I’ve been trying to get to more diners South. Recently, I drove down to the Vineland to try Larrys II. I heard it was one of the best diners in Salem county, so I wanted to go.
The atmosphere of Larrys II is modern. It’s not a big, retro, diner but more of a modern square building. The inside has several rooms, a full-length bar, as well as a salad bar. Interestingly enough, it’s attached to a coffee bar so you can come in, hang out with friends and get a cup of coffee. It is unique.
Since the Larrys II was attached to the coffee bar, the coffee was great. It was my favorite local brews: Lacas. One of the best touches was a large, logo coffee mug. I don’t know why more diners don’t use bigger cups or even logo mugs. They are also for sale at the front. Most of my at home coffee mugs come from diners that sell them or races.
I was there on a Friday evening, and it was definitely busy. It was evident our waitress was moving around and helping several tables at once. One of the best aspects was how quickly the food came out. The appetizer and order were out almost in the blink of an eye.
The salad bar was fresh and refilled often. There were plenty of salad toppings and unique salads such as three beans, marinated mushrooms and my personal favorite, beets.
I also had heard nothing but great things about the tomato bruschetta, so I decided to order that as well. It was delicious, and the balsamic topping was great. I would recommend it.
For my entree, I ordered the pork chops off of the specials menu. The pork chops were marinated with a special blueberry topping and came with a vegetable medley cole slaw and mashed potatoes.
For my pork chops and coffee, the cost was $20. It was a great deal, especially with the salad bar.
I enjoyed Larrys II and it is definitely one of my favorite diners in Southern New Jersey. If you’re ever around the Vineland or passing to the shore, I would recommend it.