The Brooklawn Diner
Last month, my parents and I drive by a metallic diner in Gloucester City. The Bridgewater Diner looked great from the outside so we were excited to try it out! We actually planned to go to a different diner but we saw this one along our route and decided to try it out.
The outside is a typical metallic and shiny building. The reason we decided to stop was because the outside was so inviting! The inside is really nice as well with blue hologram lights and the diner is lined with booths and tables. You can’t get a classier diner then that!
The service started out somewhat shaky but the waitress opened up at the end. She made sure we were all taken care of. Another random thing I found extremely welcoming was the hostess pulled out my chair for me. That earned a lot of bonus points!
The coffee was a local brew from the Melrose diner. It was good. It wasn’t anything unique or crazy but I have no complaints and the waitress gave plenty if refills.
The diner has a lot of different options from breakfast to full dinners. There isn’t anything unusual or unique but it has the entire typical diner fair.
This time I ordered a greek salad. It was surprising that the diner didn’t have pita bread at all. I think this might be the first diner I’ve been too that lacked it. In my personal opinion a salad that is marketed towards a meal should include bread.
I asked for rye bread instead and received a piece of unbuttered, cold, straight out of the package rye bread. The piece of salmon was also very small.
If I was only rating my food, I would have given the diner a C. However, my mom found a piece of black hair in her hash.
For 5 people, the bill came out to $60. The Bridgewater diner ended up removing mom’s meal because of the hash incident.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
Honestly probably not. The staff was friendly but the food was boring and bland. Plus who wants a hairy meal surprise? I would go to the Metro Diner right down the road.
Questions for you:
Have you ever found a piece of hair in your food?
Should bread come with meals?