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Jan 26, 2009 01:52 PM

Lunch in NE Philadelphia

Can anyone suggest a decent place for lunch in NE Philadelphia (in the area of Nazareth Hospital -- Holme Ave & the Blvd)? I'm unfamiliar with the area, but will be up there once a week for the next couple of months. I'd prefer not to starve!


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  1. Gallo's is right around the corner from Nazareth Hospital - on the Blvd, just South of the Hospital.

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    1. re: rsgdmd

      Thanks, but I've been there and can't can't say I'm a fan. I was hoping that wasn't my only option. Is there a diner around (not owned by Michaels)? I know there are a couple on Frankford Ave, which is bit out of my way, but not impossibly so.

      1. re: Mitzi7

        The Dining Car on Frankford Ave is not bad. Its about a quarter mile south from Academy Road on Frankford.

        Another place to consider though it may be a bit further than you want to drive is Three Monkey's Cafe at the Torresdale Train Station (about a half mile from Academy and Frankford intersection.) Interesting bunch of dishes and soup.

        The other direction on Oxford Ave, Makiman Sushi is quite good.

        1. re: Mitzi7

          I like Country Club Diner on Cottman and Summerdale. It is owned by Michaels but it retained it's original menu items, Matzo Ball Soup, Kinish etc. I worked there as a kid and the menu is almost exactly the same and tastes it.

      2. Theres a new place less than a mile north on the Roosevelt Blvd- same side as Nazareth Hosp -called Miller's Philly Ale House. Its right before you hit Grant Ave. My hubby ate there and said the food was great...sandwiches, platters. Reasonably priced.

        1. This might also be a bit farther than you want, but the Grey Lodge on Frankford has great bar food--sandwiches, burgers, etc.

          1. Thanks for all of the suggestions. I wish the Dining Car were closer; I used to enjoy going there when I lived in the neighborhood. I also have fond childhood memories of the Country Club, but heard that the quality had decreased dramatically in recent years.

            I'll only have an hour, so I'm not sure what I'll do. I may try Miller's to begin with, since it seems close.