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Shaker Cafe

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31 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822-1412
+1 908-782-6610
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 15:00
Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 12:00
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Pittstown, New Jersey
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Food ok . Basic American breakfast/brunch items in an eclectic environment. I just don't care for the "order at the counter then sit down" service they offer. It is just different. I have been here a few times. Maybe 7-8 times but I stopped going when I notice the cooks hygienic practices when cooking. I watch them grab raw chicken... More 

2 Thank LEnore S
New Jersey
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385 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Kelly was our waitress and she was very pleasant and prompt with service. Omelettes for us with sourdough toast. Excellent quality.

Thank Larry1778
Washington Crossing, PA
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295 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Omelette for hubby, 2 eggs over easy and bacon for me, coffee and juice for a total of 30 including tip. Great service and a great back road motorcycle ride north along the river and up 523 from stockton. If you go take a few moments to view the shaker collection.

1 Thank rivernan
Houston, TX
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

Shaker Cafe has always been a lovely restaurant with consistently great service and food. The new ownership doesn't seem keen to carry on that tradition. Our family with two small kids waited well over an hour for our pancakes and eggs. I personally saw the owner/head cook use his bare hands to plate food. It's a shame what's become of... More 

2 Thank NewtonDog
Flemington, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

You won't find a more interesting and eclectic menu anywhere! The Shaker Cafe has some odd ball stuff that is really delicious! Price is right, and the local characters at the table are worth nodding to!!!

Thank Charles T
Flemington, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015

If you have time to waste by being ignored, then Shaker Café is for you. I walked in at 11:45am, and sat at the counter. I sat and waited for someone, anyone, to notice me there, and maybe offer me a menu. I waited until 12:05, and watched several partied that arrived after me get their orders taken by a... More 

4 Thank Patty M
Flemington, New Jersey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food here is good, but the service is terrible. My husband and I went one weekend and the food was great so we decided to go again the next weekend for breakfast. The service was terribly slow so we ended up leaving without even ordering. Very disappointing.

1 Thank Lauren K
Milford, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2015

This is a regular hangout for locals needing a quick bite to eat that is good and priced well. Lots of comfort here. Just an "average Joe" kind of place but we LOVE it. This is where all the local business people have lunch including the lawyers, judges and jury people!

Thank cynlor17
Flemington, New Jersey
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

Been coming here for years. Eclectic deccor, friendly owners, and terrific breakfast selection. Everything tastes great, and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank Bob M
Boulder, Colorado
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700 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

Not a lot of lunch choices in Flemington, and the Shaker is probably as good as any. Usual lunch menu. You place your order at the counter, and eventually they bring you your food. Sandwiches were decent.

Thank Buzzy1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822-1412
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Flemington
  • Phone Number: +1 908-782-6610
The Shaker has had a long and rich history. For about 20 years, the Shaker has been synonymous with a vibrant atmosphere and great food. In January 2010, the Shaker was purchased by Charles Dempsey. Charles continues to enrich the Shaker vision and follow in the path of the Shaker legacy.Even though the ownership has changed the shaker aims to do even better. We now accept credit cards, have extended hours, and have sourced our produce from a local farms for even greater quality food at the same low prices.Look for in 2011: We're now open Saturdays for Breakfast (8-12). We'll also be introducing new menu items after they're perfected in our test kitchen (which happens to be the Dempsey household!).Thank you for your interested in the Shaker :)-- Charles Dempsey & family Hours of OperationMonday - 7am - 3pmTuesday - 7am - 3pmWednesday - 7am-3pmThursday - 7am - 3pmFriday - 7am - 9:pmFriday (Dinner) - 5pm - 9pmSaturday -8:am-12:00pmSunday - 8am - 1pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?