Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway)

Galaxy Diner Rahway NJ

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway, NJ)

Recently I was at the Galaxy Diner in Rahway, NJ.  Danielle and I needed a spot to meet that as somewhat close to Newark, and Rahway was a good stop.  Reading the reviews of Yelp, I wasn’t sure what to expect.

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) Atmosphere: A
When we arrived to the Galaxy Diner and Cafe, the hostess was friendly and quickly sat us at a booth near the back.  The exterior of the Galaxy Diner and Cafe is metallic, shiny, and as picture perfect as you expect a diner to be.  The inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.  We were lucky to snag a booth on the weekend.

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) Coffee: B
The coffee was decent but nothing to write home about.  I liked it, and the waitress refilled it a few times.

Galaxy Diner Rahway NJ

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) Food: A
The Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) menu has everything you expect a diner to have.  There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials.  There is even a salad bar filled with more than the average bar: beets, grape leaves, bean salad…the list is endless.  I was craving french fries but changed my mind last second. I wanted to make use of the salad bar, so I decided to order the Soulvanki special.  It came with a shish kabob of pork on top of rice as well as pita bread.  It also came with soup, and I ordered chicken noodle.

I don’t even know where to start with all of the food I ordered.  Everything on the salad bar was fresh, and I thought of any restaurant salad bars, it was one of the better ones I’ve had.

I ate some of the soup, which was decent, but I had so much food already.

Galaxy Diner Rahway NJ

The Shishkabob had gyro meat as well as grilled vegetables.  It was cooked perfectly as well.  Honestly, it was one of the better diner meals I’ve had in a while.

Galaxy Diner Rahway NJ

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) Service: B
The waitress was nice but forgot about us.  After we finished our meal, it was another 20 minutes before she came back.  That was fine, as Danielle and I always have plenty to talk about.

Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway) Cost: $
For all of my food, plus coffee it was $16.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Galaxy Diner and Cafe (Rahway):
I really enjoyed the Galaxy Diner and Cafe and had a good experience.  It is one of my more favorite diners in the area, and I would go back.  The salad bar is excellent and definitely one of the better restaurant salad bars.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: B
Cost: $10-20
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Where is your favorite salad bar?
Do you like grilled vegetables or prefer raw? 


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1 Comment

  1. First of all … If I am ever taken to a restaurant with a salad bar I am probably going to be a happy lady. BUT in order to really enjoy the salad bar I would NEED to order a side of grilled chicken (warm), grilled veggies (because I can only handle so many cold veggies), and rolls/bread … yep, I need so many carbs! For your last question … I honestly don’t think we have many salad bars here where I live but when I go to a big city or I head to Minnesota where my mom lives we hit up whole foods. 🙂

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