Clinton Station Diner: A Restaurant Review

Clinton Station Diner: A Restaurant Review

The Clinton Station Diner is a unique family oriented dining experience with model trains suspended from the ceiling for little engineers to enjoy

Clinton Station Diner
2 Bank St,
Clinton, NJ

Clinton Station Diner Highlights

Fare:  American Diner

Price: Inexpensive

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Very casual

Overall Rating: 3 stars in the diner category of restaurants.

Note: Four-star Rating System from 1/2 Star = Poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Recommended For: Diners looking for an excellent dining experience for families with kids without emptying their wallets.

Not Recommended For:
Diners who prefer a fine dining experience.

Recommended dishes:
When available, The Baked Meat Loaf; The Cuban Panini: and the gigantic burgers in sizes from one to fifty pounds.

Full Bar service

Restaurant Review

The Clinton Station Diner is a popular place for families with kids.

The diner sets itself apart from other modern American diners with it's throwback circa 1927, railroad car attached to the main building for an “old-time” dining experience. Kids will get to enjoy the model railroad running along the tracks suspended from the ceiling and the large tropical fish tank.

There are several areas for dining.

For adults without kids who prefer a quieter experience can opt for the dining room with a working fireplace.

Other dining options include sitting at the full-service bar while having a drink with your meal or at the traditional diner counter for quick service.

In addition to the throwback rail car dining experience, the Clinton Station is known for it's gigantic Mt. Olympus 50 lb. burger. The challenge is If five people can eat this burger within three hours .... it's free! other lesser challenges include The 7 lb. Burger --- finish it in three hours by yourself or in 1 1/2 hours with a friend and it’s free. Or try the 3 lb. Burger --- finish it in two hours by yourself or in 45 minutes with a friend and it's free.

Just in the mood for a huge burger without the stress of a challenge, try 2 lb. Burger or 1 lb. Burgers.

As with most modern American diners, they offer a salad bar and a large selection of house made pastries and desserts.

The Clinton Station Diner is open 365 days/year, 7 days/week, 24 hours/day

(updated: December 2020)

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