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Yankee Doodle Tap Room

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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10 Palmer Sq E, Princeton, NJ 08542-3721
+1 609-688-2600
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Somerset, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

My family has a long tradition of meeting at the tap room at various holidays, which has officially been terminated (at least at the tap room). The service at the bar was never quick, but it has gotten even slower over recent years. The kiss of death for us going there was when seven of our group of twelve were... More 

Thank Mi_2_Jo_2
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been walking around all day and were ready for a pre-dinner drink. There were 2 weddings going on and the bridal parties were at the bar. There were games on the TV screens and there was a lively atmosphere so we ended up staying for dinner. We only had chili and burgers but it was good fun. A... More 

Thank Denise P
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very casual restaurant. Very popular amongst Princeton University students. Nice ambience with a great fireplace. I only had burgers and sandwiches and few beers. Food was ok but kind of expensive for what they offer. Considering is part of the Nassau Inn I would have expected a nicer delivery of their offering.

Thank Vasilios C
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

They have added thick plasti-glass to the booths apparently to protect the carved initials on the tables -- pretty silly in my opinion. The plasti-glass wobbles and makes it hard to eat, like a wobbly table. Food is OK. Service slow. Boring lunch menu.

Thank santoro2009
Freehold, New Jersey
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193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great food in an historical setting! My husband and I stopped for lunch and had delicious crab cake sandwiches from the menu of pub fare. The booths capture Princeton University ambiance because former students' names are engraved into the tabletops. A wall of photos of famous PU graduates fills a wall; it is challenging and fun to identify as many... More 

Thank Susan S
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

The room itself is amazing, lovely with lots of historical paintings on the walls and a lovely old colonial fireplace on one end. The bar itself is fine. I had a couple Guinness's on tap which were fine. The bartender more or less disappeared at one point, I had already paid and was just finishing my drink but other patrons... More 

Thank Adam B
Bayville, New Jersey
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554 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Stopped in for drinks. Love the ambiance and the English pub type atmosphere. Norman Rockwell painting is one of my favorites. Good service and Guinness on tap.

Thank dinerdon
Hogansville, Georgia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Ok, we gave them two opportunities. Had it not been for the food quality, which is good, we would not have gone the 2nd day. The service was incredibly disappointing. Maybe this young man did not feel well this past weekend, but it seemed he would have preferred to be anywhere else. This is a shame. We had high hopes.

Thank Laura35014
Manhasset, New York
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Had a scrumptious breakfast here the morning after Thanksgiving. Huge portions, attentive service. The memorabilia in the room is amazing. Looking at the senior portraits of prominent Princeton graduates, displayed on one large expanse of wall, was a treat. No visit to Princeton is complete without having a drink or a meal at the Yankee Doodle!

Thank Cara O
Princeton, NJ
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

3 of us had a late morning birthday breakfast on the day after Thanksgiving. I first felt bad that we did not go to PJ's Pancake House but as we parked in the nearby local garage and were also waiting for someone else to show this place seemed best. PJ's also had a line for seating. We were pleasantly surprised... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Palmer Sq E, Princeton, NJ 08542-3721
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-688-2600

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