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Pj's Pancake House

154 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-7006
+1 609-924-1353
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“pancakes” (199 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-7006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As long as you can tolerate the probable wait for a table, this classic breakfast restaurant founded in 1962 in Princeton is a “must try.” As a Princeton native that frequented PJ’s in my childhood, I was curious to eat at PJ’s with my family...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MontrealMan49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, PJ's has the cool college nostalgic look. Old tables with engraved initials from who knows when, perhaps F Scott Fitzgerald's days. As kids, my brothers and I felt we were going to Buttery Pancake Heaven . The grill was placed by a front window...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adam B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a late lunch. Service was excellent. We enjoyed our meal and it was reasonably priced. Good for families. Could use a decor reboot but it’s quaint and nostalgic inside. Regrettably, none of our party got pancakes, but egg dishes and burgers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank novaella
Reviewed December 3, 2018

For a true taste of Princeton and some cool college nostalgia, PJ's is the place to be. We love the pancake sampler (which allows you to choose three different types of pancakes from a list that is both traditional and unique). A must visit while...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mbi114
Reviewed December 3, 2018

There always seems to be a line here. Why?? The food was nothing special, the service just adequate, and the cleanliness level wasn't what it should be.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank OHTravel6617
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

PJ is my favorite place for family breakfast. This is becoming family tradition for last fifteen years. Simply love this place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Princetonite
Reviewed November 12, 2018

There is a long line for breakfast, but the wait is well worth it! Delicious pancakes, generous size, many choices of flavor. Cheerful and attentive staff (thank you).

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank didr
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Occasionally, ok....very occasionally, we like pancakes for dinner and when we are in 'that mood' we usually head to PJ's in Princeton for them. I always order the blueberry half stack; which with three pancakes is just right. Since it is fall, my wife opted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sra2801
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

While visiting Princeton for meetings, a friend of mine suggested we go eat at PJ's. The place has a very down to earth feel with a great selection of food options. The tables all had carvings in them which added to the atmosphere. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PGO4H
Reviewed October 15, 2018

My son and I ate here for breakfast and enjoyed and enjoyed a good hearty meal. My son had the Nutella, strawberry, and banana pancakes and I had two eggs, two buttermilk pancakes, and two slices of bacon. Both meals were huge and more than...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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July 6, 2017|
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Response from 762scottn | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a front entrance patio but I am not sure if pets are allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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 - 12:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542-7006
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-924-1353
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