About Us



Our Story

Like most diners, Gus’ Diner offers a wide range of All American Lifestyle dishes in a casual atmosphere with late operating hours. What makes Gus’ Diner unique is the fresh from-scratch kitchen with Greek / Mediterranean flavors, generous portions at a reasonable price, beautifully renovated family-friendly atmosphere and the ever-experienced staff that keeps this Manalapan landmark hopping.

The proprietors, Christos and Bessy Arvanitis, have been in the restaurant and catering business for well-over 30 years, previously owning other New Jersey landmarks, the Colonial Diner and the Millennium Diner. Today, Christos and Bessy have owned and managed Gus’ Diner for the last 9 years and they welcome your family to dine with their Gus’ Diner family anytime.

Regarding the painting… we just love it! The painting is called Café Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum. It is a colored oil painting by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh painted in Arles, France, mid-September 1888.

Payment Options

We accept cash and all major credit cards.


We have ample parking available in our private parking lot.

Gift Cards

Gus’ Diner gift cards make a great gift for any occasion. They are available in denomination of $25, $50 and $100.

Parties & Catered Events

We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offer catering for any event. Whether you would like to entertain a select group of clients, or host a reception in the restaurant’s private dining area, we offer a number of party possibilities. To request more information please call (732) 294-0006.

Anemos—Our Sister Restaurant

agclogoAnd if you haven’t checked it out yet, visit Anemos Greek Cuisine located at 333 US Highway 9 South, also in Manalapan, New Jersey. The owner is Christos’ and Bessy’s daughter, Helen Arvanitis. Anemos delivers exquisite Mediterranean flavors in unique combinations straight to your palates. Here is a sneak peak at the Anemos Menus.

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to serving you at both of our family’s restaurants.