Alexis Diner (Denville)

Alexis Diner (Denville)

After Hiking the Mahlon Reservation and Headley Overlook, I stopped at the Alexis Diner. When I arrived around dinner time, it wasn’t crowded and there were plenty of booths and tables open. I got a booth in the back which was peaceful.

Alexis Diner Denville NJ

Atmosphere: A
The Alexis Diner is everything you expect in a diner. The atmosphere is big, shiny, metallic, and stands out in a local shopping center.  The inside is lit by blue lights with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.  There is a large dessert case towards the front with plenty of delicious looking treats.

Alexis Diner Denville NJ

Coffee: B
The coffee was good but nothing unique or unusual. That’s been the trend lately. It wasn’t the best or worst, just average.

Alexis Diner Denville NJ

Food: B
After hiking, I was hungry. Alexis Diner has 10+ pages of food, so you’ll struggle not finding what you’re looking for.

I can never turn down a good Greek platter and ordered the  “Greek Pikilia” for an appetizer. It came with olives, spanokopita, grape leaves, pita, and tomatoes. It could have used hummus to round it out, but other than that it was good.

Alexis Diner Denville NJ

For my entree, I ordered the “Heartburn Hotel” which came with hot pastrami, imported swiss, cole slaw, and spicy mustard. The sandwich itself was good, but could have used more mustard. It also came with French fries which were good, but nothing unusual.

Alexis Diner Denville NJ

It was so much food, I ended up bringing some home.

Service: B
The waitress was friendly and one of the best I’ve had. I was disappointed because both the appetizer and entree came out at the same time. It wasn’t a make or break for coming back but I doubt I would have ordered both if I knew they would come out at the same time.

Cost: $$
For the coffee; appetizer, and meal it was $30. It’s definitely one of the most expensive diners I’ve been too.

Overall Thoughts:
I liked the Alexis Diner and I would go back if I’m in the area. It’s definitely expensive though.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee:  B
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $20-30
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of sandwich?
Do you like hummus?

Hibernia Diner (Rockaway)

Hibernia Diner (Rockaway)

The Hibernia Diner has been one of the most suggested diners since I started my diner journey. The timing hasn’t worked out until recently so when it did; I was excited to finally try it.

Hibernia Diner Rockaway nj

I got there on the weekend around lunchtime, and it was crowded, but we were quickly given a table. I asked for either a table or booth that wasn’t front and center, but the manager bluntly said no.

Atmosphere: B
The Hibernia Diner is a modern building. It’s open, with plenty of parking. It’s not the stereotypical metallic, shiny, building but the inside is clean and modern.Hibernia Diner Rockaway nj

The inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar. We were given my least favorite table, the one that sat in the front and center directly next to the drink station.  (I hate being front and center of any restaurant and there were other tables open). I would have preferred any other table, but the manager said no.

Coffee: A
The coffee was good, and the Hibernia Diner served Lacas coffee from South Jersey. I could have used more refills, but I have no complaints about the coffee itself.

Hibernia Diner Rockaway nj

Food: B
The Hibernia Diner has everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The best part is you can order anything, at any time.  They even have a separate menu to “eat on trend” with avocado toast and other unique options.

I decided to order the Country Steak Breakfast. It came with fried steak, eggs (I chose over easy), home fries, and toast (I picked rye).

Hibernia Diner Rockaway nj

The Country Steak had a thick gravy on top. It tasted great, and the steak itself was cooked perfectly. The eggs and both were good too. The hash browns were undercooked and still somewhat cold. The majority of my meal was good though.

Service: C
The waitress was friendly, but the service was a little slower than I would have hoped. The food took a while to come out.  I was somewhat salty about the manager giving us a blunt no at a simple request to sit at a different table though.

Cost: $
For my meal and coffee, the cost was $15.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I liked the Hibernia Diner, and if I’m back in the area, I will go back.

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

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Questions for you:
What’s your favorite way to eat steak?
Do you prefer a booth or a table?

Four Seasons Diner (Mayfair, Pa)

Four Seasons Diner (Mayfair, Pa)

Recently I went to the Four Seasons Diner in Mayfair, Pa.  I was in the area, and I’ve heard the Four Seasons Diner is excellent. After going to diners for almost 4 years, the closest diners I haven’t been too are in Pa or even De.  (Which to be fair, Pa is only 15 minutes from my house, and Delaware is 30 minutes).

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

Anyway, I arrived at the Four Seasons Diner around dinner time. There was plenty of parking, and it wasn’t too crowded. My party and I quickly got a booth.

