Where to Eat in Hightstown: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Agatha Simes

Hightstown is a borough in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 5,494, reflecting an increase of 278 (+5.3%) from the 5,216 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 90 (+1.8%) from the 5,126 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Hightstown

1. Fernando's grille

173 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3702 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch +1 609-443-4488
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Fernando's grille

FernandosGrille.com<br>609-443-4488<br>they have great food n just off the NJ turnpike exit 8

Reviewed By jpsava - East Windsor, New Jersey

We have been coming to Fernando's for many years. It is our absolutely favorite restaurant. We have spent the last four New Years Eve here, we come for regular dinners, early bird dinners & sometimes just for appetizers and fabulous burgers! Come here- for sure...MoreThanks Jerry and Arlene, Your loyalty and friendship is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to serving you again!

2. Gil & Bert's Ice Cream

69 N Main St, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3242 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating American SGD 10 +1 609-203-6931
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 63 reviews

Gil & Bert's Ice Cream

Old Fashioned Goodness! We serve our own Homemade Flavors and Giffords Ice Cream from Maine.

Reviewed By marilynbl - Princeton, New Jersey

We discovered this little ice cream place on Mother's Day this past May. We'd just had breakfast & once we noticed this ice cream place we couldn't resist as they had very interesting flavors. We now go there just for the ice cream, sometimes we'll have breakfast around the corner & then go straight for the ice cream thereafter, delicious !

3. Scotto's Ristorante & Pizzeria

400 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 609-443-6410
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 116 reviews

Scotto's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Reviewed By Linda B - Greensboro, North Carolina

My family and I had our Christmas Eve dinner here. The food was delicious and plentiful. Service was very good and the prices reasonable. We especially enjoyed the antipasta, the mussels, the seafood salad and the calamari. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We would return for a comfortable Italian meal.

4. Italian Touch Restaurant & Pizza

2670 US Highway 130, Cranbury, NJ 08512-3331 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 609-655-6800
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Italian Touch Restaurant & Pizza

Reviewed By SummerLove11 - Baltimore, Maryland

WOW!!! We went to NY for two days and desperately wanted "real" Italian. We didn't find it there, so I searched for somewhere we could stop at on our way home to Maryland. It was GREAT! I had the tricolor pasta which had eggplant, "pink" sauce, and roasted red peppers. It was AMAZING!! Seriously one of the BEST pasta dishes I have ever had. The fresh mozzarella on the top was SO GOOD. I couldn't believe how good it was. My husband had the ziti and a side of the meatballs. He loved them both (he won't stop raving about the meatballs!). The servings were huge and there was so much sauce (which is so important!). We also had the garlic knots. On top of that, everyone was so friendly and the place was beautiful inside. I wish we had Italian like this in Maryland! Two thumbs up! Seriously - stop here!! (And as a vegetarian, I had a lot of variety to choose from.) :)

5. Americana Diner

359 US Highway 130, East Windsor, NJ 08520-2708 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 609-448-4477
Excellent
38%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 425 reviews

Americana Diner

Reviewed By Toddwillms1 - Milltown, New Jersey

Had the monte Blanco omlete with a side of Turkey hash, was just delicious. Service was great and so was the coffee. Great place to stop if you are travelling. Full bar.

6. Morgan's Island Grill

110 Mercer St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3714 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 609-308-2108
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Morgan's Island Grill

Reviewed By bassjwp - Princeton, New Jersey

Once you get within a block of this place, you can already smell that you're in for something good. When you walk in the front door, you are always warmly greeted by staff, very often by Chef Morgan himself. The restaurant is nicely apportioned, but unassuming; welcoming with not even a hint of pretentiousness. They let the food do the talking here, and it speaks volumes.
The hot wings and jerk chicken are always top notch,and you'll never go wrong with either. This afternoon I opted for an old favorite, though: oxtails. Stewed in a wonderfully flavorful sauce and simmered for hours, they are tender and fall off the bone good. A small Styrofoam container was packed with the good stuff, as well as rice & cabbage, plantains and cornbread. At $13, a slightly indulgent lunch, but terrific value for what you're getting. Of course, no trip to Morgan's is complete without picking up a few patties for the road as well. I grab two, one for my wife and one for me as a late night snack. A few minutes in the toaster oven bring them right back to life after being refrigerated.
Morgan's is a family run eatery done right. There's clearly love put into all of the recipes that come out of the kitchen. While not Caribbean by heritage, I do love the food, and Morgan's does it as good as or better than everyone else around.

7. Town Diner

431 Route 130N, East Windsor, NJ 08520 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 609-443-8222
Excellent
38%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
10%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Town Diner

Reviewed By Jim C - Cranbury, New Jersey

This is the new kid on the Diner block in the greater Princeton area and they are going for the gold. Friendly service, high quality diner fare. The burger was cooked perfectly, the Turkey wrap was fresh and flavorful, the Mexican omelette was a monster. And I love that each table gets, not bread, but a plate of tasty garlic knots. Town is giving all the nearby diners a run for their money.

8. 12 Farms Restaurant

120 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3300 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 609-336-7746
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 142 reviews

12 Farms Restaurant

Our Mission Statement By partnering with local growers, our mission is to secure the best, freshest, local, organic-when-possible, ingredients to cook for our customers. Our menu will change regularly to reflect what&apos;s best in each season. We have a simple menu for a reason. Instead of purchasing dried pasta, we start with flour and eggs to make our pasta from scratch. Instead of purchasing frozen gnocchi, we peel the potatoes to make our own, fresh, light-and-fluffy, gnocchi. Our chefs create beautiful dishes with flavor that can only come from a recent harvest. When we are unable to secure a local ingredient, we will communicate that to our customers. With the umbrella heading of a farm-to-table restaurant, our chefs are free to create dishes that cross into different ethnic cuisines. However, the majority of our meals are influenced by Italian and American tastes. To celebrate the local community, we also host live music, art exhibitions and meet-the-farmer events. Stop in and say hello!

Reviewed By BooBear0117 - Trenton, New Jersey

The food was excellent. Our server Alex was awesome and soooo friendly...he answered any/all the questions I had. The food melted in our mouth.... the best food we had in years. If you’re looking for fresh food that taste great... I highly recommend. Enjoy?Happy anniversary! Thank you for your kind words!

9. Legends Grille

At the Day's Inn, 460 Route 33 East, East Windsor, NJ 08520 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American Lunch, Dinner SGD 8 - SGD 37 +1 908-770-1949
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 94 reviews

Legends Grille

Reviewed By NYMIZ - Princeton, New Jersey

Normally, I don't associate restaurants attached to hotels as first choice dining experiences. You go there because, well, you're staying at the hotel and it's easier.
Don't make that mistake with Legends Grille!
This quiet restaurant provides delicious food in a wonderfully intimate setting. With a strong Greek influence, you can enjoy delicious appetizers, an incredible signature soup and great steaks and chops. The menu is varied. All the sides are unique and well-prepared and everything is reasonably priced.
My wife loves every version of lamb on the menu. I go for the pork chops in a citrus glaze or the filet. There's even a great collection of Italian recipes on the menu.
Try it. You'll love it!

10. Mannino's 4 Pizzeria & Trattoria

124 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3300 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 609-443-6363
Excellent
53%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Mannino's 4 Pizzeria & Trattoria

Reviewed By Lauren K

My family and I love Mannino's! We especially the Originale pizza with its fresh tomatoes, olive oil, mozzarella and basil -- it's the best! My daughters and I like sharing a Originale pizza together!

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