Number of the Day: 600

January 27, 2012 | Number of The Day

New Jersey’s known for its colorful diners, and no wonder — there are more than 600 of them in the Garden State, the largest concentration in the world.

These independently owned restaurants, normally boasting extensive menus of individually cooked meals, continue to thrive in New Jersey, despite intense competition from chains and fast-food restaurants. The most famous happen to be in north Jersey — such as the Tick Tock Diner in Clifton, the White Manna in Hackensack, and the Skylark in Edison – but there are well-known and well-loved diners in every county in the state, if not every town. (Rosie’s Diner, of paper towel fame, was once the most famous diner in the U.S. but has since been moved from Little Ferry to Rockford, MI.)

To find a New Jersey diner near you, check out the appropriately named Find-a-Diner.