The Freeway Diner (Deptford)

Freeway Diner (Deptford, NJ)

Sadly, the Freeway Diner (Deptford) closed after 37 years of business.


When the New Jersey Isn’t Boring website owner asks if you want to go on a diner date, you don’t say no. It’s not allowed! Our first diner date was a few months ago to the Park Nine diner.  She was in South Jersey, so we decided to go on a diner date.

This time we opted to go the Freeway diner in Deptford, NJ  (Her review here)  Located near the Deptford Mall and Route 41, the Freeway Diner is an easy stop when passing through.

I made such a great second impression. I was having a rough day and ended up going to the wrong diner. After realizing that I was at the wrong diner, I drove the 15 minutes down the road.  The last two weeks have been hectic for me, so I’ve been having quite a few of these moments.  Hopefully, the third date will be better!

Freeway Diner Atmosphere: A 

I loved the atmosphere of the Freeway Diner. It was a throwback from the 50s. The pink blinds, pink chandeliers, pink booths and of course bar table. It was adorable and everything you picture in a diner. ‘

Freeway Diner Coffee: A 

The waitress at the Freeway Diner was nice and refilled our coffee mugs several times. She also included overflowing whipped cream. She was a woman after my own heart! The coffee was great, and the massive amount of whipped cream was appreciated.  I liked everything about the coffee and whipped cream.

Freeway Diner Coffee

Freeway Diner Food: B 

The Freeway Diner menu was average. It had several normal diner options, no more or no less. I ordered my staple of the Greek salad with chicken. The salad was good; it was just a tiny portion. I could have eaten two of them. The Greek salad came with chicken, onions, lettuce, feta and two olives. It could have used more olives and more lettuce.  I went home and had another meal two hours later.

Freeway Diner Salad

Freeway Diner Cost: $ 

I can’t complain about the portion size because the meal was 10 dollars. It was one of the cheapest diner salads I’ve had in a while. I have no complaints about the portion size and price.  I would have paid more for a bigger salad, though.  I hate going to a restaurant and still hungry.

Overall thoughts of the Freeway Diner: B 

Would I come back to the Freeway Diner (Deptford, NJ)?
I probably won’t come back just because there are closer diners that I like better. The diner is exceptionally inexpensive, and I have no complaints about that. It wasn’t my favorite, but it wasn’t bad either. It was a typical diner in New Jersey.

Cliff notes:
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Cost: $ 5-12
Overall: B

You can see all the diner reviews here.

Questions for you:

Have you ever gone to the wrong place before?

What is the cheapest restaurant meal you’ve gotten?

At a diner in college, you could get an omelet and coffee for 6 dollars.