Olga’s Diner reopens in Marlton after an 11 year absence


Courtesy of: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Olga’s diner reopens on route 73.

Looking for a new and old restaurant to try? Olga’s Diner to your rescue! The new Olga’s opened on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and it is better than ever. The original Olga’s, which opened in Camden in 1946 and moved to Evesham in 1960, closed in 2008. The New Jersey landmark was demolished in 2017. It was bought by “Chris” Kolovos and Bill Dovas, who operate several diners and banquet halls. They invested $3 million to keep the old look but give it a modern day approach.

I went to Olga’s for brunch this past Saturday at about 1:00 PM and it was crowded. There were no spaces in the parking lot and there was a twenty minute wait. However, even though it was busy, the food arrived fifteen minutes after we ordered. Although the new menu is streamlined, it still offers many delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also have a vegan menu and a variety of vegetarian options.. 

Their food is delicious and plentiful. It would be a good idea to come hungry so you can enjoy every bite of your meal and maybe have a bite of the other meals ordered at your table.The stuffed french toast is light and heavenly. The omelettes are the perfect savory dish and there are many additions to enhance the flavor. Also, the eggs benedict is filling and flavorful. 

Our server was helpful and friendly. He was knowledgeable of all the choices that were on the menu and answered all of our questions. He also made some good suggestions about what we should order. We did not order it, but he told us that the chicken parmesan is their most popular dish and that the busiest times to come are around 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. to 9 P.M. 

The restaurant is spacious and bright. It has a great ambiance and even though almost every table was filled, the restaurant did not sound as noisy as one would expect. They rebuilt the restaurant completely but it is still a similar format from the last one. The Olga’s sign on the restaurant is the original sign. The new restaurant is less than a half mile from the original site on Rt. 70. 

They are looking for new employees, so if you are looking for work, Olga’s is an excellent place to get a job!