The Deepwater Diner (Deepwater, NJ)
Last month we decided to stop on the border of NJ and Delaware. Deepwater, NJ is located off of exit 1 and you can see the Delaware Memorial Bridge from the diner. We hungry and and found this one. Despite the internet having limited information about the Deepwater Diner we decided to stop.
The Deepwater Diner definitely has the trucker and family atmosphere to it. The diner itself is cute and has a very hometown feel to it. It’s also open 24 hours!
Something I found unique was the specials menu was handwritten on a notepad.
It’s clear every staff member knows each other and enjoys working there. Our waitress was extremely friendly. It was clear she had a lot of parties in her section but she always made time for us. We had a great experience with with the service there.
I really enjoyed the coffee. It was brewed well and the whipped cream was delicious too but the cup was abnormally small. I wish they had larger coffee mugs but the coffee itself was perfect.
There is no menu or even website for the diner so we had no idea what to expect! We assumed we could find something though. The menu is huge and they have everything from breakfast, to lunch specials and dinner. The Deepwater Diner has a lot of seafood specials (typing that out makes sense…Deepwater Diner and seafood).
The vegetable soup sounded good so I ordered that as an appetizer. It was really good and came out quickly. I think I blinked and it was out! It was as if they had dumped every type of vegetable into the soup. There were even Brussel sprouts. It was a unique vegetable soup but I really liked it.
I ordered a burger with bacon, provolone cheese and mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly. The steak fries were also excellent. After the RnR half marathon, I was craving red meat.
Honestly the food was great and I have no complaints.
After walking by the dessert case several times, I knew I wanted a piece of carrot cake. Tim and I decided to split a piece with vanilla ice cream. Despite being already full, I had no regrets. The cake was very dense as was the frosting.
For the burger, coffee and dessert the cost was 18.
Would I come back/Overall thoughts:
This was one of the best diners I’ve been too and I highly recommend it for anyone who is traveling through. Since it is within a mile of the start of the NJ turnpike and 295, it’s along the the way for anyone traveling up and town the east coast!
Question for you:
What was the last hidden gem restaurant you’ve found?