Harley Dawn Diner (Hammonton)
Earlier in the month, I stopped by the Harley Dawn Diner in Hammonton, New Jersey. A few years ago the Harley Dawn closed for construction. They remodeled and rebuilt the entire diner. The new version of the Harley Dawn Diner is more modern than a diner. In fact, if it didn’t have the name diner, you would probably think of it more as a bistro.
Harley Dawn Diner Atmosphere: A
The Harley Dawn Diner is modern, with huge windows spanning the entire restaurant. Is a retro metallic, shiny diner? No, but is it a clean, nice looking modern restaurant? Yes.
Harley Dawn Diner Coffee: A
The Harley Dawn Diner serves locally brewed Lacas coffee. The coffee itself was brewed hot every single time, and the waitress brought plenty of refills. I have no complaints.
When we arrived at the Harley Dawn Diner, we were the only people in the entire diner. I haven’t been the only party in a long time. The waitress was great and refilled our drinks and brought out the food quickly.
The unique aspect of the Harley Dawn Diner menu is everything is locally sourced. Not many diners are like that, and the only other local that comes to mind is the Vincentown.
Because of that, the Harley Dawn Diner menu isn’t large. I wanted to take advantage of locally grown vegetables and ordered the Salmon salad which came on a bed of kale. I asked for a side of pita bread, and she said they didn’t serve pita bread.
Even though the Harley Dawn Diner menu was small, it amazed me that there is a diner without pita bread and gyros. I asked for bread, and later the waitress came back and said they were out of homemade bread and offered me a different type. The meal itself was excellent. However, I was disappointed they were out of so many options!
For my local sourced salad and coffee, the cost was $15. That is extremely inexpensive for the quality of food.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Harley Dawn Diner, and they have a lot of intriguing options I’m interested in, including homemade gelato. I’ll be back again soon. While it’s not a typical New Jersey Diner, it is a good restaurant.
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Questions for you:
Do you like kale?