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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Georges Place
Diners

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
Diners

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

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

Diners

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli)

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli)

A few weeks ago, writer Jen M. and I met up at Nudy’s Cafe in Paoli.  Jen was out that way and we both wanted (and needed) to get out for a hike. She suggested Nudy’s Cafe, which recently opened.  Nudy’s Cafe has several locations in the suburbs of Pa; including Ardmore, West Chester, Phoenixville, Exton, and many more. After spending more time than anticipated riding through Philadelphia Traffic (when is that not the case?), I made it.Nudys Cafe Paoli

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Atmosphere: A
The exterior of Nudy’s Cafe is clean, modern, and cute. It’s not a big, shiny, diner but a small modern building. The inside is bright and clean. There are several tables throughout the diner.  We sat in the back corner.  It wasn’t crowded but there is plenty of space, so you don’t feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Coffee: A

The coffee at Nudy’s cafe was great. The waitress kept both Jen and I’s coffee refilled at all times.  It was hot and fresh, locally brewed Lacas coffee. I couldn’t have asked for better coffee.

Nudys Cafe Paoli coffee

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Food: A

The Nudy’s Cafe menu has everything a stereotypical diner usually has, but it’s only open for breakfast and lunch. The promise at Nudy’s Cafe is to make you feel welcome, nourished and excited about coming back because of the freshly-made, great food.

On the menu, there are plenty of omelets, sandwiches, and salad options. On the back, there was a full page of specials. I contemplated the avocado toast (I’ve never had that before) but ultimately decided to order the Greek Wrap with a side mixed salad.

Nudys Cafe Paoli wrap

The Greek wrap was stuffed with chickpeas, feta cheese, greens, onions, and tomatoes. The side salad wasn’t anything unusual but tasted good too. In all, it was a good meal.

Nudy Cafe (Paoli) Service: A
Our waitress at Nudy’s Cafe as nice and our food came out extremely quickly.

Nudy’s Cafe (Paoli) Cost: $
For my wrap, side salad, and coffee it was $15.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come back to Nudy’s Cafe?
I liked Nudy’s Cafe and I would go back. There are a lot of different breakfast and lunch options. I appreciate the specials too.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Serice: A
Overall: A

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of wrap?
Do you prefer wraps or sandwiches? 

sides diner and grill long branch
Diners

Sides Grill and Diner (Long Branch)

Sides Grill and Diner (Long Branch)

Before exploring Sandy Hook, I decided to stop at Sides Grill and Diner.  Sides Grill and Diner is a relatively new diner down the shore, so I was looking forward to trying it.

Sides Grill and Diner Atmosphere: A
Sides Grill and Diner is located in Long Branch right near Red Bank. It’s located on the main road in a stand-alone building.

sides diner and grill long branch

The inside is a small modern-looking diner. It has a full-length bar, a few booths, and tables.

One thing I must include is that the bathrooms were one of the most well kept of any restaurant I’ve been too.

Sides Grill and Diner Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh. The waitress refilled it often, and I have no complaints.

sides diner and grill long branch

Sides Grill and Diner Food: A
Sides Grill and Diner menu has a lot more healthy options than many diners. There are kale salads, plenty of sandwiches, along with the standard breakfast and lunch options. Sides are only open until 4 pm, so there aren’t dinner options.

I decided to order the French onion soup. It came out quickly and had plenty of onions as well as a thick layer of cheese on top. It was delicious.

sides diner and grill long branch

I was craving a gyro, so I ordered a beef gyro. It came with French fries. The Gyro was good. It was nothing extraordinary, but it tasted good.  I will never learn my lesson that gyros are not easy to eat.

sides diner and grill long branch

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

Sides Grill and Diner Cost: $
For my soup, gyro, and coffee, the coffee was $18.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to Sides Grill and Diner?
I liked Sides Grill and Diner, and if I’m in the area, I’ll be back.

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

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Questions for you:
What’s your favorite soup?