The Lamp Post Diner (Clementon)

The Lamp Post Diner (Clementon, NJ)

It’s not every day I get to go to a diner with my parents. So I included a review from my dad.

“This was one of the biggest and most open diners.  The menu was equally as large. We wondered if the diner could live up to the expectations of the outside atmosphere.  The portions were huge, and the food was delicious”.


A few weeks ago, my parents, brother Steven and I went down to the Lamp Post Diner in Clementon and Gloucester Township.  I have been wanting to go to the Lamp Post Diner for a while but never made it down there. My parents visiting was the perfect excuse to finally get down there!

The Lamp Post Diner Atmosphere: A 

As dad said, the Lamp Post Diner was the most prominent diners I’ve been too.  It can seat at least 200 people.  We were not expecting that at all.  It was well designed, and we sat at a round table in the back.

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The inside layout had several rooms with dozens of tables.  It was crowded, but our waitress was one of the best we have had and very quick.

The Lamp Post Diner Coffee: A

The coffee and whipped cream at the Lamp Post Diner was on point.  It was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress refilled it often. I have hit a lucky streak with how good the coffee has been.

Lamp Post Diner Coffee

The Lamp Post Diner Food: B

The menu at the Lamp Post Diner was as extensive as the restaurant. They had everything from lamb chops to seafood to breakfast.  My mom ordered the lamb chop, dad ordered the Philly Cheesesteak, and I ordered the Greek Salad with salmon.

All of our food at the Lamp Post Diner was delicious.  I ended up eating half of mom’s lamb chop the next day for dinner.

My greek salad was huge and delicious.  It was one of the better salads I’ve had in a while.  The Lamp Post Diner Salad had greens, feta, anchovies, tomato, onions, and olives.

Lamp Post Diner Salad

Despite the majority of the food being great, there was one thing I cannot overlook. The reason I gave the food a B was because the piece of salmon was tiny and frozen and reheated. I was surprised at the low-quality piece of salmon, but the rest of the food was excellent.

Lamp Post Diner Dessert: A 

I was craving dessert, so I ordered the German Chocolate cake, and mom ordered the Strawberry Shortcake.  Both were extremely good, and I was a huge fan.  I haven’t had German Chocolate Cake for a while, but it was worth it.

Lamp Post Diner Strawberry Shortcake

Lamp Post Diner German Chocolate

Lamp Post Diner Cost: $$

For my salad, coffee, and German Chocolate cake, it was 26.  I don’t believe the extra 6 dollars for the salmon was worth it, but the rest of the food was worth the price!

Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Lamp Post Diner? 

I would come back.  There are a lot of different menu items I want to try (not the salmon again HA).

Cliff notes: 
Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Cost: $10-20
Overall: A  

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Questions for you: 

Do you like German Chocolate cake? 
What is the biggest restaurant you’ve been too? 

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  1. Whenever you want to go back to a diner to get something different, I’m your girl! You know I am always up to try some new pancakes haha! I want to find pancakes better than my local diner! If it’s possible! 😉

  2. sounds like a good place I like your reviews, they are great, hope they have a good breakfast selections..

  3. That stinks that the salmon was the worst part of the experience and for a big upcharge. Both the cakes look delicious though :).

  4. The biggest restaurants I’ve been to are usually at hotels. I’ve also had a few great meals at wineries in my area. Does the mall food court count? That would rank as pretty big 😉 I am a huge fan of German Chocolate cake. I once had a Blizzard from Dairy Queen that was the cake flavor. It was AMAZING!

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