Last month, I decided to try BluePlate in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. BluePlate is questionable whether it’s a diner, but it was recently voted as the best breakfast in Gloucester County. Plus when I checked into the restaurant in Foursquare, it was a classified as a diner. Most locals consider it a diner, and I don’t argue with that.
Occasionally, I have to work down the road, so I have wanted to try BluePlate for a while. To be honest, I was looking forward to going all week.
The diner is located in an old, rustic house. The town of Mullica Hill is a cute town, and many businesses are located in old houses. It kept with the same vibe the rest of the town has.
The inside was well kept, clean and rustic. It wasn’t a traditional diner style, but it was nice. It resembled more of an upscale or fancy restaurant.
When we arrived, there weren’t many other parties eating. We had a different waitress take our drinks, food orders and take care of us for the entire meal. It took a while to take our orders but afterwards, the food came out quickly. None of the staff was unfriendly or rude, but it almost felt as if we were bothering them.
The menu at Blue Plate is much smaller than most restaurants. They have several salads, burgers and a pizza special of the day. Interestingly enough, they don’t serve breakfast all day either. The BluePlate is known to use fresh ingredients from the local farmers market. All of their ingredients come from the Farmer’s Market up the road. That is great for any restaurant!
The dinner came with bread and a balsamic onion dip. It was a great starter and one of my favorite “bread baskets” of any diner I’ve been too.
I decided to order the bacon and goat cheese flatbread as well as the pear and goat cheese salad. As you can tell, goat cheese was on my mind.
I’m glad I ordered both because the portion sizes were much smaller than anticipated. The flatbread had plenty of bacon and goat cheese and tasted great. It might be my favorite restaurant flatbread, and it was delicious.
The salad was disappointing. I ordered the “large”, and it was small. Since BluePlate’s “claim to fame”, is how fresh their ingredients were, I was surprised It wasn’t as fresh as many other restaurants.
Overall the food was good, but I will stick to the flatbread and something else next time.
For my coffee, flat bread and salad the cost was $25. It’s a more expensive meal, but the ingredients are usually fresh.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed my flatbread at the BluePlate. I’ll be back to try their pizza special of the day as well as breakfast.
Questions for you:
Do you like goat cheese?
Do you shop at local farmer’s markets during the summer?