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Olives Deli & Bakery

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22 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3202
609 921 1569
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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked in by chance and got some great takeout food which was delicious and reasonable. Great variety behind the counters.

Thank M S
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168 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my goto for takeout fresh delicious food. The curry chicken salad is amazing. Also rice pudding. Fresh and very friendly staff.

Thank JG1Lambertville
Princeton, New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat their humas, baba, and their deli products; fresh, tasty, appealing to the eye, etc. Staff is always, knowledgeable, friendly, and the wait is generally limited. Don't forget the desserts, variety, tasty, colorful. Hard to beat this one.

Thank 2JerseyJim
Trenton, New Jersey
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A favorite go-to for easy take out in Princeton. The food is super fresh, big selection with sandwiches, soup, salads, and an ok price point (I have to say I do wish everything were about $1 less than it is). It is not a bargain, but it is quite decent. Not much in the way of seating.

Thank SalvageKat
Boca Raton, Florida
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225 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Olive Deli & Bakery has a sterling reputation for daily made salads , sandwiches and hoagies. What has been their signature dishes are the chicken salad, Tomato and Mozzarella sandwich and Bachlava. Seafood also has a large selection also. Service has always been excellent from any regarding questions on any dish or food choice to serving questions . Sandwiches start... More 

Thank tomkozlowski1 .
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Only two minutes from the Princeton campus, Olives Deli & Bakery serves as a marvelous option for to-go cuisine. Olives offers a wide selection of relatively healthy and relatively cheap food (the best of both worlds!), as well as a heavenly assortment of desserts. When our family went to lunch there, they had a special combo of three salads for... More 

Thank Angie L
West Chester
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Not a great place to try to eat-in, but the perfect place to grab something for a picnic. Some unique and tasty sandwiches, plus salads, etc. Beverages are expensive and rather limited in selection, but the food is hard to beat for take-away.

Thank Daniel M
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Each time my family and I are in Princeton we visit this fantastic deli/bakery for lunch or dinner. There are so many choices ranging from hot meals to sandwiches and salads as well as a wonderful deli and refrigerated foods and drinks selection. All of the food is extremely fresh and high quality. The bakery selection is also great and... More 

Thank Katytraveller
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

For my farewell back to India, my colleagues took me here. Initially I was skeptical, as I do not find Italian food that great. All ordered different dishes, and I tried Pasta. The serving is too much for a single person to have. The server was very friendly and helped in selecting dishes. We could call the waitress or order... More 

Thank sijick
Princeton, New Jersey
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224 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Grabbed lunch here and ate on a bench by the library. It was 12:30, on a Friday and the place was hopping. Lots of options. Refrigerated case for some ready made items, as well as a few counters. There was a longer line for the hot dishes. The salad and sandwich counter had no line. My friend and I got... More 

Thank Megan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Greek
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Witherspoon St, Princeton, NJ 08542-3202
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: 609 921 1569

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