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Dora Restaurant

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17 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
+1 908-735-4171
12:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:30 - 22:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is excellent! I have not had Italian food this good since my husbands Italian relatives were alive 20 years ago. I never eat eggplant parm because no one makes it tener enough. These people do....it melts in your mouth. Their ravioli....perfect!! All the food is fresh. The service is good, pleasant people.

Thank Kathryn L
St. Charles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been at least a dozen times for lunch and they never disappoint. Excellent service and food in an idyllic small town setting. I have never had a bad plate or experience here.

Thank I4943PKjoshm
Hampton, New Jersey
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have enjoyed Dora's wonderful food on many occasion. Weave eating there for everything from a wedding rehearsal dinner to the 50th birthday celebration to an impromptu date night. No matter what the season or what the reason we enjoy the wonderful food at Dora's and the excellent, friendly service. Summertime offers you the opportunity to eat... More 

Thank Annie M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Quaint, detailed, outstanding food with service beyond reproach. Presentation was spectacular, desert menu to put you overboard.

Thank douglasp250
Munich, Germany
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Bring your own wine and sit down for a relaxing dinner! The menu has something for everyone and the atmosphere is wonderful. DORA'S is our go to, for an enjoyable dinner out with friends! It's located in quaint downtown Clinton!

Thank Ellen J
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I stopped by to pick up dinner on my way to my hotel. I chose the ravioli bolognese. For Italian food the sauce was different. Tasted like it may have had a small pinch of allspice and cinnamon in it. At first I was not sure if I liked it because it was not what I expected but it grew... More 

Thank furrykidmom2
Clinton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We have been there many times over the years, and will keep going back there. It is such a nice place to dine. The neighborhood is excellent to a short walk around before/after dinner or lunch. The food is really good, We highly recommend it.

Thank dnmnt
Clinton, New Jersey
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had dinner here a few weeks ago. Food was very good. The salad was one of the best we have had in years. Dinners were very good as well. Excellent service. BYOB is a bonus. Give it a try if you are in town.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner for four at this nice quaint Italian Restaurant. The portions were filling and the food was great. I had ravioli and it reminded me of my mom's homemade ravioli. Delicious. I would definitely go back there again.

1 Thank Michael S
Branchburg, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food and service is outstanding. We had Chicken Frances, Stuff Pork Chops and Dora Ravioli. They were all delicious. It is a BYO place. They have indoor and outdoor seating.

1 Thank bondzeee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 908-735-4171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?