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Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
+1 609-426-9345
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (14 reviews)
“rice pudding” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, International
$$ - $$$
101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Been to Tavern on the Lake around 10 times. Usually to go listen to a great band on Friday nights. Bar and it's tenders are friendly and on top of things. Food? Hmmm. Some things are good (grilled chicken sandwich, pork roll, egg and cheese)...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I love the burgers here great turkey club if you go inside the place has horrible smell. The bathrooms are disgusting. Walking in from the parking area you need to step throughHundreds of cigarette butts. The place needs a makeover!

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

I was there for two weeks for work. From the first night, Jocelyn and the crew made me feel like Norm (from Cheers for all you young ones)... the Boulevard is a great beer and the steak tacos were the best I've ever had. The...More

Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Unless you're 18 and just want to get drunk, skip this place. It's like going to your great Aunt's backyard for a bad barbecue. The tables are old and sticky. The chairs are ripped and taped (I'm not kidding)...it's like a Knights of Columbus without...More

1  Thank jesea2017
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Night too beautiful to eat inside so destination Tavern on the Lake. Good food and atmosphere! Specials are always good and rice pudding the best

Thank lvoorhees
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We always have a fun time in town at the Tavern. Bar tender always friendly and attentive. The food is typically really good but this one visit it was different. Not as warm (temperature wise) as it usually is. Not sure why. Had the white...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and sat out on the deck. Inside the tavern it's a little dark and old smelling. Ordered burgers which were very good. Fresh burgers not frozen patties. Waitress should pay a little more attention when she takes the order. Asked for...More

Thank SRL2007
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place has had different names. However the food has been good. the beer and cocktails are excellent as you sit outside looking at the lake. it is what you payfor

Thank jbaber
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We visited twice. Once was July 4th. Food was good. Service very slow, but overall, warranted a second look as July 4th was a holiday situation, and we were there in the afternoon. Glad we took a second look, they were adequately staffed, first visit...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The waitress we had was very nice. The burger is definitely my favorite thing on the menu. If you're lucky, you can get a brownie sundae for dessert!

Thank Gianna L
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kc2igr .
23 August 2015|
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Response from 46savytraveler | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about mixed drinks. We just ordered beer on tap which is very reasonable. I would complain to the management that you would like to see mixed drinks on the menu along with listed prices. They may not realize... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hightstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-426-9345
  • E-mail
Tavern On The Lake is a Family Restaurant and Sports Bar. We have food and drink specials Mon. thru Thur. and live Bands every Fri. and Sat. night. Our upstairs Banquet Hall can hold up to 200 people. We open at 11:30am everyday.
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