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sweetpea2 Aug 13, 2009 08:16 AM

Looking for a place or two to eat while traveling from Philadelphia to Baltimore.

Any suggestions?

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  1. MGZ RE: sweetpea2 Aug 13, 2009 09:17 AM

    Honestly, considering the length of the drive and the fact that there is much better food to be found at either end of your trek, I can’t imagine why you would want to stop along the way.

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      aklein RE: MGZ Aug 13, 2009 09:37 AM

      really... basically an hour's drive

    2. mschow RE: sweetpea2 Aug 13, 2009 10:15 AM

      If you like crabs, it's the height of the season in Baltimore. Craig Leban wrote a good article about crabs and where to get them in the Baltimore area this past Sunday. Check philly.com and look under his name. The places he mentioned looked great.

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        jessicheese RE: sweetpea2 Aug 13, 2009 11:17 AM

        Are you looking for breakfast, dinner, a snack?

        Exit 1 off of 476 (MacDade Blvd East- right off 95) has a few options. Trios Cold Cuts is on MacDade & Fairview. Great sandwiches and you can eat there.
        Exit 4a in DE is the Christiana Mall- lots of options nearby

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          Lewes RE: sweetpea2 Aug 21, 2009 02:57 PM

          Exit off Rt 95 and head into Newark (DE) where there are several good places including Home Grown and Cafe Gelato. Take the right exits and you'll miss the $4 highway toll as a bonus.

          1. jerseybill52 RE: sweetpea2 Aug 21, 2009 05:52 PM

            I suggest you try the Tidewater Grille in Harve De Grace. It is right on the banks of the Susquehanna river. It is about 40 minutes north of B'more as I recall. I've stopped a few times on the way from Trenton To DC. It's a good spot for lunch or dinner - right off 295.


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              MGZ RE: jerseybill52 Aug 22, 2009 05:53 AM

              I had thought about Havre de Grace myself. The Tidewater is pretty and certainly well situated (as, in fact, is the entire town). What little bit of food we tried - steamed shrimp and steamed clams - was pretty tasty (especially given the proximity to the water).

              I found the menu at Laurrapin Grill (just up the hill from Tidewater) to be more interesting. The beer selection was quite impressive and the restaurant's ethic is more in tune to my own. We only tasted the sweet potato fries which were served with a clever and flavorful curry mayo and devoured with glee in a very short time. The food we saw served to others looked quite good and piqued our interest to return.


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                cantkick RE: MGZ Aug 22, 2009 06:38 PM

                I second the Laurrapin Grill. I went last January, and don't remember what everyone got, but we all enjoyed everything. I do recall that the desserts were especially good.

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