Weequahic Diner Menu

This  Weequahic Diner menu dates from 1943. I know this because there is a notation on the menu saying the diner was in compliance with 1943 wartime price controls. The menu is quite extensive and I’ve heard from people that went there that the food was quite good. Even now the design and graphics would not be out of place on a modern restaurant menu.IMG_3938IMG_3939IMG_3940


6 thoughts on “Weequahic Diner Menu

  1. Dec. 20, 2016
    Dear Newark’s Attic,

    My name is Michael Gabriele and I’m an author and historian based in Clifton, NJ. In 2013 I wrote The History of Diners in New Jersey, published by The History Press:

    I would be very interested in getting any additional information you may have on the Weequahic Diner, and would be especially interested to get a high-rez image of the place.

    Please contact me when time permits. Many thanks for considering this request.

    Michael Gabriele


    1. Thank you for contacting me. I’ve seen your book and I enjoyed it very much. I use the blog to feature items from my collection. I have a post card and a menu. The post card has a soft focus. In the future, if I post anything that may be helpful to you I would be happy to share it. At this moment I do not possess a high-rez image.

      John Lipari


  2. Dear Mr. Lipari,

    I am writing to inquire about the possibility of borrowing this menu for an exhibit I am developing for Rutgers University’s Special Collections and University Archives. From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey’s Diverse Foodways, will be part of Transcultural New Jersey, a two-year (2018-2020) statewide initiative, that will include exhibits, publications and programs exploring the contributions of Jersey’s diverse populations.

    Please contact me when time permits if you are interested in contributing at fab47@libraries.rutgers.edu.

    Thank you and all the best,
    Flora Boros
    Assistant Curator of Exhibitions and Public Services Assistant


  3. I stumbled across this page after my wife served me a dish of Weequahic salad. She’s often told me of hanging out there in the 60s when she was in high school. It was THE place to go.


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