This diner is not to be confused with the Town and Country diner ten miles south or the Heightstown diner right down the road. We made plans spur of the moment and I found myself with a date the morning of! Christine has been a world traveler this month so it was nice to catch up with her while she was back in the Garden State.
The outside decor is shiny and metallic. It screams diner. Being right down the road with the Americana diner, it has stiff competition to draw in customers. It is a classic diner and draws you right in.
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The inside has multiple booths and tables. It is kept well to the upscale diner theme. Even though it was lunchtime, it was really empty. I was surprised! The staff is very friendly and certainly inviting.
The coffee was good. Something I could appreciate was that it wasn’t in a boring white mug. I know white coffee mugs are cheaper for diners for restaurants but I enjoy diners that choose a different color. As with the life tip,it’s the inside that matters but I could appreciate the change of coffee mug scenery. The actual coffee with whipped cream was great though and I have no complaints.
The menu has a seafood flare. There is just about anything you can imagine a diner to have but in an upscale way. It was clear while its a diner, it’s a very upscale diner. I ordered the Mediterranean salad. All of the salads come with soup and it was my lucky day because they had lentil! My two favorite soups are lentil and split pea and I always feel like I hit the lottery when a restaurant has them.
The salad was heavily dressed, chopped and had chicken, onions, olives, artichokes and mixed greens.
It was one of the best salads I’ve had so far. I have complaints. It was really good. I like when the salad dressing is thicker and not water based. They did’t skimp out at all which was nice.
For my salad, coffee and side of pita bread it was only 15 dollars. For the amount of food and the quality of food, this is one of the best deals in the state.
Would I come back?
I have absolutely no complaints about this diner. It was perfect. The Town Diner is a nice upscale diner and a great restaurant in general.
This is one of the best diners I’ve been to in New Jersey. It’s very close to exit 8 on the turnpike and one I would recommend.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite coffee mug?
What is your favorite type of soup?