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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A wonderful surprise!

My fiancé and I were staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Patterson Plank Road, and we're told about this great breakfast place. We ate here 2 mornings in a row, and were extremely pleased with our meals!! The staff was pleasant and attentive, the food was excellent, the portions were plentiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Steve L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My fiancé and I were staying at the Holiday Inn Express on Patterson Plank Road, and we're told about this great breakfast place. We ate here 2 mornings in a row, and were extremely pleased with our meals!! The staff was pleasant and attentive, the food was excellent, the portions were plentiful and the prices were extremely reasonable! If there... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

One of the reasons we come to East Rutherford, the Candlewick as never let us down, good food, service and a short walk from the Homewood Suites. The patio was a bonus this time wanting to enjoy the outdoors.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We actually used to love the place before it was redone... than we went for breakfast and didn't like it at all.. .but last night I had dinner there with my daughter and I was impressed. Felt like a cozy little nightclub, loved the decor and I had the best Black Bean and Sweet potatoe veggie burger, YUM! Waitress was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Amazing Sunday breakfast!! Line long at nearby hotel, so we tried this & so happy we did! Wonderful staff & food, could not believe how inexpensive it was too. Food delicious

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Daughter is allergic to wheat. We asked for a plain burger patty, no bun. It came out with pieces of bun stuck to it -- obviously it had been on a bun and they had just taken it off. They cooked another one but brought it out on the same plate, which had crumbs all over it. Manager barely speaks... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Candlewick always provides great dining - all day and nite. One of the largest menus Ive ever seen.. Do all Diners have that much to offer?? Good for kids to GrandMa

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Jersey Shore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We've been to this diner several times with family and each time the story is the same: bad service and the food is good but something always goes wrong with our orders. Waiter told us the tacos were the crispy kind but just before serving he apologized and said he was wrong. We refused them and had to order a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My family and I went to Candlewyck Diner for a quick dinner, and while there were some issues, the food was pretty good and prices were adequate. Compared to what I normally think is a typical Jersey diner, Candlewyck is positively upper-class. Of course they have the display cases with cakes on offer, and the seating area is a bit... More 

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I go there every weekend and every time I get s great meal and budget friendly prices and always feel like family by the owners and wait staff. They just opened up the outdoor patio can't wait to try it out looks very nice. Once inside you would not believe it was a diner. Great job on the Reno Jimmy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

We got to the diner and sat down. Our waitress comes over and asks what we want to drink, we say water. So far so good. Unfortunately 65 minutes later of listening to this waitress run (yes she literally RAN in the diner) around with a chicken with no head talking incredibly loud to every table, we finally received our... More 

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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

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