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Chatterbox Drive-In

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1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
+1 973-300-2300
11:30 - 21:00
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Fri 12:00 - 02:00
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We come from New York One of my places to ride too Love the food & the atmosphere It's like being transported to the 50s

Thank June B
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Thanks so much, June! Glad that you like our place. Hope to have you back again next time you're in the area! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Greentown, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there yesterday for bike night and figured I would try a new place. The place reminds me of a 1950s diner with a friendly staff. I was in the mood to put on the feedbag so I ordered a cheesesteak with fries, large order of onion rings and a water. What arrived was a small roll with cut... More 

Thank Joe5034
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Well Joe, I've got be careful here because the last thing that I want you to think is that I'm getting defensive. It's obvious that something went wrong with your visit here. When I go around to tables I usually hear, "Everything is always great !" my reply is "It's a restaurant, it better be good but give us a... More 

Lebanon, NJ
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner here last night... very unique place. Excellent service, great food, exceptional value and popular spot to socialize. Also very clean. They have vintage car shows and motorcycle night in the summer, great for adults and kids (kids get to see adults play with their toys!). I would definitely call this a "family" restaurant. Well worth driving... More 

Thank ChiefRQ
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you loved it! Thanks for leaving a review. We'll see you back again very soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Passing through on a way to a soccer tournament in Sparta NJ, we spotted this "throw back" restaurant serving burgers and such. On the way back we decided to stop and give it a shot. Great decision. The Good: Service was fast and prompt. From the time we walked in to the time the waiter came and took our order... More 

Thank macunitny2000
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Sorry if it was a little cold inside on your visit. But I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience overall! The fans usually push the hot air down from our high ceiling but sometimes if the heat isn't on constantly it can seem more like breeze. Hope that you'll come back and visit us again when you're... More 

Bridgeport, Connecticut
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I've been to this location several times with the Polar Bear Grand Tour. The Chatterbox welcomes us with open arms! They always have enough staff to accomodate our large motorcycle group. Everyone is friendly and very helpful. There is so much to look at, you'll need to come back several times to see everything. I love the train that goes... More 

Thank rafaelf463
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

You're more than welcome! Thanks for stopping by our place. Hope to have you back again very soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania, United States
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128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice surprise stop. Went in for lunch. Everything was super clean. Bright and flashy inside. Menu was a nice selection. Help was constantly circling customers to be sure we had everything we needed. Food was very good. Even the owner came by to check up to be sure everything was ok.

Thank Dave M
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Dave! I really appreciate you stopping by our place. Hope we'll see you back again soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Hillsborough, New Jersey
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140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Its an old school hamburger place. The service was very nice, it seemed to get crowded, even in the middle of the day. The food was decent, nothing great but it wasn't terrible.

Thank barry88
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it, Barry! It sounds like we could've done better, though. We cook everything to order so I'd love it if you'd give us another try. Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Summit, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We love visiting the Chatterbox with the kids and any visitors who come to town. The food is always good, the music is great and the aesthetic takes you travelling through time. The movie posters and album covers provide no shortage for conversation and the train that travels around the perimeter draw your eyes to something new throughout the meal.... More 

Thank formofrathouse
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

So glad that you're a fan of our place! I really appreciate all the kind words. Hope to have you and your family back again soon. Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Chatham, Massachusetts
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393 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

An old fashioned 50s drive in type restaurant with burgers fries, milkshakes and a lot more. Fun place, interesting to visit and see memorabilia. Diverse menu, good service, fair prices, always crowded and always at least a short wait to be seated. Kids love to come here and a bit of a tradition after cutting down a Christmas tree.

Thank Quinnscommentary
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoy the place! Hope that you didn't have to wait too long on your last visit. I can't wait to have you back here! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Manchester Township, NJ
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135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I have nothing good to say about this restaurant food was overdone. It took a long time receiver food and the prices were high. Too much too quick and maybe better if you go in when they're not so busy

Thank Deacon Vince
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

This was a truly disappointing review to read, Deacon, as we work hard to give our guests the absolute best experience possible. We love what we do here, and the only thing we take as seriously as our menu is our customer service -- I apologize that you did not feel this to be the case. If you decide to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Augusta
  • Phone Number: +1 973-300-2300
The Chatterbox Drive-In is a family owned fifties and sixties style "drive-in" restaurant that will bring you back to the"good ol' days," even if you weren't a part of them! From Memorial Day through Labor Day on the weekends (except Saturday Cruise nights) we have "Car-hop" service where you simply pull in and you will be served in your car by one of our servers! Inside the restaurant is a large circular dining room with plenty of tables for both you and all of your friends! In the center of the seating area is a stage that usually hosts a classic car, hot-rod, motorcycles, or anything else of interest. Make sure to come back often as the display is always changing. Our menu has something for everyone, from salads to seafood to wraps to our awesome 1/2 pound Angus burger and pulled pork sandwich! Make sure you don't leave without having one of our original specialty desserts or without eating some premium ice-cream! Check out the "Menu" portion of our webpage for a full list of our offerings.

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