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Readington Diner

Readington Diner

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.

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.

Readington Diner

The inside is definitely outdated and not in a good way.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.

Coffee: A
The coffee 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 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.

Food: B
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.

Readington Diner

I ordered the Gyro salad from the 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 gyro salad

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?
I didn’t hate the Readington Diner, but there are others I would prefer more.  It’s 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.

Summary:
Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Service: A
Food: B
Cost: $10-20
Overall: B
 

Questions for you:
What’s the most unique restaurant mascot you’ve seen?
Have you tried gyro meat before? Do you like it?

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