Maple Leaf Diner (Maplewood, NJ)
After hiking at Watchung Park, I decided to stop at the Maple Leaf Diner. I wasn’t starving, but I did want to check out a new diner. The Maple Leaf Diner looked like a cute stop in downtown Maplewood.
Maple Leaf Diner Atmosphere: B
The Maple Leaf Diner is not a huge metallic diner, nor is it big at all. It’s located in the heart of Maplewood. There is plenty of street parking, but like any downtown, you might need to park and walk.
The inside is modest with several booths and a few tables, as well as a small bar.
Maple Leaf Diner Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. I have no complaints. The waitress refilled it several times.
Maple Leaf Diner Food: B
I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. The Maple Leaf Diner menu has everything from breakfast, to lunch, and dinner options.
Some of the Maple Leaf Diner menu specials that caught my eye were:
- chicken breast
- fried chicken and waffles with maple syrup
- smoked salmon and lox benedict
- pot roast
- poached eggs and english muffins
- home fries with cheddar cheese
On the menu specials, they had split pea soup listed which is one of my favorite soups. When I ordered, they were out.
I ultimately went with a BLT which I have no complaints with. It was packed full. I decided to order a side Ceasor salad which green with plenty of dressing.
Maple Leaf Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly, and our food came out fast. It was a positive experience.
For my coffee and BLT, it was $12.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Maple Leaf Diner?
I liked the Maple Leaf Diner, and it was a positive experience. It’s not a large diner, but it’s a great local small town. There is plenty to do in Maplewood, so it’s fun to spend a few hours there.
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Questions for you:
Are there any cute downtowns near you? NJ is filled with small, local, communities.
What is your favorite kind of soup?