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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Love the beer they make! Try the sampler if you go! It is a bar/restaurant located on Nassau street near campus. Great vibe!”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Creative farm-to-table fare is the draw at this modern eatery with an open kitchen & hip atmosphere. Using fresh local ingredients from local purveyors, they offer rustic American cuisine bursting with seasonal flavors in every bite.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you are begging for seafood, I recommend you to try out Blue Point Grill. :)”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“In the Heart of town, good people watching with very good food and small-plate bar choices for Happy Hour”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great for conversation and congenial atmosphere beside good lunch & supper eats!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Steaks and more. Nice service. Try to get a table overlooking Hinds Plaza when the weather is good, especially if there is a concert. Reservations recommended during peak times.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“The menu is a bit fancier than the Ivy, with a “mead of the month” and prosecco cocktails. ;) There’s a patio area, a sit down restaurant and a pub. Happy hour offered Monday -Friday 4-7pm.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“Hoagie Haven is a hot spot in Princeton. Many residents and students from Princeton University and neighboring high schools regularly eat at the Haven and it remains popular throughout the night. Hoagie Haven serves between 300 and 500 hoagie orders per day and is supplied by Italian People's Bakery. Hoagie Haven was referred to on The Daily Show as one of Jon Stewart's favorite restaurants during an interview with John Popper. Haven offers some specialty sandwiches including the Body Bag, Heart Stop, The Bloch, and the Sanchez.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Inventive food, on the expensive side. Ask for a table on the back patio. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Karaoke nights on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Live music on weekends after 10pm.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“Great place to get fresh groceries (like milk, eggs, vegetables, pasta) and canned/frozen products; also carries prepared food (pizza, pasta, desserts). ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Local gem for sure! Great Mexican & pBYO. Across from Licsl Greek. 10 min max walk. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Amazing food and the bar serves beer from Troon Brewing Company and liquor from Sourland Mountain Spirits.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Bustling all-day spot known for its signature pancakes & other breakfast food, plus outdoor seating. Sure, there's all kinds of mac ’n’ cheese specialties and some gut-busting lunch specials, but you came for the pancakes, right? Try a half- or full-stack of one of twenty varieties, including chocolate chip, pecan and fresh strawberry.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
“Top notch crepes. Local jams and produce. On the weekends, there could be a wait, if you don’t get there early.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Swan Bar is iconic... stop for a drink and take in the atmosphere... casual food served. More formal dining at Anton’s.”
  • 5 locals recommend