Food & Spirits: Ocean Bay Diner (South Amboy, NJ)


Restaurant: Ocean Bay Diner

Date: June 22, 2016

Location: 1803 State Route 35, South Amboy, NJ

New Jersey is the diner capital of the world. This is both a good thing and bad. It takes a lot for a diner to actually stand out as being one of the best. New ones are opening up all the time with average food and bloated prices. Some of the older, vintage ones have seen better days but are still worth going to for their charm. For me, diners are graded on a different quality scale. I don’t think anyone is going to one for a fine dining experience and Zagat-worthy food. Most of us just want a decent sized portion of adequate fare and a price we can live with. Well, prices of everything are going up in the Garden State, including food. Some diners are now charging what you would expect from a fine-dining establishment, and cranking out some sub-par dreck. Enter the Ocean Bay Diner, conveniently located on Route 35 on the Cliffwood Beach/South Amboy border. Offering everything you could hope for, and open 24 hours, this may have just become my new late-night spot.

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