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“Local Institution” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Halo Pub

Halo Pub
34 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ
609-921-1710
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Ranked #1 of 8 Coffee & Tea in Princeton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, Pub
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Local Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Halo Pub is a Princeton classic. The building is old, with some features of an old ice cream parlour, especially on the 'bakery' side (all ice cream, of course). There's something special about sitting in a booth with a granite table.

Alas, I'm allergic to eggs and their ice cream is almost always made with egg. I stick to the soft serve or their chocolate covered strawberries.

Visited October 2012
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English first
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166 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This gem has been serving ice cream and coffee for years at great prices and generous portions. We try to stop each time that we are in town.

Visited August 2013
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Barrington, Illinois
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80 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“very busy and good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

A nice little place that is a great ice cream parlor and coffee place. The line can be far out the door during peak times and well into early evening. The place is open kinda late to allow for the lines to calm down and everyone to get a scoop. The price is nice and the selection is vast and the service is friendly and top notch. I loved being able to stop at this little place.

Visited August 2013
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nashua nh
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“In a town of fancy ice cream”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

In a world of unusual flavors, they could do better. When it gets busy, which it is most of the time, it gets filthy, and the young staff gets a bit snarky. The tables and counters a coated with the light sticky grime of many big and little ice cream hands. Management seems absent, especially in the evening.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ice cream not the best (though fine); values and atmosphere first-rate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I really believe in the owner's mission of providing an inexpensive venue for families without the means for Bent Spoon. The owner actually farms and processes his own semi-organic dairy; the quality is wonderful for what it is: mid-range ice cream and excellent espresso for very little money. If Princeton offered a Nobel Prize for local restauranteurs, Halo Pub's owner would win it.

Visited July 2013
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