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Chit Chat Diner

515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
+1 201-820-4033
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“grouper” (2 reviews)
“burger” (10 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Typical Jersey diner with great food, friendly staff, and great service. If you’ve never been to a Jersey diner and are looking for your first experience, definitely consider this spot!

Thank BCMACK11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food choices are some of the usual but a lot of new combo ideas. I rarely order hamburgers, but the roasted garlic burger caught my attention. Good burger with roasted garlic, sautéed onions and smoked mozzarella (not sure it was actually the smoked variety) side...More

Thank PerfectIslands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High end diner with game card cubes on table, fairly new and well appointed building, festive menus, good service and great food. Large portions but a little pricey. Great desert coffees and cappuccino. Whimsical cozy atmosphere- you hate to have to leave.

Thank Traffic-safety
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The server was very friendly and helpful. All the meals were excellent and 2 of the meals included free soup or salad and either free wine or beer. We did not have desert although we were tempted as we were too full to eat it.

Thank rollercolin
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

This place is not my go to diner. It's extremely convenient in being down the street and open 24 hours a day/7days a week, but it's simply not the best. It's a cool environment in it's checkerboard pattern theme and the food was decent. The...More

Thank Max U
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

The menu is huge. There will be something to please everyone. We were a party of two so we got a table immediately. There may be short wait for larger groups. The staff was great. The food was super fresh and very nicely presented. I...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I east in the typical NJ diner quite often, and have been doing this for many years. Most recently I was grabbing a very quick dinner at the Chit Chat diner/restaurant. I ordered a cheeseburger with fries. I also requested raw onion on the burger....More

Thank 482barryg
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Busy Sunday AM, sweated immediately at 11AM. Great coffee. Extensive menu with lots of options. Fresh fruit (in January). Eggs cooked correctly (over-medium). Omelettes fluffy and lots on fillings. Arepas were lacking. Not hot, not crisp on the outside. They put a slice of cheese...More

Thank MMouseMD
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Just as you walked in, the aroma of the food makes you hungry. Such a nice spot to visit. The best thing about it, it is open 24 hours.

Thank Nkee
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

They have a good variety of breakfast foods. The food is good as well as the service. They open early so that’s great if you want to eat before going to work.

Thank Gary G
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14 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Anniedee1929 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took me so long to answer and u have probably gone already so u know the menu etc however- for lunch or even dinner I get the grilled cheese with tomato- also have gotten roasted turkey dinner- very good and they... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-820-4033
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