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This on-campus restaurant serves as The College of New Jersey's newest and tastiest tradition. A renovation and expansion of the space that TCNJ's former restaurant, the Rat, occupied, it houses 110 seats, a stage area and a bar that serves beer, cider and wine. The new menu has been designed by Chef Carl Ruiz, the talented chef and owner of several restaurants in New Jersey who has been featured several times on the Food Network. Chef Carl Ruiz is also the youngest Cuban Executive Chef to be honored with a three star rating by the New York Times.

Check out some of the menu items being served at Traditions!

This location accepts Meal Equivalency.

Payment Options

This location accepts cash, credit, debit, all meal points, and Meal Equivalency between 11:00AM and 1:30PM.

On the Menu

Traditions Express

traditions expressWe’ve made it even easier for you and your friends to enjoy our delicious offerings on the go with our Traditions Express window service! 

Traditions Express is a sure fire way to satisfy your hunger quickly! 

Check out our newly reimagined Traditions Express Menu!

Ordering is a breeze- simply call ahead to place your order or step up to our Traditions Express window right out front if you don’t have time to sit down with us. As always, your food is fresh and made to order, exactly how you like it. And, you receive the same great, attentive service from our friendly and accommodating staff. Call Traditions today to place your delicious to-go order!

Traditions To Go

Phone Number, To-Go Orders & Reservations

To place a Traditions Express order, for questions, or to make a reservation, please call: (609) 771-2453. 

Reservations can be made for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends.

Hours of Operation

Week of: 01/22/2018 - 01/28/2018

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The College of New Jersey | Dining Services | 2000 Pennington Road | Eickoff Hall 192 | Ewing, NJ | 08628 | tel. (609) 771-3447 | Contact Us