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The Fine Diner

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1 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809
908-238-1637
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
cute, cozy, and decent breakfast

After living in Clinton for 5 years, my husband and I finally decided to give this place a try. The coffee was good, bold, and strong the way we like it, the multi-grain pancakes were fluffy and exceptional in size and taste, the omelet with rye toast came out just perfect. We would have given... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
Micheline and J... v
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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North Plainfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How can I rate a restaurant that is no longer in business? The Fine Diner is permanently closed for business. Appears to be for sale. The parking lot has been blocked off for a few weeks and the facebook page indicates it is no longer in business.

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

After living in Clinton for 5 years, my husband and I finally decided to give this place a try. The coffee was good, bold, and strong the way we like it, the multi-grain pancakes were fluffy and exceptional in size and taste, the omelet with rye toast came out just perfect. We would have given this place a five star... More 

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Thank Micheline and J... v
Bridgeawater, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We've eaten here several tmes, but most recently stopped in for a late brunch after picking up our Christmas tree. Omelets are great, as are the crab cakes.

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Thank nbdyspecial
Belvidere, New Jersey
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Went for Sunday breakfast at 7 am. The entire staff is full of smiles and very friendly and attentive with frequent coffee refills. Had the Omnivore Omelette, which was huge , but light and fluffy, and bursting with flavor. Hubby had a short stack of pancakes, 2 very large pancakes that filled the plate. He could barely finish them, but... More 

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Thank Ptdavey
Fanwood, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Delicious pancakes. Great breakfast menu. Hard to find, but definetly worth the effort. Staff very helpful.

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Thank Jackfrost19
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Arrived just after 7:00 and the place was already about half full. Surprising due to the article I read about the building (not the business) being up for sale, and the large loss of business due to same. All the same, we sat ourselves were tended to promptly albeit our server was on the non-friendly side. We were never forgotten... More 

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Thank Dual travelling c
clinton, nj
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

The Fine Diner, located in Clinton NJ is one of those places where you can count on constantly good fresh food, good service and affordable prices. The owners are some of the kindest people I know. Jen and Mike are always there to greet you with a smile, truly enjoying what they do. Not only are they good at what... More 

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Thank lizzez
Wormleysburg
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Great staff, awesome food, Don't let the plain appearance of this restaurant fool you!! No matter what you order The Fine Diner is a great treat!!

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Thank gdm6324
ESQUIMALT
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful breakfast...staff that know how to handle a busy crowd...waitresses with big smiles and quick to replenish the coffee., food fast and fresh...we enjoyed the poached eggs on delicious crab cakes...no filler ...just the real deal...don't miss it! Thanks to our relatives for taking us here for a special day

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Thank b4i4gt
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Not sure why others have said this place is closed. It was definitely open and lots of people were enjoying great food this weekend! Service was fast and friendly and the food was wonderful. Not sure what subtle spice was in the chicken salad, but it definitely made it stand out from the usual. I hope it's still open the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ 08809
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: 908-238-1637

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?