Swedesboro Diner

Swedesboro Diner (Swedesboro, NJ)

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 the Swedesboro Diner was crowded.  Crowded diners are a good thing, though.

Swedesboro Diner Atmosphere: B
The Swedesboro Diner is not a classic metallic diner style, but it is clean.  The outside is just an ordinary building next to a few car dealerships.

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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.

Swedesboro Diner Service: A
The waitress at the Swedesboro Diner 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.

Swedesboro Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Swedesboro Diner 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 would have preferred a larger cup, not a 6-ounce cup.

swedesboro diner coffee

Swedesboro Diner Food: A
The Swedesboro Diner 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.

Swedesboro diner soup

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.

Swedesboro diner cheese steak

Swedesboro Diner Cost: $
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.

Summary/Overall Thoughts of the Swedesboro Diner:
I enjoyed the Swedesboro Diner.  I was pleasantly surprised because the outside of the blends into the surrounding area.  I will definitely go back.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Service: A
Food: A
Cost: $8-15
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Do you like Philly cheesesteaks?
How much coffee do you drink?


  1. I would be confused by the exterior of the diner because it doesn’t look like a traditional diner like you said! I love coffee, drink way too much of it and will now order my next diner cup with whipped cream 🙂 I recall doing that in Hershey park after my first half marathon. its so good.

    1. There are actually quite a few diners with “boring” exteriors. My favorites are always the shiny metallic ones though!

  2. Love coffee, almost too much. When I was pregnant, I drank decaf. It was surprisingly hard to find at a lot of places. We used to make cheesesteaks on Sunday nights as our splurge meal. Love them.

  3. I drink 2 cups a day.
    Hey, I love your new banner pic!! Where was that taken?

  4. I want some of those fries! Haha. Sometimes I like smaller coffee mugs only so the coffee doesn’t get cold before I can drink it all, but with refills; the bigger the better. 😉

  5. I love these posts. It’s funny because your “steak fries” are actually just normal chips for us in the UK. 90% of our chips (fries) look like that for us. We usually call the skinnier chips French fries 🙂

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