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?)
Favorite non chocolate cake is probably carrot, or cheesecake. Does that count? NY style cheesecake was always my favorite.
OMG that salad really is, like, no salad. It’s all chicken, egg, and bread. How weird. But I guess they made up for it with cake. CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE.
My favorite cake isn’t actually cake. It’s birthday cake ice cream by Turkey Hill. Chunks of cake and buttercream frosting swirled in vanilla ice cream. I haven’t had it for like 4 years because I will down a half gallon in no time. #Fitfluential
They have pumpkin pancakes, so it’s an automatic win for me. I base diners off of breakfasts because… UGH, diner pancakes <3 <3 <3
I think my favorite cake aside from chocolate is a good carrot cake. I haven't eaten one in SO long before my aunt's surprise party. I almost died it was so good! It was a welcome surprise!
I actually hate chocolate cake so this is easy. Carrot. 🙂
The best waitress I had was a waiter at Ponderosa when I was about 7 who said “I will be taking care of you today young lady” It was probably my first crush and I will never forget his spikey gel hair. I don’t really like cake actually because I like dense desserts. The best one I had was a flourless cake, but it was chocolate so that doesn’t count. After that I’d have to say carrot cake because it is dense. Yum 🙂
I really like coconut cake. We have a restaurant here that has a $10 slice of coconut cake that is supposedly the best but I haven’t been there yet. It’s hard for me to justify driving downtown and parking and then $10 cake but if it’s good I’d try it when I’m there. I still think my mom’s coconut cake could beat it.
This looks like a neat diner, I agree that the service makes or breaks a restaurant sometimes.
I DROVE THROUGH NJ TWICE THIS WEEKEND AND DIDN’T STOP AT A DINER. I am the worst!
The saddest part was that you were so close to my house.
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