The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny) veggie wrap
Diners

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny)

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny)

Recently I was in the Hackensack, Kearny, and Jersey City area. Since it was around lunchtime, I decided to stop. I was hungry but not starving. The Truck Stop Diner is unique because, as the name indicates, it’s located at a real Truck Stop. When we arrived, there were dozens of trucks parked in the massive parking lot.

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny)

The Truck Stop Diner Atmosphere: B
The Truck Stop Diner has a stereotypical diner atmosphere. The outside is relatively boring and just has the name “The Truck Stop Diner.”

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny)

The inside of The Truck Stop Diner is everything you imagine in a diner. It’s all metallic with chrome seating. There are old schools, booths, tables, and a full-length bar. At the front of The Truck Stop Diner, they sell lottery tickets and candy-like an old school gas station.

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny)

The Truck Stop Diner Coffee: C
The coffee at The Truck Stop Diner was ok but not great. It was nothing to write home about.

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny) coffee

The Truck Stop Diner Food: C
The Truck Stop Diner menu has everything you picture in a diner and more. There are plenty of breakfast and dinner options. There is a smaller menu at the top of the diner, which at first I thought we were limited too, but then the waitress brought over a full menu. The Truck Stop Diner is known for their “great food”.

When I went to order something, the waitress laughed and said: “oh, we don’t serve that anymore. They try new things and they don’t usually work’. I laughed and tried to order something else which they didn’t sell anymore either. Finally, I just asked the waitress what they did sell and ended up with a vegetable wrap with sweet potato fries.

The wrap was better than I anticipated and the sweet potato fries were nice and crispy. In all it was good food, but I do wonder how many options on The Truck Stop Diner menu they have.

The Truck Stop Diner (Kearny) veggie wrap

The Truck Stop Diner Service: B
The waitress at The Truck Stop Diner was interesting. I’m sure she’s been working there for a long time. She was quirky but nice and our food came out quickly.

The Truck Stop Diner Cost: $

For my wrap and coffee, it was $12.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to The Truck Stop Diner?
The Truck Stop Diner was a decent stop. I probably wouldn’t be back because there are other, much better places in the general area. Is it a fun spot to check out? Yes. Was the food decent? Yes. Was it a 5-star restaurant? No.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: C
Food: C
Service: B
Cost: $6-12
Overall: C

You can see all 289 Diner Reviews Here.

Questions for you:

Have you ever ate at a truck stop restaurant?

What is your favorite wrap?

 

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The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)
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The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)

While in Hackensack, I drove by the “Coach House Diner.” I swear I’ve been to the Coach House Diner before, but after spending too much time looking into it, I realized I went to the Coach House Diner in North Bergen. Even when I was sitting inside, The Coach House Diner in Hackensack looked almost identical to the Coach House Diner in North Bergen.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)

Ironically, I went in to wait out the traffic, but while I was eating, there was an accident on Route 4, which caused about a 30-minute delay. I could have been home much faster if I hadn’t eaten at the Coach House. No regrets.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) Atmosphere: A
The Coach House Diner in Hackensack looks like an old coach house. Inside is mid-evil with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar. There is also a salad bar.

You won’t find a bright shiny diner, but I always appreciate a diner that stays with it’s theme.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) Coffee: A
The coffee tasted good. The waitress brought plenty of refills.  I guess I forgot to take a photo, which is unfornate because the coffee was great.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) Food: C
The Coach House Diner menu has everything you expect in a diner. There is an all-day breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I was surprised that there weren’t any specials at all.  I was between a salad with grilled chicken and the greek but decided for the greek.

I wasn’t too hungry, so I decided to order their greek salad with salmon. It’s a staple meal for when I’m not hungry but don’t want to wait (2 hours) to drive home. The salad itself was on the smaller side and there wasn’t a lot of lettuce. I was disappointed with it. The salmon was ok and I was happy it came with anchovies, but no bread like it stated on the menu.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) greek salad
Greek salad with salmon

In all, it was ok. It was edible, but by no means great.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) Service: A
The waitress at the Coach House Diner was friendly and the food came out fast. I couldn’t have asked for better staff.

The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) Cost: $$
For my coffee and salad, it was $22, which was pricy for what I got.

Overall Thoughts/Would I go back to The Coach House Diner (Hackensack)?
The Coach House Diner (Hackensack) was a decent stop. It wasn’t the best or the worst diner I’ve been too. I do appreciate the atmosphere of the Coach House, though.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: A
Food: C
Service: A
Cost: $15-20
Overall: B

You can see all 288 Diner Reviews here.

