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The Fine Diner

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1 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809
908-238-1637
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent diner food

This has to be my absolute favorite diner to go to within the whole area. I love, love the food. Waiting staff is great and it is a buzzing place, always busy. Which just tells you that they have great food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Clinton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Clinton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This has to be my absolute favorite diner to go to within the whole area. I love, love the food. Waiting staff is great and it is a buzzing place, always busy. Which just tells you that they have great food!

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Annandale, New Jersey
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This little diner is always packed and draws in a huge crowd. Very good food and a quaint atmosphere. Have always had good service too!

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Clinton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a favorite place to meet a friend for breakfast or lunch. They have the tastiest spinach ever! Great salads, creative specials.

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Annandale, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

regular place for breakfast for family or business clients - staff and owners are friendly knowledgeable and very accommodating - they have interesting twists on French toast and pancakes and are always willing to let you tweak the menu to suit you

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Clinton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A nice hometown atmosphere with tasty hometown cooking. The staff are so nice and pleasant! The frenchtoast is wonderful and all portions are large, fresh and tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times for breakfast, excellent omelets. Specials for lunch usually outstanding but can get a little pricey. Usually busy and noisy but food is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The people working were incredibly friendly, and the food was just as impressive. I had chocolate chip pancakes and they were wonderful, and the rest of my family loved their breakfast as well.

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Clinton, New Jersey
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Unique items, generous portions, friendly service, and fresh, high-quality ingredients. We have never been disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Used to live in Washington, NJ and then Flemington, NJ. Right between these two towns is the Fine Diner located in the town of Clinton. Sit at the bar and chat it up with the waitresses or sit at a table with your friends. Breakfast or lunch, I'm always glad I stopped here for my meal. Now that I've moved... More 

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Annandale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Seriously. The owner does it all from-scratch here, from the cold slaw to the potato salad. Breakfast here is a real treat but lunch is equally excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 908-238-1637

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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