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Oct 25, 2007 09:04 AM

Visiting Collegeville - need restaurant suggestions

We will be visiting our daughter at Ursinus College in Collegeville next month and would appreciate any suggestions for restaurants in the area for both lunch and dinner. Open to anything, upscale or casual, quality of the food is the most important criteria. Thanks!

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  1. Trappe Tavern - just up Ridge Pike in Trappe.
    Collegeville Diner is good as diners go.
    In Evansburg, there's a pretty decent italian restaurant, Osteria something. Can't think of the full name at this moment.

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    1. re: cheesewit

      Only go to the Trappe Tavern if you don't mind really, really, really smoky restaurants. If you spend even 1 minute in there you will come out stinking of smoke. That said the food is pretty good and very reasonable if you can tolerate the smoke.

      Bon Jung in Collegeville is good for Japanese and sushi
      Juno's Sports bar (in the same complex as Bon Jung) is good bar food
      Ace's Steaks for hoagies/cheesesteaks in Trappe
      Thai Spice in Limerick for Thai

    2. Davinci's Pub is across the street from the Collegeville Diner and a nicer place for lunch or dinner. For better variety and selections, take Route 29 to Phoenixville (about 10 minutes from Ursinus College). Park along Bridge Street and check out the many restaurants that have opened there. Majolica and The Black Lab Bistro for upscale (and pricey) dinners. Iron Hill Brewery, Molly Maguires, Artisan's Cafe or Nudy's (breakfast and lunch only) for more casual meals. All are located on Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

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      1. re: KitchenKat

        The Trappe Tavern is decent inexpensive fare, just ask for a table upstairs, its a lot less smoky and possibly non-smoking up there, not sure.My co-worker just told me about an asian restaurant that she likes close to the Collegeville Diner, not sure of the name, sorry.

        1. re: katesprings


          The Asian place is most likely Bon Jung. It is in the complex directly behind the Diner plus there aren't any other decent Asian places in the area besides Thai Spice in Limerick.

          As for your comments on the Trappe, to get upstairs you have to walk right by the smoky bar. No matter where you sit, you come out reaking of smoke. The shame of it is that the food is very good and reasonable.

      2. I would suggest Black Lab Bistro or Majolica also. both very good

        1. Skippack is just a stone's throw up Rt. 113 from C'ville with the upscale Parc Bistro and Brasserie 73, the Black Dog (for Chinese/Thai) and Mal's Diner.

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          1. re: Chefpaulo

            If going to Skippack avoid Mal's Diner. Mediocre food with horrible service.

            That said I wouldn't necessarily call Parc Bistro "upscale". While it's not jeans and a t-shirt, it's not shirt and tie either.

          2. I live in C-Ville & agree w/ the suggestions for BonJung and Black Lab (stones throw away in Phoenixville). I would NOT recommend DaVincis Pub... I can't imagine how much longer it will still be in business considering the slew of restaurants that have previously occupied that building. DaVinci offers unimaginitive pasta dishes & bar food and can't seem to sort out whether it wants to be a bar or an Italian restaurant. It lacks identity, the food is so-so, and VERY pricey for what it is.