Whitman Diner (Blackwood)

Whitman Diner (Blackwood, NJ)

It was one of the days that it was pouring rain, traffic was a nightmare and everything that could go wrong…did. Even though the diner is less than 10 miles from my house, it took over half an hour.

Whitman Diner Atmosphere: A
The atmosphere of the Whitman Diner is retro. The old school red booths and silver linings allow it to scream classic diner.  I tried to take a good photo, but none were as good as their facebook photos.

the whitman diner

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Whitman Diner Coffee: A
The Whitman Diner was brewed hot and fresh. They were quickly able to add whipped cream. She refilled it multiple times, and it was delicious. Nothing unusual or unique about the coffee but it was good!  If there are multiple refills and the whipped cream is good…I’m pretty easy to please.

Whitman Diner Coffee

Whitman Diner Food: B
The Whitman Diner menu is pretty big. They have all of the diner staples, but it was a little less variety than you would expect. Many of the menu choices are upscale. Instead of a greasy spoon, you’ll find fancier food.

I was surprised the Whitman Diner had a limited choice of milkshakes.  I was craving a milkshake, but they only had chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.  I was craving cookies and cream.

The one thing that annoyed me (about the food and menu) was how littered the menu was ads. It was one page of meals, one page of ads. I completely understand it as a means of bringing in revenue but seeing women in bikinis doesn’t entice me to order anything.  The Whitman Diner was the first menu I have seen with women in bikinis as ads.

I was hungry, so I ordered the pita and hummus appetizer. It was good pita bread. I don’t have much knowledge of hummus, but it was good.  The pita bread was perfectly buttered, and the hummus was just good.

Whitman Diner Pita Bread

I ordered their Whitman Diner house specialty salad “the Rocketman.” It came with arugula, corn, avocado, and ahi tuna. The salad was delicious, but I do wish it was bigger. I hadn’t had tuna in so long, but I could tell this was some of the best tuna I’ve ever had.

Whitman Diner Salad

Whitman Diner Salad (2)

Whitman Diner Dessert: A
I will be honest one of the main reasons I had interest in the Whitman Diner was the advertisement of red velvet cake. I had been most concerned with that aspect of the meal! The Whitman Diner was on my to-do list and listed in the “dessert” category.  I got red velvet cake and vanilla ice cream. The cake was delicious and lived up to my hopes. The cream cheese frosting was one of my favorites to date. The ice cream was also delicious…The red velvet cake lived up to its expectations for sure!

Whitman Diner Red Velvet Cake

The overall atmosphere of the Whitman Diner (Blackwood): A
Would I come back to the Whitman Diner (Blackwood)?
I enjoyed the Whitman Diner, and I will be back at some point. The only thing that weirded me out was the women in bikini ads on the menu. It seemed like they were doing good business, and that was unnecessary. What do I know, though?  So yes, I will be back.

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  1. That diner looks absolutely adorable! I want to go there! I love that you do these diner reviews. They’re awesome.

    1. Oh my gosh, I cannot believe I forgot that part. HA, it was actually less expensive than you think. It was 15 for my salad and coffee!

  2. This diner looks cool and it sounds like you really enjoyed your meal there and the service was great. Sorry about the menu with ads. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that and I would be a little creeped out if it was ads for women in bikinis, eww. But I guess that’s pretty minor too if all else was good.

    I know your pain of driving 29 minutes to go 9 miles. Ugh… traffic!

  3. That velvet cake looks amazing! I always want it to taste strawberry or cherry flavored because of the color…but chocolate is a pretty good second choice. I kind of despise tuna because I ate it so much a few years ago and now I don’t eat it at all. I like your idea of coffee with whip. Do you add cream and sugar as well or just black with the whip?

  4. I love going to a restaurant purely because of the pudding menu hehe. It like I’m binding my time with the main course until I get to eat what I really came for! I’ve gone back to one restaurant twice more because of their amazing fudge cake. It’s all about dessert for me!

  5. Funny you mention milkshakes. I went to an “upscale” diner Saturday night, and one of its specialties include milkshakes; they had chocolate, vanilla, raspberry (!!), and coconut one. The last time I was there, the coconut one was cookies ‘n cream. My teammate got the chocolate one and said it was excellent!

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