Right now you could say this is in my top 3 favorite diners and restaurants. We go once a week as a special treat. It’s only 15 minutes away, and if we go early enough, it’s never crowded. Don’t come after six though or you’ll be waiting for a while.
The Vincentown Diner, located in Vincentown, NJ, is a relatively unknown but delicious diner.
Vincentown Diner Atmosphere:
This is one of the “upscale diners” that you don’t expect from NJ unless you live here. Plus the Vincentown Diner is one of my favorite restaurants in New Jersey, so I can’t bypass it. It is an upscale restaurant with two separate rooms and a bar. One room has a bar, and one room does not. I’ve sat in both several times different times. I enjoy the seating with the bar, though.
Vincentown Diner Coffee:
I’ve been to the Vincentown Diner over 30 tomes, and the coffee is always brewed hot and fresh. It also comes in a giant cup. When I get whipped cream, they put a lot. I have no complaints about this coffee and will probably order it every single time. The theme of Vincentown Diner is Nickle and diming you for everything, and while I find it strange they charge 75 cents per whipped cream, but to me, it’s worth it.
Vincentown Diner Food:
The Vincentown Diner has a smaller menu compared to other diners but everything is fresh. A few things they are known for are their french toast, organic eggs, mile high meatloaf, mashed potatoes, burgers, and crab cakes.
Currently, my favorite meal at the Vincentown Diner is the special salad with spinach, Gorgonzola cheese, walnuts, and strawberries. I also get the salmon addition. Although the salmon is an extra 10 dollars ($$$$). Everything at Vincentown Diner is local.
I’ve also had a few other of their salads as well as salmon meals.
Vincentown Diner Dessert:
Tim and I almost always get dessert here. Since the dessert is homemade and I can’t cook, it’s worth it. Though I don’t have photos of every single thing we have tried, we have tried: Red velvet cake, chocolate chip cheese, white raspberry cheesecake, apple cranberry crumble, bread pudding, banana cream pie, and the ice cream. (wow that is a lot!).
My favorite dessert at the Vincentown Diner is the red velvet cake. My favorite cake is red velvet, so it makes sense. My issue with the Vincetown Diner is they don’t have all of the desserts all of the time. I like cake, but they rarely have it (maybe only a couple of times a year).
Cost: $$$$$ (most expensive diner)
One big downside of the Vincetown diner is the cost. For the majority of the meals, it’s 20 dollars a plate. The food portions are huge, and the food is delicious.
Vincentown Diner Service:
The second downside of the Vincetown Diner is the service. The majority of the time, it feels like the servers or the host has something better to do. They also are always talking about an upcharge for this and an upcharge for that. I get it’s a business, and they need to make money, but it feels as though they look down on you every time they mention an upcharge.
Vincentown Diner Overall Thoughts:
The Vincetown Diner is a good stop. The quality of food is good. However, it’s the service that often keeps me away.
Question for you: What is your favorite local restaurant?
I have two…. My lunch place is called Partners Pub! They make their own chips and they are amazing! We had lunch there yesterday and my entire meal was under 10:) My fav dinner place is called Sams seafood and steak! I’m obsessed with their apps-ginger beef satays and bistro style calamari…. Both under 10 (ea) and I have eaten both as a meal bc there is so much food:) All this talk about food is making me hungry!!!
Seafood and steak is always a winning combination.
I definitely enjoyed my meal! Any hot chocolate that comes with a mountain of whip cream is good in my opinion 🙂 now I want to go back and try the red velvet cake lol! Maybe when I make the torturous drive back to New Hampshire in May.
Yes please do!
We have a small chain called northstar cafés around the city I live in and they are great! They serve all fresh and organic foods and although the price is a little high the portion size makes up for it!
This diner looks great, definitely not typical diner food and the salad with salmon on it looks absolutely delicious :). Red velvet cake is one of Clay’s favorites too, but I would probably go for that coffee with the giant bunch of whip cream on the top.
love your diner reviews! I don’t know how many are here in st louis. Do you have a lot in jersey? or maybe I just need to look harder
Have you ever gone to Java Moon? It is awesome for breakfast
That salad and red velvet cake look amazing! I tend to judge restaurants by their salmon since it’s one of my all-time favorite things to cook. Bad salmon = I will not go back. 😉
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