Shamong Diner (Shomong, NJ)
A few weeks ago I headed instate to the Shamong Diner in Shamong. Located in the Pine Barrens, the Shamong Diner is closer to where I previously lived. t 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!
Shamong Diner Atmosphere: B
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.
Shamong Diner Service: B
When I arrived to the Shamong Diner, 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.
Shamong Diner Coffee: A
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.
Shamong Diner Food: A
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 and ice cream as well as their vegan menu. They have items like scrambled tofu!
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.
Shamong Diner Cost: $$
For my wrap and coffee, the cost was $14.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Shamong Diner?
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.
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Questions for you:
Do you have a favorite vegetarian dish?