Blueplate (Mullica Hill, NJ)
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 in on Foursquare, it was 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.
Blueplate Atmosphere: A
Blueplate 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.
Blue plate Service: B
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 afterward, the food came out quickly. None of the staff was unfriendly or rude, but it almost felt as if we were bothering them.
The coffee at Blueplate was hot and refilled often. I have no complaints.
Blueplate Food: B
The Blueplate menu 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 at Blueplate 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 at Blueplate 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, flatbread and salad the cost was $25. It’s a more expensive meal, but the ingredients are usually fresh.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back to Blueplate?
I enjoyed my flatbread at the BluePlate. I’ll be back to try their pizza special of the day as well as breakfast.
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Questions for you:
Do you like goat cheese?
Do you shop at local farmer’s markets during the summer?
Wow, the portions do look teeny tiny, and I have never tried goat cheese, I need to! I love farmer’s markets and go when I can, they are only open from July to September due to our short growing season here.
Looks like a lovely place and the food looks delish. Reminds me of a lot of places here. Lots of businesses and restaurants are located in old houses here and that definitely adds to the charm of the area…hope I get to visit this part of NJ sometime!
I like the old house restaurant vibe myself! Where are you from? If you head this way let me know 🙂
That’s pretty cool that so many of the ingredients are from the local farmer’s market! Although I’m always a little sad when portion sizes are small, haha. I just love food!
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