Recently I went to the Fast Break Diner in Toms River with Cyd of New Jersey Isn’t Boring. We have been to around 20 diners together, and it’s becoming increasingly more challenging to find diners neither of us has been too.
As many long-time followers know, in a distant life I used to live much closer to Toms River. My regret is not going to more shore diners. Now it’s about 75 minutes to get out there.
We met at the Fast Break Diner around 11 am on a weekday, and it was crowded. When we asked the host about it, they said it actually wasn’t as crowded as usual.
The atmosphere of the Fast Break Diner is more intriguing than anything. The outside is one large open window, and you can see everything inside. The inside is a bright seashore blue. It reminds me a lot of the Papermoon Diner in Baltimore. There are a lot of odds and ends trinkets around, but it fits the atmosphere.
Our waiter was great. He refilled our beverages, and our food was out within minutes. Definitely one of the better services I’ve had at a diner.
The coffee was brewed hot every time, and the waiter gave me a giant cup of whipped cream, so it’s hard to argue with that.
The menu at the Fast Break Diner is more limited than most diners. They have a few pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, and a few salads. There wasn’t a lot of unique or exciting options minus the fried cheddar cheese balls. Cyd and I opted to split them which we quickly realized we ordered a lot of food.
At the time, I’m not exactly sure what I was craving. We went at off time, so they were also out of a lot more food items including pumpkin pancakes. Nothing on the menu spoke to me, so I decided to order a roasted red pepper and artichoke omelet and an Indian summer salad.
I ended up taking most of the omelet home. It was great and had a lot of artichokes, roasted red pepper, as well as melted cheese. It wasn’t greasy and one of the better diner omelets I’ve had.
I’ve never had an “Indian Summer Salad,” but it had lettuce, dried cranberries, pears, walnuts, and feta cheese. It was a good diner salad, and I’ve had much worse. Despite ordering a bit of everything, I was happy with my choice.
In all, my food was good, but I do wish they had a few more options.
For my salad, omelet, coffee and the fried cheese balls, the cost was $20 which isn’t bad considering I had almost an entire second meal.
Overall Summary/Would I come back?
I liked the Fast Break Diner and would go back. I do wish the menu was bigger or had more of the specials in stock but other than that, I have no complaints.
Questions for you:
What’s your favorite type of omelet?