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Tir_na_nOg Oct 1, 2010 03:17 AM

Any places of note in Skippack? Or good places for an afterwork drink?

  1. TheAmblerRambler Apr 17, 2011 12:15 PM

    Parc Bistro blows everything else in town away. Fabulous food, lunch and dinner, runs the gamut from pizza and salad to excellent specials, great drinks and wine list as well. We typically sit at the bar, which at night is hopping. They also have a lovely outdoor bar and dining area. I also like The Hotel, but only for drinks and bar food. Tokyo has great sushi and a beautiful outdoor dining area. Lastly I recommend 19 Bella, a delicious tapas BYO.

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      DRDeats May 28, 2011 04:56 PM

      Just was back at 19 Bella last night and it was honestly very good. I believe all the dishes are a little overpriced but I really enjoyed everything we had. Very creative menu with excellent flavors and every dish was well excuted. Also a nice atmosphere sitting outside in the covered patio. Overall, we will definitely being going back more frequently. As always, I love my BYO's as I can bring a bottle I know I will enjoy

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      DRDeats Apr 17, 2011 06:59 AM

      I agree with the census here. Park Bistro is far and away the best of Skippack. Go down the street a little to Cedars and 19 Bella is good as well. Most of the other places in Skippack are average at best. Kind of a dissapointment really. I was hoping Skippack would be home to a bunch of quality places to choose to eat but if you have ever eaten at a real steakhouse you won't like roadhouse grill. Black Dog is actually a pretty good place for chinese food- I know the name doesn't seem to match. Honestly, we hardly try any place but Parc anymore. The hotel is way overpriced for the quality

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        cgarner Oct 4, 2010 07:12 PM

        they have a great farmers market every other weekend, (coming up This Sunday)
        http://skippackfarmersmarket.net/
        (I could live on St. Peter's Bakery bread)

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          pamol07 Dec 12, 2010 12:14 PM

          Parc Bistro for brunch is the best. They always have something different to spice things up.If you go to Parc Bistro have a wine @ the Hotel Fiesole and then visit The Grand Fromage down the street for some of the best cheeses and bread around.

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            Bacchus101 Dec 13, 2010 03:46 AM

            We usually enjoy Parc Bistro. If the bunch is Skippack restaurants then it would probably be considered by many to be the "best of the bunch". Many of us have also been pleased by The Grand Fromage. Hotel Fiesole must have improved significantly; but then you only suggested wine there. A lovely little hotel which has great potential as a interesting dinner choice. But alas, for some reason they have missed the mark from the start and have never recovered. Or perhaps they have, if so let us know.

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              curly girl Apr 16, 2011 05:52 PM

              My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Parc Bistro tonight. Since the weather was so frightful, we decided to stick close to home and Skippack is just a 10 minute drive from our house. For a rainy and windy evening, the restaurant was quite full. I ordered the Turbot Fillet with lemon cream sauce and mashed yukon potatoes (in place of the veggie risotto on the menu) My hubby had the Chilean Sea Bass with cheesy spoon bread and foie gras. Both entrees were cooked to perfection and it was refreshing to find several unique entree choices on the menu as well as specials for that evening. Easy to see why Parc Bistro is a favorite of Montgomery County chowhounds.

        2. gaffk Oct 1, 2010 02:10 PM

          Roadhouse Grill is very good for lunch or dinner. Also, nice bar for a drink after work. If it's a really pleasant evening, Justin's has a nice bar and deck in the back; it's more of a place for drinking than eating though.

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            artrep Oct 6, 2010 10:32 PM

            Have lived in Blue Bell for 9 years now and get to Roadhouse Grill once or twice a year. Aside from a few nightly or seasonal specials, they haven't changed their menu in all this time.

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              cgarner Dec 2, 2010 08:52 AM

              I think they have a new bar menu at Road House

          2. Bacchus101 Oct 1, 2010 07:05 AM

            We enjoy the Parc Bistro and it has a busy bar! Basta Pasta has a lively bar on the back of the parking area and fair to good pasta and pizza. Agree on the sushi at Tokyo, nice venue but our sampling of entries has been disappointing. I second crazyspice on the Back Porch; we have never enjoyed our meals and find there to be a quality, price mismatch along with a bit of attitude frequently. Can't come up with the name right now but there is a Tavern/Pub on the main drag across from Mals which many people like for bar food and drink. And for light fare Mals is also popular.

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              jujuthomas Oct 1, 2010 07:16 AM

              we tried basta pasta once and weren't impressed for the price.
              we've only been to back porch the one time, but they did a good job for us with a large group (14). I did not like that the place filled up with smoke from the grill as they were cooking, but my breakfast burrito was great. altho... now that I think about it... there were several comments that items did not have all the advertised ingredients... my burrito had no black beans, and the apple whatever french toast came sans the advertised candied walnuts. people who ordered it said it was great anyway.
              YUCK on the dinty moore stew!

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                mitchh Oct 1, 2010 12:00 PM

                I've been going to Parc Bistro for years and have never had a bad meal there. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I've only had great meals there whether it was just a salad and a small plate or one of their big plates. Their specials are typically very good as well.

                Back Porch used to be good, but has gone downhill over the years.

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              Dave_in_PA Oct 1, 2010 05:18 AM

              I liked the sushi at Tokyo - off the main drag, thru a parking lot and over a covered bridge. And the soup - the Japanese equivalent of wonton I guess - was very good.

              1. crazyspice Oct 1, 2010 04:56 AM

                Parc Bistro is one of our favorites. We stopped going to Back Porch Cafe after I ordered their stew and it looked and tasted remarkably like Dinty Moore.

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                  artrep Oct 6, 2010 10:27 PM

                  agree with you crazyspice - Back Porch has been going downhill for a few years now while their prices have gone up. The place needs a good cleaning too.

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                  jujuthomas Oct 1, 2010 03:20 AM

                  we had a really great breakfast at the Back Porch Cafe a few weeks ago, but that's the only great meal we've had so far in Skippack.

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