Last week, I went to the Swedesboro diner in Swedesboro, NJ. The Swedesboro Diner made the top 40 diners in the state. It’s one of the rare South Diners that did, so I knew I wanted to go at some point soon. In case you’re counting, this was diner number 94 in the Garden State. Number 100 is looming.
I arrived around 5 pm on a Saturday, and it was crowded. Crowded diners are a good thing, though.
It’s not classic metallic diner style, but it is clean. The outside is just an ordinary building next to a few car dealerships.
The inside is clean. There are plenty of booths, a bar and a small case with dessert in it. It’s a nice clean restaurant but not a typical diner.
The waitress was friendly and attentive. Despite the Swedesboro diner being busy, she refilled water and coffee quickly and came to check on us often. The food came out and fast, and we were in and out within 45 minutes. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
The coffee was good, but the mug was small. It was filled more with whipped cream than coffee. That made the coffee extra creamy. I got my fair share of whipped cream. I rated it a B because I would have preferred a larger cup, not a 6-ounce cup.
The menu is large but not as overwhelming as some diners. They have plenty of options from breakfast to lunch and dinner. It looks like they specialize in a lot of different seafood too. Unlike many diners they only had 5-6 specials that were listed at the front of the restaurant. Honestly, I had no idea what the specials were because I didn’t feel like walking back up to the front of the restaurant.
I ordered the Philly Cheese Steak. It came on a well toasted roll and with French fries and soup. I chose the chicken and barley. The soup came out quickly and was warm but not burn your tongue hot.
The cheesesteak bun was toasted and crunchy. There was a lot of steak inside too. While it wasn’t a downtown Philadelphia cheesesteak, it was good and I have no complaints. The meal came with steak fries which are my favorite type of french fry.
For the cheesesteak and coffee, the cost was $10. That is one of the cheaper meals I’ve had and I left full and happy.
I enjoyed the Swedesboro Diner. I was pleasantly surprised because the outside blends into the surrounding area. I will definitely go back.
Questions for you:
Do you like Philly cheese steaks?
How much coffee do you drink?