Bridgewater Diner (Bridgewater, NJ)
Earlier in the month, I met Danielle and Amelia up at the Bridgewater Diner in Bridgewater. I’ve driven by the Bridgewater Diner several times and I always wanted to stop, but it never happened. Even though I told Danielle our friendship was strong enough to go to restaurants that weren’t diners, we ended up there.
The Bridgewater Diner was more crowded than most places on a Sunday night. That’s always a good sign.
Bridgewater Diner Atmosphere: B
Getting into the parking lot of the Bridgewater Diner is terrifying. It’s located in the middle of the main road so you must make a left. There is no left turn lane, so you hope cars behind you are paying attention because they have to come to a stop or go around you from over 40 mph.
The inside is that of a typical diner. There are plenty of booths, tables, and a bar. We were lucky we got a booth in the back. When we were leaving almost every table was taken.
Bridgewater Diner Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. The waitress brought a small kettle so I could continue to refill my own drink.
Being able to refill my own coffee was nice. The coffee itself was good.
Bridgewater Diner Food: A
I wasn’t sure what I wanted at the Bridgewater Diner, which seems to be a common theme. There are plenty of options on the Bridgewater Diner menu from all-day breakfast to lunch, and dinner. I decided on the pork chop special. I have been in a pork chop mood lately. It was a lot of food.
First, it came with a salad which was bigger than most side salads. The salad itself was good, but I do appreciate when the dressing is mixed in.
The pork chops came topped with a balsamic glaze and onion rings. I chose their squash special and baked potato. The pork chops were cooked perfectly, and I liked the glaze they used.
The squash was one of the best diner sides I’ve had in a while. The baked potato was a baked potato and nothing too unusual about it.
Bridgewater Diner Dessert: B
The meal at the Bridgewater Diner also came with dessert. I chose the Smores cake to go. The cake itself was a bit dry but in all not too bad. It had a lot of whipped cream, marshmallows, and chocolate. I wasn’t sure exactly what I was expecting with a smores cake, but it was decent.
Bridgewater Diner Service: C
The waitress didn’t come around too much. We could have used more water refill and napkins. She was friendly, but we only saw her a couple of times.
Bridgewater Diner Cost: $
For all of my food and coffee, it was only $20.
Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Bridgewater Diner:
I enjoyed the Bridgewater Diner, and it was one of my more favorite diners in the area. I would come back.
Bridgewater Diner Overall: B
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