The Voorhees Diner opened a few years ago. Before last week, I had never seen the diner and none of my local friends had even heard of it! A couple of people had mentioned the diner but I I didn’t pay it a lot of attention. Last week, I finally bit the bullet and went. I met a friend for dinner and when we arrived at 7, the diner was empty.
The outside is large and welcoming. The Voorhees diner is right on the main road and near the hotel so it sticks out.
The inside is spacious. There is a bar as well as two main dining rooms filled with booths and tables. It’s a combination of metallic retro and modern.
The service at the Vorhees diner wasn’t great. It wasn’t busy, but the waiter didn’t come back often. We had to ask if he would take away several plates and mugs. There was a point that we had two empty plates, two soup bowls, and three empty mugs on our table. He brought out our food and there wasn’t any room to put it.
The Vorhees diner has its own espresso machine, and the coffee was brewed perfectly. I can appreciate a restaurant with their own logo mugs. Many diners use plain coffee mugs so using a unique mug is a great touch.
The menu is huge. The Vorhees Diner has everything from breakfast and lunch to seafood and dinner.
We ordered the grape leave appetizer to start. It came with all the Greek staples of grape leaves, seasoned tomatoes, big bricks of feta cheese, hard boiled eggs, olives and lettuce. It didn’t taste as fresh as I anticipated but we were at a diner. It wasn’t my favorite appetizer or my least favorite. It was okay.
I decided to try their “specialty” burger which was a pretzel bun burger. Philadelphia is well known for their pretzels, so pretzel buns are a big deal. The bun itself was dense and great. I enjoyed the fried onion rings stacked on top of the tomato and lettuce too. I also appreciated it came with steak fries too. Steak fries are my favorite type of fry! The entree was better than the appetizer and I was happy.
It also came with soup. I chose minestrone, and it was good. It was nothing out of the ordinary.
For the coffee, burger, fries and appetizer the cost of the meal was $23. I thought the appetizer was overpriced, but the rest of the food was a good value.
I liked the Vorhees diner, and I would come back. There are plenty of options I want to tr from their seafood to breakfast but I don’t think I would get the appetizer again.
Questions for you:
Have you had a pretzel bun before?
What is your favorite type of soup?