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“Drop in for diner specialities served with a smile!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nautilus Diner

Nautilus Diner
Ranked #14 of 65 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Madison, New Jersey
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Drop in for diner specialities served with a smile!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is one of our local diners. Here in NJ we hold diners up to high standards. The food here is very good, fresh and appealing. The diner standards (breakfast for dinner, sandwiches, burgers) can be tweaked when you order them to arrive just "like you like them". Their wait-staff is always friendly and accommodating. The prices are a little higher than some diners but the food is worth that. This diner does not have any liquor/wine license (which i have been finding at other places recently) but I don't miss that - i'm going to a diner for quick homey well made dinner/lunch (and sometimes breakfast). This place will be crowded at dinner time especially on the weekends.

Visited March 2014
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English first
New Jersey
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Diner Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

This diner is not the best in NJ but it is good, the service is fast and friendly and the food is good. This is a nice diner, not the best in NJ but that is a very high standard. I have been here for breakfast, lunch and diner, but most often for lunch.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Madison, New Jersey
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“My go to place for lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, accommodating, good service...where I meet folks for business or to catch up. Also good for breakfast.

Visited February 2014
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Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good solid diner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

The typical diner food which was good, although I thought the prices were a bit high. Have eaten breakfast and lunch.

Visited December 2013
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Morristown, New Jersey
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Diner Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2013

I was at Nautilus this past weekend. I had split pea soup that was delicious very creamy, thick and perfect taste. I chose the chicken salad sandwich on a croissant for the first time. When I took the first bite and tasted it the chicken salad was very bland. I was upset and mentioned it to the waiter and he just took it off the tab. That was a big plus for the waiter not to argue with me on the entree.

I was disappointed about the sandwich not tasting good but the soup was very good. But I do give kudos to the waiter to not argue with me and the tab had no charge for that sandwich that I would have never had ate.

Therefore I would go back to Nautilus Diner. He got a nice tip too for not arguing and taking care of the matter asap.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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