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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 - 00:00
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Fri - Sat 06:00 - 01:00
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this is one of the top 3 diners in town. It's food isn't AMAZING, but that's not expected at an affordable diner. In the forty times I've been here, I still have yet to have an issue. Staff is all very friendly and the food arrives quickly. They have a great assortment of dessert!

Thank Tyler B
Cranford, NJ
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190 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stopped in for breakfast during an early hour with a large group since we were in the area working. It's your traditional diner fare. Plenty of breakfast options and specials. I had the blueberry pancakes with a side of sausage and coffee. The pancakes consisted of 3 very large pancakes with the right amount of blueberries. The sausage consisted of... More 

Thank Melonie S
Monroe, New Jersey
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

went there early t as we were in the area and hungry.ratings looked ok . we were brought to the back tables. ordered and they brought out salad and soup same time. not what we usually get. food was just ok nothing special. the employees in the back seats were talking very loud and irritating.server was good. not a place... More 

Thank robl81
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67 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Typical diner that was just a 5 minute walk from my motel so I had both dinner and breakfast there. As always with diners - tons of food selections, had a decent burger for dinner and a great Eggs Benedict breakfast the next morning. Service was fine - no reason to go out of your way but a good Jersey... More 

Thank Adam B
King North Carolina.
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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66 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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
New Jersey
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169 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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
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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

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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
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?