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Chuck's Spring Street Cafe

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16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
+1 609-921-0027
11:00 - 21:30
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Hightstown, New Jersey
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

These are the best wings ever and anywhere. They are crispy, spicy, but not too spicy and just perfect. They also have great salads as well as the normal stuff.

Thank Knowns
Singapore, Singapore
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ordered 5 BBQ Ribs and the Buffalo Popcorn Chicken for dinner. Both appeared to just fill-up the stomach with very average taste. The ribs had considerable amount of fat and the buffalo popcorn chicken tasted a bit weird. If you want to enjoy good food, this café is definitely not a smart choice!

Thank KM_SGP
Houston, Texas
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We decided to get a big order of wings to split. They only have a "mildly hot" version which is fairly hot for them. Overall, pretty good. The wings could have been crisped up a little more but the hot sauce was pretty good. I am not a spicy food fan but I could appreciate these. And, with the blue... More 

Thank Steviechug
New Jersey, United States
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103 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were looking for a reasonably priced lunch option in Princeton and stumbled on Chuck's. It's a small hole in the wall place, not fancy but the tables were clean and we were able to watch the game while we ate. The chili dogs were good and the fries were hot but not greasy. They were doing a big business... More 

Thank FamReun2013
North Carolina
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Based on other reviews and my love of wings, we decided to try out chucks. The staff was very friendly and the cafe is clean. The wings although were either overlooked or freezer burnt. The sauce was nothing special at all. Very disappointed.

Thank Craig T
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141 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

The family stopped here for lunch, the wings were very good, children didn't appreciate the buffalo chicken fingers (more batter than chicken), the cafe is definitely not the fanciest but the food came quick

2 Thank avgjoey
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Love their wings. Nothing but the best. The place is a little run down but we do love their wings. The service is fast, in and out. If you want a not so fancy place this is the place to be.

1 Thank Kate596529
Hopewell, New Jersey
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Wings are excellent and reasonably priced. We will be back for wings. The dining room is cafeteria style and clean. You order at a counter and wait for you food or phone in take out orders. Counter service - friendly and quick

Thank Ginkleberry
New York City, New York
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

If there is not a German word for "food shame", there should be. It would describe perfectly the feeling of sitting down alone to eat 14 wings as others come in with friends. Chuck's is one of the few places that really makes it worth suffering that shame. It's just so good. I've had friends try and praise other menu... More 

Thank ItinerantNewYorker
Princeton, New Jersey
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

If you want Buffalo wings hereabouts, this is the place. Research the ownership history. What a story! Have been a regular since it opened. The same two guys have been working the fryer and grill so long that you can be assured that your wings, burgers, etc. will be perfect. Try the fries.

Thank Alan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Spring St, Princeton, NJ 08542-6901
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Princeton
  • Phone Number: +1 609-921-0027

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