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The Clean Plate Kitchen

49 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
+1 908-200-7610
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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49 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place isn’t easy to find because it is tucked behind the Main Street. Follow the path to the right of the building. There, you find this gem of a restaurant. We enjoyed the vegetable soup, a salmon wrap, and a quinoa wrap. The servers...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a beef hamburger and vegetarian black bean soup. My guest had a chicken wrap. Both were good but not great. We sat by the fencing proximate to the river. Nice ambience. Service was good. Hamburger was a 3.5 out of five being over...More

Thank pncboy85
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The food is hit & miss, very odd menu, great location on river in clinton, but ducks & geese roaming around and plenty of poop. Not many choices in clinton, I think that’s why they survive, the burger was ok, but other veg dishes, salads...More

Thank dznlady
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were traveling in the area and had lunch here. It was delicious! Everything was so fresh and yummy! The service was great. Wish I lived closer so I could go back!

Thank Lormee02
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Five people at a table for four, bad start. Seats very uncomfortable, table too small. Parking a problem as pointed out by other diners. Service was very gracious and good. Prices were reasonable. Food was either very good or not, depending on your choice. My...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Had a late lunch. They were kind and sat us at around 2:30. They close at 3 until dinner time. Big surprise... popcorn as an appetizer. I had the Put An Egg On It. Absolutely delicious. My wife got the Summer Lovin’ salad. She loved...More

Thank closch7
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Loved to date, goat cheese bacon appetizers! Disappointed they were out of the meatloaf! Had the Namasteak. It was ok.

Thank Diane1437
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This place has actually gotten better over the past couple of years, which I feel like for most restaurants is the opposite. The menu obviously has healthier options and the quality is amazing, too. There's burgers and steak if quinoa or chic peas aren't up...More

Thank melelody
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous restraunt! Quality of the food is excellent. Provides a new twist to basic dishes as well as some new food experiences. Nice children’s menu which includes a fish choice. Beautiful patio. Enjoy!

Thank Mmejt
Reviewed 1 July 2018

If you decide to have lunch at The Clean Plate,be prepared to spend half of your lunch time looking for a parking spot. It took me 5 loops,withen a three block radius, to finally find a place to park. Had I known this when I...More

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Response from Kathy3331940 | Reviewed this property |
If you go when the gallery/framing shop in front is open, you can go through the building and into the restaurant. If you go when it is not open you can follow the path to the back. Pass through the gate onto the patio... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 908-200-7610
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The Clean Plate Kitchen is a locally-sourced restaurant serving farm fresh American cuisine with unique twist. Our menu offers allergy friendly choices, catering to a variety of dietary needs. We offer a variety of vegetarian, gluten-free, organic, allergy friendly food choices. We are located in the charming town of Clinton with a large patio along the river and cozy fireside dining in the cooler months. We are family friendly and do recommend reservations.
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