While driving home from the Bungalow Beach 5 Miler, I wanted to stop at a diner. It was a perfect day to go down the shore, and if you know anything about shore traffic, then you know the Garden State Parkway is the busiest road in the country during peak time. Why does this matter? It means many people going down the shore are looking for a spot to stop, and breakfast places are crowded. While driving down a backroad, we passed the Pleasantville Diner, a diner I had never heard of. It didn’t look crowded, so we made the spontaneous decision to stop there instead.
The Pleasantville Diner has a large diner sign outdoors with a red roof and smooth exterior. It’s how it caught out attention. The inside is shiny and metallic, filled with plenty of booths, tables, and a bar. There is a small dessert case with specialty desserts.
The coffee was ok but not the best. It was lukewarm so I was disappointed with that. It wasn’t the worst coffee I’ve drank, but I’ve had better.
The Pleasantville Diner has all of the regular diner options and more. There is a bit of a Mexican Food flair, and they have a lot of Mexican specialties like chiles, tacos, and enchiladas. I decided to order a Mexican omelet because I’ve never had one. It came stuffed with meat, cheddar cheese, and onions. It was one of the thickest omelets I’ve had, and I have no complaints. The potatoes had a sauce on them which were delicious. I would order it again.
There was a single waitress in the entire restaurant, who was also the hostess. Since it wasn’t crowded, this wasn’t a big deal, and she took care of everywhere. She was one of the best waitresses we’ve had because she took care of everyone, and if she were stressed, you would never know.
For my omelet and coffee, the cost was $10.
Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Pleasantville Diner, and it was an excellent find. I probably would have known about the diner had we not been driving on the road. I would go back.
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Questions for you:
Have you ever drove by a restaurant and thought it looked good?
What is your favorite Mexican dish?