PB’s Diner and Taproom (Glassboro, NJ)
Now closed and replaced with The Monarch Diner.
Last weekend, Angela and I finally got a chance to catch up. Angela is a local (fast) runner and coach. We decided to meet up at one of her favorites and a local staple, “PB’s Diner and Tap Room.” PB’s Diner and Tap Room is located in Glassboro, NJ.
A diner and a pub? I file that under strange but normal New Jersey things…
I’ve been to several New Jersey diners and several NJ bars but never a restaurant claiming to be a combination of both. I guess there is a first time for everything.
PB’s Diner and Taproom Atmosphere: B
I’m still not sure what to think. On one half of PB’s Diner and Tap Room, there is the tap room, and on the other half, there is a “dining room” diner section. The dining room is set up well. It’s precisely what the name says. When Angela and I went, there was a football game playing in the bar, but the dining room was quiet.
Our server was a unique individual. The overall atmosphere seemed tense between the staff and customers. I’m not sure if the waiters felt overwhelmed or were having a rough day, but it was a tense vibe, and I’m not sure why.
Pb’s Diner and Taproom Coffee: A
This was one of the strangest coffee combinations I have tried. First, I was unsure if a bar would be able to give me coffee and whipped cream. They were able too, and the whipped cream came in a bowl on the side. The coffee at PB’s Diner and Taproom was good, just different.
PB’s Diner and Taproom Food: B
PB’s Diner and Taproom menu has typical diner and bar fare. It was precisely what you would you assume a diner to have or a bar to have. They had plenty of pancakes, burgers, salads, and beer.
I ordered the “large” Greek salad with a side of salmon. The house dressing had large chunks of feta and was delicious. The salad at PB’s Diner and Taproom was smaller than I would have hoped and not that filling. It was a good salad, but I do wish there was more.
PB’s Diner and Taproom Price: $
The salad and coffee was only 15 dollars.
Would I come back to PB’s Diner and Taproom (Glassboro)?
Overall thoughts: B
The food and coffee were great, but something about the overall vibe of the restaurant turned me off. I’m not sure I’ll be back unless someone suggests.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever gone to a diner bar? (Must be a Nj thing)