The Marlton Diner

Marlton Diner (Marlton, NJ)

The Marlton diner has been on to my to-do list for a while now. It is located in Burlington county off of exit 70.  The Marlton diner is a picture-perfect diner in New Jersey.

Marlton Diner Atmosphere: A
The Marlton Diner itself is precisely what you would picture a diner to be like. It has extensive silver paneling on both the outside and inside. The inside is covered with a shiny silver paneling, booths, a bar, Juitbox and of course a bakery.  It stands out on Route 70.

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It’s evident upon walking in that it is a “regulars” type of place. There were times I almost felt unwelcome.  It was pretty quiet but it was also a weekday evening. The waitress was friendly toward us thankfully, though.

Marlton Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Marlton Diner was good but not my favorite.  It wasn’t until after the waitress refilled our coffee a few times she informed us she was charging us for an extra cup of coffee.

That information wasn’t stated anywhere on the menu (for instance, two free refills, etc.). While it wasn’t an issue, I would have liked to know I was being charged for an extra cup of coffee. I was under the impression it was unlimited refills.

I’ve been to the Marlton Diner a few times since and haven’t had that issue again. 

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Marlton Diner Food: B
The Marlton Diner menu had everything a stereotypical diner would, no more and no less. There wasn’t anything unique. The Marlton diner had a few specials but honestly nothing too unusual.

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At the Marlton Diner, I ordered the Greek salad with salmon. The salad came oozing with oil (it was soaking through). The dressing was delicious, and one of my favorites in New Jersey. It had all of the typical greek salad toppings: feta cheese, olives, anchovies, and onions. The salmon was good, but it was obvious it was a frozen and reheated fillet.  The salad dressing was the best part of the salad, for sure.

Marlton Diner Cost: $$
For my salad with salmon, it was 18.

Overall thoughts: B
Would I come back?
The diner wasn’t bad, but there are other choices I would go too before going back to the Marlton Diner. It’s clear the diner has a lot of regulars it caters too.  It isn’t a bad stop but not my favorite.  I would go to a few closer to home before stopping back by the Marlton Diner.  It was so great to catch up with Liz though so it was always worth it.

Cliff notes:
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: B
Cost: $10-20
Overall rating: B, not bad but not great

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Questions for you:

Have you ever felt unwelcome in a restaurant?