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Pj's Pancake House

American, International, Eastern European, Armenian
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154 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-1353
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7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing

Have been coming here for 40 years, but sorry to say our most recent breakfast was disappointing. The location is wonderful, the carvings on the tables are fun, and the service is friendly. But the pancakes were heavy and pasty, not tasty. How can a pancake house not produce fluffy pancakes? The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
CrazyAboutAcadia
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Concord, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original pancakes are to die for! My daughter prefers chocolate chip pancakes that as good as the original. Being espresso drinker, you can get good coffee here, even as a take out.

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Thank Asif A
Concord, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming here for 40 years, but sorry to say our most recent breakfast was disappointing. The location is wonderful, the carvings on the tables are fun, and the service is friendly. But the pancakes were heavy and pasty, not tasty. How can a pancake house not produce fluffy pancakes? The bacon was not fully cooked and needed to... More 

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Thank CrazyAboutAcadia
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

PJ's pancake house got a facelift and an overhaul which made it slightly better. But do not waste your time standing on line for food here. The food is just okay, the prices are moderate to high for what you are getting. There are many more options in the area that are much better.

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Thank 173LindaC
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

College hangout only! Bad pancakes heavy, cold and tasteless ! Worse French toast basically grilled bread with powder sugar! Good bacon and descent coffee. NOT worth the wait!

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Thank Suzanne H
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Visited PJ's for late lunch with some friends and took advantage of their "Starving Student" menu. $6.95 for a coffee/soft drink & an entrée - bargain! The outside seating is a nice touch (weather permitting) and the staff are friendly. Would definitely recommend if you want something cheap and quick.

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Thank Caolán D
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231 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in Princeton all my life I was born in Princeton with the school in Princeton I left Princeton my family still lives in Princeton I go back to Princeton and there's PJ's pancake house 75 years later it's still there the food is always been good many famous people have have patronized this restaurant Einstein has been... More 

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Thank Jim H
New Jersey
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

PJ'S apparently changed their hours since last time my companion had been in - but with a bit cajoling and advising host that there was University Show just finished with possible customers - well PJ's welcomed us in at 10:14. I would call it comfy, cozy atmosphere - center table had about 16 ladies ready to chew between chats. While... More 

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Thank Exit4food
Riverside, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Does not look that nice ............. but the food was fabulous! Do not pass it by, you will not find anything better.

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Thank Ann S
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We were in Princeton for the day and stopped in the Pancake house where we had a very nice lunch. Menu has a good variety of dishes, not just pancakes or breakfast. Service was good until we were ready to leave and could not get anyone's attention to wrap up leftovers even though several waiters were standing around just talking... More 

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Thank ckatmomi
Florida
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The best blueberry pancakes I ever had! Ever. My spouse gets the chocolate pancakes. Fast service. Eclectic atmosphere

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 154 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08540
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: (609) 924-1353

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International, Eastern European, Armenian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 - 12:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

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