Another diner only about 20 minutes from me is the Diamond Diner. Located in Hainesport, you can’t miss the giant diamond on top. I’ve only been once and I’ll probably only go once. It’s not located off the highway and you have to take a famous NJ left hand turn to get there. Pan Handle turns aren’t my reasoning for not want to go back though.
It was more or less a typical diner you would expect. It had a few various rooms and was pretty crowded. When somewhere is crowded it must be good right?
The coffee was good. I needed a few refills which were refilled to me. The coffee wasn’t especially good or bad. It was average and I could probably brew some as well.
One thing I do like about this diner is they have an all you can eat salad bar with soup. This sounds great on paper, unfortunately even though we went during a peak time (isn’t 6-7 peak dinner time?) it wasn’t very well taken care of. I couldn’t find a lot of lettuce or vegetables. The other container of the salad bar filled over halfway was the olives. I am giving the benefit of the doubt that we just came on a bad day for the salad bar.
I had the flounder and vegetables. The flounder was pretty well buttered as were the vegetables. Butter makes everything better so I wouldn’t say it was a bad meal. It was definitely the greasy spoon type of diner you hear about. The meal portions were also huge.
For the amount of food we had (theoretically unlimited salad and soup) for 15 dollars it was a good deal. It wasn’t high quality or gourmet food but it was a good deal. It was a standard diner food for diner price type of meal. 🙂
Overall rating: C
Would I go back:
I might go back at another time but honestly there are better diners close to me so I probably won’t unless someone really wants to go there. For me to have had a better experience I would have wanted a stocked salad bar and trying a different meal. The price was good for the amount of food.
Questions for you:
(unless it’s all you can eat) do you normally order soup or salad?
In your opinion, what are peek dinner hours? What time do you eat dinner?
I thought 5:30-7:30 but apparently some people eat dinner at 8 or 9. I guess I’m old. I normally eat dinner between 5:30-6:30.