The Metro Diner

Driving to the Metro Diner I had no idea what to expect.  The diner isn’t located in the nicest area and across the street is an adult store.  I wondered if I should have checked out the diner myself before inviting others to have lunch with me.  Once we got inside we realized how nice it was.

My date Erin and I

My date Erin and I

Atmosphere: A

The diner is two huge rooms.  The actual building is nice outside and inside it’s separated so you can either walk left or right.  They took us left to a nice big spacy booth.   Both sides seem to be very similar.

Coffee: A

The coffee was excellent and kept it refilled the entire time.  I asked for whipped cream and the lady was able bring me coffee and whipped cream.  What was most impressive was that she also brought me whipped cream on my refill too.  She even brought the can over. It was brewed fresh, hot and I had whipped cream.

Metro Diner coffee

Food: A

The menu is one of the largest of any diner.  Every type of food imaginable they have.   I ordered my standard Greek salad but this time with chicken (since they didn’t have salmon).  Erin and I were chatting about often times diner salads are filled with white lettuce and a few random vegetables.  (This happened to me at the Cherry Hill diner).  So the salad looks like more than then it actually is.

This salad was a normal amount of lettuce with lots of toppings.  My favorite part though was that they gave me two full pieces of pita bread.  (Double then most diners). My only question was what kind of salad dressing it was.  It stated on the menu it was a house Greek.  To me, it tasted like oil and vinegar (which is fine) but not house.

Metro Diner salad

It was one of my favorite diner salads to date.

Price: $

For my salad with chicken and coffee the total was 13 dollars (not including tip) which was a really good value.  I left feeling full and having a great time.

Would I come back?

Yes!  The Metro diner is one I tell Tim we should come back too.  They had a lot of different options I want to try. (Plus their desserts look amazing).  The Metro Diner food was filling, it was inexpensive and it had good coffee.  Though it’s about 45 minutes from my house, it is worth the trip.  (Especially since it’s close to Philly.  So if anyone from that area wants to go, you know where to find me!).

Questions for you:

What is your favorite salad dressing?

Mine is either balsamic vinaigrette or Greek.

Have you judged a book (or restaurant) by it’s cover only to be pleasantly surprised?




8 responses

  1. Ha! seems like looks can be deceiving. Yesterday we walked by this really sketchy looking restaurant and by sketchy I mean, it looks like somewhere I would no go near past 8pm but both my friends were like “I know it looks sketchy but it’s actually super nice inside! And the food is great!” So you never know!

  2. The diner we usually go to only has booths or bar, so we hit the booths. There aren’t a ton of booths either so you always gotta wait but it’s worth it.

    Out of all the diner reviews you’ve posted I think this is my favorite… aside from it being near Adult Superstore it looks excellent… very good price for lunch and everything looks delicious, plus attentive service. I love Greek salads too, one of my favorite foods! Pita bread is a big plus bc the restaurants here typically don’t serve pita bread with the salad unless you pay extra for a side of bread.

  3. Diners are cute, and I feel like a lot of them get bad reps because they’re not really popular anymore so they aren’t in prime locations, but I love them.

  4. That picture reminded me just how much I love pitta bread with salads. A must for lunch one day this week!
    I’m a fan of honey mustard dressing or blue cheese. Probably the worst options for me, but the tastiest in my opinion! I do love balsamic vinegar on a chicken salad though.

  5. Something I LOVE about NYC was how the most obscure, dilapidated looking places served the BEST food- and vica versa! The best dressing out is always a basic oil based one but at home, I love making an Asian style one with peanut butter, sesame oil and sriracha!

  6. I’m a terrible blogger. Definitely meant to comment before this 😛 But this day was SO fun! It was so cool to finally meet you IRL – lucky for me that you ended up in New Jersey 🙂 And you’re the first person I met that I “met” through blogging!

    Metro Diner was awesome… I’m definitely trying to go back as well.

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