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Yankee Doodle Tap Room

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

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  • 9
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  • 30
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  • 13
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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
In keeping with Nassau Inn

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
hfd1958
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Princeton, New Jersey
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Princeton, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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677 reviews 677 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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 

NEW JERSEY, USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Stopped by for lunch this afternoon. Ambiance of this restaurant is excellent. But, everything goes downhill from here. We decided to sit near the fireplace which is adjacent to the main bar. We were told that to order would have to go to the bar which we did. Considering the menu prices one would imagine that sit down service would... More 

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

Dear, FAIRPLAY-NJ-USA Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent visit. It is troubling to hear as though you were disappointed in your meal/service, 100% guest satisfaction is always our intention and I would like to address the areas where you felt we fell short. The fireplace area has always been a welcome respite for... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is an iconic place in Princeton. It's so interesting. I could stare at the prestigious Princeton grad portraits on the wall for hours. But the food and the service are lacking, especially the service. When we were there for lunch again last weekend (it's across the street and my kids love it), the place was empty. We were literally... More 

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

Dear kjtravelingmomof2, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear about your intrigue in our establishment. Being one of the oldest and more historic places in the Princeton area there is much history and tradition to be immersed in. We are very troubled to hear as though you... More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Located in a sort of basement in the Nassau Inn, graced with an amazing original wall mural by Norman Rockwell actually done on that very wall, any visitor to Princeton must come to this place, either for a drink at the congenial bar or a full meal. There are old wooden booths, elaborately carved with the initials of generations of... More 

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

Dear, nassau2 We would like to thank you for your commendation; we very much appreciate the kind words especially from a senior contributor. Your review leads me to believe that you are not only a fan of a restaurants food but of its ambience as well. So, in that light we welcome you to come back on your next trip... More 

Los Angeles, CA
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Knowledgable barkeeper suggesting the beers they have on tap. I rarely eat steak and I was not disappointed. Good place to relax after a day of travel!

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

Dear MG67, "Rest Traveller, Rest, and Banish Thoughts of Care; Drink to Thy Friends and Recommend Them Here." This “motto” of the Taproom dating back to 1937 hangs above the dining room fireplace as a remembrance of what we were when we started and our mission for the future and we are thrilled to hear that we were able to... More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place has a real historic atmosphere and exudes Princeton Uni - photos of alumni, sports stars make it a place for the graduates who have never really left. Lovely log fire in winter. Great as a bar but pretty average as a restaurant.

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Byram, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The first night of my stay, the bartender gave me great service. The next morning, breakfast took more than 15 minutes to come out. One night after dinner, I ordered wine and a cheese plate to go up to my room and continue working. All two servers AND the bartender asked me individually TWICE what I was waiting for. It... More 

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

Dear, MollyMommy, Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your recent trip to Princeton. We are very troubled to hear as though you felt your time was wasted and your service was inadequate. Being an inn in downtown Princeton housing many business travelers we understand that your time is limited and we apologize that were... More 

Verona, Nj
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Food is good and reasonable. Very impressive wall with pictures of the historic people who have graduated from Princeton. Great place both for a date as well as a family gathering

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

Dear Lester A We would like to thank you for your taking the time to review our establishment. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your time visiting us. We are also happy to let you know that we have recently updated our alumni wall since you last visit and now boast nearly 20 additional portraits on our wall.... More 

Indianapolis,IN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The decor, atmosphere, and menu of this restaurant appealed as a place to purchase a $200.00 gift card for my seminary student son and his wife. The restaurant's website advertised the opportunity to purchase gift cards by placing a toll free call to the establishment-no shipping charges for sending the cards to the recipient! My call from an out of... More 

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