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Penrose Diner (Philadelphia)

Penrose Diner (Philadelphia)

Penrose Diner (Philadelphia, PA)

While my dad was driving through, we decided to go to the Penrose Diner in South Philly. Despite being in Pennsylvania, it’s only about 10 minutes from my house. If you fly into the Philadelphia airport, it’s right there.

Penrose Diner Philadelphia

Penrose Diner Atmosphere: A
The parking lot of the Penrose Diner is small. It can be hard to find a parking spot. Even if every spot is taken, the diner is massive, so there are probably seats inside.

Penrose Diner Philadelphia

The inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar, plus a large bakery case.

Penrose Diner Coffee: A
The Penrose Diner serves locally brewed Lacas coffee. It was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress refilled it often. I have no complaints, and it was great.

Penrose Diner Philadelphia coffee

Penrose Diner Food: B
We arrived around breakfast time. The Penrose Diner menu serves everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are a lot of interesting dinner options like crab cakes I want to try.

Since it was breakfast time, I ordered the steak and eggs. I didn’t order the “T-Bone” but instead the regular steak and eggs. (The T-Bone was 16 ounces). My meal came with steak, two eggs (I ordered scrambled), toast, and potatoes.

Penrose Diner Philadelphia steak and eggs

The meal was good. I ordered my steak rare, but it came out a little bit more cooked than I preferred. That being said, it was a typical diner meal: plenty of food. I was happy with my choice.

Penrose Diner Philadelphia steak and eggs

Penrose Diner Service: A
Our waitress was friendly, and our food came out fast. She made funny remarks like: “you guys are splurging for breakfast.” We had both chosen steak and eggs, the most expensive breakfast option.

Penrose Diner Cost: $
For my steak and eggs, plus coffee, it was $20. It was a lot of food.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to the Penrose Diner?
I liked the Penrose Diner and would go back. I’m interested in trying dinner.

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

You can see all diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What’s your favorite breakfast?
How do you like eggs?

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Paragon Family Restaurant (Indianapolis)

Paragon Family Restaurant (Indianapolis)

Paragon Family Restaurant (Indianapolis)

Recently I was in Indianapolis for a wedding. Since my new goal is to go to a new diner in every state, it was a perfect time to try a diner in Indiana. There aren’t a lot of diners in Indianapolis, but I managed to find one. While it doesn’t have “diner” in the name, it’s still a diner. The Paragon Family Restaurant looks, feels, and tastes like a diner.

Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In

Paragon Family Restaurant Atmosphere: B
The Paragon Family Restaurant is located on the corner in a small strip mall. There is plenty of parking. The inside of the Paragon Family Restaurant has two full rooms with plenty of booths and tables. It lacks a regular bar to sit. They don’t have advertising placemats, but instead, the entire table top is filled with advertisements. It’s a pretty cool way to save paper.

Paragon Family Restaurant Coffee: B
The coffee at the Paragon Family Restaurant was brewed hot and fresh, and I have no complaints. The waitress refilled it often. There was nothing particularly good or bad about it.

Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In coffee

Paragon Family Restaurant Food: A
The Paragon Family Resturant menu has several options like any diner. They serve all-day breakfast, plus lunch, and dinner. A few Paragon Family Restaurant menu items that stuck out to me were:

  • The skillets served with cheddar cheese, topped with 2 eggs
  • The sandwiches served with american fries
  • Omelets served with American fries, toast
  • Pancakes and several griddle options served with 2 eggs
  • Poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce served with home fries

It wouldn’t be my first choice if you are trying to eat healthy as it’s typical of a small town, diner.  Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In skillet

I decided to order the Mexican Skillet. It came with green peppers, onions, jalapeno peppers, chorizo, eggs, sausage, topped with cheese. It also came with either two pancakes or 2 biscuits, and I chose the biscuits.

Paragon Family Restaurant Indianapolis In skillet

The food itself was good but filling. I haven’t had a Mexican skillet in a long time, but it was filling.  I like spicy foods and appreciated how spicy it was without being overpowering. The biscuits were good too, and they were some of my favorite diner biscuits.

Paragon Family Restaurant Service: A
The waitress was friendly and kind, and the food came out fast. It was a great experience.

Paragon Family Restaurant Cost:
For my skillet and coffee, the coffee it was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Paragon Family Restaurant:
I liked the Paragon Family Restaurant, and if I were in the area, I would go back. It’s a great option with plenty of choices.

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

Paragon Family Restaurant Overall: B

You can see all diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
Have you tried a breakfast skillet before? Did you like it?
Do you like spicy food?

 

Rt 70 Diner (Lakewood)

Rt 70 Diner (Lakewood)

Recently I went to the Rt. 70 Diner in Lakewood, NJ. As the name indicates, it’s located right off of Route 70.  The Route 70 Diner is actually a fairly new diner and opened earlier in January. To my knowledge, there wasn’t a different diner in the shopping center location previously.

We needed a new diner and it’s becoming harder and harder to find a diner both NJ Isn’t Boring and I haven’t been too. She’s actually been to about 20-30 more than I have and we’ve been to somewhere around 50 diners together.

