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Sunday lunch South Philly area?

lillotis Nov 18, 2006 07:53 PM

Have torun to Ikea tomorrow- any ideas of food place for lunch/brunch not far away?

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    AdamErace Nov 19, 2006 05:30 PM

    Sabrina's is my favorite for brunch. Their stuffed french toast is worth the hour you'll probably have to wait for a table. Another place that's a little more low key, Fitzwater Cafe on 7th & Fitzwater. I had a lobster and roasted pepper omelette last time I was there that was just great, and the place looks like a little European coffee shop. Their dinner is also execellent.

    1. Tonyjlive Nov 20, 2006 12:28 PM

      John's Roast Pork. It's right there(behind Lowe's) and can't be beat. Either steak italian with his homeade tomato gravy or pork italian. Enjoy

      1. G Goo Nov 20, 2006 12:32 PM

        The South Philadelphia Taproom. It's on Mifflin Street near 15th. Excellent burger and other sandwiches.

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          wendyphilly Nov 20, 2006 01:12 PM

          Funny that you should ask that as my husband and I were down at Lowes/Target on Saturday and also looking for a place to eat. John's is only open Monday through Friday, so we ended up at the cafeteria at IKEA and given the fast food options, this was by far a great choice. You get real food, real plates, and its very affordable. I had the smoked gravlax platter which is served with a bit of mixed greens and a delicious mustard dill sauce ($6) and a side of mashed potatoes ($1.50) that actually were awesome. Lumpy and homemade out of red new potatoes. My husband had the salmon filet served with mixed veggies and roasted new potatoes ($6). I really think that this is one of the best places in the area to lunch when you're shopping. Their shrimp salad sandwich is also yummy. For "fast-food" IKEA is a great option because it is almost all homemade and the food is cheap and healthier than McDonalds, Wendy's, etc.

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          lillotis Nov 20, 2006 03:15 PM

          We ended up going to Villa de Roma for some past when they opened at 2:00. Pretty yummy, casual and fast.

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