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Chatterbox Drive-In

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1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
+1 973-300-2300
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 12:00 - 02:00
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Summit, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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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364 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
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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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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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 

New York City, New York
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Back to the fifties and early sixties with this place. Sometimes themed restaurants have simply "okay" food. Not this one. Food is fab. Excellent burgers, even a great hot dog. Loved the cole slaw. Had this sandwich of pulled pork with mac and cheese in it. They made a perfect egg cream! Clean place, too. Friendly atmosphere. Was told that... More 

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

Glad to hear you enjoyed it so much! Great choice on that sandwich -- definitely one of my favorites on the menu. It's called the Big Bad John and was the feature item on our Cooking Channel episode! Looking forward to having you back here! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I must say this place is pretty awesome... the atmosphere is just amazing. The place was clean and made you feel as if you literally went back in time... we had a party of 18 and they accommodated us fairly quick. The food was delicious, all american eats... i loved the root beer floats, eggnog and apple pie was scrumptious.... More 

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

Hi Paulie! I remember you guys! Thanks for the very nice review, the reservation thing just dosn't work with our type of service but I'm really glad that it all worked out. Hunt me down when you come back for a bike night and tell your wife that her carrot cake was the best I've had! Thanks for being a... More 

Mt Olive NJ
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117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice themed restaurant in at the intersection of Rt 15 and Rt 206 in NW Jersey. Cool cars inside and in the parking lot, bikes form all over the area stop by. Car clubs, spectators, music, a train runs around the entire inside if the dining area. Tabels, counter, take out. Good food too.

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Thank RichC250
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed coming here! We'd love to have you back sometime soon. Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Blairstown, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Great food and a great classic 50's atmosphere. Prices are reasonable. Check out classic cars on Saturday nights.

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Thank mariatraveler2015
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the classic cars! That's always a highlight of my week. Just an FYI, the Cruise Nights have ended for the seaon and will return on the first Saturday in May. But we're still open! Hope you'll come back soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Had a great time celebrating my son's birthday. Deliciousness all around. Unique sandwiches. Thick milkshakes. The lobster roll was really good. Portions are large. Fun atmosphere. Good service

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

Kimberly, I am thrilled and honored we were able to help celebrate your son's birthday! So glad you guys loved our sandwiches, milkshakes, and lobster roll, and most of all had a great time. Come back and see us soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Great nostalgic atmosphere and oldies music. The food was good and I recommend the grilled cheese with mushrooms and onions. Good basic American classics.

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

This is such a solid recommendation, BJ, so thank you for stopping by our page! We are really glad you enjoyed our grilled cheese and classic car, nostalgic atmosphere. Hope to welcome you again for more soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

great spot for quick burger and enjoying the 1950's setting. we love going there. its nice that they have a membership card free to join and receive points and credit on your meals. deft a spot you don't wanna miss when you visit Sussex county

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

Thank you for taking a moment to share about your experiences with us, Ewa! I couldn't be happier to hear you have such a great time here when you drop in for a burger. Hope to see you and yours back soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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