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Chuck's Spring Street Cafe

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American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers
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16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
609-921-0027
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
For what it is...

For what it is, which is a cheap, no-atmosphere, old-school wings joint with shockingly old-school, mediocre "salads," this place is great: consistent and one of the only restaurants in Princeton one expects of a college town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
DrakeBaer
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Lawrence, Kansas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The restaurant lacks any meaningful atmosphere as it's a pretty non-unique hole in the wall, but if you're in the mood for a greasy pile dumped on a paper plate it's not a bad place to be. We tried two different dishes - the buffalo chicken sandwich (average...a little chewy) and the chili cheeseburger which was again very average in... More 

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Kingston, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

if you like wings, this is the place to go. one of the very few college student friendly food scenery in town

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best wings around.I can't imaging ordering anything else although we saw the wings and they looked pretty good. Been a loyal fan since the 70's.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The First of many Buffalo Wing Restaurants they build from an Old town Bar , turned it into a land mark take out... Always consistent and good.. Although it has changed hands many times now.. still a good stop for there specialty Wings...

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

For what it is, which is a cheap, no-atmosphere, old-school wings joint with shockingly old-school, mediocre "salads," this place is great: consistent and one of the only restaurants in Princeton one expects of a college town.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

but tasty. A regular college hangout, with almost too many choices. They are know for their wings (which are bigger and better at Rocky Hill Inn) but if you are downtown and seeking that college urge - it is good for take out.

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

There's always good solid comfort food at Chucks -- wings, ribs etc. It's been a Princeton hangout forever.

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Best wings in the area. Have been getting take out for years. Generally buy enough so there's left overs. Cheese steaks are worth a try too.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I am originally from Buffalo, NY and have eaten wings from all over. I can say that Chuck's wings are very good and prepared the "Buffalo" way. I can't say anything about the the rest of the menu because every time I go to Chuck's it is for the wings. If you are looking for a quick, casual lunch or... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I have had wings everywhere, and this humble little place in Princeton has the best, hands down, no contest. I live well over a thousand miles away and the craving for these wings keeps me up at night. Always the first place to get food when I stop by.

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Additional Information about Chuck's Spring Street Cafe

Address: 16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
Phone Number: 609-921-0027
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-921-0027

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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