I happened upon the Hightstown Diner en route from New York City to Philadelphia. Hunger hit and the Hightstown exit of the New Jersey Turnpike seemed as good as any place to get off and look for a place to eat.
I’m glad we did.
After we were seated in this expanded original New Jersey diner I asked the waitress if there was something they were famous for. She said immediately “the corned beef hash.” Being a hash hound myself, always looking for a well done corned beef hash, I ordered it along with two eggs, sausage and toast.
The corned beef hash was out of this world. Fresh roasted corned beef ground down along with potatoes, onions and some peppers and spices. It was firm, not soggy and the vegetables were fresh. It was spiced just right (not spicy but flavorful). The hash alone is worth the trip.
Eggs, a greek gyro platter and soup were all very good and affordable.
Next time you’re looking for a pit stop and you love corned beef hash try the Hightstown Diner.
151 Mercer Street
US Highway 33