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Local Restaurants

This list represents a sampling of popular local eateries. For a complete list, please consult the Princeton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau website.


Walking Distance From Campus

Agricola (seasonal menus), 11 Witherspoon St., 609-921-2798

Ajihei (Asian, Japanese, sushi), 11 Chambers St., 609-252-1158

Alchemist & Barrister (American cuisine; pub fare), 28 Witherspoon St., 609-924-5555

The Bent Spoon (desserts, ice cream), 35 Palmer Square West, 609-924-2368

Blue Point Grill (seafood), 258 Nassau St., 609-921-1211

Cafe 44 (breakfast, sandwiches), 44 Leigh Ave., 609-924-3900

Cheeburger Cheeburger (casual), 182 Nassau St., 609-921-0011

Chapin Guatemalan & Mexican Restaurant (casual, counter seating), 146 Witherspoon St., 609-924-5772

Chez Alice Café and Bakery, 5 Palmer Square West, 609-921-6760

Chuck's Spring Street Café (buffalo wings), 609-921-0027

Conte’s (Italian), 339 Witherspoon St., 609-921-8041

D'Angelo's Italian Market (deli, pizza, grocery), 35 Spring St., 609-921-0404

Despaña (Spanish), 235A Nassau St., 609-921-2992

Efes Mediterranean Grill, 235B Nassau St., 609-683-1220

elements (interpretive American cuisine), 163 Bayard Lane (Route 206), 609-924-0078

Fruity Yogurt & Cafe, 166 Nassau St., 609-921-8787

George's Roasters & Ribs (takeout), 244 Nassau St., 609-252-0419

Halo Pub (ice cream, coffee), 9 Hulfish St., 609-921-1710

Hoagie Haven (takeout), 242 Nassau St., 609-921-7723

Hunan Chinese Restaurant, 157 Witherspoon St., 609-921-6950

Infini-T Café and Spice Souk (tea room), 4 Hulfish St., 609-454-3959

La Mezzaluna (Italian), 25 Witherspoon St., 609-688-8515

Masala Grill (Indian), 19 Chambers St., 609-921-0500

Massimo's (casual Italian), 110 Nassau St., 609-924-0777

Mediterra (Mediterranean), 29 Hulfish St., 609-252-9680

Méhék (Indian), 164 Nassau St., 609-279-9191

Mistral (bistro), 66 Witherspoon St., 609-688-8808

MoC MoC Sushi (traditional Japanese), 14 South Tulane St., 609-688-8788

Naked Pizza (takeout), 180 Nassau St., 609-924-4700

Nassau Sushi (Japanese and Korean cuisine — eat in or take out), 179 Nassau St., 609-497-3275

Olives (gourmet deli), 22 Witherspoon St., 609-921-1569

Palace of India, 235A Nassau St., 609-688-8923

Panera Bread Bakery and Café, 136 Nassau St., 609-683-5222

The Peacock Inn Restaurant (contemporary American cuisine), 20 Bayard Lane (Route 206), 609-681-1707

PJ's Pancake House (pancakes, eggs, sandwiches, burgers), 154 Nassau St., 609-924-1353

Princeton Pi (Iano's), 86 Nassau St., 609-924-5515

Princeton Soup and Sandwich Company (soups, salads, paninis), 30 Palmer Square East, 609-497-0008

Qdoba Mexican Grill, 140 Nassau St., 609-921-2031

Red Onion (deli), 20 Nassau St., 609-924-6667

Sakura Express (Japanese), 43 Witherspoon St., 609-430-1180

Sketch-Yogurt Without Limits (frozen yogurt), 84 Nassau St., 609-454-3057

Slice Between (pizza), 242 Nassau St., 609-683-8900

Small World Coffee, 14 Witherspoon St., 609-924-4377; 254 Nassau St. 

Starbucks Coffee Company, 100 Nassau St., 609-279-9204

Subway, 18 Witherspoon St., 609-924-5063

Tandoori Bite (Indian), 36 Witherspoon St., 609-385-0169

Taste of Mexico, 180 Nassau St., 609-924-0500

Teresa's Pizzetta and Caffé, 21 Palmer Square East, 609-921-1974

Thai Village, 235 Nassau St., 609-683-3896

Tiger Noodles (Chinese), 260 Nasssau St., 609-252-0663

Tomo Sushi, 236 Nassau St., 609-924-8478

Tortuga's Mexican Village, 41 Leigh Ave., 609-924-5143

Triumph Brewing Co., 138 Nassau St., 609-924-7855

J. B. Winberie, 1 Palmer Square East, 609-921-0700

The Witherspoon Grill (steakhouse), 57 Witherspoon St., 609-924-6011

Yankee Doodle Tap Room, The Nassau Inn, 10 Palmer Square, 609-921-7500

Zorba's Brother Restaurant (casual bistro-style Greek diner), 80 Nassau St., 609-279-0999


Short Drive From Campus

Barley's Pub, the Fireside Grill and the Homestead Café (Italian and American) at the Princeton Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 100 College Road East, 609-452-7800

Big Fish Seafood Bistro, MarketFair, 3535 U.S. Route 1, 609-919-1179

Café Nicole (American and continental) at the Holiday Inn, 100 Independence Way, 609-520-1200

Camillo’s Café (Italian), Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., 609-252-0608

Cross Culture (ethnic Indian cuisine), Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., 609-688-9400

The Crystal Garden at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, 609-734-4200

Eno Terra, 4484 Route 27, Kingston, 609-497-1777

The Forrestal Grille at Wyndham Princeton Hotel, 900 Scudders Mill Road, Plainsboro, 609-936-4200

Gennaro's (Italian), 47 State Road (Route 206), 609-497-2774

Main Street Bistro (classic American bistro), Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., 609-921-2779

Metro North, 378 Alexander Road, 609-454-3121

On the Bone at the DoubleTree Hotel, 4355 U.S. Route 1 South at Ridge Road, 609-452-2400

On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina, 3567 U.S. Route 1 South, West Windsor, 609-681-5656

Parallel 40 at the Westin Princeton, Forrestal Village, 201 Village Blvd., 609-452-7900

Penang (Malaysian, Thai), 635 Nassau Park Blvd., 609-897-9088

PF Chang's Chinese Bistro, 3435 U.S. Route 1 South, 609-799-5163

Romano’s Macaroni Grill, 3569 U.S. Route 1 South, 609-520-9700

Ruby Tuesday, 3815 U.S. Route 1 South, 609-514-1900

Ruth's Chris Steak House at Forrestal Village, 2 Village Blvd., 609-452-0041

Salt Creek Grille, Princeton Forrestal Village, One Rockingham Row, 609-419-4200

Shanghai Park Chinese Japanese Restaurant, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., 609-924-8001

Soonja's Restaurant (Thai, Japanese, Korean), 244 Alexander Road, 609-924-9260

Taste of Mexico, Princeton Shopping Center, 301 N. Harrison St., 609-252-1575

TGI Friday's, MarketFair, 3535 U.S. Route 1, 609-520-0378

Tre Piani Restaurant (Italian Mediterranean), Forrestal Village, 120 Rockingham Row, 609-452-1515