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Princetonian Diner

3509 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5923
+1 609-452-2272
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good44%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Diner
3509 US Highway 1, Princeton, NJ 08540-5923
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Reviewed yesterday

I came here for a breakfast meeting - as an English businessman travelling frequently to the US and who loves this traditional American diner feel, the Princetonian was fine but not outstanding. Coffee was ok, not great. My buttermilk pancakes with eggs and bacon were...More

Thank TopTraveller101
Reviewed 5 days ago

In often have breakfast meetings in Princeton area and this is my one restaurant that I know would work for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as just dessert . Always fresh, quality ingredients, large portions ... you will never leave hungry .

Thank C S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recall when this place was a traditional rail car diner-all in silver along Route 1. Now It offers more spacious dining and a large menu full of entrees and options for dining. While their breakfasts are great, any meal here is a pleasure. Large...More

Thank Yellingdog25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family stopped in for lunch. Typical diner food. It was OK. Waitress took our orders on a timely basis and the food took a reasonable amount of time to come. Once our food was at our table the waitress disappeared for quit a long period...More

Thank razz96
Reviewed 17 March 2017 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...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank Melonie S
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...More

Thank robl81
Reviewed 30 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...More

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 5 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...More

Thank Q5820YDrobertp
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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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