Pegasus Restaurant Malaga, NJ
A few weeks ago I drove down to Malaga, NJ. The Vineland is one of the few areas I’ve never explored in the Garden State. The Pegasus Restaurant is the perfect excuse to travel. It’s about 45 minutes south of me, and the area of Malaga is very woodsy. It’s one of the locations that makes NJ the “Garden State”. I live about parallel to Philadelphia and by NJ Geographics, is considered “very south.” The state itself goes about 60 miles even more south, so Malaga and the Vineland are the super southern region.
I arrived at the diner around 11:30 am. It was peaceful and empty. The inside was open, and I sat in a two person booth. The outside resembled more of a restaurant than a diner. When you walked inside, you walked next to the bakery section. There are several rooms and plenty of open space. It’s a fairly large restaurant.
The waitress was friendly. She made a few recommendations and struck up a conversation. I don’t have an issue going to restaurants alone, and I have always found I can chat with the staff a lot. Plus often I get some work done too. This diner visit was no exception, and I chatted a lot with the waitress and got to know her pretty well.
The coffee is good but nothing to write home about. I always wish I was given more, but it wasn’t especially good or bad. I would order it again, but nothing sticks out to me.
The Pegasus Restaurant has everything from breakfast to lunch to dinner. It looks like their dinner options are pretty fancy. I want to come back when they are serving dinner because there were plenty of seafood and steak options that looked great.
The meal came with soup, so I ordered their meatball and rice option. It was hot and delicious. It was a cooler day, so the soup was exactly the comfort I was craving.
I ordered the Greek salad with chicken. While the salad plate was big, the actual salad was not. I was surprised how small the salad was. The salad was good, but it was small. It was unusual because it contained artichoke hearts. I’m a big artichoke fan, so that was fine by me.
The one aspect I found amusing about the salad was the Lincoln log style feta cheese. I could have built a house or played Jenga with them. If I had to guess, I would say 3-4 dollars of the salad plate cost was from cheese.
I ordered the peanut butter cake. The Pegasus Restaurant had red velvet cake on the menu, but when I went to order the cake, the women looked at me as if I had two heads. She said they did not have Red Velvet cake there, but it was on their specials menu. It was as disappointing as not having your favorite cake can be…I was craving cake, so I went with the peanut butter cake.
I liked how light and fluffy the frosting was. The cake itself was dry, but the frosting was excellent. My favorite part of the cake is the frosting anyways. The Pegasus Restaurant is very adamant that they make their own desserts, however, either this cake had been sitting a few days or was it frozen for a while. It wasn’t the worst cake I’ve had, but I wouldn’t order it again.
For my coffee, salad and cake the cost was $15. That’s inexpensive.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the food, and I would probably come back but probably at dinner time. It was a typical NJ diner. The staff was friendly, and the food was decent. It was right in the middle of the diner ratings. If I come back, I will order a different dessert or none at all.
Questions for you:
Have you ever gone out to eat by yourself?
I have several times while traveling or when I feel like it…it doesn’t bother me in the slightest.
What’s your favorite cake?
It’s funny you mention going to eat solo because we were talking about that exact situation at work this week. I have no problem going to coffee shops to relax, work, and people watch, but there’s something intimidating about sitting down to a meal by myself at a restaurant–I’ve never done it! I’ll always get takeaway if that’s the case.
You should do it sometime Carrie!
When I went to Iceland on my own I would often chat to the hardest part of eating alone was not having someone to discuss menu options with. In the end I would ask the waiters and see what they’d think but it wasn’t as good as having a friend there who knows what you like.
Oh my goodness. That CHEESE! I love love love feta so I would be all about that salad.
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