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The Cranbury Inn

21 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512
+1 609-655-5595
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good25%
  • Average19%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible11%
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“turkey dinner” (6 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
21 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had eaten here a few times before, and decided to book the restaurant for a Surprise 50th birthday party for my girlfriend. Booking seemed very easy, and the price was right. The staff, primarily Tom and Linda were very helpful. The guests were to...More

Thank pipman26
Reviewed 9 August 2018

They suggested we have 15 delicious appetisers instead of a dinner,wow what a hit. The hall easily accomodated and the food was excelent.

Thank BobR1721
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I don't know if George Washington or Thomas Jefferson ate here but they were in this area when the Cranbury Inn was built. I had an excellent shrimp cocktail that were larger than i expected. The Shrimp Scampi was excellent also. We were a family...More

Thank Howard M
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

An undiscovered gem! You won’t find a better historic Inn than The Cranbury Inn. It was an important meeting place and tavern used by our Revolutionary War heroes not far from the Monmouth Battlefield in Cranbury, NJ. And don’t forget to order their famous crab...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite local restaurants, the Cranbury Inn Never disappoints. My favorites are their Turkey Dinner and Calves Liver, Onions and Bacon!! Great ingredients, great cooking, great atmosphere and great service!! How can you go wrong!

Thank John P
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went to celebrate Mothers Day Brunch. We were able to enjoy a good variety in the buffet and order waffles and eggs Benedict from the menu. They had a omelet station and a carving station. We enjoyed a table full of desserts, one of...More

Thank Capri21Sunrise
Reviewed 28 May 2018

It's a short drive from the museum we visited in Princeton to this quaint town with rustic inn. We loved the dark wood and colonial decor - especially the original deed from 1775, showing this to be the oldest restaurant in NJ! Quite spacious, excellent...More

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Ordered crab cake for appetizer. It was very obvious it was not a fresh crab cake...more along the lines of Mrs. Paul's frozen crab cake. Salad consisted of very tough romaine lettuce with 2 cherry tomatoes. Soup was supposedly broccoli and cheddar, however, it was...More

Thank mommie57
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Met my good friend for dinner at this very nice establishment. The wait staff was very attentive without being annoying. The food was very good. I had the Veal Osso Bucco which is my favorite dish. It was delicious as was the mashed potatoes that...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The range of reviews for this 260+ year old inn is surprising, leading me to believe the Inn and its staff has good days and bad days. Since they also have a banquet hall, I wonder if the bad days coincide with large parties in...More

Thank serenitywriter
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22 November 2016|
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Response from mschowhound | Reviewed this property |
sorry, never been there for brunch and the price isn't listed on their website.
Estelle M
14 November 2015|
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Response from LoveToTravel061203 | Reviewed this property |
the day we attended a wedding there, the downtown area was packed with people - it was a Sunday late afternoon. It looked like a great place to shop, eat at a cafe, etc. but I did not pay attention to off street parking... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 S Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranbury
  • Phone Number: +1 609-655-5595
  • E-mail
Welcome to the Cranbury Inn! The Cranbury Inn is an ideal location for many types of special functions. Since 1750, The Cranbury Inn has continued to function for its original purpose of offering food and drink to people from all over the world. Enjoy our dining experience from our various menus, complimented by our extensive wine list and full service bar, in a warm friendly atmosphere with attentive service from our wait staff. The Cranbury Inn will periodically send special savings, promotions, and coupons to our preferred internet clients. To take advantage of these online specials, please join our email mailing list. Call us today for more information!
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