Rt 70 Diner Lakewood

Atmosphere: B
The Rt 70 Diner is located in a small shopping center next to a few other restaurants. The outside blends in with the shopping center, while the inside is decorated like a stereotypical diner. There are a few booths, tables, and a bar up front.  There isn’t more than about 20 seats in the Route 70 Diner, so it’s not huge.

Rt 70 Diner Lakewood

Coffee: A
The coffee at the Rt. 70 Diner was brewed hot and fresh. The waitress brought plenty of refills.

Rt 70 Diner Lakewood

Food: A
The Route 70 Diner is open until 3 pm and has plenty of breakfast and lunch options. They have plenty of specials as well. I was in the mood for breakfast, so I ordered the ribeye and eggs. It also came with home fries and toast.

Rt 70 Diner Lakewood

I asked for the steak medium. It was cooked as requested. The eggs were excellent and the toast had plenty of butter. In all, the meal was good, and I would order it again.

Rt 70 Diner Lakewood

Service: A
The waitress was friendly, and our food came out quickly. I have no complaints.  I enjoyed her humor as well.

Cost: $
For my meal and coffee; the cost was $14.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I liked the Route 70 Diner in Lakewood and it was a good stop. I would go back. Its a cute, easy, quick stop to the shore. The small shopping center parking might be an issue on a busy day but it’s worth the stop.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: A
Service: A
Price: $6-12
Overall: A

You can see all diner reviews here.

Questions for you:

How do you like your steak cooked?

What is your favorite breakfast food? 

Liberty Diner (Clayton)

Liberty Diner (Clayton)

Liberty Diner (Clayton, NJ)

Recently, I was at the Liberty Diner in Clayton, NJ. Interestingly enough, the Liberty Diner is owned by the same people who own the Liberty 2 diner in Bordentown. I was surprised to find this out since it is quite the distance between the two. Anyway, I was looking forward to an excellent breakfast.

Liberty Diner Clayton NJ

Liberty Diner (Clayton) Atmosphere: B
The Liberty Diner is the stereotypical NJ diner. The exterior is a big, shiny, metallic building. It sticks out on the highway. The interior has everything a stereotypical diner would have: booths, tables, big mirrors, a full-length bar, and of course a dessert case.  It could use to be cleaned, but other than it was good.

Liberty Diner Clayton NJ

Liberty Diner (Clayton) Coffee: A
The coffee at the Liberty Diner was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress kept it refilled the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for better coffee if I wanted it.  There was plenty of whipped cream, if not more than the coffee.

Liberty Diner Clayton NJ

Liberty Diner (Clayton) Food: A
I arrived around 10 am and was craving breakfast. The Liberty Diner menu has everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are plenty of omelets, steak and eggs, lunch specials, and dinner too. I was craving an omelet, so I decided to order the vegetarian omelet, which came with toast and homefries.

Liberty Diner Clayton NJ

The omelet itself was massive! I can’t remember the last time I’ve had an omelet that big. It was stuffed with broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and peppers. There were plenty of home fries and the rye toast was good too. My meal was not only massive but delicious too. I left full.

Service: A
The waitress at the Liberty Diner was one of the most friendly waitresses I’ve had in a while. The diner wasn’t too crowded, she checked on us often, and our food came out quickly. In all, it was a great experience.

 Cost: $
For my omelet and coffee, it was $11.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Liberty Diner (Clayton)?

I had a positive experience at the Liberty Diner and enjoyed myself. I would go back.

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

You Can See All Diner Reviews Here.

Questions for you:
What is your favorite kind of omelet?
What is your favorite breakfast food?

 

Country House Restaurant (West Deptford)

Country House Restaurant (West Deptford)

Recently I went to the Country House Diner in West Deptford. It’s one of the few in the South Jersey area I haven’t been too.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

Atmosphere: B
The outside is a cute little building resembling a house. It’s not a big shiny, metallic diner, but it resembles a country diner.

The inside has mostly booths, small bar, and a few tables. I arrived around 10 am, and it was clearly packed with regulars.

Coffee: A
The Country House Diner brews Lacas Coffee. It was brewed hot and fresh, and we received plenty of refills.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

Food: B
Since it was still early, I was given a breakfast menu. I decided to order the number 3. It was steak and eggs, grits or hashbrowns, and toast.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

I ordered my steak medium rare, over easy eggs, rye toast, and grits.

The steak was good. It wasn’t rubbery, which is often an issue. The eggs and toast tasted good.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

The grits were kind of bland. They weren’t terrible, but they lacked flavor and probably came from a box.

In all, I liked my meal.

Service: A
The waitress was friendly, refilled my beverages, and the food came out quickly. It was great.

Cost: $
The number 3 was $15.95 which included coffee.

Overall Thoughts/Would I go back?
I liked the Country House, and it’s a cute stop right off 295. I would go back, I have no complaints.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: A
Food: B
Service: A
Cost: $8-16
Overall: B

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

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