Rainbow Diner (Brick)

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ pork chops

Rainbow Diner (Brick, NJ)

Recently I went to the Rainbow Diner in Brick, NJ, with my good friend Lauren. Lauren and I have been planning to go to the Rainbow Diner in Brick for a couple of years, but the timing never works out. We’ve been to other diners, but the timing never works for the Rainbow Diner.

Rainbow Diner Atmosphere: A
The Rainbow Diner sticks out on the main road. The big rainbow on top of the restaurant makes it hard to miss.

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ

The inside of the Rainbow Diner has plenty of booths, table, and a bar. You walk in and immediately see a dessert case.

Rainbow Diner Coffee: B
The coffee was good, but it wasn’t anything unique or exciting. I could have used more refill.

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ coffee

Rainbow Diner Food: B
The Rainbow Diner menu has everything you need in a diner. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Plus there are more specials at the Rainbow Diner than most restaurants. They are well known for their chicken salad, egg platters, burgers, sandwiches, cole slaw, and tuna salad.

I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for and decided to order their pork chop special. The pork chop special had a sweet sauce with sautéed vegetables and came with a salad, potato, and a dessert.

Originally I asked to upgrade to a Greek Salad, but they mentioned I would be charged for a regular portion and I didn’t need two meals. The house salad was good. It had beets with it, which was a fun addition.

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ side salad

The pork chops themselves were excellent. I liked the sweet sauce as well as the sautéed vegetables. I was surprised by how many vegetables there were. The pork chops were dry, but the sauce made it better.

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ pork chops

In all, they were good.  Lauren ordered a sandwich served with home fries which also looked good.

Rainbow Diner Service: C
The service at the Rainbow Diner was interesting. The hostess at the Rainbow Diner seemed like he had better things to do. It was a very awkward interaction.

The waitress took our order, but two different servers came back to ask specifics about the order. I didn’t know if the waitress was new or what the issue was.

Rainbow Diner Dessert: B
My meal came with a dessert, and I chose bread pudding. I appreciated how much bread crust there was. It was nothing overly special, but it was good.

Rainbow Diner Brick NJ bread pudding

Rainbow Diner Cost: $
For my pork chops and coffee, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Rainbow Diner:
The Rainbow Diner in Brick was a good stop, and it was by no means terrible, but it wasn’t my favorite in the Brick area.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: C
Dessert: B
Price: $8-15
Overall: B

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Questions for you:

Do you like pork chops?

What is your favorite dessert?

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  1. I feel like we always get the most awkward service…maybe it’s us haha! Looking forward to our next diner date!

    1. That’s awesome! Do you have a favorite diner in the area? I think I’ve been to most now.

  2. I am pretty picky about my bread pudding and there MUST be plenty of crispy breading for me to love the bread pudding but I think my expectations are a little high because my mom makes such YUMMY bread pudding!

  3. I just ate here! We seem to have been seated in the employee section where all the employees took their break. Super awkward! Otherwise good.

    1. It’s a good one. Let me know if you ever want to go to a diner together Kelly, that would be fun!

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