A couple of weeks ago, I finally made it to the Golden Pigeon Diner in Bridgeton, NJ. Why finally? I’ve been excited to make the Golden Pigeon work because of the name. Except for the “Time to Eat” diner, The Golden Pigeon has one of the coolest names.
The Golden Pigeon is typical of a New Jersey Diner. The outside is a mixture of both cobblestone and metallic in the front. There is a huge sign that says “diner” and fresh baking on premises. The promise of fresh baking is enough to lure anyone in.
The coffee was good. However, they were out of whipped cream! A diner with fresh baking and no whipped cream? Oh well, it’s only happened a few times. I don’t always get coffee with whipped cream, and I do prefer it.
The Golden Pigeon has everything you can imagine in a diner. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. I’ll warn you that the portions are huge. I decided to order the Pork Chop special, and it did not disappoint.
I also got fresh cheese bread which was amazing. If you have never had cheese bread, it’s bread baked with cheese in the center.
My three pork chops came with sautéed onions and on top of hashbrowns as well as french fries. It was unique, ultra filling, and I have no complaints. I wasn’t expecting the french fries, so it was definitely a filling addition.
For my side, I chose beets.I’m happy I did because I knew it would be a lot of food and I like good beets.
The server was nice. I think he might have also been the manager, but he was friendly, chatted often, and made sure I had plenty of refills and that my food came out quickly.
For my entire meal and coffee, it was $15.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the Golden Pigeon a lot, and it’s one of my top diners in the area. I’ll be back if it works out.
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Questions for you:
Do you like pork chops?
What is one of your favorite restaurant names?