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Liberty Diner 2 (Bordentown)

Liberty Diner 2 Bordentown, NJ

A few weeks ago, the famous website owner of New Jersey Isn’t Boring met for dinner at the Liberty Diner 2. She is the only person who appreciates diners as much as I do. The website New Jersey isn’t Boring is how I find all of my diners. She works hard on the site and it’s been great to see it grow! If you ever in the Garden State and are looking for a diner, good truck, event or whatever…it’s your best bet!

Anyways, I knew it was going to be good because I made it to the Liberty diner with no issues. I was early, I remembered cash (since half of the diners don’t take credit card) and I didn’t get lost! So much winning!

Once we entered the Liberty Diner 2 (Bordentown), we immediately noticed how quiet it was. I almost felt as if I had to whisper.  It was also clear it was a very “locals place”.  I think our waitress knew every customer except for us.

Liberty Diner 2 Atmosphere: A
The Liberty Diner 2 is spotless and a picturesque diner. The inside is retro with pink decor, marble countertops and booths lining the restaurant. I half expected our waitress to come out in Roller skates.  It wasn’t empty and it wasn’t crowded either.

Liberty Diner 2 Service: A

The waitress at the Liberty Diner 2 was friendly.  She refilled the coffee when we needed it and brought large waters as well.  Despite my salad missing dressing, she was friendly and attentive.  It was clear she had a lot of regulars that she knew well.  I always think it’s a good sign when half of the restaurant is filled with regulars.

Liberty Diner 2 Coffee: A
There was more whipped cream than actual coffee. I had trouble drinking my coffee without the whipped cream spilling everywhere. That’s not a problem, though. The brewed coffee was weak, but the whipped cream made it delicious. Since it was night time, I didn’t need strong coffee to begin with.  I will say out of the 70+ diners I’ve been too in the Garden State, the whipped cream was one of the best.

Liberty Two Diner coffee

Liberty Diner 2 Food: C
The Liberty Diner 2 had a small menu and there weren’t a lot of options. They had a few diner staples but nothing too unique or special. They didn’t even have my dates’ favorite soup: Matzah Ball. I’ve been too very few diners without Matzah ball soup personally.

Nothing on the menu spoke to me, so I ordered my staple: A large Greek salad with chicken. The salad was smaller and with a lot of white lettuce.  I will say, however, there was plenty of cheese, and they left the anchovies on. It was not my favorite salad or anywhere close, but it wasn’t bad either. As you can see, it wasn’t the biggest salad and I went home and ate a second dinner.

Baby "large" greek salad

Baby “large” greek salad

Liberty Diner 2 Cost: $$
For my coffee and salad at the Liberty Diner 2, the price was 14.

Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Liberty Diner 2 (Bordentown)?
I probably won’t be back to the Liberty Diner 2 (Bordentown) since there are quite a few diners on 130 I like much better. My company was great and we had a good time chatting.  It wasn’t necessarily good or bad, but it was boring.  There are places I would prefer to go before the Liberty Diner 2.  I guess that makes for a boring review too.  😉

Summary:
Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Coffee: A
Food: C
Cost:$8-12
Overall: C

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Questions for you:
Do you like restaurants with background music?
What is the most retro restaurant you’ve been too? 

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5 responses

  1. When you put whipped cream in coffee, you can’t grade it with anything less than an “A”. It can never be bad! I feel like they can only fail the coffee rating if they just don’t have whipped cream 🙂

    • Haha, there was one diner that charged for refills so I had to fail it for that. You are right though Allison, if the whipped cream is good I’m sold. 😉

  2. I like diners but wouldn’t have been impressed by that one. I probably would have just ordered fries. I like background music as long as it’s not too loud.

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