Cherry Hill Diner

A few weeks ago, we went to the Cherry Hill Diner.  We decided that we would go to a new diner instead of going to a nearby favorite.

Good for me trying somewhere new.  I’m the type of person that if I find a restaurant I like…why go somewhere new?  Why try something new, I already know I like this, so in my eyes, there is no need to try something I might not like.  We had driven by the Cherry Hill Diner several times so decided to give it a shot.

Cherry Hill Diner Atmosphere: B

The outside of the Cherry Hill Diner diner is very “dineresc.”  A lot of NJ diners look like normal restaurants in the front.  This particular diner looks like a diner out of the movies.   It is a red building with bright silver trim. So it looks the part on the outside.

The inside was two rooms with booths and tables.  It was slightly crowded but good.  It wasn’t out of the ordinary as far as diners go.

Cherry Hill Diner Coffee: A

The coffee at the Cherry Hill Diner was refilled quickly, and they were able to accommodate my request of whipped cream.  It was good coffee, and apart from a small cup, I have no complaints.

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Cherry Hill Diner Food: C

The menu at the Cherry Hill Diner is rather extensive with an entire page dedicated to different salads with lots of different options.  I ended up settling on the Greek salad with chicken as well as lentil soup.  Often times with an extensive menu, it becomes evident that a diner has “no specialty.”  The food is all good, but nothing is great.

As expected, the lentil soup was not exactly what I imagined when I think about lentils, but it was still good.  It wasn’t fantastic or tremendous, but it was good soup.

The salad was relatively small and dinky.   Most of the lettuce was white (i.e., nothing) and there weren’t a lot of other vegetables mixed in.  (A few onions, tomatoes and cucumbers).  The chicken was good, and one thing saving the salad from not receiving a lower score was pita bread that came with it.  After finishing the meal, I found myself still hungry (which says a lot on a day I did not work out).

Cherry hill diner lentil soup
Lentil Soup
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Salad

Cherry Hill Diner Dessert: A

We tried their red velvet cake, which ended up being delicious.  The frosting was more whipped cream versus cream cheese.  You guys know I like my whipped cream, but I do believe that red velvet cake should always have cream cheese frosting.  What can I say, I’m a red velvet cake snob?  That being said, it was still delicious, so I don’t deduct any points.  The Red Velvet cake saved me from ranking this lower.

Cherry Hill Diner Cost $

Between both meals plus two coffees and red velvet cake, the total was 32.  The Cherry Hill Diner is one of the cheapest diners we have been too with getting dessert.

Would I go back to the Cherry Hill Diner?

No, honestly, probably not.  Although it was nice to try a new diner, there are a lot better diners in that location.  If someone wants to meet at the Cherry Hill Diner, then that’s fine, but I won’t go out my way to go back.

The food, service, and overall impression was decent, and I have nothing to complain about…however, there are just better places in the area.  I might be inclined to order dessert and bring it home, though.

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