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Tick Tock Diner

281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
+1 973-777-0511
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (15 reviews)
“finger food” (21 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59 Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go with friends each year and never disappoints us. The meals are nice sizes and always cooked to order.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with husband after the Giants lost and we needed a pick me up. This place was featured on a Food Network TV show and I was dying to try it out upon finding out I would be in Clifton. Restaurant is clean and...More

Thank Carie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great meal. Not American so a Diner is a new experience. Shrimp and crab was wonderful, beer was good, service was good, an enjoyable night at a fair price. Would recommend.

Thank rabmeek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a steak blue plate special (18.95) and was very disappointed. The meat was so tough and it tasted like and looked like a previously frozen microwaved meal. I was not expecting a top cut of meat for the prize but this was just Awful....More

Thank 87ivettet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was 6 of us we were all coming back from a meeting, starved. The waitress seated us right away, giving us our own area where we could talk without annoying other dinners. The food was great and our waitress was perfect! She was so...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went up to Clifton, New Jersey to visit some relatives we had not seen in a long time and when we arrived at their house we wanted to take them out to eat and we decided to go to the "Tick Tock Diner" and...More

Thank RayTomsRiver
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Lived so close to this famous diner and just had my 1st visit. After all this time, it was so very disappointing. Below average even. Stale crackers ruined the chowder. The waitress brought a replacement, but then it was on the bill. Cashier was disinterested...More

Thank Paula Faye J
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were seated and given our menus. A couple of minutes later, a waiter came and asked us if we wanted to order drinks. I ordered coffee and my companion ordered ice tea. What bothered me was the waiter then walked about 10 feet away...More

Thank jimr20162016
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Had breakfast here with my wife yesterday and had a very nice meal.Our waitress was pleasant,my omelet was perfect and my wife enjoyed her french toast.A very busy location on the busy RT.3 not far from Giant Stadium but that got us in and out...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

in this diner. Hear some good things about the Tick Tock and was unabashed. Had the steak salad and it was OK. We had converted there after, yet, another funeral. The service was OK. Just another diner that used to be pretty good years ago.

Thank lightning411
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Thomas S
11 November 2018|
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Response from 007melanie | Reviewed this property |
I would not go back there. We waited and waited for a seat and we had some elderly people in the party. There was no concern for our party when it came to the seating and inconvenience so I doubt that the concern would be... More
8 March 2017|
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Response from micp1274 | Reviewed this property |
Not entirely sure, but similar to other diners.
28 December 2016|
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Response from BRIAN B | Reviewed this property |
Contact the Diner directly by phone and ask them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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