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“The friendliest place you will ever have a meal at” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Fine Diner - CLOSED

The Fine Diner
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Pittstown, New Jersey
Level Contributor
83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“The friendliest place you will ever have a meal at”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

This place is great for breakfast. Very friendly atmosphere. There is usually a line but the wait goes quick. Usually hard to find a parking spot but it is totally worth it.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bporourke
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  • English first
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English first
Clinton, New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best place for breakfast and lunch - wish they were open for dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

I've had breakfast and lunch here and both meals were excellent. These people really care about their customers and food quality. The staff treat you like they already know you - the menu is diverse and interesting and the food is outstanding. Perfectly prepared and served hot. You cannot make reservations and parking is a challenge but there is a reason why the lots are jammed. It's worth the struggle - you won't be disappointed. We will never go back to the diners for breakfast - this is the place to eat in Clinton!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tinteardrop1
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Port Orange, Florida
Level Contributor
106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“BREAKFAST & LUNCH ONLY!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

BREAKFAST & LUNCH ONLY!!!! But make sure you come with an appetite and make reservation!! This restaurant is SUPER POPULAR and as we exited there were at least 15 people waiting to be seated. I had the salmon benedict with a side of scrapple (first time for scrapple in probably 7 years). Parking outside and across the street. If there on a nice day walk around the corner, visit the Red MIll and cross the bridge into downtown Clinton. Definitely worth the stop!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JohnKBachmann
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York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Down-home hospitality and incredibly large portions!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

From the moment we stepped into The Fine Diner, we were impressed with the place. From the warm welcome of the hostess (who welcomed locals by name and strangers by asking your name and then remembering it) to the wait staff, to the ambiance, we fell in love with the place.

Our server was attentive, friendly (especially to our two kids), and seemed to WANT to be there. He got our order quickly and kept checking on us even though the place was packed to capacity.

The food was hot, delicious, and there was LOTS of it. My boys got the Red Mill special (two pancakes as big as their heads, eggs, and sausage), and my wife and I got various flavors of French toast along with sides of sausage or bacon.

When we looked at the menu, we thought $8.00 for two pancakes, two eggs, and meat was a little high, but after seeing the plate-sized pancakes, large slices of sausage, and fluffy scrambled eggs, we quickly changed our minds. The prices are higher than most diners, but the food is so much better and more plentiful than most diners.

The final verdict: the entire family wants to plan another trip just so we can stop at the Fine Diner again as soon as possible.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Grillmaster_Joe
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Clinton, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best food in town!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Great food and friendly staff. Always feel at home. Wish they were open for diner even one day. Everything a restaurant should be.

Visited December 2012
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Thank Michelle W
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