Tops the Diner is driven by freshness, quality and gracious hospitality. Founded by George Golemis in 1972. George came to New York City at the age of 18 with the American Dream of owning his own restaurant. Working with passion and at some of the finest restaurants in New York, in 1968 he was finally ready to own his own restaurant. He came to East Newark, NJ, a small town outside of Newark near Harrison and saw something that he liked and could bring to the neighborhood.
By 1972 he bought the existing Tops Diner and transformed it into what it is today. At Tops we're fully committed to preparing and serving food of uncompromising freshness and quality - with signature choices like our premium Handcrafted Burgers and we're grateful that our restaurant is made possible by passionate employees who make it their business to delight each and every guest with an excellent dining experience. From our ongoing efforts to bring you the best menu in casual dining and the best Handcrafted Burgers anywhere, to the gracious smiles and genuine hospitality that greet you at our doors, Tops wants to make our Simple Fresh American Dining your favorite dining anywhere.