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10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 688-2600
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 31
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  • 13
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outdoor seating?

There is ample and attractive outdoor seating, but why take up the cushions and turn people away on a warm summer's Friday evening? You're the only game in town with this nice patio; you should use it to its full extent. Draft beer, calamari, and salads were all good; we were grateful to be the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Corvallis, OR
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English first
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339 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Always a great place for a quick meal, Best hamburgers in town. The setting is pure 1930's rustic and comfortable. And if you like Rockwell, his huge fresco behind the bar adds a great touch.

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Culleoka, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great bar steeped in history. Good draft selection and robust liquor choices. Right in the middle of the Princeton scene. John Ryan was of particular note.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very scenic and quality service. Had a decent selection of beers and John Ryan, bar tender, was fantastic. The monster mug deal is a great deal.

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

Zack, We are very pleased to hear about your recent visit to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We have a little something for everyone from our history, to the food, to the craft beer selections. We are happy to hear you enjoyed Monster Mug Monday and look forward to seeing you soon. Yours in hospitality, Jim Byrnes More 

New Jersey
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Have been to the Tap Room many times over the years. Love the photos of prominent Princeton graduates posted on the wall. The scarred tables and dark interior always strike me as holding some serious secret meetings. There is even a beautiful painting over the bar that evokes the same feeling. However, outside, there is a lovely patio with warming... More 

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

KittyKatzNJ, Thank you for the feedback on your recent visit to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We are happy to hear that you saw the largest Norman Rockwell painting hanging behind the bar, the iconic alumni photos on the wall, and our beautiful patio addition. We look forward to your next visit with us. Yours in hospitality, Jim Byrnes More 

Morristown, New Jersey
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited the Yankee Doodle Tap Room during our self-guided walking tour of Princeton (free download from Princeton Genius Tours). Well worth the trip if only to enjoy drinks. It is located right in the middle of town across the street from Princeton University’s main campus. This taproom was the favorite hangout of Albert Einstein and his fellow genius friends.... More 

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

Janet, Thank you for your kind words and feedback on the historic Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We are very pleased to hear about your experience and to see you got the full tour of our establishment! We look forward to your next visit with us. Yours in hospitality, Jim Byrnes More 

Corvallis, OR
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There is ample and attractive outdoor seating, but why take up the cushions and turn people away on a warm summer's Friday evening? You're the only game in town with this nice patio; you should use it to its full extent. Draft beer, calamari, and salads were all good; we were grateful to be the last ones allowed to sit... More 

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

Beachyone, Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. From the Norman Rockwell painting behind the bar to the iconic Princeton university alumni on the wall, we are filled with history and an unique dining experience. We look forward to your next visit with us! Yours in hospitality, Jim Byrnes More 

Madison, WIsconsin
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I was here with a party of 10 for a casual business dinner. Plenty of options to chose from - everyone pleased with their meal. Service was attentive. Nice historical vibe - especially with the pics of Princeton alumni along the wall. Be sure to stop here for lunch or dinner when in the area.

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

Beachyone, Thank you for letting us know about your recent experience. From the Norman Rockwell painting behind the bar to the iconic Princeton university alumni on the wall, we are filled with history and an unique dining experience. We look forward to your next visit with us! Yours in hospitality, Jim Byrnes More 

NJ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Such a great location, such poor service. Part of the Nassau Inn located in Palmer Square, the Yankee Doodle Tap Room could be great... but it is not. They don't care if you like it or not. Go across the street to Winberie's, for better food and far better service.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have not tried it with the new outdoor seating. Maybe it is better, but the Yankee Doodle room is quite depressing and food is OK.

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Augusta, GA
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273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great find for lunch. The Yankee Doodle Tap Room is in the lower level of Nassau Inn, the only full-service inn in downtown Princeton. The Tap Room's current structure was built in 1938 but can trace its roots back to 1756. It banan as the Princeton Men's drinking club and remained that way until the university we coed in the... More 

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nassaugm, Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

Dear, Kay M We would like to thank you for your fantastic review, and for giving our Trip Advisor readers a bit of a history lesson. We are very pleased to hear that both you and your husband enjoyed your meals while being able to take in and apparently absorb our rich history. We look forward to seeing you on... More 

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Additional Information about Yankee Doodle Tap Room

Address: 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: (609) 688-2600
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
Cuisine: American, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: (609) 688-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?