Recently I found myself in the Somers Point area. Since it was around dinner time, I decided to stop at a local diner. I had already been to the Windjammer which I’m a fan of but drove a little further north to the Northfield Diner.
When I arrived, there was only one car in the parking lot. To be honest, I didn’t even know if the diner was open. Luckily when I walked in, there were about 4 parties dining. Since it’s a locals area, my guess is they all walked!
The Northfield diner atmosphere is everything you hope in for. It’s a big, open, diner with plenty of booths, tables, and a full sized bar. They have a few desserts towards the front.
There were, however, a few small quirks including not having placements and the blender being in the front. I guess someone was getting a milkshake or smoothie when we arrived because it was in full use. When they first started using it, I honestly thought something had broken in the diner.
The coffee at the Northfield Diner is decent. There is nothing unique or unusual about it, but it’s not bad either. The waitress added a bowl of whipped cream versus adding it directly on top. I don’t have any complaints.
The service at the Northfield Diner wasn’t bad, but it was slow for a number of people in the restaurant. It took over 25 minutes for our food to arrive which was surprising due to how empty it was.
The menu is massive, and they have most anything a diner would typically have. In fact, it has one of the biggest menus I’ve seen in awhile. There were over 6 pages of options including breakfast, plenty of salads, specials, and seafood.
I ordered a Jalapeño Burger. When it arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn’t sure what to expect and realistically didn’t have high expectations.
The bun was perfectly toasted and tasted great. What really impressed me was the jalapenos weren’t from a jar and were fresh. The patty itself was juicy.
The burger came with fries which were cooked well. I haven’t had steak fries in awhile.
For my burger and coffee, the cost was $11. I have no complaints.
I enjoyed the Northfield Diner. The atmosphere is a bit outdated but other than that I have no complaints. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first arrived, but the food was good, and I would come back. I was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. There was nothing crazy or unique, but it was a quality stop.
Question for you:
What’s your favorite type of burger?