Townsquare diner Wharton stirfry
Diners

Townsquare Diner (Wharton)

Townsquare Diner (Wharton)
Recently I was in North Jersey and decided to stop at the Townsquare Diner. This isn’t to be confused with the Town Square Diner in Aberdeen. When I arrived around dinner time, it wasn’t busy and we were quickly seated.

Townsquare diner Wharton

Townsquare Diner (Wharton) Atmosphere: B
The Townsquare Diner is located on the main road and a big building. It’s not a shiny or metallic building but a regular looking restaurant building.Townsquare diner Wharton

The inside of the Townsquare Diner has plenty of seating, a full-length bar, and tables, and booths. We sat in a corner booth with strange neverending mirrors so you could stare at yourself all meal long.

Townsquare Diner (Wharton) Coffee: A
The coffee at the Townsquare Diner was good. It was brewed hot and fresh and the waitress kept it refilled often.

Townsquare diner Wharton coffee

Townsquare Diner (Wharton) Food: C
The Townsquare Diner menu is enormous and has everything and anything you could want in a diner. It took a while for me to decide what I wanted. The Townsquare Diner drink menu is also one of the biggest I’ve seen. In fact, it’s probably bigger than the majority of bars I’ve been too.  A few things the menu at the Townsquare Diner is known for include onion rings, gluten free menu, greek salad, breakfast meals, and their business power lunches.

Townsquare diner Wharton meze platter

For an appetizer, I decided to order the Meze Platter and I was thoroughly disappointed. It was bland and boring and had nothing unique or exciting about it.

For my entree, I ordered the stir fry, which came with mixed vegetables, including corn and cauliflower. Plus a nice serving of rice. The entre itself was excellent and I would order it again, but the Meze platter was bland and boring.

Townsquare diner Wharton stirfry

Townsquare Diner (Wharton) Service: B

Our waitress at the Townsquare Diner was great and I couldn’t say enough good things about her.  Her good service kept the Townsquare Diner from receiving an F. However, the food took a long time to come out with no explanation of why. It took roughly 30 minutes for our Meze platter to come out and there was nothing cooked with it. It was just thrown onto the plate.

Townsquare Diner (Wharton) Price: $12-23
For my coffee, meze platter, and entree, it was $26.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come back to the Townsquare Diner (Wharton)?
The Townsquare Diner wasn’t my favorite. It wasn’t the worst diner stop ever, but I would need a reason to come back. It’s a stereotypical Jersey Diner along Route I-80.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: C
Serice: B
Price: $12-23
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
Do you like stirfry?

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Blairstown Diner wrap
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Blairstown Diner

Blairstown Diner

The Blairstown Diner is extra special because it’s the site of where the original Friday the 13th movie was filmed. It’s only fair that a movie that includes a diner is a New Jersey Diner. I have wanted to visit the Blairstown Diner for years, but the timing never worked out. When I was in the area last month, I was able to stop. Plus their social media is awesome.

Blairstown Diner

Blairstown Diner Atmosphere: A
The Blairstown Diner resembles any small-town diner. It’s a shiny, metallic diner that has stood the test of time. From the outside, it looks like a shiny, metallic New Jersey diner.

The inside of the Blairstown Diner has plenty of Friday the 13th memorabilia and even a Freddy Poster. It’s one of the smaller side. When we arrived, we got the lat booth next to the door. It’s one of my least favorite spots to sit because it gets cold quickly with the door opening and shutting.

Blairstown Diner

Blairstown Diner Coffee: B
The coffee was good, but there was nothing unique or interesting about it. I was hoping for a few refills.

Blairstown Diner Food: B
The Blairstown Diner menu has everything a regular diner has. It has daily specials including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are plenty of omelets, pancakes, and breakfast specials. For dinner, you have daily specials like pork chops., sandwiches, and wraps.

