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The Cranbury Inn


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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
With a zesty cocktail sauce
Three Cheese Onion Soup
Our famous cranbury inn onion soup topped w/ smoked mozzarella, monterey jack, & swiss cheese
Cranbury Inn Crab Cake
Served w/ a lemon beurre blanc
Bowl $4.50
Cup $3.95
Soup Du Jour
Fresh Mozzarella & Tomato
Slices of fresh mozzarella, tomato, & onion drizzled w/ balsamic vinaigrette
House Salad
Leaf lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, & tomatoes w/ your choice of dressing
Six $4.95
Twelve $8.95
Spicy Chicken Wings w/ Celery & Blue Cheese Dressing
Bowl of soup & house salad $6.95
Cup of soup & house salad $6.25
Onion soup & house salad $8.25
Soup & Salad
Five $5.95
With french fries $7.95
Chicken Tenders
All entrées include vegetable du jour & potato plus rolls & butter.
Add a cup of soup du jour or a house salad for just $2.00 more.
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Roast Turkey
With home-style cornbread dressing & gravy
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Tenderloin Tips (Pieces of Filet Mignon)
Served w/ cognac cream sauce
One $11.95
Two $19.95
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Cranbury Inn Crab Cake/S (1 or 2)
Maryland crab meat served w/ an herb sauce au beurre blanc
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Seared Salmon
Served w/‏ a roasted red pepper coulis
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Bow Tie Pasta or Capellini
Served w/ either vodka sauce or marinara sauce
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Broiled Rainbow Trout
Boneless filet of trout served w/ sauce beurre blanc
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Shrimp & Scallop Scampi
Shrimp & scallops sautéed w/ mushrooms, & tomatoes in a garlic, herb, wine sauce served over capellini
A cup of soup du jour $+2.00
A house salad for just $+2.00
Chicken Parmesan
Breaded chicken breast delicately pan cooked, topped w/ tomato sauce & mozzarella cheese & served w/ capellini
Chef's Salad
Turkey, ham & roast beef on a bed of greens w/ olives, tomatoes & hard boiled egg served w/ your choice of dressing
With grilled chicken $9.95
With grilled shrimp (per shrimp) $1.50
Caesar Salad
A bed of romaine lettuce tossed w/ caesar dressing
Chunky Chicken Salad
Tossed w/ apples, walnuts, mayonnaise & served w/ a croissant
Lobster Salad
Lobster tossed w/ mayonnaise & fresh basil, served w/ a croissant
Salad Platter
Either tuna or chicken salad w/ potato salad & cole slaw on a bed of greens served w/ tomato & pickle
With grilled chicken $7.95
Field Greens Salad
With a roasted red pepper vinaigrette
The deli & club & wrap sandwiches are served w/ tomato, lettuce, pickle, & chips.
With a cup soup du jour $10.50
With a bowl onion soup $11.25
The Deli Sandwich or Wrap
Your choice of ham, roast beef, turkey, tuna or chicken salad w/ either american, swiss or cheddar cheese on rye, whole wheat, white or a wrap
Cajun Chicken Breast Sandwich
Grilled to perfection, topped w/ monterey jack cheese; served on a kaiser roll w/ a side of ranch dressing & french fries or onion rings
Club Sandwich
Turkey, roast beef, or tuna w/ lettuce, tomato, & bacon served w/ a deli salad
Either turkey breast or corned beef w/ sauerkraut, russian dressing, swiss cheese on rye served w/ a deli salad
Crab Cake Burger
Our famous crab cake on a kaiser roll w/ tomato, lettuce, pickle & French fries & a side of tartar sauce
Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Choose either American, swiss or cheddar cheese on white, rye or whole wheat bread w/ French fries
Served on a fresh kaiser roll w/ tomato, lettuce, pickle, & your choice of French fries or onion rings.
Our cooked to order burgers are made w/ fresh ground beef
With swiss, american, cheddar or monterey jack cheese
Bacon / Cheese Burger
Served w/ premium hickory smoked bacon
French Fries
Onion Rings
10 years old & under
A Roast Turkey, Chopped Steak or Chicken Tenders Platter
With vegetable & potato du jour; juice, milk or soda & a child sundae
“Just Pasta”
With marinara sauce, butter sauce or vegetable broth
A Traditional Grilled Cheese Sandwich
With french fries
Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Milk, Hot Chocolate
Soda & Juice
Double Espresso
Bread or Rice Pudding & Ice Cream
Apple Pie
Layer Cake
Your server will describe our other special desserts
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Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

My first time to Cranbury inn was very memorable. As you walk into this restaurant you get a feeling like you walked into a place transformed with time. The inside decor has plaintings relating to our president George Washington and artifacts from civil war peroid....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank richards893
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Lovely Historic Inn. The servers were attentive. The food was awesome. Dinner was served buffet style. No disc Jockey or Dancing Here.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lp552016
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
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.

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BobabooeyNJ
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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!

Date of visit: November 2017
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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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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