Malaga Diner

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Malaga Diner (Malaga, NJ)

Earlier in the month, my dad was driving through and stopped for the evening at my house.  On his way South, we decided to go to the Malaga Diner.  There were a few Southern Diner choices, but we ultimately decided upon Malaga Diner solely because my brother, Matt, is stationed in Spain near Malaga.  It seemed like a reasonable way to pick out a diner.

I had driven by the Malaga Diner a couple of years ago when I went to the Pegasus restaurant.

Malaga Diner Atmosphere: A
When driving by the Malaga Diner, you can’t help but notice the diner.  There is a huge diner sign on route 40, and the outside has “Malaga Diner” on a big red light-up sign.  There are enormous tinted windows and cobblestone on the sides.  You can’t miss it (in a good way)!

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The inside of the Malaga Diner is a stereotypical diner with plenty of booths, a full-length bar, and several tables.

Malaga Diner Service: B
The waitress at the Malaga Diner was friendly, refilled our beverages often and came over and chatted.  However, the food was very slow to come out.  We waited for about half an hour which for the number of people in the diner, I was surprised!

Coffee: B
I’ve had a lot of boring but good diner coffee lately.  There wasn’t anything bad about the coffee at the Malaga Diner, and it was refilled enough, but like I mentioned nothing unique or unusual.

Food: B
The Malaga Diner menu has everything a stereotypical diner has, no more and no less.  There are about two menu pages of breakfasts, two pages of lunch/dinner and a page of specials.

At the Malaga Diner, I ordered the Hungry Woman Special with French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, and sausage links.  For those not familiar with diners, I would say about 75% of New Jersey Diners have a “Hungry Women Special.”  It’s a staple breakfast dish.

Thank goodness I took a photo because to struggled to remember everything that fit on the plate. malaga diner

The French toast was one of the best French toasts I’ve had.  They used big, thick, bread which is a definite must.  The rest of the meal was filling with nothing unusual, and I had no complaints, but the highlight was the French toast.  I liked everything, but next time I might just end up ordering ten pieces of their french toast.

Cost: $$
For the coffee and hungry woman, the cost was $12.  They did charge $1.50 for whipped cream in the coffee…some diners do, and some don’t.  For the amount of food at the Malaga Diner, it was worth it.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Malaga Diner: 
The Malaga Diner was a good stop, and I’m glad we finally made it down there.  I would go again.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Service: B
Food: B
Cost: $6-15
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
Do you like French toast? 
What is your favorite way to eat eggs?
I like scrambled or over easy

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  1. As a kid we used to go to a diner near my grandparents almost every Sunday and almost every time I would get French toast 🙂

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