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Lilly's On The Canal

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2 Canal St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1704
+1 609-397-6242
Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, lackluster food, indifferent service. Have visited at least four times. On each successive trip the quality of the food and service declined. On my last visit I had a mussel dish which had the texture of rubber. When the server asked how we were enjoying the meal I shared my views on the dish. He apologized; but seemed... More 

Thank William P
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was very pricey for the meal. The black bean burger was good. The pita sandwich I had was OK but not worth the price.

Thank KathyLeeny
Flemington, New Jersey
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner in this nice cozy tucked away restaurant in Lambertville. The food was enjoyable, and the staff was friendly. We sat upstairs, and were not rushed at all. I hope to return soon, and even more often once the weather warms up a bit!

Thank markcR8228LG
East Windsor, New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit to this small hidden gem for lunch. Had the quiche and pumpkin soup which were both excellent and its a BYOB to boot, although they do also sell wine. The service was friendly and they did not rush us out. There is also a small free parking lot, which is a real plus if you don't carry a... More 

Thank teebone53
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here was ok, not great. A few of us ordered steak and they were all really undercooked from what we had requested. Mine came with peppers and onions which were so bland and didn't really go with the steak in my opinion. The eggplant fries were good as an app and so were the goat cheese ballls. The... More 

Thank Suzanne M
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132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

We tried the black bean burger and the turkey brie sandwich. Both were delicious and the sweet potato fries were very good. The service is prompt and friendly. The food is prepared in a kitchen located in the center of the restaurant. There are lots of windows giving the dining area a very open feel. Desserts looked wonderful, although much... More 

Thank Teresa S
Annville, PA
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were walking the streets of Lambertville looking for a nice spot for lunch and tucked back in away from the street is this amazing restaurant! Loft-like inside and an open air kitchen where you can watch them prepare the foods. Menu very interesting with lots to choose from - and the desserts are ENORMOUS! Save room for sure -... More 

Thank chloeAnnville
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My wife and I are regulars at Lilly's. Excellent food, really cool urban vibe downstairs, and great service. They always fit us in, even when they're busy. My personal preference - get a table downstairs, it's a whole different experience.

Rock hall
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had dinner at Lilly's last night with friends. Three of us ordered the specials - two fish and one pork. All three were dried out, like they were sitting under the heat lamp too long, or were re-heated. Server was good. Place is nice.

Thank Bigfoot33
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Good food, pleasant staff, cozy in the winter, lovely alfresco dining in warmer months, and tucked away in an ally overlooking the canal. What could be better for winding down after a busy week?

Thank PattyO34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$23
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Canal St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1704
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Lambertville
  • Phone Number: +1 609-397-6242

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