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The Clean Plate Kitchen

49 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
+1 908-200-7610
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (10 reviews)
“plantains” (6 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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49 Main St, Clinton, NJ 08809-1313
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant is on a river with both outside and inside seating - very picturesque. There is a red mill on the opposite side of the bridge from the restaurant. They have a good variety on their menu. We had the crab cakes and meatloaf...More

Thank kathybC3226FU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend recommended this place, she's been her a few times, so we went. The four of us just went yesterday about 12;30. There was a good crowd but we were able to a table of 4 right by the water. There were seats inside...More

Thank MikeSofJr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant on TA as we were traveling. We are veggie people so chain restaurants do not usually work. A little off the highway but it was worth it. A riverside cafe in a very cute town was perfect. They provided popcorn popped...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place while traveling back to NY. The town itself is really cute and the restaurant was right on the water. I loved the outdoor patio with the lights. A couple ducks roamed free and walked around to everyone. My girlfriend and I...More

Thank Mariel D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I -- and another couple -- have eaten at this location before (which is lovely!), but not since it changed hands about two years ago. The food is now farm-to-table, and heavy on the vegetables and salad, which is perfect for me,...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a great place to stop by when you are in the area. Situated closeby the river with a nice outdoor area you can enjoy lunch or dinner. Service is good and friendly. On the menu are some very interesting choices. I opted for...More

Thank AvdV80
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Day trip out of the city and discovered this most charming riverside cafe. Incredibly lovely outside tables but we were a little apprehensive about the food because it only featured healthy options. Everything was delicious - from the free popcorn to our entrees! Yummy chicken...More

Thank Veri K
Reviewed 2 September 2017

My husband and I came here on the recommendation from a friend. We really enjoyed the food. We had the fried green tomatillos and pickled veggies as appetizers. We'll pass on both of these next time...they were delicious but overpriced for the small portions at...More

Thank SurfingDoc
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Had lunch here one sunny Saturday. It was great to sit by the water. We saw a very tall blue heron walking in the water and lots of ducks. Food was great. I didn't love my salmon wrap because I was expecting whole salmon not...More

Thank sjc43
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I "found" this restaurant by an unusual circumstance: as I was crossing the parking lot and about to enter a different restaurant ( across the river ), a gentleman* also crossing the lot gave a friendly greeting and suggested that if I was interested in...More

Thank G H
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31 March 2015|
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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
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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