The Club Diner (Bellmawr)
I went to the Club Diner just off of exit 3 in Bellmawr. The Club Diner is located directly off exit three on the NJ turnpike. If you are heading north and hungry, it’s a pretty good stop.
The Club Diner Atmosphere: A
The overall atmosphere of the Club Diner is excellent. The outside has a huge diner sign plastered on top. It screams diner, and you cannot miss it. It fits the stereotypical diner outside look. You can’t miss the neon Club Diner signs.
Taken from the Club Diner Website
When we walked in, I thought it was a lot smaller than it appeared outside. I quickly realized there was a whole back room. We sat in the front and the more traditional diner area.
Club Diner Coffee: A
The waitress was shocked when I asked for a coffee with whipped cream. The coffee mug at the Club Diner was tiny, but the waitress refilled it, and the coffee was good. I have no complaints.
Club Diner Food: B
The menu at the Club Diner is extensive. If the diner menu isn’t that large, I always question if it is a diner at all. I was surprised that the Club Diner had such an extensive seafood menu. Bellmawr isn’t located that close to the shore, but the menu made it seem as if we were. I wanted a salad with salmon, but for some reason, they couldn’t do it.
I ordered the Greek salad with pita bread. The Greek dressing was one of my favorites. It was a bitter balsamic mixed with oil. The salad at the Club Diner was small, but it wasn’t bad…it was just small. It was very hard-boiled egg heavy (the only thing I dislike in Greek salads are hard-boiled eggs). It reminded me of a side salad than an entree salad.
Club Diner Dessert: A
Since I was still hungry, we ordered a lemon cake and chocolate fudge cake to split. The Club Diner has small desserts you can choose from including cakes, rice pudding, and ice cream.
Club Diner Lemon cake:
I enjoyed the frosting of the cake. I haven’t had lemon cake in a while, but this lemon cake takes the cake (ha terrible pun).
The chocolate fudge cake at the Club Diner was even better. I loved how rich the cake was. It was a great piece. The dessert was one of my favorite parts and I didn’t come expecting that.
Club Diner Price: $
The salad, cake, and coffee was 18 dollars.
Overall Thoughts: B
Would I come Back?
There are a lot of local diners in South Jersey in the area. This is certainly one of the better ones, and I will probably be back eventually. The dessert was good (surprisingly). The waitress was also one of the friendliest, and her politeness alone makes me want to come back. It was a good diner, but there are a few I care for a bit better. As Tim’s mom said: “eh more of an average diner review right?”. HA, that is the truth.
Questions for you:
Where was the best waiter/waitress you have ever had?
What is your favorite (nonchocolate) type of cake?
Carrot cake and lemon cake take the cake for me. (How many times can I use cake in this post?)