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Candlewyck Diner

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179 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1801
201-933-4446
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nice place food is very good

we've there for lunch and breakfast and the food has been served hot and it was very good service was excellent

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
moroscoa
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Middletown, New York
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Middletown, New York
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we've there for lunch and breakfast and the food has been served hot and it was very good service was excellent

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Dover
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201 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here before and always enjoy the great diner like selection from the extensive menu. The food was great and the prices too. When you enter the place you will see a great selection of pastry and we recommend the cannolis. Food quantity is more than enough if you like a hearty meal. parking is tight but more than... More 

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Thank ronDover
Appleton, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Every time that I am in the east Rutherford area, I always make sure to stop here. It doesn't matter what meal of the day you go, the food is always delicious. They have an awesome dessert selection and a full bar available too. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank David C
Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I love diners and have been to many but this is one of the best. The menu is extremely large and they have a built in bakery of goodies as well. It really is a great place to eat and chill out.

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Thank mynameispaulie
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The food is average at best anymore. I have been here countless times and over the years the place has lost a step or too, as do some places when the original is hard to replace. You still have to experience it though.

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Thank Raymond L
Carlstadt, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is not your usual diner menu. You can get a brick oven pizza here. Great sandwiches, many breakfast selections all day of course. Our only negative is that after all these years after Super Storm Sandy the owner hasn't replaced the broken awnings.

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Thank Mike V
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Clean and nice atmosphere with new renovations. Food is a little fancier and more unique than most diners (which I like) with some really excellent dinner menu specials as well as the standbys. Most diners would not be a dinner choice but this one often is for me. I love the roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Dinner special seared... More 

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Thank Nanci S
East Rutherford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Since their physical renovation, the atmosphere is pleasant and contemporary. The food is usually good however sometimes the portion size is too much food and too much cost. I wish there were smaller portion options. There are some great wait staff and some not so great - good luck. The bakery items look beautiful however some are pretty cardboard.

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Thank Traci B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

First time here to meet an old friend. I based my recommendation to meet here on other online reviews from other sites. I wasn't disappointed at all and was pleasantly surprised to learn they offered wines, etc. Besides sandwiches, we ordered dessert. My friend's cheesecake was HUGE. I had the lemon/blueberry meringue pie, which was very good. If I'm in... More 

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Thank Pam F
New York, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

i live a few blocks away from here and can NOT believe that I've only been here once since it was remodeled. my boyfriend is a chef and said that the pork chop murphy i ordered was the best pork he's eaten EVER in the united states. (other best was in costa rica) we will be back super soon !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 179 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1801
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Rutherford
  • Phone Number: 201-933-4446

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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