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Summit Diner, Summit, NJ
This old railroad car was made in Elizabeth, NJ, and the original floor tiles and old mahogany are bathed in light from giant front windows. Original menus from 1939 hang framed on the walls; black Italian marble from the same year still supports the elbows of customers, seated on 24 old stools facing the grill. You can order Virginia ham, cut right from the bone, and a corned beef hash that’s a secret recipe. Jim Greberies’s family bought the dining car in ’64, and as a nod to their Greek heritage, the menu features a mean plate of spinach pie and moussaka.