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Tavern On The Lake

101 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3306
+1 609-426-9345
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  • Excellent9%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (13 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 2 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 23 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

This bar sits in a historic building in the heart of Hightstown adjacent to lake and dam. Typical bar food mixed with surprisingly excellent specials. Rice pudding is the best. Patio fills up quickly in good weather. Service can be slow when packed.

Thank lvoorhees
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stopped in after dinner across the street. Nice little place I was hoping for more seating actually on the water but there are a road and parking lot in the way of that. The bartenders were friendly and the drinks were decently poured. For...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is one of the nicer watering holes in the area that I go to...A decent selection of normal- and craft beers, and a good menu for appetizers, burgers, etc....Happy hour choices are pretty good, too. (A good mountain of (boneless) buffalo wings for a...More

Thank andycbnj
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kc2igr .
24 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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