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Mitchell25418

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  • Location: Bronx, NY
Mastoris Thu, 12/18/08 2:44 PM (permalink)
WOW - Looking at the breakfast searved at Mastoris makes me want to drive all the way down from NYC. I'm now craving scrapple & taylor pork roll - It's my night to make dinner - should be interesting for the wife. Funny how veiwing this side during the day, affects the dinner menu!
 
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    buffetbuster

    Re:Mastoris Thu, 12/18/08 3:05 PM (permalink)
    Mitchell25418-
    I've been fortunate enough to have breakfsat at Mastoris twice now and it would be well worth your drive.  This is one of the best breakfast place I have ever been to.

    First time, it was an omelet and the second time was the Taylor Pork Roll. 
     
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      harriet1954

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      • Location: Edgewater Park, NJ
      Re:Mastoris Wed, 12/24/08 5:11 PM (permalink)
      You know, now that I think about it, I don't believe I've ever eaten a breakfast there. I'd say I live about 45 minutes away. I've eaten dinners there for many years, but hmmm. And my boyfriend lives quite close. Truthfully, we'd have to have a reason to be heading up that way. But since we usually have a diner breakfast on Sundays, it's a strong thought for 2009. And yes, I'll take pictures!
       
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        FriedClamFanatic

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        • Joined: 7/14/2008
        • Location: west chester, PA
        Re:Mastoris Thu, 12/25/08 7:06 AM (permalink)
        WOW!  A new place to try!  I can't tell you how many cups of coffee and bagels/bacon/homefries I've had at the Pietro diner  at exit 7because it was convenient switching between NJTPke and 295.  Thanks for the post!
         
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          sk bob

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          Re:Mastoris Sun, 12/28/08 7:10 PM (permalink)
          last time I was there was in the mid 80's. good food ,,BIG portions , & the doggy bag trays stacked up to the ceiling. is it still that way?
           
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            EatingTheRoad

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            • Location: Santa Fe, NM
            Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 8:13 AM (permalink)
            Bruce Bilmes and Sue Boyle (RotD 12/12)....wow, do you eat anywhere else?!

            That place looks amazing!
            http://www.roadfood.com/R.../Reviews/1651/mastoris

            That bread basket alone would knock me out...I want some of the cheese bread right now! ...and that pork roll and egg sandwich...send me to Heaven.
            <message edited by EatingTheRoad on Sat, 12/12/09 8:15 AM>
             
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              DPuro329

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              • Location: Londonderry, NH
              Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 8:33 AM (permalink)
              I've lived in NJ my entire life sans 4 years in NH for college and have eaten in countless diners all throughout the state. I don't get the hype behind Mastori's. I've eaten there twice and have been unimpressed both times. My wife is the unofficial pancake queen of NJ and disliked her pancakes the first time we went and her breakfast item (I forget what she ordered) the 2nd time. I got non breakfast foods both times but was still unimpressed especially after hearing all the positive reviews on here and elsewhere. I don't like the fact thats it's so large, it's basically a diner factory. Just my $.02

              Dave
               
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                EatingTheRoad

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                Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 8:55 AM (permalink)
                DPuro329 have you had a pork roll sandwich? What did you get? What's your take on the bread rolls? Where are your (or your wife's) favorite pancake stops in NJ?
                 
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                  Shara

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                  • Joined: 8/25/2003
                  • Location: Asheville, NC
                  Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 1:54 PM (permalink)
                  I grew up in Trenton and have eaten at Mastoris many times, including holiday dinners. One place where I worked even had Mastoris cater its company picnic every summer because everyone loves the cheese and cinnamon breads there so much. Strange picnic food, but we had all the standard fare, too. Mastoris invites big loyalty from locals which should tell you something about how good it is. I've always thought their success lies in their doing so many different things so well. You pretty much can't go wrong there. Yes it's diner food, but it's really good, portions are more than plentiful and prices are very reasonable. I'm a thousand miles away from it now but boy would I love a big Mastoris breakfast, starting with coffee and those wonderful breads!

                  Oh and their desserts are to die for. Often that towering stuff in the diner dessert case looks way better than it proves to be when you order it. But Mastoris' stuff is really yummy. No I am not related to the Mastoris family! Just know its a great roadfood place.
                   
