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2009 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
(609) 392-3500
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Ranked #25 of 75 Restaurants in Lawrenceville
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night

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English first
Lawrenceville, NJ
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing really special here. Lost of choices, but nothing to write home about. Service is friendly, but most of the dishes are bland.

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Colonia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My family was there and I joined them later, I have to say, the waitress we had was one of the best waitresses I have ever had, she was friendly, attentive, speedy, and even humorous! She made recomendations, she was just wonderful, the food was yummy, and the atmosphere... Ur typical jersey diner. Located right in route 1 so extremely... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

First let me say I don't work for them, and have no connection. I am a local physician. The Crystal Diner, (the former name) which I thought was ok, changed hands to the Route 1 diner a while back, maybe 6 months. It is now owned and operated by a Turkish family, and someone is always there from the family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been going here for a long time and now it's owned by a great family. Mostly new staff and most of the staff is related. Very friendly and great service and delicious food. Big portions big size any platter you get!! You will feel like Ur home at the route 1 diner!! Best around!!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I've been here a couple of times very recently (end of 2013, Jan 2014) and each time I've had a nice, satisfying meal. This is a no-frills, traditional diner. It's dated on the inside and looks a little dreary, but during breakfast/brunch/lunch, the place is hopping. On both occasions, we were seated promptly and the waitress was quick to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

The crystal diner is now under new ownership by a great family! It's coming soon as the ROUTE 1 diner restaurant. New staff, new menu,and changes are made in the place. Great deals and very good prices. This diner will take over Lawrenceville very soon. Great staff great food and good prices. Go check it out.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

My Husband and I go to the Crystal Diner every Saturday morning for breakfast. The breakfast food is very good and inexpensive. I love their Turkey bacon and my husband loves the pancakes. It is a quiet and friendly atmosphere. The staff know us by face and as soon as we sit down they are there to take our order... More 

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is one of the worst diners I have ever been in. The food was awful, the coffee was disgusting. I would never recommend this place and I will not be going back there.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Average diner food, average diner service, average diner prices, but above average portions, therefore increasing the value.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

I have been to this diner many times as I am from this area, and with a lot of the meals here, you don't have to pay a whole lot and you'll get a reasonably sized serving of whatever dish it is you get. I got a corned beef wrap that also came with cole slaw and fries on the... More 

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Additional Information about Crystal Diner

Address: 2009 Brunswick Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone Number: (609) 392-3500
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lawrenceville
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Tuesday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Wednesday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Thursday 6:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Diner

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