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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
201-820-4033
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Love the omelets!

I always order the same thing here no matter what time of day. I loved the first time I went there and had an omelet so that's what I stick with. Place can be crowded at times but usually don't have to wait long. 2 people 2 omelets 2 coffees= $24 + tip

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
brian c
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had a quick bite as this very cute diner decorated in the artists theme of black and white checks with bright colors. I had their Vegan urge and my two companions had a burger and the other a grilled cheese. the food was tasty and delicious. and the service was with a smile. I'd recommend it to anyone who lives... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I always order the same thing here no matter what time of day. I loved the first time I went there and had an omelet so that's what I stick with. Place can be crowded at times but usually don't have to wait long. 2 people 2 omelets 2 coffees= $24 + tip

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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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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