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Chit Chat Diner

515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
+1 201-820-4033
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“grouper” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
515 Essex St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-1215
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as you walked in, the aroma of the food makes you hungry. Such a nice spot to visit. The best thing about it, it is open 24 hours.

Thank Nkee
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

They have a good variety of breakfast foods. The food is good as well as the service. They open early so that’s great if you want to eat before going to work.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This diner is clean, well laid out and aesthetically beautiful with MacKenzie Childs decor everywhere. The food is really good and unusual for a diner. Service is always attentive since I have been going there for several years as a member of a business group.

Thank skj243
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I have eaten at the Chit Chat several times when I was on my way between NYC and Route 17. The Chit Chat offers great food, friendly service, and ample parking at reasonable prices -- who could ask for more from a diner?

Thank James1585
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Three of us went for breakfast. All of us had begium waffles. All cooked to perfection. One of us had a bacon side which was also good.

Thank ramlfalls
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Very eclectic menu. We usually stick to the basics. The service is excellent and they have a limited delivery menu.

Thank nes56
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Had a very good experience when greeted for seating. The hostess was very friendly and customer focused, which is different than the “other” diner on the same street. The menu options are plentiful and the portions are large. Prices are reasonable and the service was...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Usually come here for breakfast, so super packed at the time. Really good food and portions. There are also a variety of really tasty desserts. Friendly service. Nothing bad to say about it.

Thank smichelle2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The diner is crowded Friday and Saturday nights. The menu is wide-ranging, as one would expect from a Jersey diner. This is no truck-stop diner though. The prices are high, but the food is good enough to earn them. The seafood is particular fresh and...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
14 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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