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Pj's Pancake House

154 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-1353
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Ranked #37 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: Armenian, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This joint has lines out the door on weekend mornings and is usually packed on weekday mornings as well. But reality is there's nothing special about their breakfast entrees at all. It's a pancake house, so you'd think the pancakes would be fantastic, but they're actually a little gritty. Their omelets are on the small side and their service is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We ate breakfast at PJ's twice on a 6-day visit to Princeton, and yes we had to queue to get a table, but it's obviously a popular place! The pancakes were delicious (very filling), and my husband and son enjoyed the crepes. We don't have anything like this in the UK, so maybe that was more of an attraction for... More

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Belleville, NJ
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It has been a long standing tradition to stand in long line at this Princeton establishment. The lines are legendary. The food ... not so much. The prices are high. It's chaotic. Decor is dark and dreary. Service is spotty We stand in line because aside from Starbucks nothing is open that early in the morning (aside from Starbucks) anywhere... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A friend recommended PJs while we were in Princeton. We decided to skip the busy time and have breakfast for dinner. We all ordered pancakes. They were a bit pricey concidering it was $2.50 extra per person for real maple syrup. That brought it to $15 per person for 3 pancakes and a drink. They must have been having kitchen... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Much like Hoagie Haven, PJ's is one of those Princeton traditions that defies explanation. Mediocre food, mediocre service, and still a long line. The popularity of PJ's owes more to the complete lack of any competition in the heart of town, than anything else. Take a walk to Cafe 44 on Leigh Street. The food is so much better.

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Sound Beach, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We ate here this morning and we're very disappointed. The pancakes were dense, tough to cut, and the fillings had an odd taste. The price wouldn't have been an issue for me had the food been decent. I wish I just ate at Panera.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The pancakes are the best anywhere, but over priced. It was $42 before tip for three people for breakfast. But with only one other breakfast place in Princeton, there is little choice.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

PJ's pancake house is right across the street from Princeton University in the middle of town, very very convenient for visitors. The wait on the weekends is really long. The quality of the food is medium diner level and you are not going to get out of there for less than $30 for two people if you have juice, coffee... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Came here with my family (6 adults and 2 children) on a Sunday afternoon and we had everything from pancakes, burgers, eggs to a Philly cheesesteak and everyone loved their food. Our waiter was a bit distracted and got a few things wrong (i.e. brought pork bacon vs turkey) but other than that, experience here was great. Outdoor seating available.... More

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

PJ's has fantastic pancakes - filling but not too much. The menu is varied when it comes to the types of pancakes and you can even order just half portions (3 pancakes). Bacon was also cooked just right and the portion size was generous. While they serve pancakes all day, they also have a good pasta menu, which we enjoyed... More

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