Atmosphere: A
The outside is one long building next to a McDonalds with plenty of parking. The inside is lit up with neon signs. There are many booths, tables, and appeared a bar as well.  I appreciated that the booths were very personal and you weren’t sitting on top of anyone.  There was also a large salad bar in the back.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

How many diners do you know with a fish tank? I think in the 250+ I’ve been too, I’ve seen a fish tank 5 times at most.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

Coffee: B
The coffee was excellent and the waiter refilled it often. There wasn’t anything unique or unusual about it but it was good.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

Food: A
The Four Seasons Diner has every option you could want or need. There were even some unique options I’ve never seen at a diner before like creole! I can appreciate a restaurant with a salad bar too. I was in a pork chop mood so I ordered that. It came with an overwhelming amount of food.  I had run that day but still found myself unable to finish everything.

I started with the matzah ball soup and salad bar.  The soup was good and I rarely see matzah ball soup have strips of chicken in it too.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

The salad bar had a lot of options. It’s one of the better salad bars I’ve seen. There were several different kinds of greens, the usual salad toppings, three bean salad, beets, artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms and pickled vegetables, cornbread, and even grape leaves.  You can tell I like beets, artichokes, and Italian dressing.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

My entrée came with pork chops, applesauce, and a baked potato. The pork chops were cooked well, and they weren’t too rubbery. They were some of the better diner pork chops I’ve had. The applesauce and baked potato were typical of a baked potato and nothing unusual about them.

Four seasons diner mayfair pa

Service: A
Our waiter was one of the most friendly waiters we’ve had.  He refilled our beverages often, plus our food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for better service.

Cost:  $
For my meal and coffee, it was $15.  That is a lot of food.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the Four Seasons Diner, and if I’m in the area again, I’ve be back. I was surprised by how great the food was and it’s one of my more favorite diners in the Philadelphia area.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $8-15
Overall: A 

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite salad bar option?
Do you like pork chops?

Bridgeton Family Diner

Bridgeton Family Diner

A couple of weeks ago, Angela and I decided to go the Bridgeton Family Diner. Originally we had other plans, but things fell through, so the Bridgeton Family Diner seemed like a good option.

I have driven by the Bridgeton Family Diner once before on my way to the Golden Pigeon. I remembered it was directly in the middle of a Uhaul center.

Bridgeton Family Diner

Atmosphere: B
We arrived around lunchtime. The outside is clean and modern. The front has an overhead that almost leads me to believe it was once something else.

The inside is modern and clean. It was around the holidays, and they were festive and decorated. We sat in a booth towards the back.

Coffee: A
The coffee was excellent and the waitress added plenty of whipped cream. In fact, there might have been more whipped cream than coffee which okay in my books.  It was brewed hot and fresh, and we both had plenty of refills.

Bridgeton Family Diner

Food: A
The Bridgeton Family Diner has plenty of options including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I wasn’t that hungry when we arrived, so I decided to order a salad. I haven’t ordered a diner salad in a few months but went with a Greek salad with chicken.

Bridgeton Family Diner

It was one of the most massive salads I’ve had at a diner ever. It had plenty of toppings including grape leaves, olives, tomatoes, and cucumbers. A unique addition was artichoke hearts which I like! I believe it was supposed to come with anchovies with they might have forgotten.  Instead of pita bread, it came with garlic which was good. In all, it was one of the better diner salads I’ve had.

Bridgeton Family Diner

Service: A
The waitress was friendly, and the food came out fast. I have no complaints.

Cost: $
For my coffee and salad, it was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked the Bridgeton Family Diner, and it was a pleasant surprise down in Bridgeton. I would go back.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Cost: $8-20
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Do you like anchovies?
What are your favorite salad toppings?

Westway Diner (NYC)

Westway Diner (NYC)

The last diner I went too while in New York is the Westway Diner. I arrived around 11:30 on a weekday and it was fully packed. It was one of the few diners I had to wait for a table. It must be good right?

Westway diner NYC

Atmosphere: A
The Westway Diner sticks out on the main road.  It has a more authentic “diner feel” then many diners I’ve been too in NYC.

The inside is one large space with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot. I asked for whipped cream a couple of times, but it never came. Unfortunately neither did a refill.  Other than that the coffee was good, I just wanted more.

Westway diner NYC

Food: B
The Westway Diner has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. I had no idea what I was in the mood for.

Westway diner NYC

One of their specials, the butternut ravioli sounded interested. I’ve never had butternut squash ravioli, let alone at a diner. The sauce was a little watery. The ravioli was stuffed with the butternut squash. It was good.

Service: B
The waiter was friendly, and our food came out quickly, but we could have used more drink refills. Or any drink refills.

Cost: $
For my food and drink, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Westway Diner, and it’s one of my more favorite diners so far in NYC. I would go back.

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Questions for you:
Do you like raviolis?
What is your favorite type of squash?

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