A few weeks ago I found myself in Woodstown, NJ. I had driven by the Woodstown Diner a few times and heard it was good. Since it was around lunchtime, I wanted to stop.
The outside of the Woodstown Diner is a normal but lengthy building. It looks like a regular restaurant versus a metallic, shiny diner. I was shocked to see how long the Woodstown Diner is. From the road, it looks like it might seat 50 people but once you pull into the parking lot, you realize it can probably sit close to 200!
The inside of the diner itself has several rooms including a bar and banquet hall. It was definitely surprising. Many people don’t realize this, but liquor laws in New Jersey are strict, and it’s rare to find a diner in South Jersey that serves alcohol. In fact, New Jersey is one of the few states with dry towns that don’t serve alcohol at all.
Even though it wasn’t crowded, we were sat in the second room next to the dirty dish cart. Out of all the tables, I wasn’t sure why the manager sat me there. It was loud, and our meal was constantly interrupted by staff bussing tables and clinking of dishes.
The manager seemed to be having a difficult day when he sat us. He threw the menus on the table and walked away. The waitress of the Woodstown Diner was friendly, and I have no complaints. She refilled our beverages often, and the food was brought out fairly quick.
Even though the coffee mug was small, the coffee itself was good. The Woodstown Diner uses the local Lacas coffee which as many readers know is my favorite!
The menu at the Woodstown Diner is that of a typical diner. They have everything from eggs to lunch and plenty of specials. Everything about the menu is traditional, and there wasn’t anything that grabbed my eye as being unique or extraordinary. I decided to order a gyro wrap with French fries. A classic diner favorite but not something I’ve ordered in a while!
The gyro itself was huge. It was packed well with plenty of lettuce, gyro meat, onions, and tomato. It was packaged well and one of the least messy gyro wraps I’ve had. It came with steak fries which weren’t bad.
For my gyro and coffee, the cost was $10. One of my cheaper diner meals.
Overall summary/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Woodstown Diner, and it was definitely a hidden gem in Southern New Jersey. While the manager was somewhat rude, our service, in general, was decent and I would go back.
Questions for you:
What’s the best coffee you’ve had recently?
Where was the last place you ate?