The fire at the Menlo Park Diner, 1475 Route 1, broke out on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at 9:58 p.m. in the kitchen. There was lots of smoke throughout the building, but luckily there were no injuries, as the diner was closed when this fire occurred. The fire was extinguished in 15 to 20 minutes, he said. The exact cause of this fire has still been undetermined but is under investigation. The building is currently closed for business due to the fire and water damage. The future is unknown for the landmark Menlo Park Diner after this two-alarm fire damaged the kitchen and spread smoke throughout the building last weekend.
The Menlo Park Diner is one of two major diners along the Edison section of Route 1 south. The other is the Edison Diner at 101 Route 1 just before the Morris and Donald Goodkind Bridges linking Edison and New Brunswick, while the Skylark Diner and Lounge in Edison is located on Route 1 north at Wooding Avenue.
When, and if, the Menlo Park Diner reopens is still not known.
Christopher Gentile NJ Edison Nov 02, 2023 Diners Disasters