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Candlewyck Diner

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$$ - $$$
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179 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1801
+1 201-933-4446
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, very good wait staff. We got there just before the morning rush, 930am. We had a nice meal all the good was Hot and freshly prepared. The only thing that kept this from being a 5 was, we had a light above our table that kept blinlong on and off, it was a little annoying.

Thank F_Jacky2
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Diner is conveniently located, great ambiance, place is clean, staff is very friendly and food was great!

Thank Orlando M
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The place is a local joint for me so I get there about once every two months when everyone wants something different. Lately the service has been very slow and the place wasn't very busy at all. Three burgers took over 30 minutes. It would have been nice for the waiter to stop by and say something but she was... More 

Thank misha2c
Wood Ridge
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go there often. Good service, lots to eat. Unless it's breakfast, you go home with a doggy bag. I think our kids grew up in the place. Really like going there for Sunday breakfast. Also enjoy the bakery for goodies to take home.

Thank Harry T
Marlboro, New Jersey
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Haven't been here in years. The inside was renovated. Beautifully decorated for the holidays. I had cheesesteak with a salad. It was good. Lots of peppers and mushrooms. The meat was a little fatty. Hard to eat in a sandwich. Bread was toasted ciabatta. It seemed a little stale. Like a freezer or refrigerator taste. My son had breakfast...pancakes, bacon,... More 

Thank Lisa S
Oceanside, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It was pouring rain (just before our flight back to sunny San Diego), as our new friends from staying at the Hampton Inn were nice enough to take us for a lunch. So many times (back in the commuting times), I was passing it on 164 Local Bus from and to NYC, never stopped by until this day. New Jersey... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Nice dinner inside and good service . Fries were good but the Burger was a patty . Not what I was expecting from this place. I could go to Burger King or Micky D's .

Thank Terps007
Nashua, New Hampshire
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This is one of the best finds we have when we visit friends and family in this area. Classy diner with great food! Good portions for the price. Great and friendly service! Try to make a stop every time we're in town for breakfast!

Thank Patrick L
Albany, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Was driving around trying to find a place to have a casual dinner and passed by this diner - very crowded - so I pulled right in! Does not look like a normal "diner" - recently redone or brand new, not sure. Greeted nicely. Obviously a lot of regulars, you could tell by the greetings. Nice atmosphere, very busy. Food... More 

Thank Carolyn W
Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I have eaten here on numerous occasions recently, mostly business lunches. The staff is always pleasant and food is, for the most part, pretty good. it is still a diner after all, but it is better than any of the 'highway' diners here in Northern New Jersey. Recommended if you want a decent diner.

Thank Emmet R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 179 Paterson Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1801
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-933-4446

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?