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Tick Tock Diner

281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
+1 973-777-0511
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (13 reviews)
“waffle fries” (5 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just left the Tick Tock Diner without being served. We arrived around 1 pm and by 1:25 pm, no one had come to even take our drink order. Normally I really don't care, especially if a business is busy, but the waitresses and waiters were...More

Thank nerdytraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tick Tock is more of an institution than an eatery. It is a classic diner, with huge portions and an expansive menu. It is on the pricier side of diners, but the food is reliable , plentiful and they are happy to modify dishes to...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Clean and friendly. Basic better Greek diner. Big menu. Fresh food. Excellent for breakfast and lunch. I've eaten here a few times. Always good but not outstanding.

Thank Christopher L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came in with 7 friends last night for coffee and desert, not only was the food overprices but they even charges us a hidden gratuity charge, of about $5.00 a person, when we confronted them about it they told us that they do this...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Diner was a delight to go to, staff was friendly with a pretty decent menu. Sirloin strip was somewhat bland, cooked without seasoning. Dessert case looked good.

Thank madscout28
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Tick Tock diner is an icon in Clifton has been around forever was always a great traditional diner. Unfortunately it is showing it's age, very dated, and just average food. The Tick Tock needs a lot of TLC in its atmosphere and food

Thank D G
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is your prototypical New Jersey Diner. All your favorites prepared diner style. Alway a good quick bite late at night. My favorite for breakfast.

Thank pete d
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Really loved this place! The food was great! Our family ordered a variety from the menu. The waffles are super thick and fluffy. It was also reasonably priced. But...the best part was dessert! Lots of amazing choices! Cheesecake is so good! We will likely return...More

Thank Crystal J
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Everything about the Tick Tock is enormous, from the size of the menu to the size of the plates to the size of the portions on the plates. Some day we might leave room for the equally enormous slices of cake and pie that greet...More

Thank Landmarkfinder A
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The Tick Tock is quite rightly an institution. We went for a hearty breakfast (their motto is "Eat Heavy", remember, and loved it. The building is fantastic though try and turn right when seated in the booths rather than the open tables for that authentic...More

Thank wheelie07042
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9 March 2017|
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Response from micp1274 | Reviewed this property |
Not entirely sure, but similar to other diners.
29 December 2016|
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Response from BRIAN B | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Diner directly by phone and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clifton
  • Phone Number: +1 973-777-0511
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