Last week I ventured to Pennsylvania for my first PA diner review. It was actually a shorter drive then many diners in NJ. I got to finally meet up with Lauren! Lauren was one of the first bloggers I started to read (roughly 5 years ago)..She has gone through 8 knee surgeries and is one of the strongest people I’ve met.
We decided to meet at the Llanerch diner (which has taken me ten times to type out and spell). The Llanerch diner is located in Upper Darby, PA but also has a location in Vorhees, NJ (named the Vorhees diner). Good them for not calling it the Llanerch diner 2.
This Llanerch diner is a lot smaller than I imagined! We had both researched it beforehand and the photos make it appear to be a lot larger then it actually is. The inside is old and you can tell this diner has been around for quite some time. If it’s been around it must be good, right?
The waitress was not the greatest. She seemed to disappear into the back for long periods of time. While we never complained, we noticed several of her tables did. We overheard two separate tables (we were in there a while) complain to the manager.
The coffee was really good. While I would have liked more refills I have no complaints about the taste. The mug was nice and I wish they had them for sale too. I could tell how old the restaurant was because the durable mug had multiple chips, dents and peices missing. It looked like it had been through the dishwasher several times.
The menu was not the largest diner menu but not the smallest either. I debated between the asparagus and lox salad and the Greek. I ultimately went with the Greek salad. I know, I’m so predictable lately!
I got the beef orzo soup. It was decent but at the end of the day not my thing.
It was one of the smaller diner salads I’ve had. It contained greens, onions, olives, grape leaves, anchovies and 10 blocks of feta cheese (I counted because it seemed like there was more cheese than salad). I ordered a side of pita bread and salmon. It wasn’t a bad salad but it wasn’t great either. It was oozing with dressing and oil, which caused it to be more filling!
My salad and coffee was 21. Honestly for the cost and the amount you received, I don’t think it was a great deal.
Overall thoughts/would I come back?
The Llanerch diner is decent but it wasn’t a diner I would drive too. If someone wanted to meet there, I wouldn’t say no but left to myself I would dine elsewhere.
Questions for you:
Have you ever complained about restaurant service?
The woman behind us brought the manager over to complain.
What is one of your favorite restaurant meals?
Lauren and I talked about this for a while. I struggle with making decent home salads and eggs so order those a lot. She likes pancakes (one of the few foods I can make)