Lately, I’ve been to a lot of North Jersey Diners. The Hampton Diner has been on my to do list for a while. However, it’s almost 2 hours from my house. I could drive there and back, but it would be a 4 hour day and between tolls, not my cheapest endeavor. So finally, when I was already in the area, I stopped by. Surprisingly, the Hampton Diner is not in “Hampton” but in Newton, NJ. To my knowledge, there is not actually a “Newton Diner.”
The Hampton Diner is a big, normal, building. While it’s decorated, it almost feels as though it’s missing a sign at the top. There is a street sign, but it needs an actual sign inside. The inside is large with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.
The service at the Hampton Diner was at the top. As mentioned, when I needed more coffee or beverage refills, I was asked by three different people. The food came out quickly too. It was in the top 10% of diner services I’ve had.
The Hampton Diner has plenty of options. The Hampton Diner has one of the bigger diner menus I’ve seen. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.
I’ve heard positive things about their pancakes, so I ordered banana pancakes. They weren’t terrible, but they weren’t life changing either. They were light and fluffy and had several bananas chunks mixed in. Plus they were each about the size of my hand.
For the pancakes and coffee, the cost was $11. Not a bad price.
Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I enjoyed the Hampton Diner. It wasn’t my favorite diner but not a bad stop either. When I’m back in town, I will go back. I will say, the service was excellent and it was worth the stop for that alone.
Nearby Diners I’ve been: I haven’t explored too many around Sussex but the closest is the Jefferson Diner (a top 5 of mine!)
Questions for you:
What is your favorite kind pancakes?