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Places to Eat in NE Phila. or lower Bucks?

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jfung77 Dec 21, 2007 08:49 AM

My mother lives in Somerton and I swear it's a ghetto for food lovers. Any of you have any recommendations of good places to try in the area - any cuisine!?

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    Bigley9 RE: jfung77 Dec 21, 2007 09:45 AM

    Paloma is a gourmet Mexican on Castor ave that we have really enjoyed. Here's the menupages link
    http://philadelphia.menupages.com/res...

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      Hungryin theBurbs RE: Bigley9 Dec 21, 2007 10:31 AM

      Also, almost right across the street from Paloma is Picanha Grill, a brazilian rodizio place. The food is as good or better than Fogo de Chao, with less atmosphere and cheaper prices. If you like meat, this place is fantastic.

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      phungi RE: jfung77 Dec 21, 2007 01:47 PM

      Carambola is a great BYO - on Limekiln Pike off Susquehanna... their roots are from Piccolo's Pizza, and Maggio's on 232...

      Amen to Picanha... not the nicest decor, but the food is great (if you like gluttony and meat)!

      1. AmblerGirl RE: jfung77 Dec 22, 2007 03:28 AM

        I completely agree that there is nothing in lower bucks, my parents live there and we can never find a good place. A sole exception is Savor Saigon, a great Vietnamese place in levittown. I would love it if anyone can come up with any more suggestions in that area!

        In the Northeast, you have a few more choices. II live in ambler and we venture into the Northeast quite often for some good chow. f you like Portguese, there are two great places - Taste of Portugal and Cafe Tio Pepe. The Grey Lodge has a good dinner menu with sandwiches, mussels, seared tuna, really good bar food to go weith their amazing beer selection. Also Sweet Lucy's is great for barbeque.

        Although I second Carambola for being a great restaurant, it is in Dresher and not really anywhere near NE Philly of Lower Bucks.

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          Beulah RE: jfung77 Dec 22, 2007 09:52 AM

          We always liked Moonstruck in Rockledge (the former original DiLullo's) -- just below the intersection of Oxford Ave.and Rhawn Street next door to Joseph's Pizza. I believe it's still good, although we haven't been there since we moved to Center City last year.

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            sylviag RE: Beulah Dec 23, 2007 06:58 AM

            Here's another vote for Moonstruck (Italian, continental). We've found it consistently good. The parking lot is a plus, too.
            Beulah, welcome to Center City!

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