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Golden Dawn Diner (Hamilton)

Golden Dawn Diner (Hamilton)

Golden Dawn Diner (Hamilton, NJ)

Recently, someone made me aware of a new diner closeby I hadn’t been too. When chatting with someone, they suggested the Golden Dawn Diner. I thought they meant the Golden Dawn Diner in Burlington, but there is also a Golden Dawn Diner in Hamilton. How many diners have the same name? The answer is: a lot.  Technically, it’s the Golden Dawn Diner III, but on the website, it says: Golden Dawn Diner.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ

Anyway, since it is closeby, I made the trek up after work for dinner. When I arrived at the Golden Dawn Diner around 6 pm on a Saturday, it was crowded. By 7 pm, there was a wait. Clearly, the Golden Dawn Diner is a popular spot.

Golden Dawn Diner Atmosphere: A
The Golden Dawn Diner is an old school building. It’s not a big, shiny, metallic diner, but it is older looking. The inside has plenty of booths, a full-length bar, and a dessert case too. I liked the interesting window design that separated many of the booths.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ

Golden Dawn Diner Coffee: B
The coffee at the Golden Dawn Diner in Hamilton was good, but nothing to write home about.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ

Golden Dawn Diner Food: B
Of the restaurants in Hamilton, NJ, the menu at Golden Dawn Diner has everything you want or need in a diner. There are plenty of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and a full page of specials.  They brought out a bread basket which came with regular dinner rolls as well as cornbread. The cornbread was delicious.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ corn bread

I wasn’t sure what I was in the mood for, so I decided to order the Guacamole Bacon Burger. I haven’t seen that option before at a diner. The Guacamole Bacon Burger came with a lot of Guacamole. While it wasn’t fancy or unique, it was a lot. The burger itself was excellent, and the french fries were usual streak fries at a diner.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ guacamole burger

The meal itself was delicious.

Golden Dawn Diner Hamilton NJ guacamole

Golden Dawn Diner Service: A
The waitress was friendly, and my food came out quickly. I couldn’t have asked for a better waitress at the Golden Dawn Diner.

Golden Dawn Diner Cost: $
For my Guacomaole Bacon Burger and coffee, the cost was $12.

Overall Thoughts/Would I Come Back to the Golden Dawn Diner?
I liked the Golden Dawn Diner (Hamilton). If I’m in the area again, which is likely since it’s closeby,  I will be back.

Atmosphere: B

Coffee: B

Food: B

Service: A

Cost: $8-12

Overall: B

You can see all 258 Diner Reviews here.

Questions for you:

Have you ever had a Guacamole Burger?

What is your favorite type of burger? 

 

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The Broad Street Diner (Hamilton)

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton)

Recently I went to the Broad Street Diner in Hamilton.  It’s only about 30 minutes from my house. However, it’s taken me about three years to get there.

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Atmosphere: A

The inside is a lot bigger than anticipated.  It’s one of the biggest diners I’ve been too.  The outside is a very tall building.  It’s a big, shiny, metallic diner, but it’s a clean diner.  The inside has plenty of seating with a full-length bar, with plenty of tables and booths.  It’s one of the most spacious diners I’ve been too.

Broad Street Diner hamilton

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Coffee: B
The coffee at the Broad Street Diner was brewed hot and the waitress brought over a container with whipped cream.  There wasn’t anything too special or exciting about it, but it was good.

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Food: B
The Broad Street Diner menu has pretty much anything you could ask for in a diner.  The Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) has breakfast, lunch, dinner including seafood, steak, pasta, really whatever you want.

I haven’t had pasta in a while, so I decided to order pasta with meatball.  I don’t think I’ve ever ordered that a diner.

The meal at the Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) was good but was bland.  It could have used some seasoning (anything!) or maybe more sauce.  It looked and tasted as if they poured a half a can of sauce on top of pasta and cooked giant meatballs on top.  The meatballs were good.  In all, it was a decent meal, but I would probably order something else next time.

Broad Street Diner hamilton

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Service: B
Our waitress at the Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) was very friendly, but at some points, she was extremely quiet and it was hard to hear what she was saying.  I felt like I was always asking, what?

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Dessert: B
I had been back and forth with dessert and ultimately decided to order the chocolate fudge cake with ice cream.  One thing unique about the Broad Street Diner is they have several flavors of ice cream instead of just chocolate or vanilla.  I decided to go with cookie dough ice cream, which was a good choice.

The cake itself was excellent.  It was rich and tasted homemade.  The ice cream was suffering from freezer burn.  It needed to dethaw for a few minutes.

Broad Street Diner hamilton

Broad Street Diner (Hamilton) Cost: $
For my coffee, meal, ice cream, and cake the cost was $20 which was a good deal.

Overall Thoughts/Would I come back to the Broad Street Diner (Hamilton)?
I liked the Broad Street diner (Hamilton) and it was a good choice.  Next time I’ll get a different meal, but in all, I liked it.  Having several different ice cream flavors to choose from makes it unique!

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

You can see all 161 NJ Diners I’ve been too here.

Questions for you:
Where is the best pasta you’ve had?
What is your favorite type of cake?

WhiteHorse Diner (Hamilton)

WhiteHorse Diner (Hamilton)

Whitehorse Diner (Hamilton)

Unfortunately, the Whitehorse Diner is now closed.


Recently I met up with personal friend Christine at the Whitehorse Diner in Hamilton, NJ.  Not to be confused with the Black Horse Diner in Camden County or other White Horse Diners across the country. Until a week ago, I hadn’t heard of the Whitehorse Diner, but with over 500 diners in the garden state, you’re bound to find one (or 100) you haven’t heard of.

We arrived on a Friday for lunch, and it wasn’t crowded at all.  In fact, for most of our meal, we were the only ones.

Whitehorse Diner Atmosphere: A
The atmosphere of the Whitehorse diner is what you picture for a diner.  The outside is big, metallic, and shiny while the inside has plenty of booths, tables, and a full-length bar.

Coffee: A
The coffee at the Whitehorse Diner was brewed hot each time, and I had no issues with it.  It was one of the better coffees I’ve had lately.

White Horse Diner Trenton

Service: A
Since we were the only ones in the Whitehorse diner, the attention was all on us.  I’ve seen this go both ways in restaurants.  The waiter or waitress is either overbearing or doesn’t show up much at all.  For us, it was perfect, and the waitress gave us plenty of attention, refilled our beverages but didn’t hover.

Food: A
The Whitehorse Diner menu is everything you could want in a diner plus several additional healthy choices.  They have breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials.  I opted for something more healthy.  Both Christine and I ordered the same thing!  Twinners are winners right?

We ordered a Greek salad with arugula and salmon.  When it came out, I couldn’t ask for a better salad.  It was a huge portion of salmon, and everything was fresh.

White Horse Diner Trenton

Cost: $
For my salad with salmon and coffee, the cost was $16.  I can’t complain at all because the food was fresh.

Overall Thoughts/Summary of the Whitehorse Diner (Hamilton):
I liked the Whitehorse Diner and have no complaints.  They have a great menu with a lot of options.  I wish they advertised more for the Whitehorse Diner because they are hidden.

Atmosphere: A
Service: A
Coffee: A
Food: A
Cost: $9-15
Overall: A

You can see all of the diner reviews here.

Questions for you:
What is your favorite salad?
What is the last hidden restaurant you’ve found?

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