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35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
609.924.2368
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beyond delicious

This is my favorite ice cream (and to die for cupcakes) any where in the world! Everything is made locally and with fresh ingredients and inspiration. Just had their lavender mascarpone ice cream last week...Incredible! And don't miss their hot chocolate in the winter. Like you're at Willy Wonka's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Dawne B
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pitttsburgh
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pitttsburgh
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is my favorite ice cream (and to die for cupcakes) any where in the world! Everything is made locally and with fresh ingredients and inspiration. Just had their lavender mascarpone ice cream last week...Incredible! And don't miss their hot chocolate in the winter. Like you're at Willy Wonka's river, but better! 😊

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Its rated #1 in the area but as a frequent traveler and foodie I would say it was good ice cream but don't wait in line for it or travel out of your way to get some. If you are in town anyway and there is no line...GO GET IT. Otherwise stay on course :)

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A little pricey for amount of ice cream compared to Halo pub one block away + no credit card payments accepted only cash. The patrons don't look too jazzed about giving sample taste tests prior to selecting flavor And come to think of it Halo pub icecream is more yum

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The lines here are out the door any time I've come. It's chaotic inside because it's such a small store. But the ice cream is delicious and creamy, with unique flavor combinations. Portions aren't particularly large so at $4.50 for a small cup it's pricey.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you like "classic" ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, heath bar, etc.), head to Halo Pub. It's fantastic, and cheap. If you like sorbet, and/or unusual flavors, Bent Spoon is the place to be. It's cash-only and kind of pricey (both common attributes in Princeton), but is definitely worth it. Also, the best chocolate cupcakes in Princeton, IMO! And samples are... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Fantastic ice cream. Great taste and quality ingredients. Worth the wait if there is a small line. It's the best in Princeton!

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I cannot believe how on a Saturday night there is a line out this litte place for ice cream !! I would have passed it right by, but my husband wanted to know what the fuss was all about. The line moved quickly into this little tiny place that has an out of the ordinary assortment of ice cream and... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We went to tour Princeton with our junior high school son and the tour guide said that this was an absolute must visit. After grabbing some food we wandered over to see for ourselves. After tasting about 5 flavors (all imaginative and delicious), I settle on the lavender mascarpone and chocolate Rosemary. Our group also had the coconut, mocha, vanilla... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Wide variety of flavours to choose from - both ice cream and sorbet. Oh we also had the cupcakes. GET THEM!!! I brought some home on the plane with me. The icing on top is absolutely delicious.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Long lines during the summer, but they stay open late. Best ice cream (gelato) I ever had. Ingredients are local and fresh

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Additional Information about The Bent Spoon

Address: 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
Phone Number: 609.924.2368
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Palmer Square West, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609.924.2368

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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