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DobieGillis© Jan 9, 2009 11:59 AM

I am on a personal pilgramige for mussels in the suburbs, specifically Montgomeryville area. I know I can't get Eulogy or Monks quality out here but I never stop trying. So far I've been to Maggios, Giuseppe's Pizza, Bacca's, and a few other places, all pretty local, none of which really deliver which is why I am holding out for a possible Belgian Restaurant at the Old Broad Axe. I even tried Issac Newton's in Bucks, no dice, not bad, just a small count. Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA!

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  1. AmblerGirl RE: DobieGillis© Jan 9, 2009 12:39 PM

    The Drafting Room in Springhouse has all you can eat mussels, I have not had them personally but heard they are pretty good.

    My favorite mussels in the area are the coconut curry mussels at the Grey Lodge. While it is in the northeast, and not Montco proper, it is just a short drive and totally worth it. Great beer selection too. I'm actually not a big fan of Monk's mussels, find them too gritty, and I think the Grey Lodge has far better mussels than Monks.

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      DobieGillis© RE: AmblerGirl Jan 9, 2009 12:46 PM

      Bingo! Thanks AmblerGirl, great idea!

    2. Den RE: DobieGillis© Jan 12, 2009 12:18 PM

      Actually, Bonefish in Willow Grove has a pretty good mussels dish.

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        DobieGillis© RE: Den Jan 13, 2009 11:09 AM

        they don't do lunch, right? I did try the mussels at Bertucci's in Huntingdon Valley and they were great. Excellent Marinara and all the rolls you could eat. $9.95. They also have them in wine and garlic sauce. I was pleased. Good count, as well.

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          Den RE: DobieGillis© Jan 13, 2009 12:27 PM

          http://www.bonefishgrill.com/

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            DobieGillis© RE: Den Jan 13, 2009 12:53 PM

            thank you

      2. weeare138 RE: DobieGillis© Jan 13, 2009 10:31 AM

        The place at Old Broad Axe fell through. They were the same owners of Eulogy.
        I really like Chick's in Bridgeport's Mussels. I haven't had them in a few years but they were always some of the best ones in Montco.

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          RC51Mike RE: weeare138 Jan 14, 2009 03:16 AM

          Not exactly close to Montgomeryville but Craft Ale House in Limerick has excellent mussels and is worth the trip. Sixteen craft beers on tap and more than a hundred bottles.

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            DobieGillis© RE: RC51Mike Jan 14, 2009 05:11 AM

            Thanks, RC. Will definitely try Craft Ale House. Hope they have a Veggie Burger for my wife. Again, much appreciated.

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          xtian RE: DobieGillis© Jan 14, 2009 07:30 AM

          Check out Campbell's Place in Chestnut Hill too. Goes against everything I beleive, but I love the blue cheese mussels.

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            minniebb RE: xtian Jan 14, 2009 07:36 AM

            We love the mussels in red at Mirna's in Blue Bell... that's where I go when I need a fix!! :)

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