Caldwell Diner

Caldwell Diner NJ pork chops

Caldwell Diner (Caldwell, NJ)

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I flew to Essex County and went to the Caldwell Diner. It was fun to make 250 unique.
Caldwell Diner NJ

Caldwell Diner Atmosphere: A
The Caldwell Diner is located in downtown Caldwell. It’s located on the corner with plenty of parking (which can be challenging with diners in the downtown).

The inside has plenty of booth, tables, a full-length bar, and even a salad bar. It’s a cute, modern, diner.

Caldwell Diner Coffee: A
The waiter brewed a brand new pot of coffee, which was nice. He also added plenty of whipped cream which I appreciated. It was good coffee, and I couldn’t have asked for better coffee.
Caldwell Diner NJ coffee

Caldwell Diner Food: A
The Caldwell Diner menu has everything a diner has typically. There is all-day breakfast, plenty of lunch, and dinner options, as well as specials. It even had a unique salad bar, which is something you don’t see in a lot of diners.
Caldwell Diner NJ salad bar

I decided to order the pork chops. Pork chops are one of my favorite dinner meals. It was a “complete meal” and came with the salad bar, soup, the meal, and even dessert.

The salad bar was good but could have used more dressing. The only options were ranch, mixture of pure olive oil vinegar, oregano, Italian, and something else creamy. It had plenty of salad options, including an assortment of garden greens, tomatoes, onions, beets, and mixed bean salad.  In all, it was one of the better salad bars I’ve seen. If there wasn’t a salad bar,

For my soup, I chose the barley. It was hot and creamy, and I have no complaints.Caldwell Diner NJ soup

My pork chops were cooked well and were meaty. They weren’t overcooked but just the right amount. I chose broccoli and a baked potato. The entire meal was great, and I can’t complain.
Caldwell Diner NJ pork chops

Caldwell Diner Dessert: B
Since my meal came with dessert, I chose rice pudding to go. They packed it in a coffee mug, and I ate it in our airport while my husband filed the flight plan. I’ve never tried rice pudding before, so I have nothing to compare it too. It wasn’t overly sweet but good.
Caldwell Diner NJ rice pudding

Caldwell Diner Service: B

Our service started slow, but the waiter got better as time went on. The food came out quickly, which was nice because we were on a time crunch.

Caldwell Diner Price: $
For my entire meal and coffee, the coffee was $17.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Caldwell Diner:

I liked my meal, and the Caldwell Diner was good. I would go back.

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

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Questions for you:
Do you like pork chops?
What’s your favorite dinner meal?

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1 Comment

  1. Oh you’re lucky to get rice pudding to go- it’s one of my favourite desserts!

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