Recently I went to the J&G Diner in South Bound Brook. To be honest, I’ve had to remember the exact letter combination every time I go to type out a post. Anyway, when I arrived for lunch, I was the only person in the diner. I met the owner of the website, NJ Isn’t Boring, and while we were dining more customers came in. Cyd and I have reviewed close to 20 diners if not more. I believe she is coming close to going to 200 diners!
Neither of us had been to the J&G diner, so it was the perfect stop.
The diner is located on the corner. It’s not a big metallic building but a regular building attached to several other restaurants. Inside, it’s clear the diner used to be an old Mexican or Spanish restaurant. The atmosphere and hand painted murals are a giveaway. Plus J&G Diner has several specials such as a burrito or flan.
The coffee was decent and warm. There wasn’t anything interesting or unique about it, and I could have used more refills.
J&G has all sorts of options from breakfast to lunch and dinner. Unique to the diner is a lot of different Mexican and Spanish options. As most people know at this point, I’ve been suffering from food poisoning.
If I wasn’t suffering from that, I probably would have ordered something new or unique. I decided to order their Mediterranian salad with salmon. When my food came out, I regretted the situation. The salad was boring, and the salmon tasted as if it was reheated. I had to request to extra dressings because there was barely any on there. The food wasn’t bad but probably not something I would order again.
The waitress was friendly, and the food came out quickly. I could have used more drink refills, but other than that, I have no complaints.
Cyd wanted to order dessert. I probably wouldn’t have, but when she ordered dessert, it sounded like a good idea. I decided to go with the bread pudding which came with ice cream.
I like bread pudding, however, after food poisoning, it’s something I need to be more mindful of especially with ice cream. The dessert was tasty, and it saved my overall opinion of the J&G diner. I appreciated how many raisins (yes I like them) were in the bread pudding. However, afterward, my stomach was not all that thrilled with me. Oh well, live and learn.
The J&G diner charges for everything including whipped cream in the coffee as well as extra dressings. While I do understand they are extra items, it seemed a bit ridiculous when the salad was very dry, to begin with. For the coffee, salad, dessert, and extras the cost was $22.
I liked the J&G Diner, and I would go back. The bread pudding was extremely good, and I would like to try some of their more unique items when I feel better.
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Questions for you:
What is your favorite Mexican dish?
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