Friday, August 12, 2016

Saddle Brook Diner - Saddle Brook, NJ


Saddle Brook Diner
30 Market Street
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663
(201) 843-5929
Status: APPROVED

This is a good tucked away diner with good food and a good staff. The exterior is clean looking and the inside just the same with murals of things relating to the 1950's and 60's. Pumped through the speakers is usually one of the Sirius oldies channels to tap your feet to while enjoying your meal. The food is good quality and you can expect an on duty manager floating around to even check up on the status of your meal. I like to order my steaks EXTRA WELL done and I received it one time partially pink in the middle. I told the waiter to take it back to cook a little longer and the manager even came over to apologize for it not being done enough. When it came back my steak was dead and all was good, its appreciated when the boss steps in and takes care of a matter. Despite one minor err I would still recommend this establishment to any hungry traveler.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Plaza 46 Diner, South Hackensack, NJ


Plaza 46 Diner
380 Highway 46
South Hackensack, NJ 07606
(201) 440-3704
Status: BLACKLISTED!!!

To start off with this place...Its a DUMP!! The last time I was in there, they had renovated HALF of the dining room, ran out of money and just reopened the joint. The carpet is always FILTHY and the waiting staff?? Horrible!! One time I was there, two of the waitresses almost duked it out right in the diner. Then there is one thats called "Steer".  Run into her and you will know why she's got that nickname!! The food?? Horrible!! The last thing I had there was a cheeseburger deluxe that wasn't very good. Cheap meat, cheap cheese and cheap buns.The fries sucked. I wouldn't even try getting a real meal here. As another reviewer put it, "It is comparable to a truck stop with the mentality to go with it." If you are into dumpy greasy spoon type restaurants with horrible food, this is the place for you. If you like good food, don't eat here!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Master Pizza aka State Police Bogota, NJ


Master Pizza 
55 River Road #1
Bogota, NJ 07603
(201) 343-9025
http://www.masterpizzabogota.com
Status: APPROVED

Another good place for a few slices of pizza, a sandwich or some pasta. The owner and his family are very friendly and the service is top notch. My favorites are a veal parm sub, a veal parm dinner, and meat ravioli. The pizza is good, the sauce is very tasty. The only negative, the bread is kind of bland. It has no taste of its own. It HAS to have something on it like butter or sauce. Other than that, this place gets my fork up and a belch.

Marysville Diner Marysvile, Pa


Marysville Diner
510 S State Rd (US Rt 11)
Marysville, PA 17053
Status: APPROVED

This is another favorite stop on road trips out to central PA. Usually for dinner. The food and service have always been good. I like the burgers, although they use white American cheese, I prefer yellow. Thats not a deal breaker though as the burgers are tasty. The steak is good too. I like their fries and potatoes. The salads are usually pretty good. They ARE limited on their choice of vegetables. They do a vegetable of the day instead of offering everything every day. Their selections can be a bit weird, well for me anyway but at least they will give you apple sauce if you request it. The deserts are good too. If you're in the area, this is the diner to go to. 

Biagio's Pizza Radburn/Fair Lawn, NJ....DO NOT EAT HERE!!!

Biagio's Pizza N Pasta
23-14 Fair Lawn Ave
Radburn/Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 791-5777
Status: PERMANENTLY BLACKLISTED!!

This one falls under the category of what the F*CK were we thinking?? Here's what happened... My tag team partner was worried about getting home to take rest for work so he needed to find a place quickly to eat and then run home. After hemming and hawing for awhile, looking to find something decent in the immediate area, we decided this was our best bet. Boy were we WRONG!! We both ordered slices of pizza and an order of garlic knots. Our usual quickie Italian meal. First off, this place wasn't really an "eat in" kind of place, they had a few tables but there were no napkin dispensers and when we got our food, they were in pizza boxes, no plates, like we were supposed to take this stuff home. The pizza was HORRIBLE!! The absolute worst pizza I have EVER tasted and thats pretty bad. I swear they used Ragu for pizza sauce. BOTH of us had a metallic taste in our mouths for hours after eating this stuff. The knots were horrible too. They were soaked with oil and they tasted pretty bad too. I began to feel kinda sick a few hours after eating. We both did not finish our food and threw it away. If the owners didn't like us putting our pizza boxes in his garbage can, too bad. We aint never going back there anyway. I later checked their yelp rating and I cannot for the life of me understand how they got 3&1/2 stars. They got four stars from seamless.com and three stars from Google reviews. Do these people not have taste buds?? Are the employees, friends and owners manipulating the reviews?? There were a lot of people ordering from this place and in my opinion, the people eating from this dump do NOT know good Italian food or they are just simply too lazy to find a decent Italian restaurant. This place is permanently blacklisted!! There will be no re-evaluating this establishment!!

O.I.P. Original Italian Pizza Huntingdon, PA


O.I.P Original Italian Pizza
9599 William Penn Highway (Route 22)
Huntingdon, Pa 16652
(814) 643-5520
Status: APPROVED

This is a place my tag team partner, my father and I like to hit on our extreme trips out to central PA. This place has good pizza and great sandwiches!! The bread is the best I have ever tasted!! I think they use their pizza dough to make the bread. The food is always good. The portions are generous. Try the veal parm sub!! I highly recommend it!! I would like to get back to this place again soon, 

The Pompton Queen Diner- Pompton Plains, NJ


Pompton Queen Diner
710 State Route 23 North
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
(973) 835-2086
http://pomptonqueendiner.com
Status: APPROVED

Excellent is the word for this diner. Its was NJ.com's Readers Choice for 2015.
http://www.nj.com/jerseysbest/2015/12/see_which_diner_won_readers_choice_award_in_njs_be.html
I have never had a bad meal here. Whether its breakfast, burgers, chicken, turkey and even steak dinners, the food is always top notch. The sides are good too. I like the fries, mashed potatoes and baked potatoes. There is an excellent choice of drinks whether its soda, beer, wine and even mixed drinks. This place is ALWAYS busy, even at 2am in the morning!! The service is always excellent. You may have to wait for a table around dinner time, my guess anywhere from 5pm to 8 or 9pm. Its never that long a wait though, maybe 10-15 minutes. BTW, if you like chocolate, try the chocolate fudge cake!! Its SINFULLY RICH!! DECADENT!! YUMMY!!! The lemon meringue and apple pies are delicious too!! If your in the area, stop by with an empty stomach, YOU WILL BE SATISFIED!!!