I haven’t been to many Cumberland County Diners lately, so one of my goals this summer is head south occasionally. So when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to drive down.
Cumberland County is a beautiful area of New Jersey. It’s right along the water and an area that many people realize doesn’t exist in NJ. There are far more trees then traffic and parts border the water.
The Maurice River Diner is right along the main road and water. It’s a big, clean diner with plenty of seating. Both the inside and outside is modern. It’s wide open so you don’t sit here on top of each other either. In fact, it’s one of the biggest diners I’ve been too in awhile.
The waitress was kind and hilarious. She refilled our beverages often and one of the friendliest servers we’ve had in a while. I have no complaints.
The Maurice River Diner has most typical diner options: breakfast, sandwiches, salads, and seafood.
It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. In fact, I wanted to like the diner food more than I did. It was edible, but the burger was far from my favorite. I was actually somewhat disappointed since I had hoped it would match the expectations of the service and atmosphere. You can’t judge a book by it’s cover. The food was edible but it was not my favorite.
I originally asked for red velvet cake but they didn’t have any. So I went with bread pudding. It was good and I enjoyed the pieces of bread crumbled in. It was nothing unique but it was good.
For my burger, coffee and bread pudding the cost was $14. It wasn’t bad for the amount of food I received but I do wish it was better quality.
I like the Maurice River Diner but I was hoping to like the food more than I did. I would go back if the opportunity presented itself but probably try something new.
Questions for you:
What is the best coffee you’ve had recently?
What is something in your state?
Many people don’t realize New Jersey is the Garden State. Abeit, most of the gardens/farms are in Southern New Jersey.