Somerset Diner

The Somerset Diner (Somerset, NJ)

The Somerset Diner was the first diner review I typed up, but I never posted it.  I was still playing around with the idea if I wanted to create a bucket list to “visit all of the NJ diners” so it sat in my draft graveyard (as did several more).

Anyways the Somerset diner was the first northern NJ diner I went too.  It was also the first date (besides running a race) that Danielle, Amelia and I went on.

Somerset Diner Atmosphere: A
The Somerset diner itself is pretty cute.  There are a bunch of lights, and the diner overlooks a river.  I enjoyed the atmosphere, and the view at the Somerset Diner was the best views of any diner I have been too.  Instead of looking out a window at traffic, you look out of a window at a river.

Somerset Diner Coffee: A
This was actually (shockingly) time before I got coffee and whipped cream at diners.   That being said the coffee at the Somerset was excellent and the waiter provided plenty of refills for both Amelia and I.  Above everything, if diners give a little cup they should come by often to make sure it’s filled.

Somerset Diner Food: A
The Somerset Diner menu is extensive.  There are a ton of different menu specials from all-day breakfast, to seafood and Greek delights.

Big diners, big value, and big meals…

I ordered the Greek salad with salmon.

The lighting in the Somerset Diner made for an awful photo, but the salad was good.  It had a thicker balsamic/greek type of dressing that I liked.  It was more creamy.   Of course, if a Greek salad has feta cheese, salmon, greens, and onions, I probably won’t complain too much.  It also had pita bread, but I ate that too quickly to take a photo…
Somerset Diner Cost:  $$
The total for my salad with salmon and coffee was 18.

Would I come back/overall thoughts of the Somerset Diner: 
I enjoyed the food at the Somerset Diner.  I would go back if someone suggested it.  It’s a great stop on the road, in my opinion.  The food was great, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was great.  I would go back to the Somerset Diner.

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Questions for you:

What restaurant that you’ve been too has the best inside decor? 

What is a no-no on the first date?

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  1. I always get diner envy from you- not so much for the ‘diner’ but seeing $$ next to price….A salmon salad here in Australia at a terrible restaurant would set you back $25 or so. And that would include lettuce, tomatoes, and the salmon. Maybe dressing. Also 1/3 of the salmon you received in that picture.

    I need to move to NJ.

  2. My husband and I love the Somerset Diner. We’re there every weekend for breakfast (well, more like brunch since we rarely arrive before 11am). The entire staff is always very friendly; we enjoy going there for the homey atmosphere as well as for the food. In fact, we don’t feel like our day has started until we have our first meal of the day at the Somerset Diner. Food is good and plentiful too!

    1. That’s so awesome Ruthie! There are a couple of diners I have been wanting to try up that way as well.

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