Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Pennsylvania >
Jun 15, 2007 07:53 AM

Need recs for Ardmore Area - moving

My husband and I are moving to Ardmore and need all sorts of recommendations for good restaurants in the area. We need everything from the best pizza, hoagies, chinese, (all for take out fixes) to nice, yet affordable places to eat in the area. We're trying to avoid some of the typical "Main Line prices."

We've been to Caveston's, Sam's Grill, Aldar, Shang-Gri-La, Sang Kee (wynnewood), Vinny T's, Felinni's, etc. What are some of the smaller, or other local places to turn to - not going into the city itself?

Any suggestions are much appreciated!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. If you like Indian food, try Khajuraho. Until I tried Tiffin, Khajuraho was my favorite Indian place. Some people on CH love it, some hate it, you should try it for yourself. It definitely beats the pants off the nearby Jewel of India.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Buckethead

      Thai Pepper and Mikado aren't bad. The Fellini's is OK but prefer the Berwyn location. Also like Hunan. Mediterranean Grille is great in Bryn Mawr. Many like Carmine's as well. Check out Gullifty's just for the beer selection. Peace of Pizza is a personal fave on the Main Line for pizza (although some disagree). Ardmore Farmer's Market has a great cheese place (I worked there in High School and can attest) and the produce place isn't bad.

      1. re: saturninus

        I shop at the Ardmore farmer's market at least once a month and the cheese place is great (you can also get chorizo, prosciutto, serrano there.. I have also had the dumplings at the asian stand. They are really cheap for take-away. The produce at the amish stand is good, especially when they have brussels sprouts.

    2. Our fave pizza is Bella Italia- they do not deliver. Also, you will have to try Marrone's pizza too- order double or triple cheese for this pizza comes with very little cheese on it.

      J&G deli makes good, inexpensive hoagies.

      We really like Lourdas - it is BYOB greek restaurant at Bryn Mawr train station. Yangming is excellent for a nicer dinner out.

      Ruby's is great for a burger. The Great American Pub in narberth is suprisingly good for dinner. It is a notch or 2 above the typical pub fare. We also have enjoyed dinners at the Penn Valley Pub.

      And our favorite, stand-by last minute dinner for take-out is the manicotti (frozen) at Carlino's. They also have amazing ricotta gnocchi for last minute quick dinners.

      1 Reply
      1. re: lillotis

        Bryn Mawr: Yangming (Chinese)
        Mediterranean Grill (BYO Greek etc.)
        Sola (BYO French)
        Wyndham House (BYO Club-style atmosphere For the Ladies Who Lunch)
        Bala-Cynwyd: Murray's Delicatessen
        Manayunk: Jakes (need I say more?)

      2. There's a very good Thai restaurant in Havertown called Sukho Thai Cuisine.

        I second Carmine's, J&G's, and I like Jewel of India again now (for a while they were not very good).

        There's a farmer's market (with real farmers) in Havertown on Wednesdays from 3-7 (I think that's the correct times) to pick up fresh produce, eggs, chicken, bison, etc.

        1. A few places not yet mentioned: the Viet restaurant near the Bryn Mawr movie theater, Dakota Pizza in Wynnewood for pizza and cheesesteaks, and Cafe Fresko in Bryn Mawr for a nice BYO dinner.

          2 Replies
          1. re: vicarious

            Be careful with Cafe Fresko in Bryn Mawr. They only take cash.
            That is one reason I never bother to go there anymore.

            1. re: idia

              More accurately, cash or checks. Not a reason for me to skip a place with such consistently good food.

          2. Welcome to the neighborhood.
            Try McShea's in Narberth - in addition to a great selection of beers they serve a wonderful complimentary crab dip and interesting sandwiches, salads and entrees. If you want to avoid smoke, sit in the back, away from the bar.

            2 Replies
            1. re: shellybe

              Thanks so much everyone for the recs!! We're looking forward to moving (this week, actually) Where is the Farmer's market in Havertown?
              I'd love to check it out after we move.

              1. re: Amy513

                Regarding the Farmer's market in Havertown, check out this link:


                They had strawberries that reminded me of my childhood ...