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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 good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (15 reviews)
“finger food” (21 reviews)
“french toast” (6 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 yesterday via mobile

I have never complained about the diner food. The gravy or cheese fries are a must every time we go. The traffic sometimes gets to me but its worth the wait. I have never ever had a problem with the staff. They are very attentive...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cubanbucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a quick bite or a family dinner. Liquor license allows for beer, wine and liquor to be offered. Open 24hrs..convenient feature. Easy to find. definitely recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marlee111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole place has gone downhill in the past few years, they used to have a paper with the specials on it but no more. I waited up to 5 minutes till a waiter would come over, but no one did, so I left. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 152fredk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had driven by it many times, but always wanted to stop in given its iconic Jersey diner status (and this is a state that knows diners). Despite some of the reviews that were on the negative side, we had a darn good meal complete with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank murrayhill
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to this dinner recently, haven't been there in ten years. What a difference. The food was terrible, and stale bread and cookies, rubbery meat, dried and old fries and dirty flat ware. What was once the pride of Jersey dinner places is now a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rlpinto
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Just left this diner....will never return The concept of customer service is foreign to them Waited too long and after sitting and waiting some more people who were seated after were taken care of... Our waitress...still looking for The lady who sits you didn’t seem...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank map23k
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Karen D
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Carie H
Reviewed 31 October 2018

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.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank rabmeek
Reviewed 27 October 2018 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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 87ivettet
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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