Hightstown Diner

Hightstown Diner (Hightstown, NJ)

A few weeks ago, Christine and I met for lunch at the Hightstown Diner in Hightstown.  Even though it’s not that far, it’s one of the last I haven’t been too in Mercer County.  Christine has remained one of my closest friends throughout the last four years of living in NJ.  I cannot believe the time has flown! Guy Fieri came to the Hightstown Diner with the Food Network. If Guy Fieri likes the Hightstown Diner, it must be good, right?

We arrived at the Hightstown Diner for lunch, and the Hightstown Diner wasn’t crowded.  It’s a small diner located in downtown Hightstown.  It was featured on Diners, Drive In’s and Dives several years ago!

Hightstown Diner Atmosphere: A
The Hightstown Diner is what you expect in a diner.  Old school tables, booths, and a full-length bar.  The outside is all cobblestone.  I liked the menus because they showed the diner when it first opened and a scenic photo.

Hightstown Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Hightstown Diner was hot. However, we had to ask a few times for refills.  While good, I could have used a few more.

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Hightstown Diner Food: A
The Hightstown Diner menu is medium-sized.  The Hightstown Diner is known for their corned beef hash, early-bird specials, and overall good food. They don’t have a lot of unique items, but they have everything a New Jersey diner should have: eggs and pancakes, sandwiches and a few seafood entrees if you want.

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I was craving a Gyro.  I like gyros, but they are one of the messiest sandwiches you can order.  The Gyro platter came with a lot of food: soup, salad as well as French fries.  I knew that would probably be a lot so I opted to sub the fries with the “vegetable of the day” which was carrots.

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The Gyro itself was great.  I haven’t had one in a while, and it was stuffed to the brim with meat, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomato.  The salad was rather big for a side.  The romaine lettuce could have been chopped more and easier to eat but other than that good.

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With the winter, I’ve been ordering a lot of soups.  Nothing spoke to me, so I decided to try something new: The Greek chicken.  I had no idea what to expect, and it was a cream based soup with chicken and rice.  I couldn’t locate much chicken, but in all, it wasn’t bad.

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Hightstown Diner Service: C
The waitress at the Hightstown Diner was extremely friendly, but we could have used far more refills.  For not being overly crowded, it took a while for the food to come out.  Typically, that would haven’t been an issue. However, we hadn’t planned on staying for over an hour, and it caused us to rush somewhat eating.

Hightstown Diner Cost: $

For my entire platter and coffee, the cost was $12.

Summary/Would I Come Back to the Hightstown Diner?
I liked the Hightstown Diner, and I’ll be back again.  While it was slower than hoped, the food and quality were excellent.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: C
Price: $
Overall: B

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  1. Cooked veggie… lately I’m really liking roasted brussels sprouts.

    This looks like a great diner, seems like you got a good deal for your money and the food looks good. My husband likes gyros; I’ve had a few veggie gyros (are those really gyros, more like wraps I guess?). We have been to a few restaurants that were on the Food Network because a lot of places in Charleston have been featured.

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