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A real chow challenge: restaurant between Voorhees and Wilmington?

travelmad478 Sep 15, 2010 09:46 AM

I've got out-of-town friends staying in Voorhees this week, and we live in Wilmington. We want to get together for dinner on Friday--we can meet in Philly if need be, but I have to wonder if there's anything vaguely in between our two towns (and I'm doubting it!)

Requirements--mid-priced, baby-friendly, available for 4 people (plus infant) onFriday night. Any cuisine will do, preferably something internationally oriented. Good food a must!

Otherwise, I'm thinking something like Divan in Philly (I love Turkish food). My friend has also suggested Indian, so high-quality reco's in this cuisine would be welcome.

  1. sockii Sep 15, 2010 11:03 AM

    Ritz Seafood, perhaps?


    Went there once and enjoyed it & have been meaning to go back now that I live closer. BYOB, emphasis on Asian-influenced seafood but other options available as well. Smallish but should have no problem with babies/larger parties if you go earlier in the evening.

    Ritz Seafood
    910 Haddonfield Berlin Rd Unit 3, Voorhees, NJ 08043

    5 Replies
    1. re: sockii
      Bashful3 Sep 15, 2010 04:58 PM

      There is an excellent Thai restaurant not that far from the Ritz theaters, but I can't remember the name. Excellent food, would certainly be child friendly in the early evening. Can anyone come up with tne name? Oh, I guess both of these suggestions are near Vorhees, and not near Wilmington at all.

      1. re: Bashful3
        ginafull Sep 15, 2010 05:14 PM

        Bangkok City is very nearby and Somsak is relatively close as well. I prefer Bangkok

        Bangkok City
        700 Haddonfield Berlin Rd Ste 17, Voorhees, NJ 08043

        1. re: ginafull
          travelmad478 Sep 16, 2010 04:35 AM

          Thanks--anything between the two towns, though? All of the suggestions thus far are right in Voorhees (not convenient for the half of our group that will start in Wilmington!)

          1. re: travelmad478
            sockii Sep 16, 2010 08:11 AM

            My geography is still kind of shaky since I just moved to Gloucester County this summer, and this isn't really the ethnicity you're looking for, but DiPaolo's serves up some excellent Italian in Penns Grove which isn't too far from Wilmington. I wrote my review of the place here:


            It's on the pricey side, or seemingly so but the portions are seriously "family style"--as in enough for 2-3 meals, easily. Yet for once out here in South Jersey the quality doesn't suffer for the quantity.

            In Mullica Hill there's a very decent Japanese/Chinese place, Mandarin Oriental. Sushi wasn't quite Center City standards but the cooked dishes I've tasted were all excellent.

            Mandarin Oriental
            141 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

            1. re: sockii
              littlecmad Sep 17, 2010 12:02 PM

              Wow, I don't in Bucks County but I want to go to the restaurant because its my last name!

    2. mschow Sep 16, 2010 10:53 AM

      I haven't been there in a few years, but the Swedes Inn in Swedesboro would probably fit the bill. We had brunch there, and it was really nice. http://www.swedesinn.com/cafe_new.html
      I would say that would be about halfway, though closer to Wilmington than Voorhees.

      Swedes Inn
      1301 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

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      1. re: mschow
        JCap Sep 16, 2010 06:51 PM

        Yeah, the Swedes Inn is probably your place...that is a tough area (Voorhees-Wilmington).

        Swedes Inn
        1301 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 08085

        1. re: JCap
          travelmad478 Sep 17, 2010 11:13 AM

          OK, we're booked at Swede's Inn. I wish the food looked more interesting, but I'm sure it'll be fine. This dinner's about catching up with friends from far away, not so much about cuisine, so it'll be OK. Thanks to mschow and JCap for the suggestion!

          1. re: travelmad478
            mschow Sep 17, 2010 12:24 PM

            I wish there were more in that area, but there just isn't. The only place I have been with any degree of regularity is a place called Rode;s in Swedesboro, a very casual place with good food. There are some plant nurseries in that area that I frequent with friends, so that's the place we usually eat. There is also The River View Inn, with a nice view of the Delaware River in Pennview. I only went there once, but it was well over 10 years ago. Good luck and hope the food is fine.

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        Prettypoodle Sep 17, 2010 01:23 PM

        Wilmingon and Voorhess are NOT that far apart (maybe 45 unless you need to go deep into Vorrhess the police are not very speeder friendly :( yeah I know this ffirst hand) Go to NJ. It will do ya good to get out of Delaware and the food is generally better in NJ IMO. Ritz Seafood sounds like a lovely choice and would be within a 45 min drive from most if not all of Wilmington (I did the east side of CH near the Voorhees boarder and Wilmington trip more times than i can count!)

        Ritz Seafood
        910 Haddonfield Berlin Rd Unit 3, Voorhees, NJ 08043

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