The Chestnut Diner and Bistro has been on my to-do list for a long time. It’s less than an hour from my house, but it’s deep into the South of New Jersey, so it’s not on the way too much. I decided to go on a hike around Maurice River, so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to go.
When I arrived around 10:30 on a Saturday, it was packed. In fact, it was one of the few diners I’ve actually had to wait for a table. It wasn’t a big deal, and I got one within 5 minutes. There is outdoor seating, and the inside is one big room with booths, tables, and a full-length bar. It’s not a big, stereotypical diner but a nice one.
The waitress put more whipped cream on the coffee than actual coffee. It wasn’t a bad thing, and I gladly took it all. The coffee itself was great too. As far as diner coffees go, it was definitely one of the best.
The Chestnut Diner and Bistro has a lot of unique options. They also have both vegetarian and vegan options which can be tough to find in a diner. The pear and spinach salad sounded good to me, but I decided to make a last minute decision for the New York Omelet. The omelet was cooked well. The New York omelet was filled with applewood smoked bacon, mushrooms, ham, and Swiss. I enjoyed it and one of the better breakfasts I’ve had.
Even though the Chestnut Diner was busy, our waitress was attentive and brought out drink refills. The food also came out surprisingly quickly. In fact, I’ve been to places with only a few parties that have come back slower.
For my omelet and coffee, the cost was $11.
I liked the Chestnut Diner and Bistro and it’s one of my favorite diners down in that area. If you ever find yourself in the Vineland area, I would definitely go.
You can see all 198 diners I’ve reviewed here.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite breakfast?
Do you like omelets?