Blairstown Diner wrap

I decided to order a corn muffin and veggie wrap. The corn muffin was excellent, and the waitress asked if I wanted it buttered (you bet). The eggie wrap was cooked well, but it was boring.Blairstown Diner wrap

It didn’t come with any sides and was kind of like a wrap placed on a plate.

Blairstown Diner corn muffins

Blairstown Diner Service: B
The waitress at the Blairstown Diner was friendly, but the food took a while to come out.

Blairstown Diner Price: $
For my coffee, cornbread, and wrap, it was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Blairstown Diner?
I would come back to the Blairstown Diner and for the relation to the original Friday the 13th movie, I think anyone driving close should go. That being said, did I think it was the best diner in NJ? No, it’s right in the middle.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: B
Price: $10-15
Overall: B

You can see 276 Diner Reviews here.

Questions for you:
Hae you have seen the movie Friday the 13th?
Hae you been somewhere that has been on the television? 

 

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ quesadilla
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Red Lion Diner Revisited (Southampton NJ)

Red Lion Diner (Southampton, NJ)

The Red Lion Diner was one of the first diners I went to in 2014! I hadn’t been back in over five years. Since then, the Red Lion Diner has new management and the same owners as the Monarch Diner in Glassboro. I like the Monarch Diner, so I was excited to come back and review the Red Lion Diner. A few weeks ago, the timing worked out, so I went after work.

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ

Red Lion Diner Atmosphere: A
After being redone, the Red Lion Diner is much bigger. When you walk in, you don’t think it goes back as far as it does. It’s clean and modern. The inside walks right next to the dessert case, which is always a win in my book.

Red Lion Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Red Lion Diner was decent, but there was nothing unique or unusual about it. I could have used more refills.

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ coffee

Red Lion Diner Food: B
Like the Monarch Diner in Glassboro, the Red Lion Diner menu is massive. A unique component of the Red Lion Diner menu is the extensive vegan and vegetarian menu. If you are looking for meatless options, they have no shortage. Of course, they have anything else from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but I was intrigued by the vegan selection.

I decided to order the vegan avocado quesadilla, which came stuffed with tofu, avocado, and some sort of cheese. It also came with beans, lettuce, and tomato. All vegetarian options come with soup and a muffin.

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ
What is the soup? I may never know…

The waitress brought both the muffin and soup over but didn’t say what either of them was. I think it was butternut squash soup.  It was fine.  It wasn’t my favorite. The muffin was good as well.

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ muffin

My tofu avocado quesadilla was excellent. I don’t think I’ve ever had anything tofu at a diner before, but this was good. I have no complaints about the quesadilla.

Red Lion Diner Southampton NJ quesadilla

Red Lion Diner Service: D

The service at the Red Lion Diner was lackluster. The manager (or maybe owner) seating people ignored my husband and I. He asked other parties waiting if they wanted drinks, but never made the same gesture to us. Our waitress didn’t seem like she as in a great mood either and neer came back and asked if we wanted refills or anything. Everyone has a bad day, but it felt like a trend in the entire Red Lion Diner.

Red Lion Diner Cost: $$
For the coffee and entree, it was $20.

Red Lion Diner Overall/Would I Come Back?
The food at the Red Lion Diner was good, but I was less than impressed with the service (which is a bigger deal to me). I prefer the Monarch Diner better and since both are about the same distance from my house, I’ll go there. If you’re looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant, the Red Lion Diner menu has plenty of options.  Since the new owners, the Red Lion Diner, is better than previously.

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

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Questions for you:
Do you like tofu?
Hae you been to a restaurant under new management?

 

Georges Place
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George’s Place (Cape May Court House)

George’s Place (Cape May Court House)

Recently, I was down in Cape May.  Several years ago, I went to George’s Place Cape May. It was awesome and remained one of my favorite diners to date. Although, I do know there is some “controversy” of whether it is a diner or not. Regardless, I have been back multiple times and it’s one of my favorite restaurants down the shore.Georges Place

It wasn’t until recently; I knew there was a second location in Cape May Court House. The best part is the George’s Place in Cape May Court House opens an hour earlier for dinner.

