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Where to eat in Skippack that won't break the bank

sarahbeth Apr 3, 2008 07:34 PM

We went out for a celebratory dinner at The Road House Grill. I have to stay that I was very impressed. Later that evening, we went for cocktails at Hotel Fiesold. This all was very refreshing because I live in Providence, RI... a foodie's meca but relucantly get suckered into eatting at chain restaurants when visiting my family. I would like to eat more often in Skippack because it is location near Telford and Lansdale. Both restaurants were a little pricey, so I am wondering if there is any moderately priced restaurants there (other than BYOB's).

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    mitchh RE: sarahbeth Apr 4, 2008 07:30 AM

    I would recommend both Basta Pasta and Parc Bistro. Of the two Parc Bistro is probably a little more pricy than Basta Pasta.

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      murano RE: mitchh Apr 8, 2008 09:35 AM

      I happen to feel that Basta Pasta is a little too pricey. My hubby and I looked at the menu and left and drove down to the B-73. For about the same money we sat outside at the Brasserie and had a gorgeous evening. I felt that Basta Pasta doesn't have the atmosphere to charge the prices they charge. Their outdoor bar is fun, though.

    2. AmblerGirl RE: sarahbeth Apr 4, 2008 09:04 AM

      I enjoy both the Roadhouse and Brasserie 73, but do not frequent them often because they are so expensive! I just saw the local "clipper' magazine has 50% off entree cupons for both these restaurants, so I'm planning to take advantage!

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        murano RE: sarahbeth Apr 4, 2008 11:13 AM

        I would go to The Parc Bistro for thier pizza. It keeps the price down and the pizzas are delicious. They are cooked in a wood fired oven. Just don't get the bacon cheeseburger pizza. I found it to be too greasy. You could go to http://www.skippackrestaurants.com to see the menus of all of the restaurants in the village. Lastly, the Bella Rossa is a little cheaper and it is in the Hotel Fiesole. It is on the lower level of the building with a cigar bar below again.

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          mitchh RE: murano Apr 4, 2008 12:34 PM


          Good call with the pizzas. The buffalo chicken pizza is one of my favorites.

          The appetizers at Parc Bistro are also reasonably priced and along with a salad (their Caesar is one of my favorites anywhere) or soup is plenty of food for a meal.

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            Chefpaulo RE: mitchh Apr 4, 2008 05:50 PM

            I second. And if Chef Bill is making his lobster, asparagus tip and sour cherry risoto, it is a MUST try and plenty for two (or three).

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          Redstone RE: sarahbeth Apr 4, 2008 04:38 PM

          Ah, for the old days when I lived in Skippack (late 1970s). The Peppermill for a good solid dinner at a decent price, and the Trolley Stop for when you wanted to get fancy. And of course the Diner for lunch.

          Sounds like every one of them is long gone, and like so much in Montgomery County, it's all gone upscale and everything that isn't a brasserie is a trattoria or a "roadhouse" (which, of course, doesn't MEAN it's a roadhouse, at least in the Northeast).

          Man, it was such a nice little town when I lived there. "Quaintsy" of course (which was why I was there, given that I owned a jewelry store), but still a real American small town nonetheless. I used to love it when Route 73 was closed for the little kids' Haloween parade.


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            neener41 RE: sarahbeth Apr 6, 2008 08:27 PM

            I'm shocked that you were impressed with the Roadhouse's food. I thought it was mediocre at best. It was very overpriced. If you want to spend that kind of money I would go to the Parc Bistro or The Hotel. You should check out their happy hours. Sometimes they have pretty good deals. I like Black Dog. It's a byob. Last time I was there it wasn't too pricey. I also went to Justin's the other night, and they have improved a little. Basta Pasta is ok. I like the Back Porch Cafe too.

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