I've been to the Bendix Diner, the only Jersey joint on the list, a few times and found the food to be good. It's a classic stainless steel structure evoking memories of my youth. New Jersey has so many excellent diners that no matter where you are, there is one not far away. When I worked for a year in Newark, back in the late 1970's, I would make it a ritual to eat at Tops Diner in East Newark, a 5 minute drive from my job. It is a top 10 diner...no pun intended. Incidentally, when I was a kid, these places were not referred to as diners. The Jersey jargon was, "lunch wagon". No lie. It is because originally, these diners were converted railroad cars. See below.