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Princeton Bar Grill

American, Bar
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2008 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2219
(609) 967-3456
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks are strong and are reasonably priced. Seems like a great place to hang out and catch a game. Menu is not very creative, same shore food everyone else has at slightly higher prices. Got the cheesesteak egg rolls and they were made with hamburger meat (not shaved steak), there wasn't any cheese in it and they served it with... More 

Thank Angela C
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162 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want meet your friends and have great drinks and a wonderful dinner this is the place to do it. Friendly and knowledgeable bar tenders and servers. They out your enjoyment first and make sure your enjoying yourself. Enjoy.

Thank Ronsin
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early evening, waited about 45 minutes for a table, served drinks on the terrace that were lovely. One inside there was a busy vibe, calamari and mussels were fab, kids meals were of a good size but were served well before the adult entrees. The entrees were of a good quality made with fresh produce.

Thank Paul L
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice atmosphere. Food adequate but when you can't cook rice properly, you probably shouldn't be a chef. ( HARD inside. ) Once the food arrived, we spent the entire meal where were eating inside, fighting off a swarm of flies. I'm not sure what exactly should be done but we will not be dining here anytime soon.

Thank Sharon K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped here to grab a bite to eat. We were a party of 8 with a mixture of adults and kids. Our waiter...excellent and attentive. The food...good but again we were not looking for a gourmet experience. The oysters were delicious! Not sure if they are on the menu or a special of the evening. The rest of just had... More 

Thank Linda0813
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

You can really enjoy yourself at this legendary Avalon establishment - Just DONT eat here. Known for its late night entertainment and its extensive rebuild several years back you would think they would spend a extra 50,000 or even 100,000 to bring in a chef that can create and deliver a decent meal. They Have not! I sent back a... More 

Thank Joe B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Decided to try here because it has a lovely outdoor seating area with great ambiance. My family and I all ordered something different and the food was good. We only ordered sandwiches and appetizers as it was late in the evening and entrees were a bit pricey. The inside was very crowded and a bit loud as it has the... More 

Thank Dawn T
Simi Valley, California, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We choose this restaurant on a whim - surprise service was good and food was also good. This is a hang out for the young in crowd of which we are neither.

Thank Kate W
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I heard great things about the Princeton, however I think its reputation is more for it's "scene" rather than the quality of their food. The sushi was awful, drinks were underpoured, and everything else we had was average or below. The service was good and it was nice in terms of ambience, however for what they charge they really need... More 

Thank cccs99
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what happened to the Princeton but food has been terrible the past 2 years. We've been going there for years and always loved it. Last year it went downhill. We gave it a try again this year and nothing changed. Too bad as the food was always very good. That said, the scene and drinks are great. Always... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2008 Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2219
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: (609) 967-3456

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?