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Tick Tock Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
+1 973-777-0511
00:00 - 23:59
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Rutherford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yummy but should have asked for the waffle fries as the steak fries are not crispy enough. Very clean and great service

Thank flowerhick
Clifton, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Tick Tock is a so so diner. Cannot compete with the best diner in the state (Park West) Rt 46 The food and service receives a plus rating. We go back from time to time but our opinion has not changrd

Thank hlubkin
Parsippany, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge portions, chicken fingers and fries very good. Great place to have Quick meal. Fast service, if you are traveling it's a great place to stop.

Thank gintarem9
Clifton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Due west of NYC, big diner serving classic diner fare 24/7. Not unusual to see news crews stopping to eat there when the weather is the big event on the news. On premises baking: Cheescake is worth a try if you've never had it.

Thank jfdunphy
Bristol, Rhode Island
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going here for years, basically every time I pass thru NJ, and it's never failed me. It the usual diner fare, but better than most, and the portions are enormous. The daily specials are first rate and a big step up from the usual diner food. This time I had the ground steak with mushroom and onions and... More 

Thank Michael O
Newport News, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Born and raised in New Jersey, I've been to the Tick Tock Diner more times than I can count. I gave it a 5 start review not because it's the best food you can possibly eat but because IT'S EXACTLY WHAT A DINER IS SUPPOSED TO BE. The food is very good. The staff is cortious and attentive. And, like... More 

Thank Bammerm
Stanhope, New Jersey
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast for dinner or a falafel burger, this place never disappoints. Been coming for years. A great pit stop after coming through the Lincoln Tunnel, for sure.

Thank Mary Ellen N
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my go to diner. They have a crab cake benedict that is so good it's disrespectful. Their other "disrespectful" dish on the occasion they have it is their prime rib dinner. It is so flavourful, tender and juicy. It's a great place to eat good comfort food.

Thank SweetMist
Midland Park
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Love the Triple D in Clifton NJ. The food is awesome diner food with super service. Had the breakfast special and loved it. Best potatoes with the ham and cheese omelet that I have had. We will be back. Has not changed since our college days 45 years ago.

Thank John S
Belleville, New Jersey
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Tick Tock is a good diner for any meal or a quick snack. They also have a liquor license. They have all the diner classics and an extensive menu. The place can get crowded but they don;t cram everyone in so close to each other as some diners in the area seem to do. I mostly go there for... More 

Thank Thomas D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?