Recently, I met Cyd of New Jersey Isn’t Boring in Point Pleasant. Initially, we were going to go to a different diner, but neither of us could find the other one. After a quick decision, we decided upon the OB Diner.
The OB Diner is everything you expect in a diner. There is a big metallic sign outdoors. It’s located on the corner and easy to find with plenty of parking. What does OB Stand for? Ocean Bay Diner! I had no idea until I saw the mini sign too.
The inside is beachy, with a cool centerpiece made of driftwood. There are plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.
The coffee was okay. It wasn’t good or bad, but I could have used plenty more refills. There were a few grounds at the bottom, but at least it was hot. Yes, even in the summer time I drink hot coffee.
I had no idea what I wanted to order. I wasn’t starving and the hot weather (I think it was 95 that day) had me craving something cold. There are plenty of options including a lot of lunch specials. I was disappointed because the lunch specials seemed very targeted to pasta options. If you didn’t want a heavy lunch, there weren’t smaller options.
I decided to order the first thing on the menu: “the Albuquerque Salad”. It came with salmon on top of arugula, cucumbers, and sundried tomatoes. The salad was huge! I was shocked at the size of the salad. It was one of the biggest diner or even restaurant salads I’ve had. The quality was excellent, and I have no complaints.
The waitress was nice, however, the food took a long time to come out. It wasn’t crowded and there were no more than five other parties in the restaurant. However, it took nearly 40 minutes for the food.
My salad and coffee was $22. While yes, it was a big salad, I don’t think it was a $20 salad.
I liked the OB Diner and would go back. The food and quality were good. I would be hesitant during a peak time, but other than that it was a good diner.
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Questions for you:
Where have you gotten the biggest portion sizes before?
Do you go to the beach during the summer?