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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
201-820-4033
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Ranked #6 of 143 Restaurants in Hackensack
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Hackensack, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We use to order from here all the time!! The food was making us all sick and it was gross!! From ordering the hamburger deluxe and sandwiches everyone got sick. We never ordered again. Be careful even the pancakes are gross!!

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Montville, New Jersey
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223 reviews 223 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Had breakfast - very non traditional NJ diner. Menu is VERY interesting and food was actually delicious. Can't wait to go back & try dinner

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New Jersey
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152 reviews 152 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Modern clean diner located in Hackettstown, NJ. This place has the usual large selections of typical diner food, but also has nice unique selections of entrees. Parking lot has a limited number of spaces. Food portions are very large. Would have given this place 5 stars, but the waitress did not offer my party free wine or beer, as it... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to this diner for the first time and found it on tripadvisor. We needed a place to meet some friends for breakfast in this area. We really like this diner. I found it to be very clean which is always a plus and I thought the service was good. Let's keep things in perspective, we are talking about... More 

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

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