Broad Street Diner (Keyport, NJ)

Broad Street Diner (Keyport)

A couple of weeks ago I had the honor to go to the Broad Street Diner the owner of the Website New Jersey Isn’t Boring.  If you are ever in NJ and looking for something to do, everything and anything is on the website.  There is day trip advice, breweries, food trucks, and weekly events.  If you are looking for anything to do in the Garden State, she’s your stop. Of course, my favorite part of the site is her diner reviews.

We’ve been to a few others such as Daphnes and Park Nine.

The Broad Street Diner was recently named  New Jersey’s best diner by the munchmobile.  Since there are over 200 diners in the Garden State, that is a huge honor.  Before the Broad Street Diner won, neither of us had even heard of it. Once it won, we decided it would be our next meet up spot.

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We arrived at the Broad Street Diner on a weekday night around six.  The Broad Street Diner is one of the smallest diners I’ve been too.  In fact, I was forced to parallel park on the street.

Broad Street Diner Atmosphere: A
The Broad Street Diner is very retro.  Based on the character alone, it meets all of the stereotypes of a diner: small, old trolley car style, retro interior with a bar spanning the entire restaurant.  If you were based voting on looks alone, it would not surprise me that the Broad Street Diner won.

Broad Street Diner Service: B
It was evident we were not regulars at the Broad Street Diner, and the waitress skipped our table several times.  The coffee, water, and everything were refilled, so it wasn’t the worst service I’ve had.  The server forgot our table several times, and we only saw her a few different times throughout our meal.  She was friendly, but we weren’t the regular favorites.  It’s a positive when a restaurant has many regulars.

Broad Street Diner Coffee: B
The waitress at the Broad Street Diner initially forgot about my coffee, so I did not receive it until halfway through my time there.  It was good coffee, and it was nice and hot, but I would have liked the coffee much earlier.

Broad street diner coffee

Broad Street Diner Food: A
The Broad Street Diner menu is huge and has everything you want in a diner. The food is where the Broad Street Diner shines.  The Broad Street Diner has several seafood, steak, and cheesesteak options.  After being on an extended vacation and eating at 15+ restaurants in a short amount of time, I wanted to eat a little healthier. I chose the Greek salad with chicken.

Broad Street diner salad

I appreciated how well the salad dressing was distributed.  The Greek salad was big and came with plenty of chicken, feta cheese and a few olives.  I was surprised it lacked grape leaves, anchovies, and a few other “Greek salad staples” but it was delicious and filling. The lettuce was fresh and green.  Plus it came with more pita bread than most, so that is always a win in my book.  The Broad Street Diner has some of the best food I’ve tasted at a diner.

Broad Street Diner Cost: $
For my salad and coffee, the cost was $12, which is very inexpensive for a diner.

Atmosphere: A
Service: B
Coffee: B
Food: A
COST $8-12
Overall: A

Would I come back to the Broad Street Diner (Keyport)?
I liked the Broad Street Diner, and it’s one of the better diners I’ve been too.  It’s a good stop for anyone, especially those wanting to try a stereotypical New Jersey Diner. I’m not 100% sure if it’s my absolute favorite due to the service, but it is a must-stop in NJ.

You can see all of the diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What’s your favorite salad topping?
Are you good at parallel parking?
To be honest, I save it for must-dos, but if I don’t have to parallel park, then I don’t.

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  1. Favorite salad topping: Bacon bits…not those fake styrofoam ones. The real deal.
    Parallel parking: I am a master. 🙂

  2. That coffee looks so good! Sorry you had to wait for it.
    I can’t parallel park at all. I have to keep driving until I find a spot big enough for me to pull into.

  3. OMG, parallel parking is the worst. I would rather park far away from a destination than try to maneuver my car, lol. You are brave! 😉

  4. favorite salad topping is pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. and parallel parking sucks, but i can do it. i was better at it when i lived in chicago (4 years ago) but i don’t practice it often.

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