A couple of weeks ago, Christine and I met for lunch at Pantagis diner. We haven’t been able to meet up in a few months, so it was nice that our schedules worked out! I had read a Pantagis diner review the same week from New Jersey isn’t boring so it seemed perfect!
We met for lunch when it was quiet in the restaurant. One of my favorite parts of having an atypical schedule is the ability to meet during the week for lunch.
The inside is unique but cramped. I understand that part of a diner making money is having as many tables as possible, but I felt like there was no personal space. I’m glad the Pantagis diner wasn’t crowded otherwise it would have been awkward.
The waitress was friendly, but she wanted to hurry us out of the restaurant. I understand that restaurants make their money by turning over tables, but we weren’t causing any customers to wait nor were we bothering her once our food was done. We were just sitting and chatting. That being said, she was nice and made sure we had plenty to drink.
The coffee was average. It wasn’t good or bad. I don’t have much to say about it. I would get the coffee again, but it’s nothing to write home about.
Pantagis diner has a gigantic selection of food. They have everything from typical diner staples to seafood and steak. They are well known for their fresh seafood, so I decided to get the large Greek salad with salmon.
The Greek salad one of my favorite salads because it was large. Sometimes I’ll order a large and I’m still hungry afterward. They also kept the anchovies on even with the addition of salmon. The portions of Pantagis diner are massive. The portion was large enough that it left me full, and the food was fresh. It was perfect!
When you walk into the restaurant, you walk right by the dessert case. It’s like a beacon to try all of their desserts. I immediately saw the red velvet cheesecake, and I knew I would be purchasing it. I was surprised that the salad filled me up, and I saved the cheesecake for takeout.
The Red Velvet cheesecake was dense. It had a layer of cake followed by frosting and then of course cheesecake in the center. I loved how dense the cake was, and I recommend it.
For my coffee, salad and cheesecake the cost was $27. Honestly, the price was completely worth it because of how filling it was.
Would I come back?
Pantagis Diner is great, and I would be back. The food, as well as the Cheesecake, is one of the best I’ve had, and there are a lot of different flavors I want to try. Hopefully next time the coffee will be more unique but other then that, I have no complaints!
Questions for you:
How long do you typically spend in a restaurant after you finishing eating?
Are you a cheesecake fan?