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Chatterbox Drive-In

1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
+1 973-300-2300
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“burgers” (32 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute, fun , and decent food. Large atmosphere, large plates, nice staff , very clean , squeaky clean , period.. NO FOX NEWS , love that !

Thank cindy v
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much, Cindy! Glad that you like our place. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a cool place to eat and the food is decent. I think the food is similar to diner food, with some different options and the atmosphere is nice.

Thank Maureen M
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad that you enjoy it, Maureen! That said, it sounds like we could do even better. Come back and visit us soon, so we can provide that five-star experience you were looking for. Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for the first time at the beginning of this summer for the Saturday car cruise and have taken the 45 minute drive back four more times since. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, fair prices and good food. When there was a wait, they took...More

Thank beachmom04
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed what we do here! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 6 September 2017

The food is great, the help amazing, and I love that the owner comes around to every table to ask if everything is ok. It is Very clean and the best atmosphere around.

Thank Charmaine M
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Happy to hear you're such a fan, Charmaine! Thanks for the review. My favorite parts of the day are when my young staff gets here and when I walk around the dining room! Hope we'll see you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Got the Broccoli Bites for appetizer. They were good but there were only five in the basket. There should have been more for the price. Two of us had The Big Bad John and we both highly recommend it. It was very good but we...More

Thank jakeS55
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Glad that you enjoyed the food, Jake! Thanks so much for leaving a review. I'll pass your BBJ comments along to the kitchen. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

As my family and I drive through multiple small towns we stumble upon this place called Chatterbox. We could tell from the moment we saw it that something stood out here. We made our way in to be met with friendly employees. The interior was...More

Thank FoodRation
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

So glad that you stopped by! Thanks for loving our place. Hope we'll see you back again soon! -Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Drove my classic car over 50 miles to take part of the Saturday night car show, ambiance is good, however the food is fair, not even good. Long lines, bad service. Worst of all, I went to check on my classic car and I found...More

Thank jaymoney66
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Sorry that this happened to you (Jay?) We've had Cruise Nights for 15 years and with about 22 weekends a year times about 250 cars per night, that is approximately 82,000 cars that have been here and this is the first time that I've heard...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Went there based on a friends recommendation. Food was good and the staff friendly. Large menu at reasonable prices. Cool retro decor and oldies music.

Thank SteveLandco
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived at the Chatterbox after the minor league baseball game on Father's Day. We were seated then told there was a "long list" of items they ran out of. This included lettuce, tomato, pickles, ribs, fried chicken, mac & cheese, lobster rolls, onion, mozzarella sticks...More

Thank Monica0209
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Sorry that you weren't able to get what you ordered, Monica. Actually, I've been waiting for someone to comment on this issue. I can give you all the reasons for what happened but in reality, there are no excuses. We had several issues exacerbate an...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

a local friend suggested we try this place, while in the area.....what a unique bldg. 50's diner atmosphere, great car, gas, record memorabilia . wait staff very attentive. wife loved the hot dog and fries served in a classic car...with a vanilla milk shake.....she was...More

Thank baron13
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Thanks so much! Happy to hear that you had a great time. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner PS My youth too!

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29 August 2017|
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Response from rafaelf463 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they have gluten free options. It is a classic drive in style menu, but that doesn't mean they may not have modern options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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