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Sep 2, 2010 06:39 PM

Lunch in King of Prussia??

We are going to spend a weekday morning at Valley Forge and want to catch a lunch in King of Prussia Prior to heading back into Philly. Any place chowish for lunch around town? We prefer ethnic foods but an awesome sub, burger, or anything would work. Thanks in advance

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  1. I like the brew pub in the KOP Mall. There is also Michael's Deli a little farther down on Route 202.

    Michael's Deli
    3710 US Highway 9 Ste 2303, Freehold, NJ 07728

    1. All these places are 5-10 mins away from VF Park:

      Pizza: Franzone's in Bridgeport, 10 mins away
      Burgers: Five Guys at Gateway shopping center, 5 mins away
      Persian: Kebab Cafe, Gateway shopping center as well
      (killer)Hot Dogs: Johnnie's Dog House in Wayne, 10 mins away
      Hoagies: Primo Hoagies in Trooper, 5 mins away

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      1. re: 94Bravo

        I second 94Bravo's recommendation for Kebab Cafe. It really is a good tasting food. And it is perfect for lunch. Very relaxed atmosphere (you order at the counter, and sit at the table.,) Can get a bit crowded for dinner.

        In that same shopping center (gateway) Taste of India has a nice buffet.

        For a burger, I would travel about twenty minutes to East Norriton and go to Capones. One of the best burgers in the Philadelphia area. And a fantastic beer selection.

        You might also consider going to Norristown for Mexican. Taquiera La Michoacana is an authentic restaurant. I am also partial to their horchata.

        Across the street from that restaurant is August Moon, a good Korean Japanese restaurant.

        A comment on Franziones. Its a love it or leave it place. Great crust, but the sauce is what will either make you love it or hate it. The sauce is decidedly sweet.. too sweet for my taste. Others like it.

        Again if you want something local and authentic, you might want to try to have a Zep.. a Norristown/PA version of the hoagie. There are two quintessential places to have one.. Lou's or Eve's. Choosing one over the other is like selecting between Pat and Geno's in Philadelphia... its almost a religion. Anyway a zep is cooked salami, with thick cut onion, tomato and often hot peppers or hot pepper spread. Usually served on a locally baked roll from the Conshohocken Bakery.

        August Moon
        501 State Highway 73 North S, Marlton, NJ 08053

        Taste of India
        348 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901

        1. re: cwdonald

          We went to Capones a couple of weeks ago to try their burger based on recs here. The burgers were TERRIBLE! The meat tasted old and was flavorless.

          1. re: crazyspice

            That sucks. Maybe you went on an off night. I've taken two of my friends there, John and another friend on a different visit, and they have enjoyed the burgers. I'm such a sucker for wings that I always get them. Did you at least get some tasty beers Crazy?

            1. re: givemecarbs

              No Carbs, as I was working. I took my business partner there bragging about the great burgers. We both were extremely disappointed! On a positive note, WF had grass fed ground beef on sale yesterday. Got some along with some thick cut cheddar. Burgers on the grill!!

          2. re: cwdonald

            You might also consider going to Norristown for Mexican. Taquiera La Michoacana is an authentic restaurant. I am also partial to their horchata.
            I just finished my lunch from You Taquiera La Michoacana
            Thanks for the recommendation! I got the lengua encebollada, (tongue platter)
            Comes with fried onions & peppers, rice, beans, pico de gallo, two sauces, tortillas and guacamole… Loved the flavor of the lengua, it was a little more chewy than I had expected but the taste is out of this world. (the only other time I’ve tried lengua, it was quite tender/soft)
            I wanted to go for something different than chicken, pork or regular beef.
            The pico is amazing and I’m wondering how they manage to have such flavorful tomatoes.
            The beans are beautifully creamy with just a few pieces for texture.

            Nearly every element to the dish met or exceeded my expectations… (the rice was a little ‘meh’ to me, but then again, it almost always is wherever I go)

            I’ve only eaten less than half of this platter and I’m stuffed… easily this could be shared by two people… as a matter of fact, the rest is in the fridge here at work and my husband will be the beneficiary of my small appetite when I get home. ;-)
            I got takeout and didn't think about the horchata till just now, re-reading your post.

        2. I have always liked Creed's near the Radisson Hotel. I have seen others recommend it on CH, too.

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          1. re: jfr

            Creeds is great, we've had very nice dinners there.

          2. How about heading towards Berwyn and having lunch at Nectar?