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Driving on the I276 and I76

wench31 Jun 28, 2007 07:58 AM

Hello all, I will be driving towards Columbus, OH and will be on I276 and I76 most of the time in PA. Can anybody give me recommendations for restaurants off the road? It's going to be a LONG drive and we want to have something to look forward to during the drive.
Thanks!

  1. wench31 Jun 30, 2007 07:41 AM

    Thanks again everybody!

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      JohnnyKBar Jun 30, 2007 05:26 AM

      In Somerset, right off the exit is a tasty diner (with the novel name The Somerset Diner). There are a multitude of posts on it. The Turnpike is pretty much a wasteland, but there are a couple spots with decent road food. Somerset is pretty much the middle of the state, so it might be a good spot for lunch.

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        jfr Jun 29, 2007 12:53 PM

        If you are traveling to Columbus, you will probably get off the PA Turnpike at New Stanton for I-70 West. In New Stanton is La Tavola, 400 S. Center Ave. Definitely worth getting off the turnpike to eat there. There are also a couple of places in Bedford, too, that we like -- Jean Bonnet Tavern and the Arena (at the Quality Inn) but you may be passing there too early for lunch.

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          jujuthomas Jun 29, 2007 09:50 AM

          where are you starting - Jersey? You will have only gone an hour to hit the places Saturninus mentions. We drove to Erie last summer, and from what I saw the 276/76 corridor across PA seemed to be a wasteland. I believe we were stuck with fast food both ways. :(

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          1. re: jujuthomas
            wench31 Jun 29, 2007 09:56 AM

            yes, i will be starting at jersey around 6 am and hope to get to the end of PA by lunchtime. in my wildest dreams! :). hopefully, we will be by the border of PA and OH by then. thanks for the warning!

          2. saturninus Jun 29, 2007 08:22 AM

            There is so much along the way - Philadelphia, Manayunk, the Main Line, King of Prussia - lots of choose from!

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