I arrived on a dreary day and it was quiet. Cape May is an excellent spot for day trip, but it’s quiet in the late fall and winter months.  Many restaurants close, but luckily George’s Place doesn’t.

George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Atmosphere: A
George’s Place is modern and upscale. There are about 15 booths and tables. The inside is bright and open.  I appreciate it’s located in an older house, so you feel as though you’re dining in someone’s home.

Georges Place

George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Coffee: B
The coffee at George’s Place was hot and fresh, but there was nothing unique or unusual about it. It tasted good and it was a nice, warm addition on a dreary day.

George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Food: A

George’s Place is a modern greek diner.  George’s Place menu reflects that it’s almost all Greek food. There are a few different salads, as well as entrees.  For breakfast, George’s Place is well known for its waffles.

I decided to order the picnic for an appetizer. If order the picnic, the entire table must order it. It comes with pita bread, lamb chops, sausage, hummus, cheese, salad, spanakopita, and chickpeas. It is delicious and I highly recommend it. My favorite was the lamb chop.

Georges place

For an entree, I decided to order the Bronzino. I was going to order lamb chop but got that with the appetizer. The waiter cut and prepared the Bronzino for me. It was interesting because I’ve never had it before, but it was delicious. It also came with cooked spinach, which was cooked perfectly. I was happy with my selection.

Georges Place

George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Service: A
The waiter at George’s Place was awesome and our food came out quickly. I could not have asked for a better service.

George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Price: $$$
For my appetizer, coffee, and entree, the cost was $40.

Overall Thoughts/Will I Go Back to George’s Place (Cape May Court House)?
It’s more expensive than most diners and restaurants, but the quality of food is worth it. I will continue to go to George’s Place. I’ve always had a positive experience and if you are down the shore, I highly recommend either location.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Serice: A
Cost: $25-50
George’s Place (Cape May Court House) Overall: A

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Questions for you:
Do you like Greek Food?
What is your favorite restaurant? 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuckahoe Family Diner
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Tuckahoe Family Diner

Tuckahoe Family Diner (Tuckahoe, New Jersey)

While driving down to Cape May, I decided to stop at the Tuckahoe Family Diner. I’ve had the Tuckahoe Family Diner on my to-do list for a while, but the timing never works out. It’s a small diner and only open until 4 pm

Tuckahoe Family Diner

Tuckahoe Family Diner Atmosphere: A
The exterior of the Tuckahoe Family Diner looks like something right out of the movies. It’s an old, small, trolley car style diner. The inside has a few booths and a bar. When we arrived around lunchtime, there were only a couple of other parties.

Tuckahoe Family Diner

Coffee: A
The coffee at the Tuckahoe Family Diner was brewed hot and fresh. It tasted good. One unique part was the Tuckahoe Family Diner had french vanilla creamers. I like french vanilla, so it was a fun addition.

Tuckahoe Family Diner coffee
Tuckahoe Family Diner Food: B
The Tuckahoe Family Diner menu has everything you want in a small-town diner.  There aren’t a lot of healthy options, but there are plenty of breakfast and lunch specials. I decided to order the Greek wrap, which came with egg, feta, greens, and onions inside a wrap. It also came with chips and a pickle.

The wrap itself was good, but it wasn’t wrapped well and immediately imploded when I went to eat it. Other than that, it was good, and I would order it again.

Tuckahoe Family Diner wrap

Serice: A
The waitress was friendly, and our food came out fast. She seemed to know several of the locals, which was cool.

Cost: $
For my wrap and coffee, the cost was $10.

Tuckahoe Family Diner Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked the Tuckahoe Family Diner and if I’m back in the area, I will go back. It’s a fun stop on the way to Cape May or Wildwood. You won’t find anything fancy, but it’s a good stop.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Serice: A
Cost: 8-14
Overall: A

You can see all 274 Diner Reviews here

Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of wrap?
What was your last small-town restaurant stop?