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Mar 23, 2008 10:52 AM

William Penn Inn (brunch or dinner?)

I just recieved a gift certificate for the william penn inn. It's been about 9 years since i've been there and it was only for a catered work event. I have heard good things about their brunch and was wondering if anyone had any experience with dining there for brunch or dinner.

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  1. The william penn sunday brunch is awesome, you can not go wrong! You get a lot of choices, and awesome dessert.

    1. DEFINATELY GO ! We had our sons christening brunch there, excellant reviews from all attendees...also we have been there during the winter for the sunday brunch...Excellant serive...GREAT food and tons of selections. Even the pickiest eater will enjoy ! We havent been there yet for dinner..

      1. WPI is a great place if you are retired or at least 65 years old. I think i aged 10 years when I walked up to the bar there at a recent family celebration :)

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        1. re: mddletown

          Not fair, mddletown! Your hair will be blue enough someday.

          While I am (reluctantly) approaching retirement, the WPI is an indelible childhood memory from early 50's toddlerhood when my dad used to pull my stroller backward up the front steps (long before the ramp was installed) and feed me Salisbury steak and applesauce in my booster chair. We had countless Sunday dinners there in the 60's and the 70's Thursday night buffets with the endless iced jumbo shrimp, crab claws and oysters were a weekly event.

          Now that both my parents have passed on and I enjoy Thanksgiving with my one remaining aunt, there's no place like a home away from home.

          1. re: Chefpaulo

            thanks for your replies everyone. i wil definitely try the brunch after hearing all the good feed back.... plus i'm only 31. might not be my dinner crowd ; ).

            1. re: need4food

              I'm a closer to your age than ChefPaulo's, but I remember the same scene from the 70s, as a kid (Chef P, I was the little girl in patent leather shoes and a smocked dress, trying to covertly read at the table, getting handed off from the PA parents to the NJ grandparents and back again). When I've eaten there when passing through with my dh, a handful of times over the last 20 years, not much had changed. For all that, it wasn't the crapfood I remember from so many ossified restaurants of my childhood.

              1. re: Mawrter

                In addition to the clandestine reading, I think I remember you surreptitiously stuffing Brussel sprouts into your matching patent leather purse for post-prandial disposal. Or was that my cousin?

                1. re: Chefpaulo

                  No, that was my sister, who composted them. Even the worms refused them. No matter how many times I ordered it, I was always so !surprised! when the Salisbury Steak turned out to be hamburger and those nasty little chalky mints turned out to be vile.

          2. re: mddletown

            middletown, too funny. I always thought WPI to be a retirement restaurant. I saw their brunch menu and i will definitely check it out. Do I have to wear a tie :)