Recently I went to the Key City Diner in Phillipsburg. It came highly recommended so when the opportunity presented itself, I drove a bit out of my way to go.
I arrived around 5 pm. It wasn’t too crowded, and there was plenty of seating.
You can’t miss the Key City Diner. When driving by, there is a giant Key Sign, and it looks like a stereotypical diner. It’s a big metallic, shiny, diner and is definitely everything you picture in a diner. If you’re looking to bring friends to a picture perfect NJ diner, this is your spot.
The inside feels as if you stepped into a time machine when diners were created. Interestingly enough, there was also a decently sized salad bar too which is something many now lack.
The waitress was a bit awkward and either new or not comfortable. She did refill our beverages, and the food came out quickly, but every interaction was awkward.
For instance, I ordered a beef gyro, and she miscorrected me of how to pronounce gyro. Then later, she pronounced it a different way. Not a big deal, just many small awkward interactions.
There was nothing unusual or unique about the coffee but it wasn’t bad either. The waitress brewed it hot and kept it refilled.
The Key City Diner has everything you could picture in a diner. There is breakfast all day, multiple dinner meals, salads, and seafood. As I mentioned, it also has a salad bar too.
I opted for a beef Gyro with a Caesar salad. The gyro itself was good and had plenty of beef. It came with fries which they gave me an entire plate. The Caesar salad was filled, and I appreciated they already added the dressing.
For my gyro, salad, and coffee, the cost was $12.
Overall Summary/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Key City Diner, and if I’m back in the area, I would come back. It’s above average, and in the middle of diners, I’ve been too
Nearby Diners I’ve Been: Red Rose Diner (Review to come)
Questions for you:
What’s your favorite type of salad?
What is the coolest restaurant sign you’ve seen?