Recently I got take out at the Court House Diner in Cape May Court House). It’s somewhat confusing, but Cape May Court House is a town in New Jersey just north of Cape May. This wasn’t just any take out though; it took strategic planning. My husband and I flew down to the Wildwood Airport then rode our bikes up to Cape May House Court House (roughly 9 miles). Planning this specific trip was why I decided to start biking. I honestly didn’t know if I could ride the 18 miles round trip!
Golden Palace Diner (Millville, NJ)
Last week, I went to the Golden Palace Diner in Millville, NJ. It’s one of the few diners I haven’t been too in super south Jersey. In fact, it might be the last one I needed to go too in Cumberland County. Anyway, I arrived around dinner time, and it wasn’t too crowded.
Golden Palace Diner Atmosphere: A
The Golden Palace Diner is a clean and modern diner. There are plenty of booths and tables. There is a full-length bar as well as a large dessert case too. It’s as much as a stereotypical NJ diner as you can get.
Golden Palace Diner Coffee: B
The coffee was given in a tiny mug. It was good coffee, but I felt like I finished a cup in one small sip. The waitress gave refills, but I hate when restaurants give tiny cups for both water or coffee. Give a regular size cup, not 4 ounces.
Golden Palace Diner Food: A
The Golden Palace Diner menu has everything a typical NJ diner would have. There is all day breakfast, lunch, and plenty of dinner options too. I noticed the “salmon sizzler,” which intrigued me. The dinner meals came with a breadbasket. I must admit, it was one of the better bread baskets I’ve had!
I’ve never seen a salmon sizzler anywhere. I’ve seen poultry and beef sizzler but never seafood. I decided to order it.
When it came out, it was hot and sizzling. There were mixed vegetables on top of two filets of salmon. It was a lot of food. It was cooked well, and I enjoyed the meal.
Golden Palace Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly and refilled our beverages often. The food came out quickly, and I have no complaints.
Golden Palace Diner Cost: $
For my sizzling salmon and coffee, it was $19.
Overall Thoughts/Would I Come back to the Golden Palace Diner?
I liked the Golde Palace Diner, and it’s one of my more favorite diners in the area. The Golden Palace Diner is an excellent stop if you’re coming home from the shore.
Golden Palace Diner Overall: A
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Questions for you:
Have you tried a sizzling meal?
What is your favorite type of fish?
Tenafly Classic Diner (Tenafly, NJ)
Recently, I found myself in Northern New Jersey. I was hungry and have heard nothing but positive things about the Tenafly diner, so I decided to stop.
It finally worked out that I was able to stop by the Tenafly Classic Diner. When I arrived around 5 pm on a weekday, it wasn’t too crowded, but by 6 pm, it was packed and there was a wait.
Tenafly Classic Diner Atmosphere: A
The atmosphere of the Tenafly Classic Diner is a picture-perfect diner. The outside is a big, shiny metallic building and the inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.
Tenafly Classic Diner Coffee: A
The Tenafly Classic Diner brews Lacas coffee which has been a common theme of diners I’ve been too. Lacas Coffee is located in Pennsauken, NJ. I always enjoy the coffee, and it’s hard to make it badly. Tenafly Diners coffee was great, and I have nothing but positive things to say. Unforatenly, I forgot to take a photo! I know, crazy!
Tenafly Classic Diner Service: C
The service at Tenafly Diner was kind of strange. Midway through our meal, the server changed. There must have been miscommunication because it took a long time for the milkshake to come out and then all of the food came out together. Both servers were friendly, and I don’t have anything negative to say about them, it was just awkward.
Tenafly Classic Diner Food: A
The Tenafly Classic Diner menu has all of the classic diner entrees plus more. I wasn’t sure what I wanted, but their meats are from a Northern Cattle Company: “Montana Meat Company,” so I decided to order a burger and fries. All of the Tenafly Classic Diner burgers are black angus, organic grass fed, beef burgers served with lettuce, tomatoes. Since the Tenafly Classic Diner offers grass fed burgers. I knew that’s what I had to get.
Being indecisive, I decided I wanted seafood as well and ordered fish tacos as an appetizer. Honestly, it was enough for an entire meal. The tacos themselves were stuffed with avocado and cod. They were delicious. It was by far one of my favorite diner appetizers!
The burger came topped with cheese and onion ring. It was one of the biggest and most messy burgers to date. It was next to impossible to eat, and I felt like it was flying off onto other people’s plates. The French fries were topped with gravy and melted cheddar cheese. I joked it was probably one of the most unhealthy ways to eat fries, but they were good. By the time I got to the fries, I was so full, though.
Tenafly Classic Diner Dessert: B
At the start of the meal, I ordered a brownie milkshake. Interestingly enough, the milkshake didn’t come with one of my favorite toppings: a cherry. That being said, it was a good milkshake. I like super sweet hard ice cream milkshakes, and that is precisely what it was.
