Royal Diner (Vineland)

Royal Diner (Vineland)

Lately, I’ve spent a bit of time in the Vineland area, and I’ve wanted to check out the Royal Diner. The Royal Diner used to be a Friendly’s which is apparent from the exterior. Royal diner vineland

Atmosphere: B
The Royal Diner exterior definitely looks like an old Friendlys. There are plenty of signs outside saying now open.  I’m not sure how long ago it was transformed. That being said, it’s a big building with plenty of parking.

The inside is one big room with plenty of booths, tables, and a salad bar.  You never feel like you’re sitting on top of anyone.

Coffee: A
The coffee was brewed hot and fresh, and the waitress brought plenty of refills. It was good.

Royal diner vineland

Food: B
The Royal Diner has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. There is nothing unique, but it has all of the usual diner options.  It is advertised they have plenty of flavors of ice cream too (Is that what Friendly’s is known for?)

I decided to order the beef gyro and the salad bar.

Royal diner vineland

The salad bar had plenty of options. It had everything a small salad bar typically has: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and several kinds of salad dressings. It also had beets, bread, coleslaw, soup, and three bean salad. I thought it could use a few more options, maybe spinach or another green.

The beef gyro was good. It has a little bit too much tzatziki for my liking but other than that good.

Royal diner vineland

In all my meal was good, nothing out of the ordinary but nothing bad.

Service: A
I have to say, the waitresses and hostess were one of the best of any diner I’ve been too. They were all kind, funny, the food came out quickly, and I had plenty of refills. I couldn’t ask for a better experience.

Cost: $
For my coffee, gyro, and salad bar it was $16.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I liked the Royal Diner and thought it was a good stop. I would definitely go back.

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

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Questions for you:
What’s your favorite salad bar item?
So do you like gyros?

Westway Diner (NYC)

Westway Diner (NYC)

The last diner I went too while in New York is the Westway Diner. I arrived around 11:30 on a weekday and it was fully packed. It was one of the few diners I had to wait for a table. It must be good right?

Westway diner NYC

Atmosphere: A
The Westway Diner sticks out on the main road.  It has a more authentic “diner feel” then many diners I’ve been too in NYC.

The inside is one large space with plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.

Coffee: B
The coffee was brewed hot. I asked for whipped cream a couple of times, but it never came. Unfortunately neither did a refill.  Other than that the coffee was good, I just wanted more.

Westway diner NYC

Food: B
The Westway Diner has plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. I had no idea what I was in the mood for.

Westway diner NYC

One of their specials, the butternut ravioli sounded interested. I’ve never had butternut squash ravioli, let alone at a diner. The sauce was a little watery. The ravioli was stuffed with the butternut squash. It was good.

Service: B
The waiter was friendly, and our food came out quickly, but we could have used more drink refills. Or any drink refills.

Cost: $
For my food and drink, it was $20.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Westway Diner, and it’s one of my more favorite diners so far in NYC. I would go back.

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Questions for you:
Do you like raviolis?
What is your favorite type of squash?

Country House Restaurant (West Deptford)

Country House Restaurant (West Deptford)

Recently I went to the Country House Diner in West Deptford. It’s one of the few in the South Jersey area I haven’t been too.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

Atmosphere: B
The outside is a cute little building resembling a house. It’s not a big shiny, metallic diner, but it resembles a country diner.

The inside has mostly booths, small bar, and a few tables. I arrived around 10 am, and it was clearly packed with regulars.

Coffee: A
The Country House Diner brews Lacas Coffee. It was brewed hot and fresh, and we received plenty of refills.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

Food: B
Since it was still early, I was given a breakfast menu. I decided to order the number 3. It was steak and eggs, grits or hashbrowns, and toast.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

I ordered my steak medium rare, over easy eggs, rye toast, and grits.

The steak was good. It wasn’t rubbery, which is often an issue. The eggs and toast tasted good.

Country House Restaurant West Deptford

The grits were kind of bland. They weren’t terrible, but they lacked flavor and probably came from a box.

