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Chit Chat Diner

American, Diner
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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
201-820-4033
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Great diner and service

Have been here several times - I Usually get the grilled cheese - yes one time the bread was too soggy which they quickly took back and brought the perfect one but every other time they were just right and the bread crunchy -they put tomato on top which I like. I have also had the hot turkey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Anniedee1929
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New Jersey
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New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Have been here several times - I Usually get the grilled cheese - yes one time the bread was too soggy which they quickly took back and brought the perfect one but every other time they were just right and the bread crunchy -they put tomato on top which I like. I have also had the hot turkey sandwich which... More 

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1 Thank Anniedee1929
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Most impressive NJ diner menu I've seen. Different (and) better than a typical Jersey diner. More like a restaurant. The breakfast options were out of this world!! My table ordered split pea soup of the day which was delicious, breakfast platter, swordfish special (fish ok, but sautéed spinach side very good) and short rib hash (which looked a little greasy).... More 

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1 Thank MHATW
Paramus, New Jersey
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260 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Chit Chat Diner is far more than a diner. Besides above average food, excellent wait staff & décor influenced by Mackenzie Child you'll think you were in a full service restaurant rather than a NJ diner. It is pricey but in this case, you get what you pay for. Owners Frank & his father-in-law are generally always on site or... More 

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New Jersey
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542 reviews
391 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I was really impressed by how beautiful the diner was when I walked in. They did a beautiful job renovating the restaurant a few years ago, Very upscale. Sometimes when a diner does this they change the food to match the atmosphere. Thankfully, Chit Chat did not do that and you can get the typical diner meal at a reasonable... More 

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Thank jwatrel
Farmington, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I've been to Chit Chat several times at various times and days of the week. In general I've usually had a good experience with quick service and good food. The prices are slightly higher than your typical diner, but I also think the food is better as well. I always get breakfast and I'm not disappointed anytime of the day.... More 

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Thank DavidTheRed
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Chit Chat is a great place for breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. The menu has many good choices. The staff is friendly with great service. It is a place you can go any time morning or night. So enjoy time a the Chit Chat.

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Thank MrDavid14
Hackensack, New Jersey
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

If you run a diner in N J, then you have to meet your customers demands for Good ,Fresh and Appetizing meals 24/7.This dinner gets it and the décor is very very charming..

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Thank 123dubdutch
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It might say it's a diner and it might look like a diner, but the prices are not diner prices. I remembered the location of this place when it was under another name and was interested in trying it under its current incarnation. The wait staff was pleasant. The food was OK (ordinary). I had a burger & fries. There... More 

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1 Thank Sillycat
Hackensack, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Chit Chat is not the usual Diner. It has class! The décor is very appealing and soothing. The menu is very varied and the food .... hmmmmmm is simply delicious! Service is great. And even parking is convenient. Go! You will not regret it. As a matter of fact, you will keep returning there to try all the items on... More 

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Thank Anna K
Hackensack, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

GREAT place to eat. GREAT food, GREAT people working their. Plus the Management is outstanding. They will do anything for their customers.

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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: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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