‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives’ at Skylark Diner in Edison NJ

Fourteen years ago, a burgeoning Food Network show called “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” hosted by Guy Fieri, toured Garden State diners in its second season and went to the Skylark Diner in Edison.

It was a star-struck moment for the then-new restaurant, which opened just a year earlier.

But now the Skylark Diner is an Edison staple and continues to breathe new life into New Jersey’s iconic dining concept with its retro vibe, full bar and chef-led scratch kitchen.

So, “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” is back. The show will be taped at the restaurant on Thursday and will air on a date yet to be announced. The Skylark Diner will be closed until 4pm that day

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“For me personally, it’s very humbling,” said Chris Kakos, managing partner of Skylark Diner. “If you can reach such an audience and have someone willing to come and see your operation and show you, it’s very exciting for us, the staff and the chefs.”

“Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” returns to the Skylark Diner as it returns to some of the first restaurants it had to see how they’ve changed over the past decade, the production staff told Kakos. Due to COVID-19 precautions, Fieri will not be there on Thursday.

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