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Princeton Bar Grill

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2008 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2219
(609) 967-3456
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great bar, but come early

We love the Princeton. The atmosphere is great, the drinks are great, and the bartenders are great. We generally stop in every night we're in town for a cocktail or to catch a game. The only warning is to come early. Once it gets about 10:30PM or later, it gets super crowded and annoying (unless... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 20, 2015
ellearebee
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We love the Princeton. The atmosphere is great, the drinks are great, and the bartenders are great. We generally stop in every night we're in town for a cocktail or to catch a game. The only warning is to come early. Once it gets about 10:30PM or later, it gets super crowded and annoying (unless you are the type that... More 

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Thank ellearebee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

went there around 330pm Sunday 9/13/15. There was e adults 1 9mos baby and 3 yr old toddler. Hostess took us to a booth and gave my daughter a baby seat that "Hooked onto the table somehow" she did not offer to show us she dropped the menus on the table and walked away. Rude, unfriendly. The waitress looked at... More 

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Thank deb0312
North Port, Florida
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The food we had was delicious. I ate every bit if my Seafood pescatore. The capellini cooked aladente. Lots of Shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams,cooked in a delicious red sause. The drinks are very pricey, 12:50 for a Titos on the rocks.

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Thank Margrit S
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Really liked the Princeton. Attentive service and good food. We had clams casino. Much better than expected. My husband ordered the dry rubbed ribs and I the Caesar salad with grilled chicken. Homeruns on the food. The venue is comfortable, cavernous yet not overwhelming. We will be back.

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Thank Louise R
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Princeton Bar Grill is awesome!!! I have been here a few times and every time it has been great. We usually have to wait a little bit for a table to be ready as we are usually traveling in a big group but they have a lovely waiting area outside. The service is always friendly and helpful and the food... More 

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Thank Meredith S
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time at the Princeton. Everything was okay but not memorable. Decent food and beer list. Will probably return next year.

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Thank Skw1239
New Jersey
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Our party of ten enjoyed great garlic mussels, scallops, steak, salmon salad, braised short ribs and the quinoa patty sandwich with a spicy almond pesto won raves from our vegetarian. We didn't have much of a wait and service was very attentive

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Thank sharon2girls
Mt. Laurel
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Chowder was served cold, hamburger ordered to be cooked medium was raw inside. Everything was expensive.

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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Had the clam chowder ( they serve oyster crackers and horse radish with it- yum!) which was rich and creamy then had a Cesear Salad with lump crabmeat. Beer on tap and we sat outside on a beautiful summer night.

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Thank Raymond L
Rye, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

When I go to a restaurant and don't have a great experience I am hesitant to write a poor review. I give a place the benefit of the doubt that it was an "off" night. However, if I go back to give them a second chance and it is worse than the first, I feel it is important that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2008 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2219
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (609) 967-3456

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?