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Two Peters Diner

Two Peters Diner (Ewing)

I have to say that each diner I have visited near Trenton and Mercer County have been good.  Perhaps it’s the combination of great company, great food or both but I have had excellent experiences with Trenton diners. I don’t know what else New Jersey’s capital has to offer, but their diners are great.

Greta and I

The Two Peters diner located in Ewing was no exception. I met my personal friend Greta for dinner last week.  We had both wanted to go here for months so luckily it finally worked out.

Two Peters Diner Atmosphere: A

We arrived at the Two Peters diner around 6 pm last Saturday.  It was crowded, but it wasn’t overwhelming for a Saturday evening. The Two Peters Diner was recently redone so there have been a lot of advertisements for the restaurant.  The radio advertisements are actually what led Greta and I to the Two Peters Diner.

I also found out the same owners also own the newly remodeled Ewing Diner (I reviewed in it October). Looking back, I see the similarities in the Two Peters Diner and Ewing Diner.

The inside of the Two Peters Diner is nice.  You walk in directly past the bakery portion.  There are many booths and tables.  Greta and I were lucky enough to sit in a window booth (my personal favorite).

I want to make special note of how friendly the staff is at Two Peters.  Each staff member was so helpful and polite.

Two Peters Diner Coffee: A

The coffee at the Two Peters Diner was great, and the waitress gave me whipped cream every single refill.  This automatically bumps up the coffee score to an A. She was by far my favorite waitress of any diner.  She came to the table every time with the whipped cream.  I had whipped cream with a side of coffee, and I have no issues with that!

My favorite part of the menu was the photo of the 'Two Peters"...

My favorite part of the menu was the photo of the ‘Two Peters”…

Two Peters Diner Food:  B

The menu at Two Peters Diner is extensive.  To give you an idea, they have 10+ full menu pages.  They have over 20 salad combinations, 20 different omelets, several breakfasts, and dinner options.  The waitress said: if you are craving it, we probably have it.  This is accurate.  She mentioned the french toast a few times, so maybe I’ll get that next.

I ordered their special Two Peters Diner house organic salad.  The salad came with grilled mushrooms, salmon, mixed greens and onions.  The salad was 17.95 and to tell you the truth I was expecting a much bigger salad for that price.  It was a good salad, but for 18 dollars it should have been bigger.  I was disappointed with the size of the salad. I have paid 20 dollars for salads before, but they are much more significant for that price.

Two peters salad

Two Peters Diner Cost: $$$

For my meal at the Two Peters Diner: coffee, salad and a side of pita bread it was 24 dollars.

Would I come back to the Two Peters Diner (Ewing)?

Overall Thoughts of Two Peters Diner: B

The atmosphere and the staff is very friendly.  I like the remodeling they did, and it’s a great diner.  I think it’s a little bit more expensive for the portions.  Depending on if someone wants to go, I may or may not be back.

Greta and I were a bit disappointed we did not get to meet the owners, the “Two Peters” at the diner…but maybe next time.

Cliff notes:

Atmosphere: A

Staff Friendliness: A+

Coffee: A (So much whipped cream)

Food: B

Price: Expensive

Overall Rating: B

You can see all the diner reviews here.

Question for you:

Would you go back to a restaurant for small portions if that atmosphere was great?

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8 responses

  1. It looks delicious, but I agree with you on the small portions. I like good service but I hate to pay a lot of money for a portion and not feel like I got my money’s worth (if it’s cheaper and the portion is small I really can’t complain there). That is a bit pricey for a salad although it seems like salmon always makes them more expensive here.

  2. I totally would go back if I enjoyed the restaurant! I think most restaurants need serious portion control. If the food is high quality, you should pay for that, not because they give you extra bread.

  3. I love your restaurant reviews! Although they do make me hungry… I am not a fan of small portions. I eat a lot, and I think I expect to get a lot for my money at certain restaurants. I am fine with smaller for certain nicer places and Europe. But that is about it!

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