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The Bent Spoon

35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
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Ranked #1 of 170 restaurants in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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91% Recommend
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were here yesterday with a motley crew of family members ranging in ages from 14 to 65 and the verdict was unanimous...best ice cream ever! Individual scoops are on the normal scale (read 'small') and the option to mix and match is nice. It might be a little pricey given the serving sizes, but definitely cheaper and more gourmet... More

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Jersey Shore, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Bent Spoon makes the best ice cream on the planet. I am an ice cream fanatic, you might even say an ice cream snob since I only truly enjoy homemade ice cream, and the Bent Spoon is hands down the best. I regularly travel over 100 miles roundtrip specifically for their ice cream. I even purchased a cooler just... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Waited in line for about 10 minutes to get some ice cream and it was very good but I bought two smalls, and it cost me $9.00. That is pretty expensive for not that much ice cream. The ice cream was very good though and the service was very friendly. I would go back, but there are plenty of good... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Where to start? Mango. Real ingredients, i.e. actual mango in the ice cream. One can just tell. The lines can get kind of long, but they move along pretty briskly. Saffron. Strong. Again, real ingredients. And for those unfamiliar with Princeton, Palmer Square is right across, with benches - or just sit on the grass! I love going with my... More

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New Brunswick, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just wanted to add to the many great reviews of The Bent Spoon. I was there with my wife and some friends and we were all very happy with the overall quality of the ice cream and the many exotic flavors. It's a little pricey but it is located in the high rent district. It was great to be able... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

More grownup type flavors of ice cream and sorbet. Sorbet was very fresh and flavorful and ice cream was very creamy. Dont let the line intimidate you, it moves qiuckly. Worth the wait and the $$

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Middlebury, Vermont
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were here early enough in the day that it was NOT crowded. I really appreciated that Melissa encouraged us to try almost every flavor - thanks Melissa!!! Thanks to her, I can safely say that the ice cream is home made and awesome!! I tried almost every flavor. The basil was excellent, but my favorite was the coffee crunch... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Hands down, best ice cream EVER! Between my hubby and son I was able to taste 6 flavors, each better than the last, the corn & old bay flavor was insane!! Go, go, go...worth the line, little park across the street with music on a Saturday afternoon...perfection!!!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After having dinner at a fine dining restaurant in town we passed up dessert for an ice cream at The Bent Spoon. We have been there many times and there is always a well deserved line. The have original flavors crafted with first rate and often local ingredients. Even if your favorite flavor is vanilla this is the place for... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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226 reviews 226 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I visited The Bent Spoon on a blustery day, temperatures in the forties or fifties. I was still in line for fifteen minutes to try this ice cream. I'd hate to imagine what it would be like to try and get ice cream on a good day..! They had a great combination of flavors. It's a shame that I can't... More

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