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Tavern On The Lake

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
+1 609-426-9345
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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East Windsor, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Lovely style and environment. I recommend this place to guests from all over the world.

Thank mbsrahmd
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not too impressed. Had a jukebox which played good music and the ambiance was what you would expect. Bartenders were really cool and checked on me frequently, but not too much. Limited beer selection on tap (unless you like IPA). Ordered fried calamari which I was unimpressed by. Some pieces were fried and some were super soggy and metal tasting.... More 

Thank Taylor N
New Jersey
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349 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Love tavern because it is walking distance. They have a nice large variety of different beers and the food is very good. Love the burgers and fries. Pizza, Zucchini sticks. haven't had a bad meal there. The bar tenders are always chatty and friendly. Prices are OK too. We stayed for the band that started on Friday at 10pm. They... More 

Thank Anne C
Silver Spring, Maryland
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Came here for NYE with my boyfriend, my sister, and her fiancé. They had a nice buffet style dinner with champagne that we reserved ahead of time. Since we did the buffet, we also had a table to sit at later in the night. We ended up leaving around 11:30, though, because it became very crowded the closer it got... More 

Thank Chloe N
East Windsor, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Stopped here for the first time and most likely the last. I live one mile away and have been warned of this restaurant but decided to try it anyway as I like to give locals my business. I asked the waitress (?) what beers she had on tap. She told me there was a list on the menu. I asked... More 

Thank Gregory L
Hightstown, NJ
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I don't usually frequent sports bars, but my daughter and I stopped in for a quick dinner. The craft beer selection is great, but the food was mediocre. Service was very good.

Thank lordstark45
Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Came on a quiet Tuesday evening when staying in town to visit Six Flags the following day. Good selection of beers - both "famous brands" and several local brews on tap. Highly recommend to get the beer flight - lots to choose from and fairly priced. The following day went for dinner as well - decent burgers and salads.

Thank AssafShani
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Perigees and chicken fingers!! Very good!! A definite must seem like home made great place for football too

Thank Mark H
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Have gone several times in the past. Last time we went they had a sewage issue & the stench in the restaurant was unbearable. Have not been back since. They really need to clean up the place! Wish NJ had health codes posted outside the restaurants so there would be no guessing.

Thank 35mariea
East Windsor, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Nice and relaxing place. Good beer selection. Cocktails are not great since they make them from cheap liquors and mixes, so don't expect to have good Mojito or Margarita there. Good burgers. Live music on Fridays. Worth to visit.

Thank Mike T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hightstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-426-9345
Tavern On The Lake is a Family Restaurant and Sports Bar. We have food and drink specials Mon. thru Thur. and live Bands every Fri. and Sat. night. Our upstairs Banquet Hall can hold up to 200 people. We open at 11:30am everyday.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?