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Dec 16, 2006 07:47 PM

Dinner within 30 minutes from Ambler or Warminster

Any suggestions for great food at reasonable prices? We are from Maryland but will be in the area in the next few weeks.

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  1. The Blue Sage in Southampton is fantastic, vegetarian, and reasonable. Vegetarian or not (I'm not), it's the best food in the area.

    1. Thanks, Is it totally vegetarian...some of my family must have meat!!!

      1. If they gotta have meat, then don't go there, there's no meat on the menu. They do use dairy, though.

        1. I would suggest JB Dawson's. It is in Plymouth Meeting (near The PA turnpike entrance and Route 476). 10 minutes from Ambler. Check out the menu at
          They have something for everyone. Great casual dining.

          Trax Cafe at the Ambler Train station is supposed to be good, too.

          5 minutes from Ambler. This is an excellent restaurant: Arpeggio: BYOB I know at lunch they only take reservations for tables of 6 or more.Arpeggio located at the Springhouse Village Center, at Bethlehem Pike at Norristown Rd. (near Clemens) - map Spring House, PA 19477 215.646.5055 ...Call and they can fax you a menu.

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          1. re: Displaced California Foodie

            I would describe Trax as passable in a pinch. I have been twice and have not been impressed. Quite expensive also. I went based upon positive reviews on this board and left very disappointed.

            San Marco in Springhouse and From the Boot in Lafayette Hill are two good Italian options. Also in Springhouse is Arpeggio which has a very good Italian/Mediterranean menu. They don't take reservations though.

            1. re: Displaced California Foodie

              We've had many lovely meals at Trax in Ambler. Not cheap, but good. It's small so make sure you have a reservation.