YDKJ Diner Challenge! Americana Diner, East Windsor

by Alice Magdziak • April 17, 2016 • Dinerland, Food, MercerComments (0)2380

The Americana Diner in East Windsor is the place you go when you want elevated diner food.  They’ve got all the classic diner favorites but each dish is a little special and the menu has some surprises, too.


Because most diners have basically the same menu, we have a list of items that we try everywhere. The dishes we try for every diner review are as follows:

Pork Roll, Egg and Cheese Sandwich – The bread was really chewy and a nice twist on the usual hard roll. The eggs were cooked perfectly and were surprisingly light. The sandwich also came with a fruit cup which was a really nice addition to my breakfast and a nice option when you’re trying to cut down on your home fries intake.


Omelet – We had the Irish Omelet here. It was chock full of corned beef and potatoes. The eggs were light and airy. It was practically an Irish Souffle.  Wonderful!


Pancakes – These were the classic big diner pancakes.  You can’t mess with a good thing and a great diner doesn’t need to put a twist on every single dish. 


Burger – This was the Kimchi Burger which came with house fermented kimchi, aged Vermont Cheddar, chipotle mayo, fried egg.  Yes, it was as delicious as this picture looked.  The picture below shows the inside of the sandwich so you can see the kimchi and chipotle mayo.  The meat was cooked perfectly and the bun was big enough to keep all the juicy toppings in line. Ed ordered this and I was jealous.


Chicken Fingers – well, they didn’t have chicken fingers on the menu so we substituted Parmesan Polenta Sticks. The parmesan was very prominent inside the sticks and on the outside as you can see.  It was too cheesy for Ed and frankly after both sticks I had had enough potent cheese.  Had the cheese been backed off a bit, they would have been great.  The stick was nicely fried and crispy and the polenta was creamy inside.


Because the menu was so interesting for a diner, we tried some other items, too.

Here’s the Fried Cod Sandwich. It was another classic diner dish and we were curious to see what Americana did with it.  The fish was stacked high on the toasted rye and the tartar sauce tasted and looked homemade with lots of pickles and herbs.


The Grilled Chicken on a Whole Wheat Wrap. Lots of chicken breast and some sauted spinach and some Italian dressing made a really nice healthy wrap.  It was too juicy, though, and dripped all over.  It actually had an embarrassment of chicken and it was enough to make two wraps.  We took it home and did just that.


Bread is served at every table before lunch and dinner and it was fresh-baked and delicious.


We also tried the Minestrone Soup which was hearty and came in a huge serving!


They even have a full bar and we loved our brunch Lavender Martini.


We really enjoyed our visits to the Americana Diner in East Windsor.  We could have classic diner dishes or branch out and have steak, pork chops and other higher-end dishes. It was a little pricier that a regular diner but we felt we got our money’s worth.

Check out all the pictures from our visits to the Americana Diner:

Americana Diner

359 Route 139, East Windsor


Open Sunday – Thursday: 7am – 11pm

Friday and Saturday: 7am – 12am

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