The Ridgefield Park Diner has thankfully closed. Message in door says that "They took over the diner at the wrong time." It wasnt the timing that killed the place, it was the dirty premesis and the bad food!! Maybe the local board of health had something to do with its closing??
Address: 36 Mount Vernon Street, Ridgefield Park, NJ
Date Blacklisted 3/22/2009
If there is one word to describe the Ridgefield Park Diner, that word is sleazy. What a dump! My tag team partner and I decided the Ridgefield Park Diner was up for re-evaluation so we took a chance and dined there for lunch. Boy were we sorry. Right off the bat, I noticed that the carpet had not been shampooed in ages. You could literally see the dirt stained into the carpet where people walk and the carpet is black!! My tag team partner looking at the carpet commented that they should replace the carpet instead of cleaning it as it was worn through in spots. There was food scraps on the floor, ketchup stains on the wall next to me and there were many stains in the ceiling tiles where the roof is obviously leaking. My tag team partner commented that the ceiling tiles appeared to have mold/mildew on them as well. The fake flowers had a ton of dust on them. This establishment obviously does not believe in cleaning!! So we ordered. I ordered a cheeseburger deluxe with a diet Coke and my tag team partner ordered a bacon cheeseburger deluxe with a Coke. We got our soda and it was flat! Then my tag team partner noticed that the soda machine was out of service and they were filling soda orders from bottles. The cheeseburger was greasy and not very good, and the fries were overdone. Neither one of us were brave enough to try the lettuce, tomato or mystery slaw. So the verdict? Bad food and a dirty establishment?? BLACKISTED!! There will be only one thing that will warrant a re-evaluation... Obvious signs of renovations and a sign saying "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT"!!