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Pj's Pancake House

154 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 924-1353
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Ranked #37 of 169 restaurants in Princeton
Cuisines: Armenian, Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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
13 helpful votes 13 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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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Got up early sunday to beat the crowd, but its very unpredictable. Great breakfast with great company.

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Sacramento Valley
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277 reviews 277 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
795 helpful votes 795 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

April 2014. Casual diner type of atmosphere. Booths are tight. Like the jacket hooks. Had breakfast at PJ's Pancake House @ the Nassau St. property. Average Service. Good Coffee, Pancakes were good and so was PJs version of Breakfast Potatoes. If you're looking for alternative from Panera Bread, just a block over then this might be the diner for you.

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