Recently, I went to the Kettle and Grille in Marlton, NJ. While there is no “Diner” in the name, it does serve breakfast all day, and it looks and feels like a diner. It’s more “dinerlike” than many restaurants with diner in the name (Like the Route 248 Diner).
I arrived at the diner at 7:30 on a weekday and it was shockingly packed. I expected a quiet meal but we almost got the last table.
It’s in a shopping center. It’s not a stand-alone metal building, and it’s hard to find the actual restaurant. Once you’re inside, it does feel like a diner with plenty of booths and a pretty open kitchen area.
The coffee wasn’t hot at all. It was surprising because the Kettle and Grille were crowded and you would think other people wanted their coffee. However, it was luke warm, and I ended up not drinking my second cup.
The waitress was friendly. With how busy it was, she was running around the restaurant. She was shocked when she saw I was married and said: “I thought you were 16”. It’s better then food comments but getting mistaken as a 16-year-old is never fun.
There are the typical “diner options” at the Kettle and Grille including all day breakfast, several different steak and seafood entrees. There is nothing unique but they do have everything a diner “should” have. I ordered their Greek salad with chicken. It came with a lot of pita bread, and I have no complaints.
For a Greek Dressing, it was unusual. To me, it tasted (and looked) like Italian dressing. It was unique. The salad itself was good and I appreciated they use spinach leaves versus romaine.
For my salad and coffee, the cost was $16 which is one of the cheaper diners I’ve been too.
Overall/Would I come back?
I’ve been to Kettle and Grille twice now, and both experiences have been decent. It’s not my favorite or least favorite restaurant, but there is good food. I would recommend it if you’re ever in the area.
Questions for you:
What time do you typically eat dinner?
What is your favorite salad base? Do you like spinach, romaine, arugula?