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Lilly's On The Canal

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

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are creatures of habit, my wife and I. So on our nearly yearly trip to Bucks and Hunterdon Counties we always set aside an evening for Lilliys. We've been going there for dinner for a lot of years now and have never had less than a great meal. And isn't that what you pay for in a restaurant. Go.... More 

Thank caimi
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Overall our meal was good, but not much more than that. Our appetizer of scallops was undercooked and our server graciously took that off the bill. We also shared two chicken dishes, both of which were above average in quality. We give the four stars rather than three because the waitress was great.

Thank ShoreThing62
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and I decided to spend a long weekend in Lambertville during Halloween. I hadn't been there in several years and so picked an old favorite restaurant for Friday night and wandered by a few places with the intention of going someplace new for Saturday. We choose Lilly's partly because of the menu and partly because it was right... More 

Thank Pjk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Lily's has a very nice courtyard to enjoy lunch on an autumn day. The service was very good and the food was good, but not great. The Manhattan clam chowder was flavorful, but not thick and creamy. I was disappointed in the eggplant fries that others raved about. The pulled pork was average.

Thank L0ve2travel0ften
Gillette, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I have been to Lily's several times and love it. We 'found' this restaurant while cycling on the tow path and stopped in. The food is upscale and unique. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting. The outside patio can't be beat on a beautiful day.

Thank SuzbH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped at Lillys for a quick lunch last weekend. The food quality and price was outstanding and the service was great. Would visit again.

Thank Andrea Manieri M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal with family that we haven't seen in a long time. BYOB. Good food, luscious desserts. Outside dining. Only downside was the dining room was very noisy and loud. Would love to come by for lunch along the canal.


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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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?