Last weekend, my parents came up to visit. During that time we decided to eat the Black Horse Diner in Mount Ephram. I’ve been to almost all of the diners in Camden County so I’m typically weary of the ones I haven’t been too.
We arrived around noon on a weekday, and it was crowded. Being crowded is always a good sign. We were quickly seated, but by the time we left, there was a long wait. Rarely do you see a wait at any diner!
The Black Horse Diner looks like it might have once been a fast food restaurant and remodeled. It was clean and open. The outside was cobblestone, and the inside had plenty of booths and tables.
The coffee wasn’t good or bad. The waitress did leave a pot at the table which was nice. I don’t have anything bad to say about it, but there was nothing that stuck out either.
The service was interesting. While the diner was busy, our waitress was all over the place. She was friendly, but everything was slow. She took our orders slowly; the food was slow, and even just paying was slow.
The food at the Black Horse Diner is a very traditional diner. They have nothing unique or interesting but have everything a normal diner does: all day breakfast, seafood, steak and a few Greek specialties.
After eating junk and sugar all weekend, I opted for a Greek salad with salmon. To be honest, I thought the salad wouldn’t be overwhelmingly big. I thought it would be a small diner salad. When it arrived, it was one of the biggest salads I’ve ever received. Even though I had run earlier in the day, I was stuffed afterwards. The ingredients were fresh, and it had everything a standard Greek Salad should have including anchovies (my favorite). The Greek dressing was good as well. It’s one of the better Greek salads I’ve had.
To be honest, my favorite part was that the salad was served in a bowl that resembled an upside down lampshade.
For my salad and coffee, the cost was $18. For the portion size (normally enough for two people), that is a great value.
Overall thoughts/would I come back?
I enjoyed the Black Horse Diner and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of food. It’s one of my favorite local diners. It seems like The Black Horse Diner follows the “how to be a diner rulebook” to a tee. Not that there are many rules of dinering, but they had all day breakfast, are open 24 hours, have multiple booths and full-length bar. The only thing missing is a bright metallic building.
Questions for you:
What is the biggest restaurant salad you’ve received?