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Vincentown Diner (Revisited Again)

Vincentown Diner (Revisited Again)

Vincentown Diner (Vincentown, NJ)

Throughout the six years of living in NJ, I’ve been to the Vincentown Diner about 30 times. I’ve reviewed here and then again here.  So this is the third time!

We used to live closeby and it was our “spot.”  Since we moved over 20 miles away, there are closer spots, so we don’t get out to the Vincentown Diner as much. For those who don’t know, the Vincentown Diner was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.

Vincentown Diner Atmosphere: A

I was excited to see what changes the Vincentown Diner made. This year, the Vincentown Diner went through the exterior makeovers that makes it look more modern and clean.

Vincentown Diner

The inside of Vincentown Diner looks like a stereotypical diner with a full-length bar, plenty of tables, and booths.  It is about the same over the past few years.

Vincentown Diner Coffee: B

The Vincentown Diner coffee was decent. I appreciate how big the mug is and the waitress added whipped cream. They do charge 75 cents for whipped cream. I don’t mind paying extra for the whipped cream, but 75 cents always seems like a lot.

Vincentown Diner coffee

Vincentown Diner Food: A

The Vincentown Diner is known for its farm to table menu. All of their ingredients are locally sourced and they even have organic eggs. The Vincentown Diner menu has all of the stereotypical diner menu options, but they are higher end. They are well known for their pancakes, mile-high meatloaf, chicken cordon blue, chicken breast, mashed potatoes, crab cakes, prime rib, and burgers. I decided to order a burger. The burger itself as delicious and the bun was one of the best I’ve had. Something to keep in mind is the portion size at the Vincentown Diner is smaller, but the quality of food is there.

Vincentown Diner burger

Vincentown Diner Dessert: A

I decided to order the carrot cake. The Vincentown Diner has a revolving menu of desserts, so they don’t always have every type of cake at all times. I do wish they served more cakes because it always seems like all they have are pies. I was delighted to see the carrot cake. It was delicious.

Vincentown Diner carrot cake

Vincentown Diner Service: C

Throughout the years, the service has always been lackluster, and this was no different. The service started off well, but when we were done with our meals, we waited an additional 20 minutes for the waitress to come back. She walked by our table several times. She was nice, but we couldn’t figure out why she began ignoring our tables.

Cost: $$

The Vincentown Diner is expensive and most meals cost between $15-20.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?

I like the Vincentown Diner and it’s a good stop. The burgers are good, but I do wish they served different desserts and the service was better.

You can see more Diner Reviews Here.

Questions for you:

What is your favorite type of cake?

What is a restaurant you’ve been too multiple times? 

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Yetter’s Diner (Augusta)

Yetter’s Diner (Augusta)

Yetter’s Diner (Augusta, NJ)

A few weeks ago, I stopped at Yetter’s Diner in Augusta before hiking Stokes State Park. It was early and there were only a few people in Yetter’s Diner. Augusta, NJ is a small town in Sussex County.

Yetter's Diner

Atmosphere: A
Yetter’s Diner is located right off the main road. Since there aren’t a lot of buildings, the cobblestone building is hard to miss while traveling. It’s clean and modern, not a stereotypical retro metallic chrome diner.

The interior is dimly lit and has plenty of tables, booths, and a full-length bar. Something I found interesting about Yetter’s Diner was the menus. They were decorated to bees! I’m not sure why that was.

Coffee: A
The coffee at Yetter’s Diner was brewed hot and fresh. One of my favorite details was the Yetter’s Diner logo mug, with a photo of the diner.

Yetter's Diner coffee

Yetter’s Diner Food: B
The Yetter’s Diner menu has everything you want and need in a diner. From breakfast specials like pancakes and waffles, to classic diner dinners. Since it was early, I opted for my favorite breakfast: steak and eggs. I was between steak and eggs or nova lox omelet, but the steak and eggs won out.

The steak and eggs was decent, but it wasn’t my favorite steak. The steak was drier than I prefer. The buttered rye toast tasted good and then there were plenty of hashbrowns. I wish the plate at Yetter’s Diner were bigger because I found myself making a mess.

Yetter's Diner steak and eggs

Service: A
The service at Yetter’s Diner was great. The waitress was friendly and the food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Cost: $
For my steak and eggs and toast, it was $15.

Overall Thoughts/Summary:
I liked Yetter’s Diner and it’s a pleasant stop if you find yourself in northwest NJ. Now that Chatterbox is gone, this is the stop for good food.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Overall: A

You can see all 264 Diner Reviews here.

Questions for you:
What’s your favorite breakfast?
What is your favorite coffee mug? Where is it from?

Toms River Diner

Toms River Diner

Toms River Diner (Toms River)

Last week, Cyd from New Jersey Isn’t Boring and I went to the Toms River Diner.  The Toms River diner recently reopened after a two-year hiatus. The same owners also own the “Holiday City Diner,” which is one I haven’t been to yet.

Atmosphere: A
The Toms River Diner sticks out on the main road. The exterior of the Toms River Diner is cobblestone. The interior has been redone and is modern.