In all, I liked my meal.

Service: A
The waitress was friendly, refilled my beverages, and the food came out quickly. It was great.

Cost: $
The number 3 was $15.95 which included coffee.

Overall Thoughts/Would I go back?
I liked the Country House, and it’s a cute stop right off 295. I would go back, I have no complaints.

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

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite breakfast?
How do you like your steak?

Times Square Diner and Grill (NYC)

Times Square Diner and Grill (NYC)

Recently I stopped at the Times Square Diner in NYC. Initially, I had anticipated it was in Times Square and would be busy, but it’s a couple of blocks over on 807 8th Avenue (Between W 48th & 49th St.).

Times square diner NYC

Atmosphere: B
The Times Square Diner has a small sign out front, but it doesn’t stand out on the street.

For a diner in NYC, the inside has plenty of space. You aren’t sitting on top of anyone.  There are several booths, a few tables, and a full-length bar.

Coffee: B
The coffee was good but nothing unusual or unique. I could have used more refills, but it was decent coffee.

Times square diner NYC

Food: B
The Times Square Diner has a lot more healthy options than a typical diner. There are many different salads as well as wraps, and sandwiches. They have the usual breakfast, lunch, and dinner options but if you are looking for a healthy option, they have that too.

I decided to order the Greek appetizer which came with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. The pita bread and tzatziki sauce were both excellent. I dare say the pita bread was some of the best I’ve had.

Times square diner NYC

Since the Times Square Diner had so many healthy options, I decided to order the beet salad. There were plenty of beets as well as goat cheese, but I could have definitely used more salad. The beets and the steak were good, but it needed more salad.

Times square diner NYC

I like salad greens, and the trend of salads without the greens (maybe it’s an East Coast thing?) is not my favorite.  In short, the salad was good, but I needed more.

Service: C
The server was friendly and the food came out quickly. After our meal, it took a long time for the check to come. We needed to go but waited entirely too long despite asking several times.  I think I waited longer for the check than the meal.

Cost: $$
For the coffee, appetizer, and salad it was $24.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back?
I liked my meal, and it was a good stop. I am disappointed in the service though.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: B
Service: C
Cost: $15-25
Overall: B

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Questions for you:
How do you prefer your steak?
Do you like beets?

The New Maple Hill Restaurant (Maple Shade)

The New Maple Hill Restaurant (Maple Shade)

Recently I went to the new Maple Hill Restaurant in Maple Shade, NJ. Until recently I didn’t even know the New Maple Hill Restaurant existed.

Atmosphere: B
When I arrived around dinner time, it wasn’t too busy. The outside is a cute, building with hanging lights. It reminds me of walking into a house versus a restaurant.

The inside has a small bar and a couple of rooms. It does echo, and you can hear every person’s conversation in the diner.

Coffee: B
The coffee was good and brewed hot and fresh. It wasn’t anything unusual, but it was good.

New Maple Hill Restaurant Maple Shade Coffee

Food: F
The New Maple Hill Restaurant has plenty of options from all day breakfast, sandwiches, and dinner options.  It looks like a typical diner with simple options, but there isn’t anything unique or special on the menu.

New Maple Hill Restaurant Maple Shade

I decided to order off their specials menu: Pumpkin Pancakes with whipped cream! When they came out, nothing about them was good. They didn’t look appetizing, and they were paper thin. It was shocking they were a special because I could have cooked better pancakes myself.  I found myself hungry afterward.

New Maple Hill Restaurant Maple Shade

Service: B
Our waitress was friendly and friendly but came around. We could have used more drink refills.  At least our food came out relatively quickly.

Cost: $
For the pumpkin pancakes and coffee, the cost was $10. It was not worth it in the slightest.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back?

I didn’t enjoy my food. If I go come back, I would definitely order something else.

Atmosphere: B
Coffee: B
Food: F
Service: B
Cost: $6-10
Overall: C

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Questions for you:
What is your favorite type of pancakes?
What is the most disappointing meal you’ve had recently?

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