Tenafly Classic Diner Cost: $$
For the burger, appetizer, coffee and milkshake it was $30. The quality of food was there, and it was worth it. In fact, it was a lot of food for that price.
Overall thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Tenafly Classic Diner?
I liked the Tenafly Classic Diner, and I would go back whenever I was in the area.
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Questions for you:
Do you like fish tacos?
What is your favorite type of milkshake?
A few weeks ago, Sizzlefish sent me their Paleo Prime Fish package to try out. I was extremely excited because seafood is my favorite type of meat. In my household, we normally make simple meals like grilled seafood, salad and potato (or bread…). Sizzlefish is a perfect fit for us.
I was lucky Sizzlefish was on board and sent their Paleo Prime Plus fish packages to review. Since I like seafood, I knew this would be a product I would enjoy. I also didn’t have to go grocery shopping the day before to pick up fresh seafood. With the wild caught seafood, it’s like premium grocery shopping without grocery shopping. So much winning and so little time.
The Sizzlefish Review Package arrived at my door when it was scheduled too. It arrived completely frozen with dry ice and with exact directions of how to dethaw each type of fish. It made it easy for me not to mess up.
The Sizzlefish Paleo Package Plus comes with:
- 2 packs Wild Caught Sizzlefish Gulf Shrimp(approx. 8 shrimp per pack)
- 2 packs Sea Scallops(4 scallops per pack)
- 2 4+oz portions Sockeye Salmon
- 2 4+oz portions Coho Salmon
- 2 4+oz portions Sablefish
- 2 4+oz portions Haddock
- 2 4+oz portions Atlantic Cod
This was perfect for our household because we are two people and it came with two portions. I will say due to running and activity level, we opted to each eat two different portions for each meal.
I normally buy seafood at the grocery store. I’m fortunate that we buy fresh seafood so I wasn’t sure how I would feel with the Sizzlefish frozen and coming straight to our door. Honestly, Sizzlefish tastes fresh and removes the hassle of actual grocery shopping as well. I have absolutely no complaints about the quality of seafood and would highly recommend it to anyone.
Here are some different meals we cooked:
I really like Sizzlefish. I love how the fish comes straight to your doorstep. They are already portioned out and they give you a variety of options. I had honestly never heard of sablefish until now but it was great to try something new!
I will also say that the Customer Service is second to none. Their twitter and instagram handle are both extremely friendly. I had the honor to meet some of their company at the RnR Expo and they are friendly in real life too. It is truly a great company with a great product. It was fun to do a Sizzlefish Review and I have had nothing but a positive experience. I would recommend them to anyone to anyone who likes fish and shellfish.
Questions for you:
Have you ever tried Sizzlefish?
Do you prefer making easy recipes or something fancy and unique?
Another diner only about 20 minutes from me is the Diamond Diner (Hainesport). Located in Hainesport, NJ, you can’t miss the giant diamond on top. It’s not located off the highway, and you have to take a famous NJ left hand turn to get there. Pan Handle turns aren’t my reasoning for not want to go back though.
Diamond Diner Atmosphere: B
The outside of the Diamond Diner is that of a regular NJ diner. It’s big, shiny, and metallic with a giant Diamond on top. It was more or less a typical diner you would expect.
It had a few various rooms and was pretty crowded. There is a full-length bar, as well as plenty of booths and tables at the Diamond Diner. When somewhere is crowded, it must be good, right?
Diamond Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Diamond Diner was good. I needed a few refills which were refilled to me. The coffee wasn’t especially good or bad. It was average, and I could probably brew some as well.
Diamond Diner Food: B
One thing I do like about this diner is they have an all you can eat salad bar with soup. This sounds great on paper, unfortunately even though we went during peak time (isn’t 6-7 peak dinner time?) it wasn’t very well taken care of. I couldn’t find a lot of lettuce or vegetables. The other container of the salad bar filled over half was the olives. I am giving the benefit of the doubt that we just came on a bad day for the salad bar.
I had flounder and vegetables. The flounder was topped with butter, and there were plenty of vegetables. Butter makes everything better, so I wouldn’t say it was a bad meal. It was the greasy spoon type of diner you hear about. The meal portions were also huge.
Diamond Diner Price: $$
For the amount of food, we had (theoretically unlimited salad and soup) for $15.
Diamond Diner (Hainesport) Overall rating: C
Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Diamond Diner (Hainesport):
I might go back at another time, but honestly, there are better diners close to me so I probably won’t unless someone wants to go there. For me to have had a better experience, I would have wanted a stocked salad bar and trying a different meal. The price was good for the amount of food.
Questions for you:
Do you usually order soup or salad?
What time do you eat dinner?
I thought 5:30-7:30, but apparently, some people eat dinner at 8 or 9. I guess I’m old. I usually eat dinner between 5:30-6:30.