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River Star Diner

14 State Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2513
+1 908-979-0626
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible12%
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“fries” (5 reviews)
“burgers” (3 reviews)
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American, Diner
14 State Route 57, Hackettstown, NJ 07840-2513
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

Third time at the River Star Diner. We usually go after an early movie at the theater nearby. This time on Tuesday July 25 at about 2:30pm (not too busy). The young lady who was our waitress was friendly and helpful. Every time has been...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
Reviewed 21 July 2017

turkey diner..terrible......philly cheese steak....not in philly.....poor ..dry stall bread..turkey diner we took home for the raccon to eat...the pepper doesnt even come out of the shaker so you can try and season the bad food..waitress was nice..

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

So so diner. Very dingy and run down. Needs some updating..even a slight moldy smell. Food is eh. Service, eh....yet this diner is always packed. Go figure.

Thank katiecruiser007
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Best food in a regular restaurant you can ask for , and it must be because every time I try to go , it's packed. So that says something for the place , right ? Food is fresh and tasty. Every thing you want. Awesome...More

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
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...More

Thank Dennis J
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...More

Thank sneezey
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...More

Thank StonewallBrigade
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....More

Thank Hungryalicia
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...More

Thank jekcpa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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