The Princess Maria Diner (Wall)

Princess Maria Diner (Wall)

After the Belmar 5, I drove to the Princess Maria Diner.  I did a quick scan of local diners and this one only 11 minutes away from the race.  It looked like it gas a sizeable menu with some unique and fun foods.

I arrived on the weekend around 11 am. Usually, this is prime diner time but the Princess Maria Diner wasn’t too crowded.  I was pleasantly surprised.

Princess Maria Diner

Princess Maria Diner Atmosphere: A 

The outside of the Princess Maria Diner is metallic and welcoming.  It’s easy to spot and directly off the main road.  The inside is a typical diner.  There are rows of booths, tables and of course a famous bar.  I was lucky to get one of the last tables.

Princess Maria Diner Coffee: A 

After any road race, coffee tastes ten times better.  The coffee at the Princess Maria Diner had plenty of whipped cream and was strong.

Princess Maria Coffee

Either I was extremely dehydrated, or the coffee pierced my soul within seconds.  The waitress was extremely kind and brought plenty of refills.  In summary, the coffee was delicious, and the whipped cream was equally as good.

Princess Maria Diner Food: A 

The Princess Maria Diner had plenty of options.  The Princess Maria had all the usual suspects as well as many different and unique options.  The waitress informed me that they are well known for their “salad shells.”

Princess Diner Maria Salad

I ordered the Mediterranean salad shell.  It came with all of the best toppings: plenty of olives, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes as well as chicken.  The actual salad came in a tortilla shell.  I was partially expecting a clamshell because I was on the shore. This is even better because you could eat the tortilla.  Honestly, it was one of the best salads I’ve had in a while, and the shell was the best part.

Princess Maria Salad

Princess Maria Diner Price: $

For my coffee and salad, it was only 15 dollars.  It was a great deal.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Princess Maria Diner (Wall)? 

The Princess Maria Diner (Wall) a great diner. I will be back to try another salad shell.  Good thing I’m doing the Belmar Chase 5k in August and will be close to Wall. The service was also extremely great, and the waitress was very friendly and helpful.

Cliff notes: 
Atmosphere: A 
Coffee: A 
Food: A 
Price: 10-15 
Overall: A

You can see all of the diner reviews here. 

Question for you: Have you ever had a salad shell? 

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  1. I’ve been there many times since we have a house in Belmar! Haven’t been in a while and now I am itching to go back – I need that salad.

  2. Yep, the shell salads totally remind me of Mexican restaurants. Actually, I ordered one at one of the last Mexican restaurants I went to–it was a taco salad with shrimp, and it was pretty good.

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