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Nautilus Diner

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American, Diner
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97 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940-1806
+1 973-377-8484
06:30 - 01:30
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Sun 06:30 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 06:00 - 01:30
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 03:00
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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301 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never been a fan of this diner, but the food is good. I found myself in Madison on Saturday morning, and decided to try the diner again after a couple of years. I don't know what it is, but the greeters are ALWAYS in a bad mood, and always curt to the patrons. The woman who sat us... More 

Thank Andrew R
Long Valley, New Jersey
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139 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken noodle soup and corned beef sandwich were worth mentioning but omelettes and desserts were disappointing and the fries tasted odd. Service was friendly but not attentive. It was raining and there was a leak in the ceiling right next to our table which was a turn off.

Thank buffylane
Charleston, West Virginia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Took my grandchildren for NJ and Montreal for breakfast during my visit and had a fantastic dining experience. The staff could not have been more accommodating and nice for a large table, food and service were great and the menu very extensive. Cannot give a better report on this establishment.

Thank kenatofc
Chatham, New Jersey
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The food is ok but it's overpriced. The diners in this area seem to be really charging high prices these days. This drives us to better restaurants with better food for the same price.

Thank Charles4564
Madison, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Just had the WORST Reuben sandwich ever! Sauerkraut soaked BREAD with little corned beef. French fries were OK but not what they used to have. Sweet, accommodating waitress. I hear there are new owners. They need to get with the program!

Thank Peg148
Fishkill, New York
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Great diner. Wonderful choices. I especially love the salads and mainly go here for that. Good soups. Gluten Free choices also. Friendly staff

Thank macska2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Perfect for breakfast, wonderful staff and bright airy space. Save room for the deserts all home made, and its just a fun place.

Thank Stephen S
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Went to Nautilus every week as a family when we lived in the area and now we travel to NJ we always make a stop in this amazing dinner. Great food, reasonable prices and the most friendly staff in the area make it a MUST! Always loyal to Nautilus Diner!

Thank Seba G
West Orange, New Jersey
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346 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced large diner will a true variety of foods to choose from. I had the Mediterranean Panini with feta, chicken, provolone on a flatbread pita. Came with fries cooked to perfection. My wife had a flat bread with artichokes, onions, spinach and feta. She said the only downside was the spinach as frozen not fresh. Overall with Tax and... More 

Thank Norjeff2
Morristown, New Jersey
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A classic NJ dining experience. I have breakfast here twice each week. A regular breakfast crowd, like a "Cheers" experience. Food is very good and the menu is extensive. Linda, Judy and Judith will take great care of you. A very friendly place where "everybody knows your name".

Thank william c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 01:30
06:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 01:30
06:00 - 03:00
06:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 Main St, Madison, NJ 07940-1806
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 973-377-8484

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