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Chatterbox Drive-In

) #1 of 7 Restaurants in Augusta €€ - €€€ American
1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
+1 973-300-2300
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fries” (21 reviews)
“burger” (47 reviews)
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1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

June '17 Wed: Up in the area and heard about this place from some family members. The only door is away from the parking area. It was empty at 3pm. Huge building, nice center car display and other 50's artifacts. Plus the train circling above...More

Thank Michael B
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thanks so much, Michael! Glad that you stopped by our place. Hope that you're back in our area soon! Thanks for the nice review :) Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We come from New York One of my places to ride too Love the food & the atmosphere It's like being transported to the 50s

Thank June B
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks so much, June! Glad that you like our place. Hope to have you back again next time you're in the area! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 12 May 2017

I went there yesterday for bike night and figured I would try a new place. The place reminds me of a 1950s diner with a friendly staff. I was in the mood to put on the feedbag so I ordered a cheesesteak with fries, large...More

Thank Joe5034
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Well Joe, I've got be careful here because the last thing that I want you to think is that I'm getting defensive. It's obvious that something went wrong with your visit here. When I go around to tables I usually hear, "Everything is always great...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner here last night... very unique place. Excellent service, great food, exceptional value and popular spot to socialize. Also very clean. They have vintage car shows and motorcycle night in the summer, great for adults and kids (kids get to see adults...More

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

Happy to hear that you loved it! Thanks for leaving a review. We'll see you back again very soon! Thanks for being a customer, Don Hall, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
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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