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Chit Chat Diner

515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
+1 201-820-4033
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot go wrong with Chit Chat! Great selection, moderate prices and good service. Breakfast has the most appeal from the looks of the crowds who wait. It's busy at other times of the day but not nearly like the morning hours.

Thank R1362PTmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter-in-law had a baby girl at Hackensack Hospital so we went for a quick bite and let me tell you guys I am in America 47 years never saw a diner like this clean beautiful decor excellent service Raul was my waiter food was...More

Thank Carlo E
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place. I refer to it as the "un-diner". It doesn't have that diner look or feel. Huge selection and a bar that makes great martinis. If you're hungry and don't know what you want, you'll find here. Good food and good drinks.

Thank GigiLover
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Went with my family for a quick dinner one night. Cute interior, good service and good food. We will be back.

Thank Pattycakes15
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Fast Clean Good Food at a reasonable price Freshly made omelets with fresh breads served quickly and professionally

Thank Fisherman123-2
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We have eaten here twice in the last month,and it is simply the best.On this 3 mile stretch of Essex Street that turns into Market Street,there are four major diners.New Jersey is considered the diner capital of the U.S.A. and the Chit Chat is simply...More

1  Thank ChALUTCH
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to bring a date a family or friends to sit down and eat breakfast lunch or dinner the Chit Chat Diner is the place to go. The food is outstanding the service is great and the atmosphere is very...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a restaurant quality establishment. . Absolutely excellent food across the board. Crab cakes, grouper, shrimp and grits for us seafood people. Great for burgers or high end entrees. Do not let the "diner" label fool you. This is top drawer.

1  Thank bob_franco27
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This place is a short walk from Hackensack Univ Medical Center. We went for Sunday evening dinner. Standard diner menu -- breakfast, lunch, & dinner available. Bright, clean, comfortable. Service was great. They were accommodating to special requests. Cheeseburger & fries were good as was...More

Thank timetocruise
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Always great service and generous portions. Very popular on Saturday and Sunday mornings so either go early or late on those days.

Thank nes56
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14 May 2016|
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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, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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