Clinton Station Diner

Clinton Station Diner

Clinton Station Diner (Clinton, NJ)

Recently I went to the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton.  The Clinton Station Diner was actually on the Food Network a few years ago.  The Clinton Station Diner has a hamburger challenge that you and several friends can eat 50-100 pounds of hamburger and win a few thousand dollars.

Clinton Station Diner burgers

Because it was on TV and I’ve heard the Clinton Station Diner is good, it’s been on my bucket list for a while.  It’s only about an hour from my house, but the timing never works out.  When I finally went a few weeks ago, I was glad I did.

Clinton Station Diner Atmosphere: A
You can see the Clinton Station Diner from the highway.  It is a remodeled train station which is unique.

The Clinton Station Diner itself has two sections: the main dining area as well as an old train car.  We sat in the main dining area of the Clinton Station Diner, which was well kept and clean.  The trolley car area can be seen from the highway.  I hope we get to sit there next time!

Clinton Station Diner Service: A
The server at the Clinton Station Diner was friendly and refilled our beverages often. The food also came out quickly.  In all, the service was excellent, and I have no complaints.

Clinton Station Diner Coffee: B
My coffee was brewed hot each time and the whipped cream was fine.  There was nothing unique about it, but it was good.

Clinton Station Diner

Food: A
Since the Clinton Station Diner has been on the Food Network for their burgers, I wanted to order one.  Although the Clinton Station Diner menu has plenty of different options from breakfast to dinner, I opted for a burger.  I finally decided on the German burger, which came with sauerkraut cheese as well as a homemade sauce.  I also ordered a side of their famous beets.

The burger was one of the better burgers I’ve had.  To be fair, I went through a period of my life (maybe 15 years?), that I wasn’t a fan of the consistency and texture of burgers.  In the last few months, I’ve had a change of tune.Clinton Station Diner

The Clinton Station Diner also prides themselves on their homemade beets, and I must admit, they were ideal.  It was clear they were fresh and well seasoned.  They are my favorite restaurant, beets to date.

Clinton Station Diner
Not my best photo but still great.

Dessert: C
We got a milkshake to split and I was surprised that the milkshake didn’t come with whipped cream or cherry.  It tasted fine, but it wasn’t anything unique or special.  Even the presentation wasn’t excellent!  It wasn’t to the same standards of the rest of the meal at the Clinton Station Diner.   It wasn’t a bad milkshake, just incredibly boring.Clinton Station Diner

Cost: $
For my coffee, milkshake, beets, and the burger the cost was $23.  I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap it was!

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Clinton Station Diner:
I liked the Clinton Station Diner a lot and I’ll be back.  Next time, I’ll probably get a different dessert.  (Mom, I think you would really like this one 😉

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

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  1. This is “OUR” diner! When R and I lived in different states, it was the midway point during the drive. We’d always stop here for a bite and now we take Emmett whenever we head to the airport or NYC. It’s always good!!! The servings are GINORMOUS and prices are right. What can I say, I’m a diner girl 😉

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