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Lilly's On The Canal

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2 Canal St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1704
+1 609-397-6242
Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Weehawken, New Jersey
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

We visit Lambertville often and Lilly's is one of our go-to places to eat -- when we can get a seat! First the service is always friendly and fast, no matter how busy they are (and they are busy more often than not). The menu has something for everyone -- we had arranged an outing in town for 18, and... More 

Thank ChrisandCarlos
Ringoes, New Jersey
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151 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

The food used to be a lot more interesting, before they opened the places in Stockton and Doylestown. For example, a vegetarian rice dish with a coconut curry sauce on bismati rice. Now the food seems to be more "ho hum". The usual burger, pasta, grilled fish with more typical sauces (vodka saurce, for example). The kobe beef burger was... More 

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New Jersey
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

This is a nice restaurant, tucked away down a side street in Lambertville, NJ. As others have said, if you're going there on a weekend make sure you leave plenty of time to find parking. We had reservations there on a beautiful Saturday evening. We were seated at a table outside (at our request). The appetizers (fried calamari and the... More 

Thank J H
Warren, New Jersey
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

Have been to Lilly's a few times now. The place is busy, noisy, and casual but the food never dissapoints. Sat at the outdoor tables this month for the first time which was quiter and in a nice space. Eggplant fries are a must -as are some of the impressive desserts you can see as you enter the front door.... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

A perfect place for a nice night out in Lambertville. The portions were plentiful, the food was very good, and the BYOB feature a plus! Definitely order the eggplant fries as a shared appetizer for the table. As a vegetarian, the veggie stir-fry dish was very good - especially with the inclusion of spaghetti squash - a totally underused vegetable...I... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

They have a varied and delicious menu. Service is excellent. Need reservations well in advance....it is a popular eating establishment. Everything I have eaten here, meat, fish, salads, desserts were excellent. Give Lilly's a try. Parking can be difficult in Lambertville, so give yourself enough time to find parking. It's worth it !!

Thank Bob F
New Jersey
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

One of Lambertville's outstanding dining experiences. The contemporary menu is first rate with great appetizers (Quesadilla was outstanding) and the entrees of Lamb chops and Lobster Ravioli with scallops in a vodka sauce were just perfect. The desserts are exceptional as well, but one serving is more than ample for two people to share. We enjoyed the coconut chocolate cake... More 

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Silicon Valley
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013

My husband and I were in town for a few days and we happened to wander by Lilly's we decided not to wait for a table...it was quite busy that evening so we decided to sit up at the counter. We were entertained by the chefs and prep staff. What a well oiled machine! The food was out of this... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

We've been living in New Hope for 3 years. We go out to dinner just about every Friday. We generally like restaurants in Lambertville better for dinner and the bars in New Hope better for drinks. We've been to Lilly's about 4 or 5 times. The place has so much potential to be in our regular rotation of fav's but... More 

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Furlong PA
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108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

I was here with a group of eight people. Service was attentive. We loved the apps - "decadent" batter dipped eggplant fries, and veggie and risotto cakes..... innovative. I had the lamb chops. No fancy sauce, but solidly competent. Others had steak, grilled salmon, pasta, etc. Everyone was happy and some even needed takehome boxes for the leftovers. Desserts seem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 23
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Canal St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-6242

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