Town Square Diner (Matawan)

Town Square Diner (Matawan)

Recently I went to the Town Square Diner in Matawan. One of my goals is to go to a few more diners in that general area.  Previously the Aberdeen Diner, a few years ago, it was reopened under the name Town Square Diner.

Town Square Diner Matawan

Town Square Diner Atmosphere: B
The Town Squire Diner is located in the Aberdeen Shopping Center. It’s not a standalone diner and just blends in with the rest of the shopping center.

Town Square Diner Matawan

Once you get inside, it looks like a diner. It’s dimly lit with plenty of booths, tables, and a bar.

Town Square Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Town Squire Diner was brewed hot and fresh. It wasn’t anything unique or unusual but it was good. I could have used more refills, but other than that, it was good.

Town Square Diner Matawan coffee

Town Square Diner Food: B
The Town Square Diner menu has everything you would expect in a diner. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Plus there were several different menu specials.  In fact, the specials are what spoke to me.

Town Square Diner Matawan

I arrived around lunchtime and didn’t know what I was craving. One of their specials: The Shrimp Salad caught my eye. It came with arugula, shrimp, avocado, and artichoke hearts. The salad was good but I do wish it was bigger.

Town Square Diner Matawan

It also came with soup and I chose lentil. The lentil soup was delicious but it was hot, so hot in fact, that I burned out my tongue. That was my fault, though.

Town Square Diner Matawan

 Cost: $$
For my salad and coffee, it was $18.

Town Square Diner Service: A
Our waitress at the Town Square Diner was friendly and our food came out fast. Without rushing, I was in and out within 45 minutes.

Overall Thoughts of the Town Square Diner:
I liked the Town Square Diner. The meal was fresh and the food came out fast. I would go back.

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Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $10-20
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Do you ever order from the specials menu?
Do you like shrimp?