A couple of weeks ago, the owner of the website, New Jersey Isn’t Boring, and I went to the Huck Finn Diner in Union. I thought I had been already but turns out I was thinking of the Tom Sawyer Diner or Mark Twain Diner. As you can see, there are a lot of literary diners around Union.
Long time readers know, but Cyd and I try and hang out at least once a month. She reviews diners as well as everything else in New Jersey so she is the pro…If you ever find yourself in New Jersey check out her website and you won’t have any trouble finding something to do.
We arrived on a dreary weekday, and the diner wasn’t terribly crowded. While I’ve wanted to go out to various diners as well as seeing friends, I also want to eat healthy during my lead up to the Atlantic City Half Marathon. Even though I didn’t run well, at least I ate healthy…I guess.
There isn’t anything too unique or unusual about the Huck Finn Diner. It’s clean, and there is both a salad bar as well as full bar. It would be interesting if they added a Huck Finn painting or centered more of the atmosphere around the book. The building itself was clean, open and had plenty of seating so I can’t complain about that.
The waitress was kind and refilled our beverages, but it did take awhile. We waited a few times for drink refills. The food itself took about 15 minutes to come out which wasn’t bad.
The menu at the Huck Finn Diner is huge, and they have everything you want or need in a diner. Plus they have plenty of specials as well.
I was hungry, so I decided to order the split pea soup. It came with a bowl of croutons to add to my soup at my leisure.
For my entree, I ordered the Huck Finn salad which came with arugula, blue cheese, apples and walnuts topped with balsamic dressing. They used red delicious apples which are my favorite apple. Like any salad, I prefer to add protein so I also added salmon. My salad itself was great, and I have no complaints. The salmon portion was one of the biggest of any diners I’ve been too. The salmon and salad were both extremely fresh.
For my soup, salad, salmon and coffee the cost was $21. It was on the pricier side but worth it.
Overall thoughts/Would I come back?
I enjoyed the Huck Finn Diner and would definitely come back. It’s one of my favorites in the area.
Questions for you:
What is your favorite salad base?
Do you prefer salad bars or ordering a salad?