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“Just like a NJ/NY diner”

Pappas Drive-In & Family
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Neshanic Station, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Just like a NJ/NY diner”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

This is a great find for northerners. For a very low price, you can have all your diner favorites. It has constant specials and all your typical sandwiches, burgers, entrees, appetizers, and sides. There are freshly baked desserts each day and specials written up on a white board. Service is diner-fantastic. You can even sit at the counter and pay up front. A great place for a quick, cheap, yummy meal.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Cranbury,NJ
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“True Drive in”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

How many great drive in's are left ? , well this one is great, & they have breakfast specials Too, Good food, fun place!!

Visited May 2012
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Thank NJ-sunshine3
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Cosby, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
550 reviews
446 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 355 helpful votes
“Fast, efficient, cheap and GOOD”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

This long established restaurant has been in New Smyrna Beach for over 42 years. It caters to a large cross section of demographics from the working man breakfast to burgers to senior citizens and beyond. They even have curb service.

We have been going to this "joint" for breakfast for over 25 years and never have been disappointed. My favorite is the Greek Omelet ($5.99) served with hash browns and toast. Other sides are available. The dish is a combination of three fresh eggs, chopped tomatoes and feta cheese. I order the dish "heavy on tomatoes and light on cheese" as I feel the feta can overpower the delicate eggs if not used conservatively. The wife goes for a standard 2 egg dish ($4.99) with her favorite side being the biscuit and sausage gravy. A breakfast meat is also included along with potatoes or grits.

Service is quick and efficient. Today Donna handled the front of the house for the 6AM shift by herself. Regular customers don't have to order from the menu. She sees you coming in the door. Greets you with "having the regular?", brings your coffee and has the meal out within seven minutes.

First timers are also allowed to dine, but it might take 9 minutes to get your meal out.

Make sure you give Pappas a try when you are in our beach town. It is located on US Hwy 1 and is easy to find. Lots of parking is available and you can stay in your car for lunch or dinner, but you might miss the fun.

  • Visited April 2012
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Daytona Beach, FL
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Not Fancy but Excellent Price/Meal”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

NO fancy decor, basic food, average wait staff----but cheap price. If you are looking to fill yourself up on basic good food at a cheap price this is for you. No fancy surroundings and no gormet food but good home cooking at extremely reasonable prices..

Visited April 2012
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New Smyrna Beach FL
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Poor Meal/Service”
Reviewed April 15, 2012

lunch/dinner - whole meal was poor quality. Gravy congealed/paste on plate, peas no flavor, pototoes for instant was worst I ever had. Poor experience. Breakfast looked better. Service poor.

  • Visited April 2012
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