Noshing near Knoebels?
We're headed out to the old-time Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg, PA (near Bloomsburg, Danville, I think not so far from Harrisburg), and I'd like to know if there are any good, local, inexpensive, non-chain restaurants my family of four can frequent in that area(twin eight-yar old girls, and their parents).
We recently ate our way through Knobles. There are numerous places to sit and have a bite, cafeteria style, but at picnic tables. Very informal, but fun and a great value. They have a pavillion with a tasty steak type sandwich and fried shrimp. It has daily specials and kids mealdeals.
My kids and I LOVED the pierogies too.
We also had a very decent breakfast in the park (skip the breakfast burrito if you are riding the rollercoaster). Don't miss the pickle-on-a-stick for $1....
If you prefer a sit-down, more formal (read: air-conditioned) atmosphere within park grounds, the Alamo is convenient and good value. Some pseudo-SW cuisine, but also sandwiches, entrees (pork chops, flounder, etc.), as well as kid-friendly food. I was just there last week and had an eggplant parm hero, French onion soup, and birch beer (free refills!) for under $10. Have fun!!
There is a great bbq place called Rodarmel's (not sure if this is spelled right) not far from the amusement park. Great bbq chicken and ribs, and very affordable.