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Chit Chat Diner

515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
201-820-4033
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Ranked #4 of 141 restaurants in Hackensack
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Hackensack, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Chit Chat puts all other diners to shame with the quality, variety, and imagination of the menu, the consistently excellent prepared food, the courteous and quick service, reasonable prices, and a delightful setting. We've eaten at the Chit Chat at all hours of the day, different days of the week and weekend; NEVER had a bad meal, a mediocre... More

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This diner has reinvented the diner menu with a great selections of specially prepared and delicious food. They also have a full service bar. The dinner specials come with a choice of soup or salad and a glass of wine. They also have a great Sunday brunch menu. I was there for dinner had the Whiskey glazed pork chops with... More

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BERGEN COUNTY,N.J.
Top Contributor
424 reviews 424 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very nice diner,renovated a few years ago.Service never a problem,they offer many different menu items that have always been good.Ample parking,open late with breakfast anytime.Had a western omelet this morning that was very good.I'm a repeat customer who has never had a bad meal here.

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is very good, Nice atmosphere. The diner is very clean and the service is good. Lots of parking. Coulduse a few more "handicap"spots. I have been ther in the past for brunch. Lots of variety.

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Garfield, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Went there with my family for an early birthday celebration for my Mom. We decided to have "dinner" rather than standard diner fare, which turned out to be a good decision. I started with a cup of really good black bean soup with chorizo, served piping hot. Then I had coconut crusted grouper (shocking that they have that in Jersey)... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

this is a fun place, with great food, huge portions and really reasonable prices...the waitress was extremely likable and ogffered us choices that we ended up acceping...would go back in an instant.

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Leonia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Went there for lunch today. What can be said that already hasn't. The food was mediocre at best. I had a pizza burger deluxe, staple of any good NJ diner, asked for it medium rare. The burger had absoluyely no flavor, even after addign salt. The burger came out medium well if anything. The fries were ok. It cost $... More

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Mass
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132 reviews 132 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The menu at the Chit Chat Diner is not that of your ordinary diner. The choices cover over 4 pages of some of the most extraordinary options you will ever find in a diner. Gourmet entrees from fresh fish with local flavors to gourmet sandwiches, salads and burgers. You cannot go wrong with any of your choices. The portions are... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stopped in for a late dinner on a locals recommendation. Had a marinated Greek half chicken special and my wife had a salad special which were outstanding. The service was good. The place was busy and obviously a community favorite. We left full and very satisfied with only a $39 bill. We will be back the next time we are... More

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

My husband and I come here mainly for breakfast multiple times a month. The service is always good and the food is just right. We appreciate the familiarity of the servers too, my husband always gets the same thing and when they see us they know what his order is. Few favorites..corn beef hash is better than an average diner,... More

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