Recently I went to the River Star Diner in Hackettstown, NJ. Before going it was an area of New Jersey I hadn’t been too. I’d heard from a friend, it’s a pretty small town. When driving through, I didn’t realize how hilly and beautiful the area was. There are several different parks, and plenty of runners and cyclists out.
Trying new diners and hiking has allowed me to see so many different areas of the state.
The River Star Diner is located along a small creek. If you are lucky enough to get a window seat, you can see birds and small animals frolicking in the water. The inside is typical of a normal small town diner but it’s great you can look outside.
When we arrived, the parking lot was full, however, there was plenty of seating available. I definitely think they could use a bigger parking lot. Even when every parking spot in a diner is filled, there always seems to be room.
The coffee was good, but it was nothing unusual or unique. I don’t have any complaints or anything unique or interesting about it.
Despite the diner being relatively crowded, our waitress was great. Our food was brought out quickly, and we had plenty of refills and food.
The eggs were cooked well. The bacon was crispy, and I liked the french toast. I can’t remember the last time I ordered French toast before but River Star used thick bread. Thin bread might be healthier but thick bread tastes better.
I’ve mentioned before that I think North Jersey bagels are better than South Jersey. I try to get one whenever I’m up there. The bagel was delicious and I left feeling both full and satisfied.
For my meal and coffee, the cost was $12. It was definitely one of my cheaper diner meals.
Summary/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the River Star Diner, and the view was unique and fun. If you can, request to sit by the window! I don’t have any complaints and it’s one of the better diners I’ve been too.
Questions for you:
Which restaurant you’ve been too has the best view?
Where are your favorite bagels from?