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Princetonian Diner

American, Diner
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3509 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5923
+1 609-452-2272
06:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 06:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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King North Carolina.
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I live in NC and they just do not have diners like the do in NJ and PA. This is a typical northeast diner. Good food plant of options with large portions. Off of US 1 near Princeton. Good service and more than you can eat. If you look at a menu you are left wondering how they can make... More 

Thank Q5820YDrobertp
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped for lunch as we had not been there for a year or two. Busy but waited less than 5 minutes and got a nice table. We both ordered lunch and thought the food was far better before I had cream of chicken soup which was ok but consistency was little more than water. I also... More 

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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical diner food at good prices. Takeout was acceptable. The time it took someone to acknowledge me to take my order was slow. It was about 20 mins after opening and the waitress was mopping the kitchen floor so didn't notice a customer walk in.

Thank jerz609
jersey shore
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place wasn't to crowded we were seated immediately. Our order was taken in a timely manner and our soups and salads were brought out quickly. After about 40 minutes we couldn't find our server so we got the attention of a manager. We stated our case and pointed out the other tables seated after us with their food.He was... More 

Thank beachbummers
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I only had a chicken sandwich, but it was gigantic. They cut it into three pieces, that's how big it was. Garlic mayo spread was great. Ask for it on the side of whatever sandwich you are getting. I wish I didn't live so far away. I was just passing through. Great experience. The diner was old/vintage but not in... More 

Thank crazyhorse30
Lake George
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

With the slow disappearance of the classic American Diner. It is comforting to have the venerable Princetonian still around. No surprises here. You know what to order.

Thank paulieinBrooklyn
Levittown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Regulars there. An hour for our meal. Order wrong and under cooked. Managers very nonchalant about it!

Thank xalotta
Morristown, New Jersey
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We recently took my grandsons for dinner at the diner knowing there would be a large amount of items from which to choose. The kids ordered pancakes and bacon which were great--fluffy pancakes, crisp bacon. I decided to order one of their specials by the recommendation of the server and was quite disappointed--it came with soup--I chose french onion &... More 

Thank kathy z
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Always stop here on our yearly trip to Princeton for Sectional tennis tournament. I usually get breakfast--Eggs Benedict is superb, but other members of my party have gotten lunch and dinner. No complaints. Food is always awesome and servers are very friendly and attentive!!

Thank DivaAnn
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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101 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Somebody needs to get out in the parking lot pick up the trash and pull some weeds. At the same time take the very dead planters from winter away from the front door. Don't let this deter you though. The inside was spotless, the service was friendly and fast and the food was very good.

Thank Redmeg93

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3509 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5923
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-452-2272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?