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Chuck's Spring Street Cafe

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16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
609-921-0027
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Barrie
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The family stopped here for lunch, the wings were very good, children didn't appreciate the buffalo chicken fingers (more batter than chicken), the cafe is definitely not the fanciest but the food came quick

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2 Thank avgjoey
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Love their wings. Nothing but the best. The place is a little run down but we do love their wings. The service is fast, in and out. If you want a not so fancy place this is the place to be.

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1 Thank Kate596529
Hopewell, New Jersey
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Wings are excellent and reasonably priced. We will be back for wings. The dining room is cafeteria style and clean. You order at a counter and wait for you food or phone in take out orders. Counter service - friendly and quick

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Thank Ginkleberry
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

If there is not a German word for "food shame", there should be. It would describe perfectly the feeling of sitting down alone to eat 14 wings as others come in with friends. Chuck's is one of the few places that really makes it worth suffering that shame. It's just so good. I've had friends try and praise other menu... More 

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Thank ItinerantNewYorker
Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

If you want Buffalo wings hereabouts, this is the place. Research the ownership history. What a story! Have been a regular since it opened. The same two guys have been working the fryer and grill so long that you can be assured that your wings, burgers, etc. will be perfect. Try the fries.

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Thank Alan W
New York City, New York
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119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

We would take out a bucket of buffalo wings along with sine cheesesteaks. Good, cheap, tasty fast food when you're in the mood for it.

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Thank J L
Princeton, New Jersey
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Say what you want about this place. . . . . . . they have great wings. Fries are good too - if you eat them there. Nothing fancy, just a Princeton college town landmark.

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Thank porto333
Lawrence, Kansas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The restaurant lacks any meaningful atmosphere as it's a pretty non-unique hole in the wall, but if you're in the mood for a greasy pile dumped on a paper plate it's not a bad place to be. We tried two different dishes - the buffalo chicken sandwich (average...a little chewy) and the chili cheeseburger which was again very average in... More 

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Thank RenaissanceHerbert
Kingston, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

if you like wings, this is the place to go. one of the very few college student friendly food scenery in town

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Thank i c
Princeton, New Jersey
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best wings around.I can't imaging ordering anything else although we saw the wings and they looked pretty good. Been a loyal fan since the 70's.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609-921-0027

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?