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Rudy’s Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Rudy’s Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

On the way back to Virginia, I stopped at Rudy’s Family Restaurant in Harrington, De. I’ve wanted to stop there for years, but the timing never works out. It’s right off the road, so it’s an easy stop for anyone passing through.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Atmosphere: A
Rudy’s Family Restaurant is a lot bigger than it looks. Outside it’s a clean, modern building. Once you walk in the restaurant, it’s shiny, metallic, and every part of a diner that you would expect. There is even a kid’s party room if you want to host a party.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Coffee:  C
The coffee was ok, not great. There was nothing unique or unusual about it, but it wasn’t terrible either.

Food: B
Rudy’s Family Restaurant has everything a diner would have. There are plenty of breakfast options, lunch, and salad, as well as dinner specials. If you are passing through Harrington and need a spot that will please everyone, Rudy’s Family Restaurant is it.

I always appreciate a good greek appetizer and ordered the Greek Sampler. It was more of a Greek salad and as far as I could tell there was no difference in the Greek salad versus the Greek Sampler minus the Sampler had Gyro meat. It came with lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, gyro meat, pita bread, and grape leaves. The sampler was good but nothing unique or special. I would order it again.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

For my entree, I decided to order the BLT, which was good.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

It wasn’t “great,” but there was nothing terrible about it either. The french fries were crispy, which is how I like them.

Rudy's Family Restaurant (Harrington, DE)

Service: B
The waitress was friendly, but it took a while for our food to come out and then to receive a check.

Price: $
For my appetizer, coffee, and BLT, it was only $17. The BLT meal itself was $4.99.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked Rudy’s Family Restaurant, and it was an easy stop south. I would go back if the opportunity presents itself.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: C
Food: B
Service: B
Price: $5-12
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite appetizer?
Do you stop during road trips? 

 

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Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Recently, I was driving through Hummelstown. I haven’t been out in the area in years (it’s right near Hershey Park). I was driving through the mid-morning, and while I wasn’t starving, I was hungry, so I decided to stop.

The Soda Jerk Diner is located in a small strip mall. When I arrived mid-morning, I got the last parking spot in the lot.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Atmosphere: A
The Soda Jerk Diner stands out in the strip mall. It’s a large shiny, chrome restaurant front.  When you walk in, you feel like you are in a blast from the past and walking into a diner. It’s everything you picture in a restaurant from the checkerboard floor, shiny tables, and jukeboxes. You couldn’t ask for a more picturesque diner if you tried.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA)

Coffee: A

The coffee was brewed hot and fresh, and it was delicious. I have no complaints.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA) coffee

Food: B
I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for. The Soda Jerk Diner has everything from breakfast specials, lunch, and dinner. Since I wasn’t starving, I decided to order the Greek salad with salmon. I also added a cup of spicy crab soup because it sounded good.

The spicy crab soup was a pleasant surprise. I like spicy food, and the spicier, the better. The soup had a nice kick but wasn’t overly powerful.

The salad was ok. It was by no means the best salad or best diner salad I’ve had. I could have used more greens as well as pita bread, grape leaves, or anchovies. I doubt I would order it again.

Soda Jerk Diner (Hummelstown, PA) salad

Service: A
The waitress was friendly and my food came out quickly. I have no complaints.

Cost: $
For my soup, coffee, and salad, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked the Soda Jerk Diner in Hummelstown. I would go back, but I would probably order something else.

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

Overall: A

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Questions for you:

Have you been to Hershey Park?

Do you like spicy foods?

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.

Atmosphere: A
The Lake Side Diner is a cute shore diner. I believe it’s gone through a name change recently as there are reminents 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
Coffee: B
The coffee was good, but there was nothing to write home about. The waitress refilled it often, which was nice.

Lake Side Diner Forked River

Food: B

The Lake Side Diner 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

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:
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

You can see all 246 NJ Diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What are your favorite pancakes?
What is your favorite breakfast?

Vegas Diner (Wildwood)

Vegas Diner (Wildwood)

Recently I found myself in Wildwood, NJ. Wildwood has several diners that I never seem to get too because they are seasonal or only open for lunch. When the opportunity presented itself to go, I took it.

Vegas Diner wildwood

Atmosphere: A
The Vegas Diner looks like what you would think a “Vegas Diner” to look like. There is plenty of metallic and glam inside.

When I arrived on Saturday for lunch, it wasn’t too crowded. I sat in a small booth.

Vegas Diner wildwood

Coffee: A
The Vegas Diner serves Lacas coffee, which is my favorite. It’s brewed locally in NJ.

Vegas Diner wildwood

Food: B
When I arrived around 11, I was hoping to get lunch. Sadly, they didn’t serve lunch yet, and the salad bar wasn’t ready. I was disappointed because it’s hard to find diners with salad bars!

After the waitress said lunch wasn’t yet an option, I decided to order steak and eggs. You can never go wrong with that a NJ diner. I decided to sub the hash browns with a fruit cup.

Vegas Diner wildwood steak and eggs

When it came out, the eggs were fluffy, and the steak was cooked perfectly (I like medium rare).

The fruit cup was one of the best fruit cups I’ve had. In all, my meal was great, but I was disappointed they didn’t serve lunch at 11.

Vegas Diner wildwood fruit cup

Service: A
The waitress was friendly and nice and refilled our beverages. My food came out fast too.

Cost: $$
For my steak and eggs, and fruit cup substitution it was $21.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked the Vegas Diner, and I would love to come back at lunch or dinner because their menu looks great.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $12-20
Overall: A

You can see all 245 Diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What’s your go-to breakfast?
What time do you usually eat lunch?

Merchantville Diner

Merchantville Diner

While my parents were in town, we decided to hit up my final diner in Camden County. Considering diners come and go, it’s my last diner in Camden County for now.

The Merchantville Diner is a cute diner located in the downtown. Like many downtown restaurants, it’s a storefront and attached to other buildings.

Atmosphere: A
The Merchantville Diner has a small, downtown feel. It’s not a large, metallic, shiny diner but it’s a little cute, spacious diner. Even though the diner isn’t large, you never feel like you are sitting on top of anyone.

The inside has about 30 seats including several booths, tables, and a full-length bar. It actually had a back that seats several more parties. It’s a lot bigger than you would think.

Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. Plus, it’s locally brewed lacas coffee! (Lacas is only a few miles down the road!).

Merchantville Diner

Food: B
The Merchantville Diner has a small menu. You would find a lot of healthy or specialty options, but you’ll find many of the diner classics including breakfast, sandwiches, and even a few dinner specials.

I decided to order my favorite omelet: Nova lox and onion. It came with hashbrowns, and toast (I chose rye).

Merchantville Diner

My omelet was massive with plenty of nova lox and onions. The rye toast was excellent, and I appreciated that my plate wasn’t mounded with hash browns. In all my meal was excellent.

Service: A
The waitress was great and she refilled our beverages, plus the food came out quickly. We were in and out within 30 minutes.

Cost: $
For my omelet and coffee, the cost was $12.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
The Merchantville Diner was tremendous, and I have no complaints. There wasn’t a lot of information online, so I didn’t know what to expect. I will be back!

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $5-12
Overall: A

You can see all 244 Diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What is your favorite omelet?
What’s your favorite local restaurant?

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