Key City Diner (Phillipsburg)

Key City diner phillipsburg

Key City Diner (Phillipsburg)

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 at the Key City Diner around 5 pm.  It wasn’t too crowded, and there was plenty of seating.

Key City Diner Atmosphere: A
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 everything you picture in a diner.  If you’re looking to bring friends to a picture-perfect NJ diner, this is your spot.

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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.

Key City Diner Service: B
The waitress at the Key City Diner 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.

Key City Diner Coffee: B
There was nothing unusual or unique about the coffee, but it wasn’t bad either.  The waitress brewed it hot and kept it refilled.

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Key City Diner Food: B
The Key City Diner menu has everything you could picture in a diner.  One the Key City Diner menu, there is breakfast all day, multiple dinner meals, salads, and seafood.  As I mentioned, it also has a salad bar too.

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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.

Cost: $
For my gyro, salad, and coffee, the cost was $12.

Overall Summary/Would I come back to the Key City Diner?
I enjoyed the Key City Diner, and if I’m back in the area, I will come back.  The Key City Diner is above average, and in the middle of diners, I’ve been too

Atmosphere: A
Service: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Cost: $8-$20
Overall: B

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