Recently I went to the Salem Oak Diner in Salem, NJ. The Salem Oak diner is one of the quintessential diners in NJ. It’s in a small town, located close to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. If you just entering NJ and looking for a stereotypical NJ diner, it’s the perfect stop.
The other interesting aspect is the Salem Oak Diner is located across from the oldest White Oak in NJ. The tree is over 500 years old!
The Salem Oak Diner looks like it’s been around for decades and that is because it has! It’s in an old shiny train car. Inside has a few booths, tables, and a bar.
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. There was nothing unique or unusual about it, but it wasn’t bad either. It tasted like that of typical diner coffee.
The Salem Oak Diner has a lot more options that you would anticipate for a small old time diner. It has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. It even has several salads and healthy choices.
To be honest, I was surprised it was open for dinner. I stopped in around lunch and decided to order the vegetarian omelet. It had an assortment of vegetables including broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms. The waitress asked if I wanted onions in my homefries and I thought, sure why not. I chose rye toast.
The omelet was massive. It was one of the better omelets I’ve had. I enjoyed the addition of opinions in my homefries. I’m not sure if this a regular thing, but it was a nice addition.
The waitress was friendly and refilled our beverages quickly. The food also came out fast, so I have no complaints about that.
For my meal and coffee, the cost was $9. You can’t get much better than that.
Overall/Would I Come Back:
I really liked the Salem Oak Diner, and I’m glad I was finally able to get down there. If you are looking for a quick, unique, and fun stop close to the highway, the Salem Oak Diner is perfect!
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Questions for you:
What is the oldest restaurant you’ve been in?
What is your favorite type of breakfast food?