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Recently noted in the New York Times for synthesizing classic American diner ambience with a contemporary focus on local, fresh fare, Vincentown Diner presents a wide-ranging menu full of edible Americana. Jersey burgers such as Da Big Dipper, topped with frizzled onions, swiss cheese, and horseradish ($11.99), and the Tex-Mex, crowned with spicy jack cheese, chipotle sauce, guacamole, and more ($11.99), make for lastingly meaty meals or the perfect one-bite dinner for unhingeable sets of jaws. The Italian Stallion burger arrives covered in roasted red peppers and sautéed spinach ($11.99), just like its namesake, Rocky Balboa. Nonbunned classics such as shrimp scampi ($15.99) sate seafare-favoring eaters, and an extensive wine list features New Jersey–vinted vinos, such as a glass of 2009 vidal blanc ($5).

2357 Route 206
Southampton,
NJ
US

Striving to highlight the diversity of India’s regional cuisine, the cooks at Mehek Restaurant have mastered vegetarian, seafood, lamb, chicken, and rice dishes from across the subcontinent. The eatery’s name, which means “aroma,” serves as a playful tribute to the way each creation from the expansive menu sates several senses at once. Kebabs, vindaloos, masalas, and biryanis can all be ordered with various proteins, and glasses of mango lassi cool off spicy bites. Mehek also offers a buffet rich with options for vegetarians, meat-eaters, and those on strict naan diets.

164 Nassau St
Princeton,
NJ
US

Looking for a laid-back diner? The Dining Car and Market has all of your favorite eats and a casual ambiance. The menu doesn't include any low-fat items, so set aside some extra calories for your visit. Beer, wine, and more are also available from The Dining Car and Market's extensive drink list. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to The Dining Car and Market — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.

Take it nice and easy at The Dining Car and Market, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy The Dining Car and Market's cooking from the comfort of their own home. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of The Dining Car and Market to your next party or event.

A nearby garage is right around the corner, so drivers can avoid circling the block.

Menu items at The Dining Car and Market tend to be mid-priced, so expect to plop down about $30 per person to dine here. The menu at The Dining Car and Market includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal. Whether you're a party animal or an early riser, the restaurant will be open to serve you 24 hours a day.

8826 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

At any hour of the day or night, patrons can slide into Darling’s Diner’s modern, orange booths and order breakfast specialties or homestyle lunches and dinners—many with low-cal and vegan options. The cooks whip up favorites such as club sandwiches and three-egg omelets 24 hours a day as an homage to the classic diners that tirelessly fed humanity’s ancestors. On the more modern side of the spectrum, they man a full bar that’s open until 2 a.m., mixing vintage-themed cocktails and doling out beers. The indoor seating’s cozy glow of warm pendant lights is juxtaposed by the patio, where diners can nibble on cheesecake-stuffed french toast or grilled corned beef reubens—with slow-cooked kraut on Kaplan’s Rye bread—in open air. In addition to its diner dishes, the kitchen is known for its Philadelphia-style cheesecakes, which range from classic to berry cuvee with guava.

1033 North 2nd Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Sam's Morning Glory Diner marries the aura of a small '50s eatery with the relatively modern trend of sourcing food from local purveyors. Chefs troll the Italian Market and Reading Terminal for the fruits, meats, and cheeses that go into gargantuan frittatas and berry biscuits. The time-tested breakfast sandwich is revamped on fresh focaccia bread, and seitan, a tender wheat-based protein, sneaks its way into faux-chicken cheesesteaks without anyone being the wiser. Flowers overflow from outside windowsills, and stainless-steel mugs keep coffee warm alongside sandwiches packed with prosciutto, roasted peppers, and pesto, like an incompetent lawyer’s briefcase.

735 S 10th St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

More Than Just Ice Cream's chefs deliver on the promise of the eatery's name, as well as the sweet implication that there will, in fact, be ice cream. On the savory end of things, they craft appetizers and gourmet sandwiches, such as sirloin burgers topped with bacon or fried chicken and waffle sliders with Sriracha-spiked maple syrup. Even though these meals are satisfying on their own, regulars almost always save room for dessert?and for good reason. The menu's loaded with tempting treats such as bread pudding, seasonal fruit tarts, and belgian waffle sundaes that are so rich that some countries use them as currency.

1119 Locust Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US