Point 40 Diner (Monroeville, NJ)

Point 40 Diner Monroeville NJ

Point 40 Diner (Monroeville)

Last month, Angela was back in town after running the Boston Marathon.  As many people know, Angela moved out to Colorado a few months ago.  It’s always tough when one of your good friends moves, but I was excited we could catch up after she ran a great Boston in not so ideal weather.

Last year, Angela and I ran a 20 miler together when she was training for the Philadelphia full marathon, and I was contemplating doing another full.  While I ultimately decided that marathoning still wasn’t for me, it was still a fun time.

We decided to go to the Point 40 Diner in Monroeville, NJ.  It has been on my diner to-do list for a while, and it was the perfect opportunity.  Plus, the famous Pete G said the Point 40 has “the best Greek salads in the state, ” and you can’t argue with him.  Like the Huck Finn Diner, I was trying to eat healthier before the Atlantic City Half Marathon.

Point 40 Diner Atmosphere: B
There isn’t anything unique about the environment of the Point 40 diner, but it is clean.  When you walk in, there is a rotating dessert case as well as a giant colorful board with menu specials.  There are several rooms and a full-length bar.  It’s a nice, uncomplicated diner.

Point 40 Diner Monroeville NJ

Point 40 Diner Coffee: A

The coffee at the Point 40 Diner was brewed hot and the waitress brought plenty of refills.  The mug itself was customized with the Point 40 in writing and an ad to a local business.  Custom coffee mugs are always fun and I have to give credit that a coffee mug is good ad space.

Point 40 Diner Monroeville NJ

Service: A
At 7 pm, the diner was actually busy.  The waitress was great and refilled everything as needed.  Plus our food was brought out quickly.  How quickly the food was brought out was a pleasant surprise and I have no complaints.

Point 40 Diner Food: B
The Point 40 Diner menu has everything of a traditional diner.  The famous food critique Pete said the Point 40 diner has the best Greek salad he has ever had tried so naturally, I had to try it.

Personally, while it wasn’t a bad salad, it wasn’t my ultimate favorite.  There were plenty of toppings, including an overwhelming amount of feta cheese, hard-boiled eggs, onions, anchovies, and tomatoes.  The salad itself was drenched in dressing.  It was great, but it wasn’t my all-time favorite.  Maybe I’m a salad snob though.

Point 40 Diner Monroeville NJ

Point 40 Diner Cost: $
For my coffee and salad, the cost was $14.  It wasn’t expensive, and I have no complaints.

Summary/Would I Come Back to the Point 40 Diner (Monroeville)?
The Point 40 Diner is a good stop, and I don’t have any issues.  If I’m in the area again, I would stop at the Point 40 Diner.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Service: A
Food: B
Cost: $8-15
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
Where is the best Greek Salad you’ve had?
What time do you typically eat dinner?

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  1. I haven’t had a Greek salad in awhile, but I do like them. The best salads here are at a restaurant called Foodie’s which is kind of diner-y but mostly a catering place. I don’t know if they have a Greek one but if they do it’s bound to be the best in Charleston. I’m glad you and Angela got to go to a diner together while she was in town, and this does look like a good salad to me. Very generous portion for the money, especially with the meat on it. Sucks they didn’t put the dressing on the side though!

  2. Sounds like a pretty good place to eat! Whenever I order a salad out it needs to come with tons of toppings, so it’s great to hear that they have that!

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