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12 Farms Restaurant

120 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3300
+1 609-336-7746
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“scones” (8 reviews)
“gnocchi” (6 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
120 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a cute place and the menu items sounded great but the execution was a bit off. I had the fritata and it was ok. Also had the butternut squash soup that was way too thick and clearly was sitting under the warmer for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dena H
Rennie D, Owner at 12 Farms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I’m sorry to hear about your experience and I’d like some more details please. A la mode should be $2 not $8. My email is rennie@12farms.com and I’d love to hear more about this. As for the soup, We typically warm the cups and bowls...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked in at dinner time and were lucky to get a table without a reservation. The food and service were excellent! I had the halibut with roasted vegetables and it was prepared perfectly! The other dinners were also delicious! Special thanks to “the pie girl...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roverirish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such high hopes based on the menu and reviews. We waited over 50 minutes for simple burger (tasteless), steak and eggs (cold steak and not cooked to order at all), and kids orders of eggs (greasy - cooked in what looked like used oil)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WonderousTraveler
Rennie D, Owner at 12 Farms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This is total bs. First of all, as an independent restaurant you’re really awful for copying and pasting such an awful review on multiple sites. Thanks for really sticking it to us. If you had a problem, I stand by my food and if you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somehow lucked out and found this place on TripAdvisor by just picking a place near I-95 between two business associates. Food was great and service was even better. Go on a Tuesday, Friday or Saturday when Chelsea is working - excellent waitress! Friendly and attentive...made...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CTBG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience today! This was just the place we were looking for after visiting one of the local farms. Many things to love about this place: 1) The owner is very attentive to the customers, and you can see him checking to make...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Martin L
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Great choice on our part. We were looking for an alternative to Turnpike options and this restaurant exceeded our expectations. Charming atmosphere, nice staff, and a wonderful selection of lunch options. Even our vegan travel companion was happy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gfdoyle5
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I went here with a friend who shares the same birthday as I do, in July. The server was eager to greet us, and tell us the specials of the day. I got the soup, a thick gumbo type of soup with chicken, sausage and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Catlady O
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

My first visit... almost didn’t see the location but it’s right across from the parking lot by the lake (next to tavern). Usually I just go to a diner for Sunday brunch but this was a nice break, had the “French style” toast topped with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GinaC08515
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Situated directly across from a beautiful lake in the middle of downtown Hightstown it is convenient place for lunch with excellent service, atmosphere and great food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David302
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Portions were small compared to our previous visit as well as having my main meal being returned to be cooked a little longer. Overall it just seemed to be an off night but not enough that would keep us from visiting again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank SebastianoS626
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Main St, Hightstown, NJ 08520-3300
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hightstown
  • Phone Number: +1 609-336-7746
  • E-mail
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'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!
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