                  #9
                    MiamiDon

                    Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 7:37 PM (permalink)
                    This is what I imagined a New Jersey Pork Roll Breakfast Sandwich to be:



                    This is what I got:


                     
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                      Shara

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                      Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/12/09 8:57 PM (permalink)
                      Hey Don most place I've ever had pork roll and cheese serve it on a crusty kaiser roll just like that photo (a few places serve it on a bagel). If you got that at Mastoris you'd have a big side of home fries, too, and the breads I mentioned. Everyone who goes there gets individual loafs, one each of cheese and cinnamon.
                      <message edited by Shara on Sat, 12/12/09 8:58 PM>
                       
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                        joerogo

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                        Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/19/09 3:06 PM (permalink)
                        I have only tried The Mastoris Diner once, for lunch.  My best description would be, very large portions of mediocre to sub-par food in a very friendly atmosphere.

                        The cheese roll is very good, but the cinnamon roll was dry and tasteless.

                        The house specialty snapper soup(turtle, not fish) was a disappointment.  No meat at all, just a spicy broth.  

                        Corned beef and cabbage was hughe, but the corned beef was dry and tough, and the cabbage was brown from being overcooked.  The roast pork and rabe hoagie was just terrible.  Slices of pork loin that was re-cooked on the griddle was extremely dry and tough.  The rabe was overcooked and bitter.

                        I will probably try breakfast if I'm in the neighborhood, but I wouldn't make a special trip.

                         
                         
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                          MiamiDon

                          Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/19/09 5:25 PM (permalink)
                          Shara


                          Hey Don most place I've ever had pork roll and cheese serve it on a crusty kaiser roll just like that photo (a few places serve it on a bagel). If you got that at Mastoris you'd have a big side of home fries, too, and the breads I mentioned. Everyone who goes there gets individual loafs, one each of cheese and cinnamon.


                          Oh, it was ok, but I would have been very pleased to get something like in the photo from Mastori's.
                           
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                            saps

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                            • Location: wheaton, IL
                            Re:Mastoris Sat, 12/19/09 8:48 PM (permalink)
                            It looks good, but the name of the place sounds like female genitalia.
                             
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                              DPuro329

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                              Re:Mastoris Sun, 12/20/09 3:00 AM (permalink)
                              Eating The Road,
                              I've had many pork roll sandwiches throughout NJ. Usually pork roll and cheese, with american but sometimes mozzarella or provolone, and saltpeppernoketchup. I got a burger the first time and a dinner special the second time, it might have been meatloaf but i don't remember for sure. I didn't like the cinnamon or cheese bread at mastori's, but i'm not a huge fan of cheese danish or cinnamon buns either. I find most diner bread baskets to be dry and stale. The best pancakes in our area are at the Princess Maria Diner in Wall Twp, Shore Good Pancake House and the Rainbow Diner both of which are in Brick. Other great ones are the Clinton Station Diner in Clinton off rt 78, the Americana Diner in Shrewsbury, Amy's Omelete House in Long Branch and the Manalapan Diner. Amy's also has a rediculous amount of omeletes on their menu, over 200 I believe. But their omelete menu/list is very similar to the menu at Mariners Cove in Brielle and I've wondered if one ripped off the other or it is or was in the same family at some point.

                              Dave

                              Dave
                               
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                                EatingTheRoad

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                                • Location: Santa Fe, NM
                                Re:Mastoris Sun, 12/20/09 11:01 AM (permalink)
                                DPuro329, wow thanks for the reply...that's quite a list.

                                200 omelets!!! I went looking for the menu to see how that could possibly be, I would love to see that list. Do you happen to have a picture of the menu?

                                I found a write-up on Mariners Cove where they mention the 220 omelets:
                                http://www.nytimes.com/19...u-order-it-anyway.html

                                They say that there is an Amy's Omelet named after the daughter...so yeah, I'm assuming it's the same family.
                                 
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                                  DPuro329

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                                  Re:Mastoris Sat, 01/2/10 8:48 AM (permalink)
                                  Eating the Road,
                                  For whatever reason Mariners Cove doesn't have a website and doesn't even offer paper take out menus. The first time I went there I even tried the "I'm a hospitality management student doing a menu analysis project. Can I have/borrow one of your menus?" They said no and suggested I photograph the one hanging in the glass case outside the front door!

                                  Here's the menu for Amy's
                                  http://youramys.com/Menu.html

                                  Dave
                                   
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