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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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New York City, New York
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401 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Love the layout of the bar and restaurant but the outdoor seating is what did it for me. They have many food options including seafood and other American fare. Service was a bit slow, but they were short staffed and quite busy.

Thank Skych8ser
Avalon, New Jersey
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Princeton has been an institution here for generations. In its current incarnation, it is a very open (indoor/outdoor merge), spacious, young feeling hip bar and restaurant. The menu is interesting but the food tends towards average more often than not. When they get busy, the kitchen seems to get overwhelmed, service becomes slow and the wait staff can become... More 

Thank shorebnd
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a bar. The food is good and atmosphere very nice. It is upscale . Usually no wait. It's very good for a quick burger and A drink.

Thank Tradewinds5138
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We love the Princeton. The atmosphere is great, the drinks are great, and the bartenders are great. We generally stop in every night we're in town for a cocktail or to catch a game. The only warning is to come early. Once it gets about 10:30PM or later, it gets super crowded and annoying (unless you are the type that... More 

Thank ellearebee

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?