Questions for you:
Have you been in a Coach House?
What is your favorite type of salad?

Diners

Rehoboth Diner

Rehoboth Diner (Rehoboth Beach, De)

The Rehoboth Diner was a unique experience, to say the least.  When we arrived around 11 am, it was busy and most tables were taken.

Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De)

Rehoboth Diner Atmosphere: B
The Rehoboth Diner sticks out on the main road. It’s not a big, shiny, metallic diner, but the “24-7” can’t be missed. The inside of the Rehoboth Diner is average size. You walk in next to a bakery.  There are several booths, tables, and a bar. We were sat at a table between booths. It’s my least favorite seating, but there are minimal choices when it’s busy.

Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De)
Inside

Rehoboth Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Rehoboth Beach Diner was average. It wasn’t the best nor the worst, but it was decent coffee. I could have used more.

Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De)
Low-quality photo and I didn’t realize it until I left.


Rehoboth Diner Food: C

The Rehoboth Diner menu has most everything a regular diner has. Since we got to the Rehoboth Diner around 11 am, we were only given a breakfast menu. I’m sure I could have asked for a lunch menu but decided breakfast was fine.  I decided to order the steak and eggs.

Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De)
Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De) steak and eggs

When it came out, I was disappointed that my steak wasn’t that big (for a $16 breakfast meal). Interesting because the Rehobeth Beach Diner is known for its big portions and generous portions. The steak itself was cooked medium rare, but it was bland in flavor. I chose scrambled eggs and rye toast. Everything was good, but not great.  Next time I go, I’ll probably order something else.

Rehoboth Diner (Rehobeth Beach, De)

Rehoboth Diner Service: C
To preface, our waitress at the Rehoboth Beach Diner was great. She was friendly and working hard. The manager came by our table midmeal and asked us to move tables so another party could sit. It wasn’t a big deal, but weird.  As we were leaving, a man came storming in to talk about “how unhappy he was.”

Rehoboth Diner Price: $$
For my steak and eggs, plus coffee, it as $20. Which the meal wasn’t worth that.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Rehoboth Diner?
The Rehoboth Diner wasn’t the worst nor the best diner I’ve been too. I would be interested in trying something off the Rehoboth Diner lunch menu.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: C
Service: C
Price: $12-20
Overall Thoughts: C

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Questions for you:
Do you like steak and eggs?
Have you ever been moved midmeal?

 

Blairstown Diner wrap
Diners

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

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

 

Point Diner Somers Point
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The Point Diner (Somers Point)

The Point Diner (Somers Point, NJ)
Recently I was in Somers Point and wanted to go to a new diner. I’ve been to the Windjammer several times and decided to switch it up and go to the Point Diner.  This Point Diner isn’t to be confused with the Point Diner in Fairview or the Point 40 Diner in Monroeville.

When I got to the Point Diner on a Sunday for lunch, it wasn’t too crowded. That as surprising because usually, lunchtime on a Sunday morning is the most crowded time for diners.

Point Diner Somers Point

The Point Diner Atmosphere: B
The exterior of the Point Diner is a retro, shiny, and a stereotypical diner. The Point Diner looks like it’s been around for quite some time.

The interior of the Point Diner has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.  There appears to be a giant room in the back with the ability to host parties.

The Point Diner Coffee: A
The Point Diner coffee was brewed hot and fresh and the waitress refilled it often. I couldn’t have asked for better coffee.

Point Diner Somers Point coffee

The Point Diner Food: C
The Point Diner menu has everything you expect in a diner menu and nothing more. There aren’t many healthy options, but there are plenty of omelets, wraps, and dinner options.

Point Diner Somers Point salad

I was craving pork chops, so I decided to order those. The pork chops came with two sides and soup or salad.

I chose a salad and beets as my side. The salad was bland and I was thankful I didn’t order it as my entree. The beets were from a can but fine.

When the pork chops came out, I was excited because it was a large portion. Sadly, they were dry and not as good as I hoped.

Point Diner Somers Point Pork chops

The Point Diner Service: B
The waitress at the Point Diner was friendly, but the food took a while to come out. You would have thought the diner was jampacked full of people.

The Point Diner Cost: $
For my pork chops and coffee, the cost was $18.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to the Point Diner?
I didn’t dislike the Point Diner, but there are a lot of other options that I like better. The food was decent, but it was nothing unique or unusual. Somers Point and Ocean City are both nice spots if you are looking for a pleasant shore getaway and a diner along the way.

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

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Questions for you:
Do you like pork chops?
Have you thrown a party or gathering at a restaurant? What was it for?