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Food and restaurants in Princeton

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Love the beer they make! Try the sampler if you go! It is a bar/restaurant located on Nassau street near campus. Great vibe!”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Creative farm-to-table fare is the draw at this modern eatery with an open kitchen & hip atmosphere. Using fresh local ingredients from local purveyors, they offer rustic American cuisine bursting with seasonal flavors in every bite.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“If you are begging for seafood, I recommend you to try out Blue Point Grill. :)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Great for conversation and congenial atmosphere beside good lunch & supper eats!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“In the Heart of town, good people watching with very good food and small-plate bar choices for Happy Hour”
  • 9 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Steaks and more. Nice service. Try to get a table overlooking Hinds Plaza when the weather is good, especially if there is a concert. Reservations recommended during peak times.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“The menu is a bit fancier than the Ivy, with a “mead of the month” and prosecco cocktails. ;) There’s a patio area, a sit down restaurant and a pub. Happy hour offered Monday -Friday 4-7pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Hoagie Haven is a hot spot in Princeton. Many residents and students from Princeton University and neighboring high schools regularly eat at the Haven and it remains popular throughout the night. Hoagie Haven serves between 300 and 500 hoagie orders per day and is supplied by Italian People's Bakery. Hoagie Haven was referred to on The Daily Show as one of Jon Stewart's favorite restaurants during an interview with John Popper. Haven offers some specialty sandwiches including the Body Bag, Heart Stop, The Bloch, and the Sanchez.”
  • 6 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Excellent locally roasted coffee. Locally owned with pastries and breakfast items at the Witherspoon location… A kitchen with the hot items is at their Nassau Street location”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Great for conversation and congenial atmosphere beside good lunch & supper eats!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“This market has plenty of local produce, cheese, and a butcher shop. They also serve food and have amazing breakfast and lunch options. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Top notch crepes. Local jams and produce. On the weekends, there could be a wait, if you don’t get there early.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Wonderful BYOB restaurant in town, walking distance from house, great for lunch and a bit fancier for dinner. Great chef.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you're looking for some gourmet treats for snacks or a picnic, this is the place to go.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Princeton has many ice cream choices… Bent Spoon is Artisanal with locally sourced ingredients and works in combination with our local elementary schools, skip the usual and try Bent Spoon ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
“This market has plenty of local produce, cheese, and a butcher shop. They also serve food and have amazing breakfast and lunch options. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Great place to get fresh groceries (like milk, eggs, vegetables, pasta) and canned/frozen products; also carries prepared food (pizza, pasta, desserts). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“You just can't go wrong with their bagels. We love their sun dried tomato bagel and the everything whole wheat bagel!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“If you're looking for some gourmet treats for snacks or a picnic, this is the place to go.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bakery/cafe serving sandwich, coffee, salad, and WIFI. Opens at 6 AM daily.”
  • 3 locals recommend