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Chit Chat Diner

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515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
+1 201-820-4033
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Noisy. The food is fair. The waiters are not attentive and forget requested items. Poorly cleaned utensils. The prices average about $5 more than comparable plates at surrounding restaurants. It's a high priced diner.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

awesome modern eye candy shieky restaurant, food was great and service was as well I loved it,they even have personal trivia on each table to get o know who your eating with better.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, thou crowded in Saturday night. Many food items, the service is good. The inside is old decor.

Thank Hashem A
Garfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The best diner around. The food is delicious. They have conversation stater cards on table, a plus. Love this diner!!!

Thank sulaymcfarlane
New Rochelle, New York
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Three of us met for lunch, trying Chit Chat for the first time. Two of us had an egg dish. One had the special rib meat grilled cheese sandwich. While the dishes were not perfect (the grilled cheese could have had a bit more flavor), overall we liked the 'ambiance' of the diner. Wait staff was very good....almost too good.... More 

Thank Jaynyc2
Hackensack, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Chit Chat has a very unique menu with lots of variety. The plates are very filling for the amount of food you receive is plentiful. The atmosphere is pleasing was well it sorta takes you back to day when dinners were big and the place to hang out and well...Chit Chat!

Thank mspgt1969
New Milford, New Jersey
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This diner is about as polished and refined as one can get. Great food and even real maple syrup for breakfast...which gives it extra points for effort! NJ has a lot of great joints like this, but I'd have to say that this one is in the top five. The servers also have a large amount of personality and their... More 

Thank alinalbany
Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The food and atmosphere at the Chit Chat diner was excellent. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Most importantly the food selection and actual food served was fresh and prepared exactly as requested.

Thank Joe S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This is by far best diner I've to in the tri-state area. The entrees are top notch and the desserts are great!

Thank Bibliofica L
Fort Lee NJ
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Look, I'm not giving this local 24 hour diner five stars for the food. It earns top rating for the service. I've been here twice now, once for breakfast and once for lunch. What I've ordered was nothing complicated but it came quickly and was fresh and very good. The waiters are all friendly and attentive with attention to the... More 

Thank Barry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?