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Jul 15, 2010 07:09 PM

Has anyone tried Timber?

Has anyone eaten at Timber (the old Inn Flight across from Abington Hospital)?

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  1. No, but I'm curious about it. Hopefully someone will report in soon.

    1. We were there for lunch a few days ago. Three words - eat somewhere else! TunaBurger that was 90% filler. It was really difficult to get any tuna taste. A CheeseBurger that, except for the cheese, was tasteless. The noise level is atrocious. The place is all wood, stone and glass. We had to holler to hear one another and we were sitting side-by-side, not across from each other. My final three words - never going back!

      1. The "old" Inn Flight? Was that the last one, then?

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        1. re: Chefpaulo

          There was something in that space between Inn Flight and Timber, but I can't remember what it was called.

          If this place is as bad as bucksguy says, that is a real shame. I was really hoping for something at least decent to open in this area. I can't think of a single casual restaurant for dinner I like in Abington-Jenkintown-Cheltenham, except maybe La Pergola and I haven't been there in a long time. Any suggestions?

          1. re: barryg

            Tiffin in Elkins Park. Jules Thin Crust in Jenkintown. That's about it.

            1. re: barryg

              I think the in-between placed was called Wingwalker Pub. I never went there, but Inn Flight was a staple in my family for many years - my brother was even a bus boy there for a spell. I remember the famous shrimp salad, which is what we ordered every time.

              1. re: Chefpaulo

                No there are still Inn Flights in Bensalem and on 309 in Colmar that I am aware of.

              2. Timber is probably the worst restaurant I've ever been to. It's not a bad looking place but the menu is very limited and fairly expensive. My husband order a chicken caesar salad that consisted of no more than a cup of romaine and shaved slices of a half a chicken breast. Our friends and I ordered the seared tuna salad that was $15. It was a small plate of wilted, slimy, brown field greens with pieces of mushy, black avocado and a couple of old romaine cores. On the side of the plate were 5 small slices of tuna (perhaps 3 ounces). It was missing the mango and the crispy wontons that were described on the menu. Called this to the servers attention and she said she would see what she could do. I asked to see a manager. Although disinterested, she came over to the table and said something convoluted about the back of the house not knowing what the front of the house was doing. No "let us remake the salads", no "can we bring you something else". Her attitude was there's nothing I can do besides not charging you. We paid for our drinks, left the waitress a tip and left. No one apologized, no one said try us again. Bucksguy is right; EAT SOMEWHERE ELSE. The old Inn Flight was a five star restaurant compared to Timber.

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