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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Mustache Bill's Diner, Barnegat Light

No mustache required at this cash only, tiny diner on Barnegat Light. Mustache Bill's has been featured TV shows, such as Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and is also a James Beard winning restaurant. I know you are thinking the same thing I was, a diner won a James Beard? Shocking, but outstanding food comes in all styles and forms.

Now, I did not set out to Bill's because of all these things, I didn't even know all that before going there. My dining companion plotted out a day trip for us, doing what we love to do, drink wine! And this is where he planned for us to have breakfast to start our journey, so I got in the car and went. My companion is lucky I like him so much, what a long drive for breakfast (and without any coffee, grr!).

Bill's looks like a normal diner, booths, tables, counter. The place is fairly small, well at least the main dining room is, you can also be seated on the porch. We were greeted kindly by our waiter who then brought us coffee, directed us to the special menu on the wall and gave us time to look over the menu. The menu has your typical diner breakfast items, but also some unique combinations and choices. The specials board also has some great omelet creations and other yummies.

I had an omelet from the special board that had sausage, zucchini, and tomato. It was really delicious. The sausage was flavorful without being spicy and the veggies were nice and fresh. My dining companion had a sweet tooth that morning and went for the cinnamon raisin french toast. It was awesome, not some kind of super fancy, crazy big slices, just regular cinnamon raisin bread made into yummy french toast. By the smile on his face and the empty plate, I'd say my companion enjoyed every bite. 

There was a discrepancy with the bill, but our waiter was super cool and very apologetic about it. We probably wouldn't have noticed if the two of us hadn't commented earlier on how reasonable the prices were there, so the bill seemed kind of high for an omelet, french toast and two coffees. Well, because I ordered an omelet from the special but then asked them to omit cheese from it, he had trouble putting in the computer system the use and ended up charging for it twice instead of once. It is an understandable error and we didn't think it was a big deal, but we appreciated how apologetic the waiter was about it. We got our new, correct check and we were on our way, still happy and very full.

So, don't take Guy Fieri's word for it or mine for that matter, check Bill's out for yourself. Mustache optional, but I believe shirt and shoes are required.

Have fun!

Mustache Bills Diner
W 8th St at Broadway
Barnegat Light, NJ 08006

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