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Ivy Inn

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248 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-4623
+1 609-921-8555
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon 11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reviewed February 4, 2017

i went here for a drink on a friday night the owner slapped my phone out of my hands at the bar and said no text messaging and than told the bartender not to serve me, don't go here they discriminate

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Thank Trump Tight B
Princeton, New Jersey
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

For those of us who have history in the area, the Ivy Inn and Hoagie Haven are two long surviving establishments because they know their customer and cater to them. If you're looking for an unpretentious, casual drink or meal at a value price this is the place for you. If not, go somewhere else. When you walk in, it... More 

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Thank MotherofallMothers
East Brunswick, NJ
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2016

Stopped in for a drink before dinner next door at the Blue Point Grill. Asked for my usual, Bombay Sapphire on the rocks, no fruit. What they served me was not that (though I did see it was poured from a Sapphire bottle).

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IvyFan66, Owner at Ivy Inn, responded to this review

REALLY? What do you think we're running here? Well gin in a Bombay bottle? We have better things to do than save $.50 on your drink by pouring booze into booze into booze.. Maybe you palate was off as you hadn't filled it with fish yet. Think before you write--infuriating. And be CERTAIN as your fishmonger is reciprocally, that your... More 

Princeton
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109 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2016

local bar with good bar food. The Ruben is excellent. good service, and very friendly staff . nice place to go for a quick bite and a beer.

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Thank mafcp
Brick, New Jersey
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

I read about the restaurant in the NJ monthly magazine. The burger was out of this world, great beef and hand made. French fries were great too! Owners were very hospitable too!

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Thank Michelle174
New Canaan, Connecticut, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good place for a very casual get together after a sports event. Friendly and attentive bartender and servers.

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Thank Jennifer R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2015

But I love it. Have many great memories of this place. Hope my daughter has many of her own here too.

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Thank Mary H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1,257 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is one of the only places on Nassau Street that hasn't been updated... It's old, divey and has good, cheap beer. It's a good place to watch a game or go to trivia. Bartenders are nice enough and there is a large pull down projector screen that displays the important game of the day.

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Thank MeraKi25
Princeton, New Jersey
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a fun place to hang out before going to nearby BYO's. We stop in for a drink and to talk to the bartender. He (Chris) is very friendly and will even take our bottle of wine and keep it cold. We've also gone here for a light supper, but it's really bar food, so it's hard to find... More 

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Thank Peggy L
Princeton, New Jersey
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2014

Stopped in with my sweetie for a quick beer and was glad we did. Excellent prices and good atmosphere. It has the hoppy smell of a tavern (lingering smokey smell as well, not unpleasant) and very congeal staff. I can see why this is a popular place for visiting with friends and watching a game or two.

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Thank RannJ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $11
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-4623
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-8555
Description
Serving Princeton under the same family name since 1966, Ivy Inn is your place to unwind. Our slogan: "Where Every Hour is Happy Hour!"

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