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Jun 4, 2010 07:51 AM

Bitter Bob's, New Hope PA

Has anybody been here yet? How was it?

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  1. It's ok. I had lunch there the week before last. There was only one other table dining while we were there, while Fran's next door was packed. It was midweek. Bitter Bob's doesn't serve alcohol, and although it is BYOB I wonder how long it will last since there is nowhere convenient to pick up a 6-pack nearby.

    I tried the bbq sampler platter for $10. It came with a generous amount of pulled pork, brisket (which was also shredded) and shredded chicken. The meats were pretty good. The vinegar sauce was good and I also like the bbq sauce. I had a choice of 2 sides and chose the mac n cheese and the cilantro slaw. The slaw was a little soggy. The mac n cheese was nothing special and topped with cheese sauce. Maybe if they were busier the food would have been fresher.

    My hubby had the meat loaf sandwich, which was very tasty. Unfortunately it comes with potato chips (like the kind from a bag). I think it was around $10. For that price it should come with fries, IMO, or at least house made chips.

    Sigh. I don't know why New Hope can't have more interesting, affordable lunch options. I work in the area and it's a pleasant place to have lunch midweek when the weather is good, but I don't really love any restaurants there. I actually liked Lulu's (which was there before Bitter Bob's).

    4 Replies
    1. re: sadiefox

      Thanks for posting this. Your overall experience seems to be similar to that of the other reviews I found about the place. And I just don't understand how a place like this doesn't get basics like cole slaw and mac & cheese right. That's just sad.

      1. re: flourgirl

        Oh, I can't believe I forgot to say that my platter also came with 2 pork ribs! Which were the best thing on the plate. Very tender and meaty. Although not very memorable I guess, either, since I forgot to write about them!

        1. re: sadiefox

          In one of the other reviews I read, they said the same thing about the ribs - that they were tender, etc.. But they also said that they couldn't taste any smoke flavor at all - that the meat was definitely slow-cooked, but wasn't even close to being authentic barbecue. That just irks me.

          1. re: flourgirl

            Went Saturday night. We did not know it was BYOB, but our fantastic server directed me to the bar next door for 6 Coronas. When I got back to the table, he had us set up w/ an ice bucket! Sweet! For only $11.95 I got the brisket (w/ 2 sauces) cilantro slaw, and baked beans. Both entrees also had good cornbread. My gal's pulled pork was very good, as was mine. That's a nice price point $11.95 each. More than ample portion. I'll definitely go back. Left 35% tip. It's probably the most honest food you'll get on that street!