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.
I’m still not sure what to think. On one half of the restaurant there is the tap room and on the other half there is a “dining room” diner section. The dining room is set up well. 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.
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. I have never received a bowl of whipped cream before. The coffee was great though and I had plenty of refills.
The menu has typical diner and bar fare. It was exactly 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 was really good. It had large chunks of feta cheese in it. It was a fairly large salad and the salmon was good. The salad was smaller than I would have hoped and not that filling. It was a good salad but I do wish there was more.
The salad and coffee was only 15 dollars which isn’t too expensive. It was one of the cheaper meals I’ve had.
Would I come back?
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. If I’m left to my own I’ll probably stick to other diners.
Questions for you:
Have you ever gone to a diner bar? (Must be a Nj thing)