Before Angela moved, we were able to go for one last run and diner together. Despite Angelos being close and being ranked as one of the best diners in New Jersey, neither of us had been. It’s a tiny, local diner and only seats about 20 people at one time.
When we arrived around 10:30 am, it was filled with locals. We sat at the counter but then moved to a booth when one opened up.
Angelos is the stereotypical diner. You feel as though you are walking into a time machine. It’s an old metallic building on the corner of the street. The inside only has booths and a full-length bar. You seat yourself, and it’s clear it is a local favorite.
Despite being busy, the waitress was friendly and refilled our beverages. She was one of the nicest waitresses I’ve had, and she made it a point to get to know us a little bit. For being crowded, the food came out extremely quickly.
The menu at Angelos is extremely small. There is nothing fancy and it a typical greasy spoon diner. You won’t find gourmet salads or fancy filet mignon. There a few different types of omelets, pancakes, eggs and toast. I decided to order two over easy eggs with fried tomatoes and rye toast.
Growing up in England, I loved fried tomatoes. I haven’t seen them at too many diners so it was a rare treat and they were cooked well. The toast came lathered in butter which tasted great, and the over easy eggs were perfect. In all, it was a great meal.
For my meal and coffee, it was $5.50. It was literally the cheapest restaurant meal I’ve ever gotten and will probably ever get. It was excellent.
Angelos is a great stop if you’re ever in Pitman. It’s a fast, inexpensive and great meal. I wouldn’t go for a fancy date or anything, but it’s a great diner. I’ll be back again.
Questions for you:
What is the cheapest restaurant meal you’ve had?
Have you tried fried tomatoes?