Lake Side Diner (Forked River)

Lake Side Diner (Forked River)

Recently my friend Cyd, and owner of NJ isn’t Boring, and I met up for another diner trip. She’s been to more than me (268). We’ve been to somewhere between 20-30 together over the last few years.

Lake Side Diner Atmosphere: A
The Lake Side Diner is a cute shore diner. I believe it’s gone through a name change recently as there are remnants of the old “Colonial Diner” name. It’s a little white house, and the inside is almost entirely wooden. It’s got such a fun and unique vibe.Lake Side Diner Forked River
Lake Side Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Lake Side Diner was good, but there was nothing to write home about. The waitress refilled it often, which was nice.

Lake Side Diner Forked River

Lake Side Diner Food: B

The Lake Side Diner menu has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.  While it was around 11, I wasn’t craving lunch yet. I was craving pancakes and eggs, so I ordered that and substituted the meat (bacon/sausage) for fruit.

Lake Side Diner Forked River

The meal was good, but it was kind of bland. It wasn’t bad, but it felt like something I could whip up at home. I asked for pancakes with whipped cream but the waitress forgot, so she came back and added it.

Lake Side Diner Forked River

Lake Side Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly and refilled our beverages often. Plus our food came out quickly so I can’t argue with that.

Cost: $$
For my breakfast and coffee, it was $16.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Lake Side Diner:
The Lake Side Diner is a cute stop if you’re going down the shore. I would go back.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $8-16
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
What are your favorite pancakes?
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