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Jul 6, 2007 02:33 PM

Riverstone in Exton

Can anyone tell me if they've eaten lunch here, and if so, how it was?

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  1. I had dinner there a couple of months ago. I don't recommend it. My son, daughter and I went, ordered about 5 different items, only one of which was any good.

    1. For lunch I think they do a cheeseburger donut, heart-stoppingly awesome. Their Sunday brunch is worthwhile and the one dinner I had there decent but expensive.

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      1. re: Prax1134

        Wait a minute - "cheeseburger donut"?????
        Please elaborate!

        1. re: GDSinPA

          What the name implies. Cheeseburger inside a donut, not really sure if they split one donut in half or slap the meat between two glazed pieces of love. I'm not even sure if they still offer it but I know they did once upon a time.

          I had also heard about this being offered at Phillies games but can't confirm it personally.

          1. re: Prax1134

            Hmm... This could lead to an interesting home experiment.

            1. re: GDSinPA


              The home made picture in that link is disgusto. But at least I wasn't just dreaming that this thing exists. Good luck with your experiment. =P

              1. re: Prax1134

                Oh my - that is a bit of strange picture. Not sure why you would create so it can't be eaten normally, but hey whatever.

                In my area, right before Ash Wednesday, a lot of folks (including my church) make fastnachts (basically a less sweet yeast donut without the hole). They're about the size of a hamburger bun, and I've made ham and turkey sandwiches out of them before. Not sure I would have thought to take a glazed one to make the sandwich. If anything, I'd use one donut sliced in half.

                I'll let you know when I get a chance to try it.

      2. A few times at lunch, usually in the context of a goodbye lunch for work. It's what I would call your average bar and grill, maybe slightly above average. I'd be surprised if you couldn't find something on the menu that you won't find pretty decent. Myself, I go for the crabcakes.


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        1. re: FrancisdeR

          Does anyone have any better suggestions in the Exton/Downingtown area?

          1. re: Jdbc

            The Drafting Room, on Rte. 100, a few streets north (NE corner Ship Rd.) is in very much the same style, a notch better IMO. Same price range.

            1. re: FrancisdeR

              Agee with Francis. Drafting Room is much better than the Firestone. Firestone is not bad, just not great. I've had lunch there many times with clients; not outstanding but passable.

            2. re: Jdbc

              Doesn't Vickers do lunch? It's a little more upscale than the Drafting Room. You could go a little farther down 100 to Ludwig's Corner Oyster House.

              IMO I'd take Riverstone over the Drafting Room.

              1. re: elayne5

                Thanks for the suggestion. We went to Vickers and it was lovely. Nice leisurely (maybe a little too leisurely with my elderly parents, but that's a personal thing.) Food was good, and I loved the menu.

                1. re: elayne5

                  Agree completely, elayne5, we much prefer Riverstone to the Drafting Room and go there frequently. The food, atmosphere and the service have always been good.

            3. Food is OK but for lunch, check out Vickers Tavern. I had a hot roast beef sandwhich there about 2 months ago and it was the best I've ever had. Great roll, great cheese - perfect!

              1. Been to Riverstone a few times for brunch. Our usual brunch spot used to be Brafting room or Brickside grill, but occasionally went to Riverside for their "make your own bloody mary" and raw oyster selection.

                They also have a brick oven (wood burning?) oven similar to brickside grill and used to serve "tapas" during weekday evenings.