Recently I went to Matthews Diner in Waldwick, I’ve wanted to go to the Matthews Diner for the pure reason that my brother’s name is Matthew. There is no apostrophe in Matthews on the sign, so I’m just going with it.
I arrived around 11:30 am on a weekday. Honestly, it was much more crowded than I anticipated. It was busier than I’ve seen many diners on weekends.
Matthews Diner is a colonial-style building. It’s not a big, metallic, shiny, diner but it does have a very colonial look. The entire town of Waldwick appears to have the same sort of Colonial look which is neat.
The inside reminds me of an Irish pub.
The coffee was decent, and there wasn’t anything unique or unusual. That seems to be the trend lately with diner coffee but normal coffee is never a bad thing.
Matthew’s Diner has an all day breakfast and lunch menu. So Matthews Diner serves everything all of the time. It’s always nice to be able to order breakfast at 6 pm or lunch at 9 am. There are plenty of options from bear and wine, to “appeteasers”, signature salads, paninis, burgers, wraps, and sandwiches. For dinner, Matthews Diner has NY sandwiches, dinner classics, broiled or fried seafood, “grilled greats”, pastalicious, and dessert. The menu at Matthews Diner is overwhelming.
I opted for pancakes, two scrambled eggs, and bacon. I heard the pancakes at Matthew’s Diner were good. I will say when the pancakes came up they were big. One of my more favorite diner pancakes.
I was disappointed in the eggs as they were undercooked. I decided not to finish them. It’s hard to mess up breakfast, but undercooked eggs is one way.
The waitress barely came to our table, and we actually had to ask another server for a drink refill. She was friendly, however, either they were understaffed, or our waitress forgot about our table.
For my coffee and breakfast; the cost was $13.
Overall Thoughts/would I come back?
I liked Matthews Diner in Waldwick, and it’s clearly doing well (as shown by how busy it was on a weekday). I was disappointed in the eggs as well as our service. I would be interested to go to Matthews Diner at dinner time.
You can see all NJ 195 Diners I’ve been too here.
Questions for you:
Where are your favorite pancakes from?
Have you ever been to a restaurant with your name in it?