We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chatterbox Drive-In

1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
+1 973-300-2300
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (17 reviews)
“fries” (22 reviews)
“burger” (50 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
American
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1 State Route 15, Augusta, NJ 07822-2017
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (205)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Decent food and atmosphere with a drive in theme. My husband and I both had pulled pork and our son had the bleu burger. Coleslaw was particularly good. Beautifully restored 1969 Camaro in the middle of the room.

Thank AnAnthropologist
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by! Happy to hear everything was to your liking. The cole slaw recipe is from my Dad's old restaurant in Wayne, way back in the'70's! Hope we'll see you back again sometime soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Great food, great service! On our way right now! Unique dinner with oldies music and antique cars! I can’t say enough about this restaurant. They also have really good egg creams! Remember them?

Thank DebbyG749
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Happy to hear you love our place! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back again for another egg cream! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The burgers were really fresh tasting. Service was fast and friendly. Hardly any wait at 6:00 on a Saturday night. Loved the feel of the place with the retro decorations. Plan to go back again before they close down in the fall. 🙁

Thank lovethejerseyshore60
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Glad that you love our burgers! Thanks for the kind words. We'll see you back again very soon. -Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This place was great not only for the adults, but kids too!! So many good things to look at and admire. The music also added a cool vibe to the place. The wait staff was friendly and accommodating. The food is reasonably priced, was served...More

Thank DL P
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Happy to hear everyone had such a great time! Thanks for the love, you zeroed in on all the good stuff! Hope we'll see you back again soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Stopped here for dinner after seeing the Christmas light spectacular down the road. Amazing place! I was in love the moment I walked through the door. Great atmosphere, with friendly staff and the food was delicious. I would definitely go again!

Thank Sierra L
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for stopping in, Sierra, and it's amazing you loved everything from our atmosphere to our food and to our friendly team. Thank you for sharing, and I can't wait to see you by again soon! -Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Loved the visit here. Went with my husband and son and we all loved it! Husband had the ribs. I had a burger. My son had some fries. With of course milkshakes to finish it off. Fantastic waitstaff. All accommodating and sweet. They have classic...More

Thank Pamella M
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

So glad that you love our place, Pamella! Thanks for the review. Hope to have you back again soon! -Don Hall, Owner PS, Cruise Nights and Bike Nights run from May through September. Weather permitting of course!

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Great, friendly, and easily accessible restaurant. Fun place to visit with 50's music, decor and vintage car exhibit. Food is excellent and very reasonable. Don the owner is a very charitable individual. Highly recommend.

Thank Farhad I
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thanks so much, NJ! Thanks for the kind words. Hope I'll see you back here soon! Best, Don Hall, Owner

Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

1  Thank cindy v
Don H, Owner at Chatterbox Drive-In, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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 4 October 2017

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 24 September 2017 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 26 September 2017

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

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Augusta Hotels
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Newton Sparta
159 reviews
6.40 km away
Econo Lodge
55 reviews
11.64 km away
Holiday Motel
16 reviews
13.44 km away
Grand Cascades Lodge
1,907 reviews
14.38 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Yetter's Diner
46 reviews
.40 km away
Wheel House Kitchen + Bar
14 reviews
.81 km away
Double S Smokehouse
26 reviews
1.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Skylands Stadium
28 reviews
.74 km away
Lafayette Mill Antiques Center
17 reviews
3.01 km away
The Newton Theatre
100 reviews
7.71 km away
The Chocolate Goat Gift Shoppe
12 reviews
3.08 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
29 August 2017|
Answer
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.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

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 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing