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Tick Tock Diner

281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
+1 973-777-0511
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good39%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“late night” (13 reviews)
“waffle fries” (5 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Allwood Rd, Route 3, Clifton, NJ 07012-1703
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Reviewed 5 days ago

NJ is known for its diners and the Tick Tock doesn't disappoint. The menu is huge and the food is good.

Thank Krystyna S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large portions, open all the time, insanely large slices of cake, lots of menu choices, and good, fast service.

Thank RobBN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the way back from NYC at about 12am the food was good and the service was quick. Good place to stop for a late night snack.

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going home west on Route 3 from a late night in NYC the Tick Tock diner maybe the only place open. It/s got a 1950's classic look. It's about 15 miles from the Lincoln Tunnel and it's been here since I was...More

Thank duck8to
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy 24/7 diner about 12 miles from NYC. Extensive menu, bakes on premises, good parking including some room for a few trucks of 16 wheel size. Access to Route 3 West, not far from Routes 80 and 287. Lots of local customers, clean, but not...More

Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, son and I stopped at this NJ icon for some good diner food after a rather stressful afternoon. We live in northwest Jersey, so I thought it would be a treat to have a bite at a good Jersey diner. We were rather...More

Thank bookladyHardwick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on our way to upstate New York it's a stop we make every time we drive to new York. The place is clean service is quick and friendly. Ordered our meals and everything came out hot no mistakes . It being a diner plenty...More

Thank ron c
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

If you're from NJ, you go to diners on occasion. There's a lot of hype around this place. Don't by into it. It's a diner, with diner food. The food was good, but Don't expect anything more.

Thank Danthetravelinman1
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Very good food, fast service, and the wait staff is personable. Huge variety to choose from and I have never had a bad meal. Simple, well prepared food. Never had to wait to be seated, breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Thank Patti I
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I am not impressed with the Tick Tock Diner. Was seated quickly and ordered in a reasonable time period without feeling rushed. Food was served and despite appearance was okay and there was plenty of it. Quantity made up for quality. Service started okay but...More

Thank njslim
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
breakfast menu and prices
9 March 2017|
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Response from micp1274 | Reviewed this property |
Not entirely sure, but similar to other diners.
Do you have any gluten free options?
29 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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