Recently I stopped at the Readington Diner in Readington, New Jersey. I’m not sure how I stumbled across the diner, but I was in the area, and it sounded pretty good.
Readington Diner Atmosphere: B
The atmosphere of the Readington Diner is unique. The outside has a little mascot dude. I’m not entirely sure what he is, but he plastered around everywhere including on the coffee mugs.
The inside of the Readington Diner is definitely outdated and not in a good way. They have wooden paneling that is clearly old, well worn and needs to be repainted. There is a lot of random things strung all over the walls including coffee paintings, the mascot man and garden butterflies all over. It was clean, but it could definitely use a makeover. I liked that they included the mascot around, but the other things were random at best.
Readington Diner Coffee: A
The coffee at the Readington Diner was the Lacas brew from Pennsauken. I’ve talked a little bit before about it, but it’s a local brew in New Jersey as well as one of my favorites. The waitress put the whipped cream on perfectly. The coffee was great.
Readington Diner Service: A
The waitress at the Readington Diner was hilarious. Anyone with a sense of humor is a winner in my book (See FueledbyLOLZ name). She brought out plenty of refills and everything we needed. She was great.
Readington Diner Food: B
The Readington Diner menu has everything a stereotypical NJ diner has, I was in a Greek mood, so I ordered the bruschetta/hummus appetizer. It came with a lot of pita bread circled around the bruschetta and hummus. The presentation, as well as the actual appetizer, was delicious. It was more pita bread than I was expecting, but pita bread is my favorite. I’m in the minority, but I like a big portion size.
I ordered the Gyro salad from the Readington Diner specials menu. Honestly, it was like gyro and a little bit of salad. There was more gyro meat than a typical meal, let alone a salad. It was great, just oddly proportioned. The actual lettuce was lackluster, and I wish there had been more actual “green.” The rest of the toppings including olives, onions and feta were a great compliment.
Readington Diner Cost: $
For the coffee, appetizer and gyro special the cost was $21. It wasn’t a bad price considering how much gyro meat I received.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back to the Readington Diner?
I didn’t hate the Readington Diner, but there are others I would prefer more. The Readington Diner is a good stop, but I don’t have anything interesting or unique to report. It’s some of the better coffee I’ve had, though.
Readington Diner Summary:
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Questions for you:
What’s the most unique restaurant mascot you’ve seen?
Have you tried gyro meat before? Do you like it?