Recently I was in Point Pleasant and met up with Cyd, from NJ Isn’t Boring to go to a diner. We attempted to go to John and Elaine’s Restaurant a while ago, but we couldn’t find it. This time, we were able to find it. Point Pleasant is somewhat confusing for those not from the area and has a lot of one-way roads.
Anyway, we arrived around lunchtime, and it wasn’t too crowded. There is both a seating area and a bigger, fancier, dining room.
John and Elain’s Restaurant reminds me of an old dive seafood restaurant. It has plastic fish, and photos plastered all over a wooden wall. It’s cute, and a fun stop, but it’s not a big, metallic shiny diner you would picture.
The dining room appeared to be fancy.
I liked the coffee, but I needed more. I felt as though I had to beg the waitress for refills. Other then that, it was fine. Nothing of note.
The menu at John and Elaine’s is much smaller than the average diner menu. In fact, for breakfast and lunch, it’s only a single page front and back. I decided to order the veggie omelet with a cup of the split pea (I can never say no to split pea).
The split pea was ham based and was good. It was hot, which I can always use.
The omelet was somewhat overcooked. It was visible from the hashbrowns and toast, that were both burned. The food was good, and minus the overcooking, it was fine. The omelet had a mixed medley of vegetables which included mushrooms and tomatoes, plus a lot of cheese. Both the hashbrowns and toast were overcooked and somewhat burnt, so they weren’t my favorite.
The waitress was nice but appeared if she was having a rough day. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it didn’t seem like she was thrilled to be there. Our food came out quickly, and other than that, it was good.
For my soup, omelet, and coffee the cost was $17.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked John and Elaine’s, and it was a good stop for breakfast. It wasn’t my least or favorite, and somewhere right in the middle.
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