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.
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.
The coffee 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.
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 definitely a pleasant surprise and I have no complaints.
The Point 40 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.
For my coffee and salad, the cost was $14. It wasn’t expensive, and I have no complaints.
Summary/Would I Come Back?
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!
Questions for you:
Where is the best Greek Salad you’ve had?
What time do you typically eat dinner?