Phoenix Diner (Absecon)
My husband and I planned a trip down to Atlantic City. It gave me another perfect opportunity to try a new diner. We stopped just outside of Atlantic City in Absecon at the Phoenix diner.
When we pulled up, we got the very last parking space. It was 11:30 on a Sunday (My least favorite times to go out to eat at diners). I thought there would be a wait. To my surprise, we were quickly seated at the Phoenix Diner, and there were even open tables and booths available. Starting on that note already made the diner a winner in my books. Diners are like black holes; there is always somewhere to sit even if the parking lot is overflowing.
Phoenix Diner Atmosphere: B
The Phoenix Diner is a big open diner. The outside a sizeable modern building while the inside is decorated with wood and shore displays.
I was enjoying the wood and shore decorations. The Phoenix Diner is a nautical-themed diner. As a child in a navy family, I always appreciate the nautical themes.
Phoenix Diner Coffee: A
The coffee at the Phoenix Diner was good. I was able to get my coffee with whipped cream. I enjoyed the coffee except it was in such a baby cup. I needed a refill almost immediately. I wish restaurants gave bigger coffee mugs, but I think that is a problem that I only run into.
Phoenix Diner Food: Me: B
The menu at the Phoenix Diner is huge. I swear it could have been a taller menu then me. Like I have said, it’s not an authentic diner unless the menu contains at least 10000000 items. The Phoenix Diner has everything from seafood, to salad, to steak to breakfast…
I ordered the large Greek salad with chicken. When it came out, I was surprised because I thought it would be a lot larger. Because the menu at the Phoenix Diner was larger? I don’t know!
Because of running, I know I have a skewed perception of what is a large meal and filling and what is not. It isn’t uncommon for me to eat a 1000 calorie salad. That is over half of some people’s calories. I digress, and that is a post for another day. Anyways I was hoping the salad would be a lot larger. It did, however, contain an insane amount of feta cheese. The salad was 1 part lettuce, two parts chicken and 100 parts feta cheese. The salad at the Phoenix Diner had close to 30 cubes in there.
Phoenix Diner Price: $
It was 25 dollars for two coffees and two meals.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Phoenix Diner (Absecon)?
Yes, I would come back to the Phoenix Diner in Absecon at some point. It was good food for the price, and I have no big complaints. It wasn’t huge portions like the majority of diners in NJ, but it also didn’t cost an arm and a leg since Atlantic City is a pretty touristy town if you are ever in town I recommend it.
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Question for you: Has your perception of “a large meal” changed since working out?