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Aug 22, 2007 02:37 PM

Cream chipped beef

What diners or restaurants in the Philadelphia area including Berks and Lancaster Counties have the best cream chipped beef on their breakfast menus?

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  1. The best I've ever had is at the Dutch Eating Place in the Reading Terminal Market. They use corned beef and put it over potatoes. Delicious!!!!

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    1. re: jessicheese

      Actually I like Stouffer's Frozen Chipped Beef over an English Muffin better than the Dutch Eating Place. While I like their potatoes I think the Chipped Beef has too much sauce and not enough beef. Anyway, before anyone makes a negative comment try the Stouffers some time

      1. re: FayeD

        I'm with you on the Stouffers! And, the Dutch place has too much cream sauce and not enough meat, you are correct. Plus, the sauce tastes floury to me, and kind of flat.

        1. re: mschow

          Stouffers or Myers on a toasted and buttered English muffin with sliced hard boiled egg and peas - My guilty pleasure comfort food when no one else is home and the weather is cold and damp.

          1. re: mschow

            While I still stand firmly by my Dutch place favoritism, I definitely will have to try the Stouffers for a quick fix at home.

      2. Melrose Diner makes a fine cream chipped beef.

        1. Manayunk Diner has a pretty good version.

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          1. re: JanR

            My house. Special ingredients to the recipe: a can of slice waterchestnuts, plus nice dollup of sherry and Hungarian paprika. Only kidding; I'll try some of those other places sometime. Great question.

          2. personally, mine is a random choice. while i do love the chipped beef at melrose and the dutch diner at reading terminal, the best that i've had lately is at a 'diner' in fishtown called ida mae's (not sulimay's). it is absolutely delicious and perfect, right amount of creaminess, savory flavor, just perfect. i always went to melrose growing up (being a south philly gal) but my boyfriend moved to port richmond and this place is close to his house. YUM! they also do a yummy beans on toast since they are an irish and american brunch place (soon to be opening for dinner) but their pancakes = boo. sulimay's on the other hand makes my favorite pancakes in the city.

            yeah, long, mainly irrelevant reply. :) but ida mae's s.o.s. kicks major ass!

            1. Southwark has it for Sunday brunch, and they actually dry their own beef. However, I remember it not being quite salty enough (about half the things I've had there have had the same problem).

              Strangely, I remember liking IHOP's creamed chipped beef better than that of many local diners, though I probably haven't had it in at least 5 years.