a great place to get breakfast or brunch or go for an early dinner, when it's not incredibly crowded. It's also best to go without a large group. It's definitely not teen-friendly, as people have said, they don't like kids that much here because they assume they'll sit around and not buy anything, which is sometimes the case. However, it's a GREAT, comfortable atmosphere for a small family meal and the waiting staff is usually really sweet, quick to serve you, and friendly. The prices are reasonable. I tend to stick with the same few orders because every time I stray from the simpler diner fair, I end up being slightly disappointed. They don't have good salads here. I recommend the breakfast menu, the rice pudding, and the Pilgrim panini with SWEET potato fries. The gyros, the other desserts, the appetizers, and the kids dishes are also good. I always look forward to coming here, and despite sometimes regretting an adventurous order, I always enjoy myself.

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Chocolate chip pancakes and cheese fries are awesome but it is not kid friendly. They dont like big groups of teens or kids with out parents. They also have a minimum.

3
★★★☆☆

Chocolate chip pancakes and cheese fries are awesome but it is not kid friendly. They dont like big groups of teens or kids with out parents. They also have a minimum.

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Love this place! They are great for a late night snack, or a nice weekend brunch. Their chocolate mousse cake is the best I've ever tried and the prices are very resonable.

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★★★★☆

Love this place! They are great for a late night snack, or a nice weekend brunch. Their chocolate mousse cake is the best I've ever tried and the prices are very resonable.

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