A few weeks ago I headed instate to the Shamong Diner in Shamong. The Shamong Diner is closer to where I previously lived two years ago when I moved to NJ. It was nice to be back in the farmlands and open roads. It does feel like a very long time ago since I lived out that way!
The Shamong Diner is easy to get too and located directly off of 206. It’s well marked. It reminds me more of a restaurant than a “traditional” shiny NJ diner. It’s like the log cabins of diners. Different isn’t a bad thing, though. The inside is cramped, but there were plenty of tables open. It appeared they had a salad bar, but it wasn’t being used.
When I arrived, my table was the only party in the restaurant. It was like they saved the restaurant for us! For being empty, the service was a little bit slower than I would expect. At several points, I needed drink refills but the waitress was nowhere to be found. They were friendly, but the waitresses seemed to disappear frequently.
The Shamong Diner uses the local Lacas coffee brew. I have no complaints, and it was great. Any diner with Lacas coffee is a winner in my book. Plus the waitress added whipped cream both times she refilled it, so I couldn’t go wrong. As I mentioned I wish there had been more refills of both the coffee and water.
The Shamong Diner is known for their vegan and vegetarian options. I found that fascinating because it is a diner. I don’t know why diners that are known for their vegetarian options. They have everything from traditional breakfast staples to seafood as well as their vegan menu.
I ordered their vegetarian wrap that consisted of mixed vegetables in a wrap. It was excellent. The ingredients were all fresh and it tasted great.
For my wrap and coffee, the cost was $14. That’s a little more expensive than what I would guess, but it still wasn’t bad. The ingredients were fresh but I was still hungry after the meal.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed my meal, and I would return. The Shamong Diner has a lot of unique options that I haven’t seen at any other diners. I have a few friends that I believe would enjoy the food.
Questions for you:
Do you have a favorite vegetarian dish?