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Yankee Doodle Tap Room

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10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
(609) 688-2600
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Old School Princeton

We had a Sunday November brunch and it was very pleasant. Staff was nice and the inside was "classic Princeton" with pictures of alumni.

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 22, 2015
Michael S
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New York City, New York
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Providence, Rhode Island
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I ate at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room last week during a business dinner. It was crowded and noisy, as a local gathering place and bar/restaurant are likely to be. But it wasn't all that busy. Still, we had a very difficult time getting the basics of service, such as getting our waters refilled (this is service 101) or getting... More 

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Thank parkab0y
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your recent trip to the Yankee Doodle Tap Room was anything but memorable. Being that we have been a long standing staple in this community, we have always made an effort for excellent customer service and it’s unfortunate to hear your experience was not up to par. We hope that you will give us... More 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Yankee Tap Room for a quick lunch and it was delicious. One of the best reubens I've ever eaten. Nice service and interesting setting.

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Thank Tess K
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your recent experience at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room! It gives us great pleasure to hear that you put our Reuben as one of your favorites of all time. I would highly suggest coming back in April when we unveil our new menu. It is going to be one for the taste bud record... More 

Naples, Florida
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way from Philadelphia to Central New Jersey, we decided to stop in Princeton during the holiday week for a break and an afternoon cocktail It was delightful to sit among the dark paneled walls, hung with photos of prominent Princeton graduates, and simply take the time to enjoy a freshly made Manhattan (with bitters) and a Cosmopolitan (with... More 

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Thank PhillyBoy21
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your recent experience at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room! We have always tried to maintain an atmosphere that is comforting for our customers and are pleased to hear your feedback. Furthermore, it is great to hear that you enjoyed the two classic drinks you had. Our bartenders are with out a doubt masters of... More 

Beach Haven, New Jersey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Had a delicious pre-Christmas dinner with friends at this iconic restaurant in Palmer Square. The walls and tables drip with history (table carvings prove that!) and famous Princeton U alum portraits gaze at your butternut squash soup! I do believe that every Princeton graduate worth his/her salt has been to the Tap Room!! Food is good to great, prepared with... More 

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Thank BaliHaiH15
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are very excited to hear about your recent experience at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We strive to ensure that every part of your restaurant experience in nothing but the best, from the food to the atmosphere. We do apologize about not having the exact wines you selected, but greatly appreciate your understanding. We can only hope that you... More 

Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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140 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Loved sitting by the fire, having a drink and watching the game. Very warm and relaxing environment. Good selection of beers/drinks, and good pub food (their crab and artichoke dip was notably good). They have a full menu as well - but can't comment - as all we tried were thier appetizers.

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Thank Raymond R
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear about your recent experience at the Yankee Doodle Tap Room! Our lounge area is definitely a prime location to hunker down for a drink, conversation and a bite to eat. It is our pleasure to give you such an accommodating location and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Yours... More 

Somerset, New Jersey
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Many times, most recently this past Saturday, my wife and I have visited YDTR for drinks before dinner. On December 6 longtime friends joined us for drinks and appetizers while watching the SEC championship football game. It was a perfect afternoon! On the lower level of the Nassau Inn, YDTR is perfectly situated in the heart of Princeton's Palmer Square.... More 

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Thank SGTV
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your recent experience at the Yankee doodle Tap Room! We do our best to ensure that every experience is just like the one you had. All of our bartenders are definitely masters of their own craft and were happy to hear you express this. We make it our goal to provide customers with excellent... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We had a Sunday November brunch and it was very pleasant. Staff was nice and the inside was "classic Princeton" with pictures of alumni.

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Thank Michael S
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent brunch at The Yankee Doodle Tap Room. It’s important to us to hear positive feedback from satisfied customers because it shows us that were are providing a memorable experience for our customers. Customer service is a long standing value here and we are pleased to see it in action. Furthermore... More 

Apollo, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Located in Nassau Inn right in middle of town and Next to University. Great atmosphere. Great bar and traditional pub menu. Old Yankee style.

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Thank greg s
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are glad to hear about your recent experience at The Yankee Doodle Tap Room. We are very proud of the atmosphere of the bar, which is rooted deep with a long standing history in the Princeton area. We have been working hard to work make sure our beer selection and menu reflect our Gastro-Pub style. We will be making... More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Came for lunch. Still here. Arrived 2:20 now 3:20- food just arrived. Nobody else here. Excuse; they burned the first salmon order. Burger order came with bun toasted during first salmon's fiery death- inedible. Burger fries had to be returned- regular fries instead of sweat potato. Waiter a ghost. Two stars because the salmon at least tasted good. Horrible service... More 

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Thank Jim R
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your recent experience. It’s unfortunate to hear about the circumstance’s of your visit. By no means is this a standard that we have set for the restaurant and only hope you will be back to give us another opportunity in the future to rectify your experience. However, we are disappointed to hear about your... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The Roasted Pear and Blue Cheese Salad was good and the Princetonian Hamburger is a delicious mix of Ground brisket, short rib, chuck, chorizo and chipotle. However, while we enjoyed our lunch here there are many other area options that I think would have been as good. There is a large fireplace at one end of the room, and I... More 

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Thank missiesw
nassaugm, General Manager at Yankee Doodle Tap Room, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your recent experience. The Princetonian Burger is actually so delicious that it won burger of the year in Mercer County for 2013! We are happy that you choose our location to spend your afternoon and hope that you will be back in the future. Come back and enjoy a nice cocktail by that fire... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Palmer Square East, Princeton, NJ 08542
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: (609) 688-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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