201: Chobani’s Diner and Restaurant (Pennsville)

201: Chobani’s Diner and Restaurant (Pennsville)

I know what you’re thinking, and the diner was not named after Chobani yogurt!  Just kidding.  While driving down to Charlottesville, VA last month I opted to go to Chobani’s Diner and Restaurant in Pennsville, NJ.  It’s about 10 minutes from the Delaware Memorial Bridge.  I hadn’t heard of Chobani’s until I made a stop at the Salem Oak Diner and saw it on my way.  All I thought was, YES another easy stop when going south (either to my hometown of Chesapeake, VA) or just south.

Atmosphere: B
Chobani’s is a well-maintained diner.  When you arrive, there are plenty of booths and tables.  They have plenty of desserts and do serve alcohol.  When I arrived, I was seated quickly.  There weren’t that many people in the restaurant.

Chobanis Diner Salem NJ

Coffee: B
The coffee was good, but there was nothing unique or unusual.  The waitress refilled it once.  I could have used more, but it was probably better since I was on the road.

Chobanis Diner Salem NJ

Food: A
I wasn’t sure what to expect for Chobani’s because there isn’t a lot of information online.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they had 5 options to choose from or 10,000.  Chobani’s has a massive menu, and you won’t find anything missing.  Chobani’s has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options.  There are specials too.  There about 15 different salads to choose from if you want a healthier route.

Chobanis Diner Salem NJ

I decided to order a cheesesteak which came with fries and soup.  The cheesesteak was massive and had plenty of meat.  The french fries were excellent.  They weren’t great but not bad either.  Even though it was 95 degrees out, my chicken noodle soup was good as well.

Chobanis Diner Salem NJ

In all the food was good, and I would order it again.

Service: B

The waitress was extremely nice but the food took a lot longer to come to out than anticipated.  Since there weren’t many people in the restaurant, I expected it be a little faster.  Other than that, the waitress was friendly.

Cost: $
For my coffee and meal, the cost was $12.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I was pleasantly surprised with Chobani’s and liked it a lot.  If you’re looking for a quick stop near the Delaware Memorial Bridge, Chobani’s is a good one.

Atmosphere: A
Coffee: B
Food: A
Service: B
Cost: $10-15

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Overall: A

Questions for you:
Have you been surprised by a restaurant?
Do you typically look up restaurants online?
I wanted to know more about the diner, beforehand but I couldn’t find anything online.

 

Swedesboro Diner

Last week, I went to the Swedesboro diner in Swedesboro, NJ.  The Swedesboro Diner made the top 40 diners in the state.  It’s one of the rare South Diners that did, so I knew I wanted to go at some point soon. In case you’re counting, this was diner number 94 in the Garden State. Number 100 is looming.

I arrived around 5 pm on a Saturday, and it was crowded.  Crowded diners are a good thing, though.

Atmosphere: B
It’s not classic metallic diner style, but it is clean.  The outside is just an ordinary building next to a few car dealerships.

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The inside is clean.  There are plenty of booths, a bar and a small case with dessert in it.  It’s a nice clean restaurant but not a typical diner.

Service: A
The waitress was friendly and attentive.  Despite the Swedesboro diner being busy, she refilled water and coffee quickly and came to check on us often.  The food came out and fast, and we were in and out within 45 minutes.  I couldn’t have asked for anything more.

Coffee: B
The coffee was good, but the mug was small.  It was filled more with whipped cream than coffee.  That made the coffee extra creamy.  I got my fair share of whipped cream.  I rated it a B because I would have preferred a larger cup, not a 6-ounce cup.

swedesboro diner coffee

Food: A
The menu is large but not as overwhelming as some diners.  They have plenty of options from breakfast to lunch and dinner.  It looks like they specialize in a lot of different seafood too.  Unlike many diners they only had 5-6 specials that were listed at the front of the restaurant.  Honestly, I had no idea what the specials were because I didn’t feel like walking back up to the front of the restaurant.

I ordered the Philly Cheese Steak.  It came on a well toasted roll and with French fries and soup.  I chose the chicken and barley.  The soup came out quickly and was warm but not burn your tongue hot.

Swedesboro diner soup

The cheesesteak bun was toasted and crunchy.  There was a lot of steak inside too. While it wasn’t a downtown Philadelphia cheesesteak, it was good and I have no complaints.  The meal came with steak fries which are my favorite type of french fry.

Swedesboro diner cheese steak

Cost: $
For the cheesesteak and coffee, the cost was $10.  That is one of the cheaper meals I’ve had and I left full and happy.

Summary/Overall Thoughts:
I enjoyed the Swedesboro Diner.  I was pleasantly surprised because the outside blends into the surrounding area.  I will definitely go back.

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

Questions for you:
Do you like Philly cheese steaks?
How much coffee do you drink?

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