Before exploring Sandy Hook, I decided to stop at Sides Diner. Sides Diner is a relatively new diner down the shore, so I was looking forward to trying it.
Sides Diner is located in Long Branch right near Red Bank. It’s located on the main road in a stand-alone building.
The inside is a small modern looking diner. It has a full-length bar, a few booths, and tables.
One thing I must include is that the bathrooms were one of the most well kept of any restaurant I’ve been too.
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. The waitress refilled it often, and I have no complaints.
Sides Diner has a lot more healthy options than many diners. There are kale salads, plenty of sandwiches, along with the standard breakfast and lunch options. Sides are only open until 4 pm, so there aren’t dinner options.
I decided to order the French onion soup. It came out quickly and had plenty of onions as well as a thick layer of cheese on top. It was delicious.
I was craving a gyro, so I ordered a beef gyro. It came with French fries. The Gyro was good. It was nothing extraordinary but it tasted good. I will never learn my lesson that gyros are not easy to eat.
The server was friendly, and the food came out quickly. I have no complaints.
For my soup, gyro, and coffee, the coffee was $18.
Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I really liked Sides Diner, and if I’m in the area, I’ll be back.
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