PBs Diner and Tap Room (Glassboro)

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 Diner Coffee

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 Diner Salad

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.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: B
Price: $10-20

You can see all the diner reviews here. 

Questions for you:
Have you ever gone to a diner bar? (Must be a Nj thing)

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  1. seeing all your diner reviews make me want to start to hit up all the “hipster” and local coffee shops in the city i live in and surrounding area. there’s so many out there and i always stick with the same staple. perhaps this will be my hobby once i quit my job… 🙂

  2. I know the diner I go to serves beer and things but I haven’t seen a diner with a actual “tap room” attached to it. Lol I would have eaten the whipped cream with a spoon.

  3. I’ve never heard of a diner bar but hey, whatever works. I do love salmon and Greek salads though, especially with lots of feta. The coffee looks delicious and very generous with whipped cream.

  4. I cracked up at your description of the server as a “unique individual.” When I read “PB Diner” I got really excited because I figured everything on the menu would have peanut butter incorporated somehow…. That would be a diner built for runners, for sure!

  5. Ah, PBs – it definitely has a bit of an identity crisis! 😉 Glassboro only has a certain number of liquor licenses to hand out so when a business gets one, it’s a big deal!

  6. These diners need to have a “Hollie-sized” salad option because they always seem too small for you! All my favorite restaurants have both a dining side and a bar side. I think it’s an Ithaca thing because we love alcohol. It’s a great idea for restaurants because normally what we do is sit at the bar and buy drinks while waiting for a table…where we buy more food and drinks. It’s fun but can get really expensive. Once or twice a month you’ve gotta do it!

  7. A diner/pub combo would be like a dream for me. I grew up on the East Coast but I now live in the Detroit area where most of our diners are called Coney Islands or Coneys…they serve typical diner foods but also a lot of greek/middle eastern foods. A coney greek salad and some lemon-rice soup is one of my favorite meals – but it would be made even better with a good beer!

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