Good lunch spot: Philly Airport to Valley Forge/Collegeville
We will be landing at the Philadelphia Airport Saturday just after noon, when we will drive to Valley Forge/Collegeville. Where is someplace good to stop for lunch? We like deli, Italian, seafood, Vietnamese, Thai.
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***depending on your time, you should go to Italian Market & hit the festival, walk around for lunch (if you mean 5/17)!
Deli- Famous 4th Street
seafood-skip in Philly
Vietnamese- Vietnam in Chinatown, Pho 75 for Pho
walk around Reading Terminal Market (search other threads for specifics on RTM)
I assume you are planning to take the Blue Route (I-476) north to I-76 west. With that in mind, I think Media or the Radnor/Wayne area would be logical places to consider. There have been some recent boards (or revived boards) about each. I am afraid I do not know what might be open for lunch on Saturday around there other than the Hotel Radnor and the Wayne Hotel restaurants. There might be an Iron Hill Brewery in Media but others should be able give you some solid suggestions.
This is tough b/c you say you don't want to stop in the city yet until you reach the VF area, you are in the city basically. My only recommendation is if you take 95N to 76W as your route to VF/Collegeville area, you go right past the Belmont Ave exit (off 76W). Manayunk is right off of this exit and a cute place to stop for lunch with several spots close together. Heading West, Belmont Ave exit to the Right. Turn Right and then take your first Right. You'll see several options. Manayunk is still considering philadelphia but maybe out from center city just enough that you will give it a shot. I don't have a specific recommendation for a lunch spot but check out the link below to see your options.
More info here: http://www.manayunk.com/
Continue up the Blue Rte 476 to Germantown Pike and take Germantown Pike East to any of these establishments. I recommend Lucky Dog Saloon, but lunch service ends at 3, resumes, 5 PM. Family run pub, unique specials, homemade desserts
Anyone else can comment on the locations from a previous post?
From the Boot (Italian) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
Caspian Grille (Middle Eastern) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
Lucky Dog Saloon (American) - Germantown Pk, Lafayette Hill
Cisco's (Bar, cheesesteaks) - Bethlehem Pk, Flourtown
Peperoncino (Italian) - Hector St, Conshy