Toms River Diner

Coffee: A
The coffee at the Toms River Diner was brewed hot and fresh and the waitress kept it refilled.Toms River Diner coffee

Food: B
The Toms River Diner menu has everything a diner typically has. There are all the breakfast favorites, including omelets, waffles, and pancakes.

There was page of lunch specials on the Toms River Diner menu. I was hoping to find a special that spoke to me but decided to order the pork chops.

Toms River Diner greek salad

I decided to upgrade my salad to a side Greek Salad and I’m glad I did. The small Greek salad had everything, including anchovies. Sometimes I can’t even find a dinner size greek salad with anchovies.

The pork chops themselves were presented well, but they were dry. I was kind of bummed and hoping for better pork chops. The mashed potatoes and corn were bland and nothing to write home about.

Toms River Diner pork chops

Service: A
The waitress at the Toms River Diner was friendly and our food came out fast. I have no complaints.

Cost: $
For my pork chops, Greek salad, and coffee, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Summary: 
I liked the Toms River Diner and it was a fun stop on the New Jersey Shore.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $10-15

Overall: A

You can see all 263 diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
Do you like pork chops? 
Where is the best corn you’ve had?

Florham Park Diner

Florham Park Diner

Florham Park Diner

Recently I went to the Florham Park Diner. I’ve wanted to go to the Florham Park Diner for a while, but the timing never works out.

Atmosphere: B
The Florham Park Diner is located in a small strip mall. It’s not a standalone building, and it might be challenging to find if you aren’t paying attention.

Florham Park Diner

The inside of the Florham Park Diner is clean and modern. You walk in next to a dessert case, and there are plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.

Coffee: A
The Florham Park Diner serves South Jersey local, Lacas Coffee! It’s incredible to see Lacas coffee 90 minutes north. The coffee was brewed hot and fresh, and the waiter refilled it often.

Florham Park Diner coffee

Food: B
The Florham Park Diner has everything a regular diner would have. There is all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even though it was dinner time when I was there, I decided to order the breakfast burger with waffle fries.

Florham Park Diner breakfast burger

The breakfast burger was massive and heavy. I felt like I was getting a workout just lifting the burger up! It was good and topped with an egg and pork roll. It could have used a sauce or something. I added waffle fries, which was tasty.

Florham Park Diner breakfast burger

Dessert: C
I decided to order a vanilla milkshake, and it was boring. It felt like a cup of vanilla ice cream. There was no whipped cream or cherry, and it was bland. It was edible but nothing unusual.

Florham Park Diner milkshake

Florham Park Diner Service: A
The waiter at the Florham Park Diner was good, and the food came out fast.

Cost: $
For my burger, coffee, and milkshake, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to Florham Park Diner?
The Florham Park Diner was a decent stop, and I was happy with my meal. It wasn’t the greatest meal ever, and if I go back, I will probably order something else.

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

You can see all diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of milkshake?

Brookside Diner (Whippany)

Brookside Diner (Whippany)

Brookside Diner (Whippany, NJ)

On my way to hiking, I decided to stop at the Brookside Diner in Whippany, NJ. Since it was Labor Day and about 7:30 am, there weren’t too many people in the Brookside Diner.

Atmosphere: A
The Brookside Diner exterior is a modern diner. It isn’t metallic or shiny, but it is an appealing diner. Parked in the lot, were several vintage cars including an old Thunderbird (all from customers).

The inside of the Brookside Diner has several banners. There is a full-length bar, multiple tables, and booths too. It’s everything you want or need in a diner.

Brookside Diner (whippany

Coffee: A
The coffee at the Brookside Diner is brewed hot and fresh. The waiter added plenty of whipped cream, and I was given plenty of refills.

Brookside Diner (whippany) coffee

Food: A
The Brookside Diner has everything you want and need in a diner. The Brookside Diner has all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner options too. Since it was 7:30 am, I ordered one of my favorite diner breakfasts: steak and eggs. I had the choice of “ribeye steak and eggs” or “sliced steak and eggs,” I thought: why not and decided to treat myself to the ribeye steak and eggs.

Brookside Diner (whippany) me steak and eggs

I underestimated the size of the ribeye steak and eggs. The steak itself must have been over 16 ounces. It was cooked exactly how I asked, rare, and I have no complaints. In fact, it was one of my more favorite diner steak meals (including dinner). The home fries tasted like pure vegetable oil, which I expect from many diners.

Brookside Diner (whippany) ribeye steak and eggs

Dessert: A
The chocolate chip muffins at the Brookside Diner looked appetizing, so I decided to take one to go on my hike. Since I was out hiking, everything tasted good, but I appreciated how dense the muffin was.  Plus, there were plenty of chocolate chips.

Brookside Diner Service: A
Our waitress at the Brookside Diner was friendly, and our food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

Brookside Diner Cost: $
For my ribeye steak and eggs and muffin, the cost was $21. The meal itself was easily two meals for anyone.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to the Brookside Diner (Whippany)?
I enjoyed the Brookside Diner, and if I get the opportunity, I will be back. The entire menu looks delicious, and I would love to stop by and try a few dinner options.

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

You Can See All Diner Reviews Here.

Questions for you:
How do you like your steak?
What is your favorite breakfast? 

 

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