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Chit Chat Diner

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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
201-820-4033
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Crab hash. Nuff said.

Wonderful diner with conversation cards on the table to spark "chit chat." The crab hash is amazing. Would be criminal to go and not have it at least once. Went back for breakfast, and it was really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Ariadne W
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wonderful diner with conversation cards on the table to spark "chit chat." The crab hash is amazing. Would be criminal to go and not have it at least once. Went back for breakfast, and it was really good.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Chit Chat is one of our favorite local spots to eat. The menu is diverse and depending on your mood you can have many dishes from around the globe. They also have a full bar and will offer you a complimentary beverage with Sunday brunch. We have enjoyed breakfast, lunch, brunch, and dinner here.

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Totowa, New Jersey, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Pros: Helpful staff Very Good Food Very Fresh Good Portions Trivia type cards on table for conversation Great desserts Big Menu, Lots of Variety Great Place for Ordering Food Cons: Charge for Refills A tad expensive for a diner Small Parking Lot -----------------------------------------------------------------------

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Business lunch for three at Chit Chat turned out disastrous. Pot roast for us was like a rock. Manager stated he would get sharper knives. Took back our lunches and gave us more horrible food. It took three hours to finish our meal. They split the check and we split for good

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Easy to get to and food is good. On the expensive side, but, I enjoy going there. It is able to seat large groups. They are very good with the groups. Sometimes hard to move between isles, still, is a great place to go to.

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NJ
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Chit Chat Diner is kind of an icon and local favorite and rightly so. I have lunched there twice, each time the place was bustling with people. The menu is HUGE with incredible variety of items. Surprisingly, the chef manages to make everything pretty good, if not great. The ambiance, the noise level and the service is what you would... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

If you love checkers you will love this place. Everything from the moment you enter is decorated in some form or shape of black and white checkers. Its awesome. At each table there is a cube with trivia questions that makes waiting while the food is being prepared fun. My wife and I have visited this dinner on several occasions... More 

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Little Ferry, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I love diners, I am always excited to try a new place. From the outside the Chit Chat is a great looking diner, the modern twist on the retro styling is continued inside. The menu is great, the service was a miss. Incorrect drink, 1 straw for 2 drinks, missing tater tots, no salsa on the burger, no refill for... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great NJ diner, a bit more dressed up than some others. The food is terrific, the service the same, I've never had a bad meal here, only had bad service once and the issue was addressed by management with the server immediately. I've been here many, many times with family, my girlfriend, friends, it's a really good... More 

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paramus
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

interesting food little expensive but they give you large salad that can feed two people also different kind of bread service very good

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: 201-820-4033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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