This "Restaurant Review Petro New Jersey Bordentown" is
review of the Iron Skillet Restaurant at the Petro Stopping Center in
USA, based upon our
own expectations of what a restaurant that caters to
professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like
-- as well as our own preferences in foodstuffs.
Location: Petro Stopping
Bordentown, NJ, I-295, exit 57; NJ Turnpike, exit 7
There is an area for
just inside the restaurant (usually populated by professional truck
drivers) and plenty of seating in the back past the
A buffet is featured
with meats, vegetables, soup, salad items and desserts.
On certain nights, a stir fry buffet is
featured. It was on the night we came through.
Diners may order from the
Pros: Restaurant Review
The stir fry bar was attended
live by a cook who
fixed dishes fresh from ingredients clearly visible on the table and
from which diners could choose. We
both ate shrimp and vegetable stir fry; Mike had his fixed with sweet
and sour sauce and Vicki had hers fixed with soy sauce. Diners could
choose between having a bed of rice or noodles for their stir fry
dishes if they chose. There were also spring rolls (like egg rolls)
available. The chef was quickly working through orders. (Incidentally,
diners could deposit an additional tip in the designated spot for the
stir fry chef.)
There was plenty of just about
everything on the other bars (salad bar, hot bar, soup, carved ham,
breads and desserts) when we came through.
Mike's second plate contained
baked chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, chicken teriyaki and
got a salad with lettuce, carrot sticks, celery sticks, cherry and
grape tomatoes, cucumber slices, shredded cheddar cheese, diced hard
boiled egg and cottage cheese. She also got a roll.
Mike's third plate contained
beef tips and mashed potatoes. Vicki also got smaller portions of both.
For dessert, Mike got two
pieces of German Chocolate Cake and rice pudding. We both very
enjoyed the cake. Vicki remarked that she could taste
the coconut in the frosting (a true mark of the dessert).
initially delayed in getting to our table, our waitress, Anna, proved
very attentive, making sure that our needs were met. She brought an
extra pitcher of water with our drinks and brought extra napkins
without being asked.
Cons: Restaurant Review
The stir fry, in Vicki's
opinion, was a bit on
the salty side. That could have been due to the oil and butter the
ingredients were cooked in or the soy sauce put in her dish near the
Vicki further noted that the
gravy on the beef tips was a bit salty.
first remarked (and Vicki agreed) that the potatoes tasted a little
Adding a dash of salt or mixing them with the gravy from the beef tips
would certain add some zap.
The cost of the stir fry buffet
on this night was $12.99 each, a bit pricey.
Photos: Restaurant Review
The stir fry buffet at the
Petro Iron Skillet Restaurant in Bordentown, NJ.
Notice the ingredients, burners, sauces, and chef.
Our two plates of custom-made
stir fry, hot out of the pan, from the stir fry buffet at the Petro
Iron Skillet at Bordentown, NJ.
Both of our stir fry mixes were on a
bed of rice. Mike had two spring rolls; Vicki had one.
Mike's second plate of
entrees and vegetables at the Petro Iron Skillet in Bordentown, NJ.
Vicki's plate of salad items,
with a roll on the side, at the Petro Iron Skillet in Bordentown, NJ.
Mike's portion of beef tips
and mashed potatoes at the Petro Iron Skillet in Bordentown, NJ.
also had a smaller portion of each foodstuff.
Mike's dessert at the Petro
Iron Skillet Restaurant in Bordentown, NJ.
On the left are two pieces
of German chocolate cake and on the right is rice pudding.
Overall grade for this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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