Deepwater Diner (Carney’s Point)

The Deepwater Diner (Carney’s Point)

Last month we decided to stop on the border of NJ and Delaware.  Carney’s Point is located off of exit one, and you can see the Delaware Memorial Bridge from the diner.  We hungry and found this one.  Despite the internet having limited information about the Deepwater Diner (Carney’s Point), we decided to stop.

Deepwater Diner Atmosphere: A 

The Deepwater Diner 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 to the Deepwater Diner was the specials menu was handwritten on a notepad. How fun!

Deepwater Diner Specials

Deepwater Diner Service: A 

It’s clear at the Deepwater Diner every member of the wait staff 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 the service there.

Deepwater Diner Coffee: B

I 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.

Deepwater Diner Coffee

Deepwater Diner Food: A 

There is no menu or even website for the Deepwater 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 delicious 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 different vegetable soup, but I liked it.

Deepwater Diner Vegetable Soup

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.

Deepwater Diner Burger

Honestly, the food was excellent, and I have no complaints.

Deepwater Diner Dessert: A 

After walking by the dessert case several times, I knew I wanted a piece of carrot cake.  Tim and I decided to split a slice with vanilla ice cream.  Despite being already full, I had no regrets.  The cake was very dense, as was the frosting.

Deepwater Diner Carrot Cake

Cost: $

For the burger, coffee, and dessert, the cost was 18.

Would I come back/Overall thoughts of the Deepwater Diner (Carney’s Point)?  

The Deepwater Diner was one of the best diners I’ve been too, and I highly recommend it for anyone who is traveling through.  The Deepwater Diner is within a mile of the start of the NJ turnpike and 295; it’s along the way for anyone going up and town the east coast!

Cliffs notes:
Atmosphere: A 
Service: A 
Coffee: B 
Food: A 
Dessert: A 
Cost: $10-20
Overall: A 

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Question for you: 

What was the last hidden gem restaurant you’ve found? 

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  1. Carrot cake <3 It's funny how the diners which don't really go all fancy with social media are really the hidden gems!

  2. That coffee looks amazing, as well as the carrot cake. We went to a little old house looking place a couple months ago. The side porch cafe was the name. It did not look like much but it was so nice and the staff was welcoming. I like your ball picture.

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