Penn Queen Diner (Pennsauken)

Penn Queen Diner (Pennsauken, NJ)

I heard the Penn Queen Diner (Pennsauken, NJ) was good.  I asked Christine if she wanted to meet at the Penn Queen Diner while she was visiting downstate.  The diner is relatively easy to get too, so it seemed like a good choice.  After traffic played a hiccup in our plans, we both made it to Pennsauken.  Oddly enough, Pennsauken is one of the few towns within a 10-mile radius that I had not been too.  It was a nice change of scenery.

Penn Queen Diner Atmosphere: A
The Penn Queen Diner is a big square building with cobblestone walls and tinted windows.  It’s not that festive, but it’s cute.  I have no complaints as it was cute and clean.  When entering the Penn Queen Diner, you walk right past a bakery (which is always a way into my heart).  The outside is very well kept, and when driving by, you think it has to be good!

Penn Queen Diner Coffee: B
The coffee mugs were tiny, but the whipped cream was good.  I could have used more.

Penn Queen Coffee

Penn Queen Diner Food: C
The Penn Queen Diner menu was large, but nothing stood out to me.  There are plenty of fresh daily and cooked foods. According to the Penn Queen Diner is everything is cooked to order; I ordered my typical large Greek salad (with chicken).  The salad came with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, feta cheese, and then added chicken. It’s served with your choice of dressing, but I always choose whatever they recommend.

After receiving the salad, I promptly spilled the entire dressing container on the table. I was having a clumsy day, and it seemed as if everything I could spill…I did! Luckily our waitress was kind and helped me clean it up.  She was one of the best and kindest waitresses.

Actually, Christine ordered the small Greek salad, and when both our meals came out, they looked the same size.  It wasn’t as if it mattered but being a large Greek salad, it wasn’t substantial at all.  After I left, I was still pretty hungry.  The salad itself was okay, it wasn’t terrible, and it wasn’t great.

Penn Queen Salad

Penn Queen Diner Price:$$
For my large salad and coffee, it was 16 dollars.  The meal was lackluster and small, so I couldn’t justify the price.

Overall thoughts of the Penn Queen Diner: C
Would I come back to the Penn Queen Diner?
There are many closer and better diners to me.  If someone desperately wanted to go to Penn Queen Diner, I would, but I probably won’t be back.

Questions for you:
What’s the last restaurant that “let you down”?

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    1. In Jersey that’s a pretty common price sadly (if you want chicken or some sort of protein). For me not getting protein means I’ll be hungry. That being said,this salad should have been something like 10 dollars at most LOL

  1. The last restaurant that let me down was a new burrito place my friend and I went to. We wanted to go outside of the one we frequent [and is amazing as well]. It was a pretty big let down. Not enough guac and $2 for a 2oz portion. My friend and I agreed that out of 6 we would give it a 3. We also acknowledged that we are spoiled by the one we usually go to because it’s SO GOOD. I think if we weren’t used to such great Mexican food, we would have thought the new place was better.

  2. We went to this little restaurant in Seattle a couple years back that took an hour to bring us our nachos and they were terrible. It shut down less than a year later.

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