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Jun 23, 2008 08:24 PM

Al fresco Philly Suburbs

I'm looking for recommendations for a nice place to eat al fresco in King of Prussia, mainline, west chester or somewhere off Rt 3 between West Chester and Havertown. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! THANKS!

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  1. EEK! that's a tall order. hrm, you've got mckenzie's and meredith's off the top of my head. fine for drinks. spinach + artichoke dip at mckenzie's is pretty decent putting them first in the running. but there is a real void here.

    my REAL advice, since you do say *any* suggestions, is to head down to the intersection of routes 3 and 252 in newtown square, get yourself a hoagie from a cut above deli, and do like i do and picnic in between cars in the parking lot. probably not exactly what you were looking for, but it's damn good i promise!

    1. I would suggest 333 Belrose in Radnor. They have great food and a nice porch for al fresco dining. You can google their website and if you go, make sure someone orders the Java Pork Tenderloin.

      1. The Desmond (hotel & conference center) used to have some great evening deals -- oldies nights? -- out on the big deck off their bar/restaurant. Might be worth looking into.

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          1. re: PattiCakes

            desmond's balcony is gorgeous but their food is atrocious, IMO. i steer clear of them unless i'm invited to a company-paid function. they really need to work on that.

          2. Brasserie 73 in Skippack Village and Zacharias Creekside (Worcester) both have outdoor dining.

            1. A few of the chains in KoP have outdoor seating: Maggiano's, Bahama Breeze, and Champps. Speaking of chains, the Iron Hill in Phoenixville has a patio. If you'd like to actually eat relatively decent food, the Black Lab in Phoenixville also has some tables outside.