Pick a diner in NJ - what's your best? [Moved from The Best board]
I'll be passing thru NJ in late May, and want to get at least one meal at a classic Jersey Diner. Doesn't have to be slap next to I-95 - I'll drive a bit. Help out a Jacksonville hound.
Please sent me your picks.
Mastoris Diner, on Route 130 in Bordentown, is really great. It might not be classic in outward appearance since it has grown to a massive size, but at its heart it is a classic NJ diner, albeit one that serves arrugala salads with balsamic vinaigrette! There is a counter section, and the usual diner menu choices are available, but there is also a wealth of more upscale offererings that are usually well prepared. The place is huge, with several rooms--each with a different decor.
(Please note that some who recommend it will undoubtedly refer to it as "Mastori's", but since the family's name is Greek, and not Italian, the name is Mastoris--without an apostrophe.)