Pompton Queen Diner (Pompton Planes)

Pompton Queen Diner (Pompton Planes, NJ)

Last month, my husband and I decided to fly the Pompton Queen Diner.  It’s about the 2-hour drive, but we hadn’t flown for a while, so we decided to do it.  I wrote about the flight here.

The Pompton Queen Diner(Pompton Planes) has been on my to-do list for a while, ever since it was ranked as one of the top diners in New Jersey.  I’ve been enjoying my experiences lately at several North Jersey diners, so I was excited to try this.

Pompton Queen Diner Atmosphere: A 
The Pompton Queen Diner is modern and clean but also is the first diner I’ve seen with an outdoor patio.  You don’t see that often! Pompton Queen Diner

Instead of having shiny, metallic booths, the Pompton Queen Diner had wooden booths centered around a bar.

Pompton Queen Diner

Pompton Queen Diner Coffee: A 
The coffee was brewed well. There was plenty of whipped cream, and I have no complaints. It tasted great.

Pompton Queen Diner

Pompton Queen Diner Service: A
The waitress at the Pompton Queen Diner was friendly and refilled our drinks when necessary. The food was brought out quickly, and I have no complaints.

Pompton Queen Diner Food: A
The Pompton Queen Diner menu is enormous. They have everything from breakfasts to burgers and fries. They do have a lot of healthy options, including a page of salads. I didn’t know what I wanted from the Pompton Queen Diner but settled on a burger.

We saw an unusual appetizer: the roasted vegetable salad with chicken, quinoa, and pita bread. I’ve never seen that a diner and I’m glad we ordered it. The vegetables were roasted well, and the balsamic dressing was one of the best I’ve had. I’ve been enjoying eggplant and squash lately, and there were plenty of those!  Even though it was an appetizer, I would have been happy to order it for my meal too.

Pompton Queen Diner

If you go to the Pompton Queen Diner, I highly recommend ordering it.

Pompton Queen Diner

I ordered the Avocado Crunch Burger.  I like medium-rare burgers, and this was cooked as asked. It also had avocado and to add the “crunch,” they included chips on the actual burger. It was such an interesting combination, and I liked it. The bun was toasted perfectly and tasted homemade.

Pompton Queen Diner

Pompton Queen Diner

Pompton Queen Diner Cost: $$$
For my burger, the appetizer and coffee the cost was $26. The appetizer was $13, which is a little bit more expensive but worth it. The ingredients are all fresh.

Summary/Would I come back to the Pompton Queen Diner (Pompton Planes)? 
I liked the Pompton Queen Diner (Pompton Planes). Everything was cooked perfectly, and I enjoyed everything about the diner, it’s definitely in my top 10 as well. ETA: I’ve now been a few times and never had a bad experience. If you are ever in the area, I recommend it.

Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Overall: A

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  1. …talk about a flashback. I used to go to the Pompton Queen Diner all the time when I lived in northern NJ. Good stuff.

  2. If you ever want to make a drive to one of the Kimberton Whole Foods (there’s one in Malvern), they have THE BEST roasted vegetable wraps with cashew spread. I could eat one every single day. They have eggplant in them, so you’d love it!

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