The Flemington-Raritan Diner has been on my to-do list for awhile, but it’s about 75 minutes north of me. Originally I planned to go the Clinton Station Diner, but I was getting hungry and decided to stop here instead.
The Flemington-Raritan Diner is a clean, modern diner. The outside is typical of a traditional restaurant. It’s not the “big, shiny” diner you picture, but the building also has character.
The inside of the Flemington-Raritan Diner is clean with hardwood floors. It’s interesting because you don’t see hardwood floors in a diner often (or ever?). There are plenty of booths and tables as well as a full bar that spans the entire restaurant.
The waitress was extremely friendly, and the food came out fast. I don’t have any complaints about the service, and the waitress was one of the best I’ve had.
The coffee was brewed hot every time. It was a darker roast, and the server added plenty of whipped cream. I’ve been lucky with the diner coffee lately, and this was no exception.
Generally, I go to a diner and know what I want to order. When I arrived at the Flemington-Raritan Diner, I had no idea. I was hungry, so I’m sure everything would taste good. I knew the food must be decent because they also do catering. Any restaurant that does catering is typically good.
I ordered the Texas burger. It said it came with chili and for some reason I assumed they meant “a chili.” When the burger came out, it had actual chili on it. I don’t have any complaints; it was just different from what I was expecting. The burger was great, and the chili was burning hot, which is exactly what I like. The presentation was off: the clear noticeable piece of cheddar cheese, but the burger was great.
The Flemington-Raritan Diner has a bakery located directly behind where we were sitting. Read: I stared longingly at the cake all meal. I had my eyes on the Black Forest cake. The cake was dense, and the raspberry frosting was thick. The ice cream sundae came with plenty of whipped cream, cherries, and sprinkles. It was the perfect addition.
For the coffee, burger, cake and ice cream the cost was $22 which is a great deal. It’s a lot of food and high quality as well. I left feeling full.
Summary/Would I come back:
I enjoyed the Flemington-Raritan Diner. There wasn’t anything I had issues with. I know the owners have several diners in the area, and I look forward to trying each one.
Questions for you:
Do you like hardwood floors?
I do because they don’t get dirty as easily.