I don’t think any of our plates were blue.
47 S Main St
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062-9402
Website: Blue Plate Website
With the economy the way it is, it’s good to see places like Blue Plate still fighting the good fight. Although we visited for dinner last year, we recently returned for breakfast with friends and were surprised by the Sunday morning volume (which is usually indicative of a good eat). Located in sleepy Mullica Hill, it’s a nice area to drive to on a sunny Sunday morning. How is the food, though?
It’s easy to miss Blue Plate the first time around; there’s only an aging sign leading the way with a fairly hidden parking lot with an equally obscure overflow lot within a very short walk. Once you get there, though, it’s pretty low key. In fact, the time Autumn and I went for dinner we felt extremely overdressed. No such problem would be had for breakfast, however, as we saw PJ’s, sunday-bests, and plenty of sports jerseys. We got there just early enough to beat what eventually became a good ten person wait to get into the dining room. There were a few big round tables enough to seat the seven of us, so we were happy.
The wait staff was pretty friendly and by-committee made sure our coffees were full. The breakfast menu was a little limited, but even at 9am you can order whatever you want. We ended up trying the pumpkin pancakes with praline butter (special), creme cheese-stuffed french toast, blueberry-stuffed french toast, strawberry and banana-stuffed french toast, a host of omelets, and yes, even a roast beef sandwich. Generally speaking, everything was superb, but that’s not to say we didn’t have our favorites. In my opinion, the blueberry-stuffed french toast was clearly the dish to beat (a shame that it’s seasonal!), with the strawberry banana a very close second. The creme cheese variety looked good on the menu, but ended up being a bit heavy. The pumpkin pancakes and praline butter were absolutely solid, with no complaints coming from the omelet lovers. The gentleman who ordered the roast beef also had high praise, and I was able to grab a few of his fries and give my stamp of approval in that respect. Tough to really dislike anything here.
Overall, I was very impressed with the breakfast service. The coffees were fresh, Autumn’s cappuccino was nicely done, and most of your breakfast options were under $7. That’s a pretty big swing from an extremely pricey dinner menu, with only 1 entree under $20. We’ll go back in the near future as part of our breakfast rotation, but I don’t think the wallet can swing another dinner adventure.
– Excellent breakfast w/ fair prices
– Very good service
– No cheap options for dinner
– Building a bit dated
– Location can be tricky
Guru’s Score: 3.8
Subjective rating: Good!
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