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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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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The parking by the restaurant was hard to find as I had never been there before, we ended up parking rather close but had trouble finding the main entrance. Upon being seated the service was quick and courteous with a side of polite. The restaurant is advertised as an Italian restaurant but did not quite seem that way. Food proportions... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Food was decent but quite pricey for what we got. The desserts were really good and there was a nice selection.

Thank KathyLeeny
Bucks County, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since we try many restaurants we sometimes overlook an earlier favourite. A revisit to Lily's was overdue. We were, as always, pleased with our dinners. Lily's has an open kitchen and high table seating is available near it, which is fun to watch. We opted for a four seat table near the courtyard, wistfully willing spring to come soon. I... More 

Thank Compassrose87
Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is excellent. Service can be variable. Great atmosphere. Pricey and parking can be a problem if their lot is full.

Thank magicdoc55
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to Lily's a few times but were underwhelmed at our most recent visit. Our party of six had a nice evening but the entrees were just ok and very expensive. The service was fine and the staff performed well. The restaurant still boasts one of the coolest setups with two level dining with the open kitchen in the... More 

Thank tim p
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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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38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

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 

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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
USD 10 - USD 23
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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?