The Wisdom Diner (Bordentown)

Wisdom Diner (Bordentown)

Last month my brother, Tim and I all decided to go to the Wisdom Diner in Bordentown, NJ.  I have driven by several times but never stopped.  It’s always been on my “diner to-do list.”  It’s much closer to my previous house so when we moved it got put on the back burner until we happened to be in the area.

Wisdom Diner Atmosphere: B 

The outside of the Wisdom Diner is clean and modern looking.  It’s a tall, white building on the corner of the road.  The building certainly catches your eye and makes you want to stop.  That is a good thing because there are about five other diners within 5 minutes of the Wisdom Diner.

From the Wisdom Diner Website
From the Wisdom Diner Website

The inside is festive and heavily decorated for the closest holiday.  Judging by several photos, it appears the Wisdom diner decorates for every season.  I like that sort of hometown feeling!

Wisdom Diner Service: C 

The service at the Wisdom Diner at the restaurant was one of the most awkward experiences I’ve ever had. I ordered a typical coffee with whipped cream.  The first waiter brought over an entire can of whipped cream.  The second waitress seemed very upset we had the container of whipped cream at our table.

Wisdom Diner Coffee

Wisdom Diner Coffee 1

We were the only ones in the restaurant, but the service was still extremely slow.  You would have thought it was a packed house!  At one point we saw every staff member behind the counter chatting and watching TV.

Wisdom Diner Food: C 

The Wisdom Diner menu but sticks with simple foods and menu items. There was honestly nothing too unique or to write to home about. They had breakfast options, lunch, and dinner.  There wasn’t anything unusual from the restaurant.

I ordered the large Greek Salad with salmon.  It was clear they gave a piece of frozen salmon.  The middle of the salmon was still slightly cold.  The salad wasn’t huge, and I finished feeling hungry.  Except for the frozen salmon, it wasn’t a bad salad, but I do wish it had been more substantial.

Wisdom Diner Salad

It looked and tasted like the food I could have made at my house.

Wisdom Diner Cost: $ 

For my salad, my brothers wrap and Tim’s burger, the cost was $35.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back to Wisdom Diner (Bordentown)? 

The service at the Wisdom Diner wasn’t excellent, and the food was just okay.  There are a few diners right down the road (such as Mastoris, Daphnes or Town & Country) that I would go too before the Wisdom Diner. It’s not a bad stop, but there are better choices down the road.

Cliff notes: 
Atmosphere: B
Service: C
Food: C
Price: $7-15
Overall: C

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Question for you: What is the strangest experience you’ve had at a restaurant?


  1. There’s something about the white exterior and the name “Wisdom” that reminds me of the dentist–ha!

  2. The whipped cream experience you had is so weird!! I would have to say the strangest restaurant experience I’ve had was when I ordered coffee and it came with little half and half containers. I stacked the containers in a pyramid while I was waiting for my food. The (young, teenage) waiter walked by my table and casually slapped down my pyramid and walked away laughing!

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