The Town Diner (East Windsor)

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to meet Christine at the Town Diner (East Windsor, NJ).

This diner is not to be confused with the Town and Country diner ten miles south or the Hightstown 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 Town Diner Atmosphere: A
The outside decor of the Town Diner 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 of The Town Diner has multiple booths and tables. It is kept well to the upscale diner theme. Even though it was lunchtime, it was empty. I was surprised! The staff is very friendly and certainly inviting.

The Town Diner Coffee: A
The coffee at the Town Diner 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 life, 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.

Town Diner Coffee

The Town Diner Food: A
The Town Diner menu has a seafood flare. There is just about anything you can imagine a diner to have but in an upscale way. It was evident 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.

Town Diner lentils

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 delicious.   I like when the salad dressing is thicker and not water-based.  They didn’t skimp out at all, which was nice.

Town Diner Salad

The Town Diner Cost:$
For my salad, coffee, and side of pita bread, it was only 15 dollars.

Overall thoughts: A
Would I come back to the Town Diner?
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.

Cliff notes:
Atmosphere: A
Food: A
Coffee: A
Price: $10-20

The Town Diner is one of the best diners I’ve been to in New Jersey. It’s very close to exit eight on the turnpike and one I would recommend.

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite coffee mug?
What is your favorite type of soup?