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Feb 4, 2009 08:47 AM

Sunday lunch that's not totally crowded?

Tried to go out for lunch with my family on Sunday. Huge mistake. Every place in the greater Chestnut Hill/Flourtown/Ambler area we could think of was packed! Or worse yet, closed (Fairlane closes at NOON)!?!? OK, we thought of a few places that were not packed, but didn't want to eat lousy food just to eat out. Came home and ate leftovers from the fridge.

So if it were you (and you had two children and two grandparents in tow, who did NOT want to stand in line for 30-45 mins to get a table), where would you go for lunch on a Sunday? We're open to all types of food, as long as it's tasty and affordable.

Would prefer to keep the driving to a minimum as well, so maybe within 15 minute drive of Chestnut Hill?


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  1. So, you want a place in Chestnut Hill/Flourtown/Ambler area that's tasty and affordable yet nobody goes there so there isn't a wait......

    Anyway, I don't know how high brow you are but did you try Cisco's in Flourtown or Lucky Dog in Lafayette Hill? You could also try The Drafting Room in Springhouse.

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    1. re: Den

      Well, we're not really that highbrow or demanding (would have been happy with Fairlane if it was open past noon). But some places are empty for a reason (lousy food) so we're trying to avoid those, of course. Yeah, I know it's a tall order, but I figured if anyone knew the "unsung hero" restaurants I didn't know about, they'd be here.

      It just doesn't seem like lunch on the weekend should be so hard to find.

      Thanks for your suggestions.