It’s tough to screw up a burger, but the Princeton in Avalon, NJ even managed to do that.
My Thanksgiving weekend visit to this summertime mecca in Avalon was a disappointment in just about every respect. We know the bar there is pretty kickass. That’s a good thing, because nobody is going for the food if my visit was any indication.
There were six of us in our group and we were famished when we reached the Princeton following Stone Harbor’s annual Christmas Parade, always held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We got seated right away and the pleasant parts of the evening ended there.
They were out of oysters. In fact, they were out of all raw bar items.
The she crab soup I started with was lukewarm and didn’t have much flavor. I asked for some Tabasco sauce. It never arrived so I just ate it as is. French Onion soup at the table was reported to be ok.
A Crab Cake sandwich was unimpressive, the ribs were spicier then advertised (and not very good) and my burger was…well…as I said I didn’t think it was possible to screw up a burger, but they succeeded.
I might drop by the princeton some time to grab a drink, but I’d never eat there again.