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Lilly's On The Canal

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2 Canal St, Lambertville, NJ 08530-1704
+1 609-397-6242
12:00 - 19:30
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Sun 12:00 - 19:30
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Waterloo, Illinois
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

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 2 November 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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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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.

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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?