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River Star Diner

American, Diner
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14 State Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2513
+1 908-979-0626
06:00 - 23:00
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Long Valley, New Jersey
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The staff are friendly and accommodating and the menu is extensive. The omelettes are amazing and the hot corned beef sandwich was lean and overstuffed, yum!

Thank buffylane
Honolulu, Hawaii
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

As mentioned in the previous reviews, this establishment has devolved into a place you should avoid. While the food is fair, at best, it's clear this no oversight of the people serving the customers. With an attitude and charm of a turnip, my server never returned once to refill drinks, etc.

Thank Dennis J
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Went totally down hill when the parents went back home. Did have at least decent breakfast foods. Now not even that. At least they fired the worst chef ever and aren't that bad. But unless it's some eggs and bacon, the food is not up to par. Pass.

Thank sneezey
New Jersey
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196 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Second visit here and once again we all enjoyed our food. FYI it was pretty packed on a Tuesday evening around 7pm. Excellent variety and plenty of options. A good amount of fries came with my burger which I always appreciate. My dad loved the scallops. Service was good and friendly. Looking forward to next time.

Thank StonewallBrigade
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99 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Sorry to say so but this diner isn't up to par. I've gone periodically since the middle 1990s. The service is friendly, the prices are reasonable, the restaurant is clean and the parking ample. The problem is the food! The basics just aren't done well. Burgers, breakfasts, specialty sandwiches and salads - not as good as you'd hope. Not as... More 

Thank Hungryalicia
Seminole, Florida
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247 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Went with our son, DIL and grandchildren. Everyone ordered different items from breakfast to sandwiches to salads to fish and chips all tasted delicious. The waitress was very friendly and helpful even when they were out of one item. She apologized and helped us change the order.

Thank jekcpa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My boyfriend & I are at the diner at least once a week, usually for breakfast on the weekend, but also occasionally for dinner. We're vegetarians and have our favorites on the menu but we can always find an alternative if we're in the mood for something different. The staff is always friendly! The only thing we aren't crazy about... More 

Thank Mariann T
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

A favorite eating place for us in Hackettstown! We had moved from the area and were visiting recently. The food is good and a good value.

Thank May S
Long Valley, New Jersey
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115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Whenever I'm in the mood for blintzes, this is the place to go. Most everything else I have had is your basic diner fare. Hit or miss

Thank Angela B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My boyfriend and I had seat with a view of the river watching the ducks go by. I had a philly cheesesteak with fries. I didn't like the cheesesteak sandwhich.

Thank Lynette H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 State Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2513
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackettstown
  • Phone Number: +1 908-979-0626

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