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Fernando's grille

173 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3702
+1 609-443-4488
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (9 reviews)
“prime rib” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
173 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3702
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1 - 10 of 91 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with fast, friendly service. Great location but appears to have limited parking. Will eat there again if in the area.

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited several times with a parent residing at Meadow Lakes in parties of 6-10 people, and have always been pleased with the experience. The street-level entrance helps with walkers and wheelchairs and the staff is professional and considerate with the elderly and with service...More

Thank Alexander M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found Fernando's Grille on TA and thought we would give them a try. It will not be our last visit! The staff is very welcoming & will tweak your entree if you have a special need/request. The owner stops by each table to say hello...More

Thank jonkacz
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Although not much to look at from the street, this BYOB restaurant in Hightstown, NJ is a gem. Not only is the food great but the wait staff is superb! My Cajun tilapia and shrimp was excellent. Many of the dishes are served with Yukon...More

Thank MJK582014
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent. Servers were great. If you are in the area stop by and try this place. Scallops and rack of lamb were about the best we have had in a while.

Thank MARK B
TheChefFernando, Owner at Fernando's grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks Mark, Looking forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 30 May 2017

We live one town over from Fernando's location, yet never gave it a thought until friends recommended it- we have been back 3 times since! Excellent cuisine, professional staff, friendly! Best crab meat cocktail I've ever had ! My favorite entrees are the crab cakes...More

Thank Parmasan
TheChefFernando, Owner at Fernando's grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks, Looking forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have been here before and have always had a good meal. Presentation is always a plus and the service is great! The taste is food is good but not "great". Still a good local spot for a couple or family meeting!

Thank roverirish
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Have been there twice in the last 3 months once was new years eve had the steak very good ,some others had the encrusted cod fish which was very tasty.Also there in Febuary had the pork osso bucco which was very tender service was good...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Fernandos is our family's favorite restaurant. Food is superb, the menu offering beef, lamb, pork & seafood has something for everyone. Each plate is an expression of the culinary expertise this kitchen employs. We have never been disappointed. The staff is warm, welcoming, attentive &...More

Thank Z2039KFdeborahm
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pleasant and subdued..yet the feeling of an elegant place. Excellent poasta and chicken dishes. Prepared off the menu for us..a simple spaghetti putanesca without anchovy..

Thank mvmd5
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Diana B
17 July 2015|
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Response from Marcelo H S | Property representative |
Hello Diane, Thanks for contacting us about this very special occasion meeting with your friends. Feel free of contacting us again, we will never rush out to our patrons either for lunch and dinner, since we don't close in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 173 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3702
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hightstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-443-4488
  • E-mail
they have great food n just off the NJ turnpike exit 8
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