Growing up in New Jersey, diners were the go-to hangout place when I was growing up. There were 4 diners in my hometown alone! I recently stopped by Jerry’s Cafe – a traditional diner in NYC. The menu and decor did stir some nostalgia, but how did the food fare?
The first thing I encountered was the zebra-print menu. Me likey:
I went with the old diner standard – a cheeseburger and fries (first photo). The fries were delightedly shoestring – yay! And crispy and served piping hot. I put those away pronto. The burger was okay-ish – nothing to write home about (or blog about), but good enough.
While I don’t think I’ll return to Jerry’s, if you find yourself with a hankerin’ for some old-school diner ambiance, it is a perfectly good option with passable food.
A typical diner.
90 Chambers St. (btw Church/Broadway)
Did you grow up in a diner town? What’s your favorite diner food?