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Chick and Nello's Homestead Inn

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800 Kuser Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619-4002
+1 609-890-9851
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food experience, even for "outsiders"

This is a place where locals, politicians and former Trentonians dine in an informal atmosphere. You can truly feel like an outsider if you're sitting next to tables of "insiders" who have been coming here for years, like to hear themselves talk (and others nearby have to hear them,too) and yell... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Jfasch
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
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Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a place where locals, politicians and former Trentonians dine in an informal atmosphere. You can truly feel like an outsider if you're sitting next to tables of "insiders" who have been coming here for years, like to hear themselves talk (and others nearby have to hear them,too) and yell across the room when they see someone they know.... More 

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Chicagoland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Chick and Nello's is a Central Jersey tradition. With few exceptions, the dishes are perfectly prepared and the service is warm and competent. You immediately feel at home. I can hardly think of a red gravy Italian restaurant that I would recommend over Chick and Nello's. Beautiful pasta, wonderful meats, and excellent cocktails. It is not a place one visits... More 

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columbus, oh
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Was in Trenton last week. No trip there is complete without visiting Chicks....The food is has been great since the 1950"s when my parents would take me there for special accessions. Hasn't changed.....still great.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Long hots on the table with fresh Italian bread when we arrive, a very fresh arugula salad with a few slices of red onion very mildly dressed. salad offered with crumbled blue, and anchovies as well if you like. followed by a family style serving of pencil points in a very nice almost vodka style sauce. followed by classic veal... More 

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Yardville, NJ
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Old farmhouse converted to restaurant. Food is exceptional! Love the chicken cacciatore, arugula salad, lamb chops. Could go on and on but it's making me hungry and wanting to go back!

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New Brunswick, NJ
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Dinner last night at Chick and Nello's Homestead Inn in Hamilton NJ just outside of Trenton, the state capital of New Jersey, was terrific. Chick & Nello's has been serving the Trenton area since 1939! The place is family owned and run and has a quirky personality. The patrons last night appeared to be regulars from the local area. Despite... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

our group of 8 met at the bar. Friendly crowd, good bartender. We headed into the dining room 15 minutes later, the table was set with bread already on with an order of long hots by each bread basket. Had an arugula salad which was great, served with anchovies and blue cheese crumbles. They offer a number of options for... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was introduced to this fine place by a local stalwart. I think it is one of the best restaurants I have been to in the region. Very friendly owners, staff and even the patrons. They don't have a menu however they will really try to fix something for you if you desire or crave. If you are looking for... More 

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Perugia, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Sixty years ago my grandfather would take me to his favorite restaurant, Chick and Nello's. It was small, unpretentious and wonderful. Last month, for the first time since, I returned. The restaurant was unchanged from its 1939 beginnings. No menu, nothing fancy; a small bar and a dining room with a worn linoleum floor. The servers in barely tucked in... More 

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NJ
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Please, please, please ladies and gentlemen, realize the review prior to mine is an absolute farce. Chick n Nello's is the last of a dying breed of restaurants in this State and area. Very small, no menus, but fantastic food, fantastic service and character out the backside. I was one of those people that always thought I couldn't get into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Kuser Rd, Trenton, NJ 08619-4002
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-890-9851

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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