We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
233 Farnsworth Ave, Corner Crosswicks & Farnsworth Av, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1807
609-298-9963
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: It is one of the best known and oldest restaurant in Bordentown. Excellent...
It is one of the best known and oldest restaurant in Bordentown. Excellent food and friendly staff, where the owner is from Italy.really cares
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 53 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Bad

Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Food isn't bad. We usually go for lunch. They put too much garlic in their "Italian" dishes. Being 100% Italian, I feel that garlic should only be used to enhance and not the first thing you taste. But I do enjoy their burgers and their other sandwiches.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
MLS0571
,
Bordentown, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Bordentown, New Jersey
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Food isn't bad. We usually go for lunch. They put too much garlic in their "Italian" dishes. Being 100% Italian, I feel that garlic should only be used to enhance and not the first thing you taste. But I do enjoy their burgers and their other sandwiches.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First time to Bordentown. The town was charming - with its own personality but sort of a blend of Haddonfield, Collingswood and Flemington... The restaurant was nothing special, but a pleasant surprise - in other words, I wasn't expecting much from this location, but was very pleased with what I found. Bordentown is definitely worth exploring/revisiting. If I lived closer,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lambertville, New Jersey
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I met a friend here for lunch and we sat at the window enjoying Bordentown's large Christmas tree. Jester's is also decorated nicely for the holidays and there is music playing in the background. We both had the pulled pork sandwich which was very good (a bit sweet) but they do advertise it as such. The accompanying fries were cooked... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Princeton, New Jersey
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great local restaurant. In the summer, enjoy outdoor dining. The staff is courteous and pleasant. The food is excellent, and great value for the price. We eat there or take out from there at least twice a month.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The food and service here are excellent. There is a bar service and the the menu is delicious. Very diversified choices and whatever we have had have been very tasty.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Neptune, New Jersey
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped for lunch during an autumn day trip to Bordentown. We started with the prosciutto and mozzarella appetizer, which was delicious. I ordered the Jester burger, well cooked and topped with broccoli rabe and mozzarella that gave it a unique taste. My wife enjoyed the BBQ chicken flatbread pizza. Service was fast and very good. Prices are reasonable, total... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, New Jersey
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Stopped in with family and friends after a benefit at Old City Hall. I had heard good things about this place but the visit did not live up to expectations. Each of my family members ordered a burger. Not one of them was cooked to how we ordered them. Each burger was to be medium or medium well. These burgers... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leawood, Kansas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stopped by this place for a quick bite to eat, and found a treasure of a restaurant! We ate outdoors and had a variety of dishes. Service was great, everyones meals were fabulous, service was above and beyond! Highly recommend the steak sandwich

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

in other reviews, i have stated pulled pork is my crack, and was not disappointed here, very tender well cooked meat, intriguing sauce that had me inquiring about ingredients... i was guessing a sweet wine, but being a total teetotaler my entire life, could not place taste- turns out was "a splash of brandy" . fries were exceptional as well-... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Maryland
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This cafe has a nice atmosphere. I ordered an eggplant parmesian sandwich and I must say this is a place that gets it done right. It was not dry and it was not also soggy and oily. It was done just right and tasted good. We were in a hurry so we did not stay for long.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Jester's Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Jester's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Farnsworth Ave, Corner Crosswicks & Farnsworth Av, Bordentown, NJ 08505-1807
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Bordentown
  • Phone Number: 609-298-9963

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

It is one of the best known and oldest restaurant in Bordentown. Excellent food and friendly staff, where the owner is from Italy.really cares
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Jester's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?