Bandwagon Diner (Toms River)

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Bandwagon Diner (Toms River, NJ)

Recently the owner of New Jersey isn’t boring, Cyd, and myself met at another diner in Toms River. We’ve been to a few Toms River diners, a few months ago; we met at the Fast Break Diner as well as the Four Seasons.  We’ve been to over 20 diners together!  The Bandwagon Diner is a family owned diner that takes pride in the standard.

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Bandwagon Diner Atmosphere: B
The atmosphere of the Bandwagon Diner is stereotypical of many diners down the shore. It looks rustic and beachy. The inside is a bit outdated but still decent. There are several booths, tables, and a full-length bar. Plus, it has pink curtains.  It could use an update, but it was clean, which is what matters.

Bandwagon Diner Coffee: B
There was nothing unusual or unique, but it was hot. The waitress refilled it a few times too.

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Bandwagon Diner Food: B
The Bandwagon Diner menu has everything from big breakfasts to lunch and dinner specials.  The family-operated restaurant serves the freshest breakfast around with a full breakfast menu.

A few of the Bandwagon Diner menu items that spoke to me were fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, juicy burgers. I was going to order off the Bandwagon specials menu with a wrap that contained  “chopped meat,” but since I had enough mystery meat in high school, I ordered the Mediterranean wrap.  It contained grilled chicken, mozzarella cheese, tomato, and spinach. In all the wrap was good but the tomato cooked spinach made it soggy.

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I ordered a side salad which was nothing unique.  In all the meal was good, but it wasn’t my favorite.

Bandwagon Diner Service: B
The waitress was friendly, and our food came out quickly. In fact, the food was one of the fastest to come in out in any diner I’ve been too.  We were in and out of the diner within 30 minutes!

Bandwagon Diner Cost: $$
For my wrap, salad, coffee, the cost was about 12.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Bandwagon Diner:
I liked the Bandwagon Diner, and it is one of my more favorite diners of the area. I would go back.  The service was quick.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: B
Cost: $8-15
Overall: B

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Questions for you:

What is your favorite wrap?

Do you like cooked vegetables or raw?


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  1. That’s cool you’re getting around to all the diners. How do you choose which one to go to?

    1. Thanks for stopping by AJ, there is no reason for my choices. I just go to whichever is most convenient. With 600+ diners in the state, you are never that far from a new one!

  2. I love wraps. My favorite sub shop in town sells wraps and so does Publix, which is right by my house, so I always get them there. Also a few of the restaurants I like in town have them. I was sad when Subway got rid of them years ago. But I’ve typically had raw veggies in them and not cooked veggies that might make it soggy. This looks like a great diner and the price was right for everything you got.

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