With a name like “The Diner,” it must be good right?
A few weeks ago, my good friend Christine and I met at “The Diner” in Jamesburg. It just so happened to be Christine’s birthday too!
The Diner is very different than any other NJ diner I’ve been too. It’s located on the main street of Jamesburg, and you feel as though you’re entering grandmas kitchen. It even has a front door resembling a house. The inside is all hardwood floors with wooden chairs and tables. While it’s not a stereotypical, diner, it’s nice, and I appreciated it.
Our waitress was friendly. However, it took her a while to come back to our table for refills and a couple of requests.
The coffee was good. There was nothing unique about it, but it was decent diner coffee.
The diner has most everything you want in a diner. They have plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They even have fajitas. I did, notice, they were missing a large selection of seafood (which is usually common in diners).
There was also a handwritten page specials. When I saw a Greek Salad with soup and a dessert for $11.50, I knew I couldn’t beat that price. Originally I wanted something else that would have cost $20+.
When the waitress mentioned split pea soup, I knew it was the soup for me. Split pea soup is one of my favorite soups (next to lentil), and when it’s offered, I take advantage. The soup was good, and I have no complaints.
Both Christine and I ordered the same Greek Salad and were pleasantly surprised by the size. Normally on the specials menu, meals are smaller, but the salad was one of the bigger ones I’ve had. Plus it had both chicken and sardines. The salad was one of the better Greek diner salads I’ve had. Special or not, the salad was good and one of the cheapest diner salads I’ve had to date. It is definitely hard to beat. Plus the garlic bread was delicious. Typically greek salads come with pita, and while I missed I like pita bread, the garlic bread was a great substitute.
It wasn’t extremely mushy or soggy and still had the texture of bread. I was surprised by that too, especially, for it on the specials menu.
For my meals and coffee, it was $13. That was extremely cheap for the amount of food I got.
Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I really enjoyed The Diner, the food, price, and atmosphere is great. I would go back.
Questions for you:
Do you like sardines?
What is your favorite soup?