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Doylestown Faves?

There are so many! Which are your faves?

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  1. Thai at The Black Walnut, Honey and The Freight House.

    1. Honey was excellent, as was Domani Star.

        1. re: wandasue

          Honey is the most adventerous restaurant in Doylestown these days. Slate Bleu delivers good not great French Bistro food in a nice space at the Agricultural Works.

          I am not a fan of either Freight House (loud atmosphere, inconsistent delivery of food, and I abhore suburban restaurants that have valet parking) or Domani Star (overpriced, tables close together, and find the cuisine to be a bit heavy.)

          Several other restaurants I have liked... Il Melograno does some nice consistent italian food, and has a moderate priced wine list.

          Five minutes up 611 in Plumstead is El Mariachi. Great Mexican, with tacos made with tongue, lamb, or pork. Home made tamales on the weekend.

          Honorable mention to Jules Thin Crust. Pizza has interesting toppings, is very thin. However, the variety of pies available varies if you are just looking for a slice, you may be disappointed. Whole pies are consistent and good.

          Other good option is Thai Thani next to the Movie theatre in Doylestown. I like this better than Siam Cuisine at the Black Walnut. Much more authentic and flavorful food.

          Not a fan of either Ooka or Madame Butterfly. Sushi at both is overpriced, and of dubious quality.

          1. re: cwdonald

            I was having lunch in Doylestown every week when we were working in the area. My husband took me to dinner to Freight House and I guess it was an early reservation. The service was fine. We parked our own car. But I will say, we have not been back. I did enjoy my meal, so.......maybe I don't even know why I mentioned it. I have heard of Thai Thani, but we have had numerous wonderful dinners at Black Walnut. Sorry I didn't get the name right. Do NOT care for Ooka. At my age I am always thrilled when I can actually remember what I ate ;-D

        2. We liked Honey when we went for our anniversary in October. Excellent, very interesting preparations and they went out of their way to make our evening special.

          We've always enjoyed Cafe America, especially the Cuban sandwich.

          Jules is always good, although now that they have a Newtown location it's been awhile since we've gone to Doylestown. I've never had a problem with variety - they always have at least 10 different pies to choose from.

          1. My Wife & I went to the Knight House and ate inside in the dining room. The food was wonderful... Yellow Tail Tartare app; spinach, beet & blue cheese salad; BLT salad; Mushroom X 3; lamb en croute. All were excellent and the service we had was very good, but we could see that it might be a little spotty, depending on who your server ends up being. I think they're trying to figure out if they're a hip nightspot or a fancy restaurant since every time the door to the patio openened you could hear the raucous noise from the patio. We really enjoyed it, but there are definitely some fraying edges. The food certainly didn't show it, though.

            1. My husband and I are partial to Slate Bleu, but for a more casual meal we love Jules Thin Crust. I've been dying to try Honey since it opened but we haven't gone yet. Everyone we know who has tried it is crazy about it!

              1. Stephanie's is good for a burger and a beer...that is, if they don't change their menu next week. My job has 8 DIFFERENT menu's from them. Definitely not consistent, but it seems like they're figuring it out.

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                1. re: Espihir

                  I heard the guy from Conti's is running it. They are moving towards a small plates menu. Ate there the other night. The scallops over corn cakes dish was great, and the strawberry ice cream from Penn State was even better. Service was excellent - at least 3 people checked to make sure we had been helped. Our waiter had a great personalilty.

                  1. re: truffles2

                    Not sure that Conti's is a good recommendation-at the end (last couple of years), it wasn't good

                2. Honey, Jules, Smokin' Lil's, Cross Keys Diner