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Quick Breakfast Poll: Mastoris or Americana

ReelMike84 Jun 1, 2009 11:51 AM

Which would you go to for a diner breakfast:
1. Mastoris
2. Americana
3. OTHER (Please name)

  1. JessKidden Jun 9, 2009 03:36 AM

    3. "Other" - Hightstown Diner, in town on Rt. 33. More of a "real" diner feel than the over the top "retro" Americana (beautiful place, but the de-emphasized, tiny counter kills the "authenticity"). Also, the food has become "average" (or worse) but the prices have remained higher than typical "diner".

    Mastoris is just too BIG and, when I've been there at least, too crowded. I don't think I've even been in all the "rooms"- I can't recall ever seeing the counter at all? No counter, no "diner". I've never been there for breakfast (which, I agree, is *the* diner meal) but I don't have much hope for it based on other meals I've had- i.e., "Well, the cheese bread was good.". Plus it's so much further a drive for me. <g>

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    1. re: JessKidden
      Heatherb Jun 9, 2009 06:44 AM

      There is a counter, in the original part of the building. It's lost in the maze though:D

    2. ReelMike84 Jun 8, 2009 05:19 PM

      I'm a bit confused.... there seems to be two Americana Diners. One is in East Windsor, the other is in Shrewsbury. I didn't realize there were two with the same name. Which one of the two is everyone referring to?

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      1. re: ReelMike84
        Bossa_Nova Jun 8, 2009 06:06 PM

        I was referring to the Americana in East Windsor. Never tried the other.

      2. shabbystorm Jun 8, 2009 03:54 AM

        Mastoris for cheese bread and a cup of tea, on a cold day before a flea market a Mastoris Spud is good!
        Americana for French toast, on a crazy day try the french toast rolled in Rice Krispies!!

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        1. re: shabbystorm
          shabbystorm Jun 8, 2009 05:28 PM

          Americana East Windsor NJ

        2. Bossa_Nova Jun 1, 2009 03:34 PM

          1. Iron Skillet
          2, Americana
          3. Mastoris

          7 Replies
          1. re: Bossa_Nova
            ReelMike84 Jun 1, 2009 04:25 PM

            What's this Iron Skillet that's gotten a couple recs all about? I'm unfamiliar...

            1. re: ReelMike84
              MishyPoo Jun 1, 2009 06:39 PM

              Tapas, excellent 3rd choice brought into the breakfast poll.
              I would have to agree Iron Skillet #1...but to get back to the original poll....
              Def the Americana over Mastoris any day!!!! for all meals and some really good Matzo Ball soup too!


              1. re: MishyPoo
                Tapas52 Jun 1, 2009 06:55 PM

                MishyPoo.....ok.... if it was just a choice of the two....Americana for sure.

                1. re: Tapas52
                  MishyPoo Jun 1, 2009 07:12 PM

                  well, there was that option for "other" and I couldnt think of a better "other" than the Iron Skillet. Im so glad you brought that into the poll, because I probably wouldnt have thought of it.


                  1. re: MishyPoo
                    mschow Jun 1, 2009 08:03 PM

                    OK, I have driven by the Iron Skillet a hundred times and have never been there, other than to go in and get a cup of coffee to go. Guess I have to give it a try one of these days.

                    1. re: mschow
                      MishyPoo Jun 2, 2009 09:59 AM

                      You should!!!!


                      1. re: MishyPoo
                        Nursemegg Jun 4, 2009 10:03 AM

                        no question.....Americana.

          2. Tapas52 Jun 1, 2009 01:44 PM

            Iron Skillet


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              Heatherb Jun 1, 2009 12:38 PM

              Based on my recent experience, I would say Americana, hands down. An interesting, innovative breakfast menu that goes well beyond the usual bacon and eggs. My father believes they have some of the best omelets he's ever had. And my crepes with tomatoes, spinach and feta were excellent. It was far healthier than anything I would have gotten at Mastori's. Oddly, I have reversed my views on Mastori's. I used to like them for breakfast and avoid them for dinner. Now it's the other way around...

              1. mschow Jun 1, 2009 12:11 PM

                Americana, any day.

                1. frackit Jun 1, 2009 12:08 PM

                  Americana, for sure. Mastoris is terribly mediocre, in my opinion. No idea why so many go here, other than location and maybe it's a tradition. Some poeple like some dishes, but in general people sure do not flock here for the food quality.

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