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Oct 4, 2010 12:57 PM

dinner recs for Plymouth Meeting and Radnor area? In town for 3 nights

Staying in Plymouth Meeting for 3 nights. Working in Radnor area -- looking for dinner suggestions for solo and taking out the office ? Thanks Chowhounds!

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  1. if you don't mind driving up germantown pike until it becomes germantown ave, you can eat at the bar at Tavern on the HIll (which used to be called Hill Tavern, and possibly still is, but I do think that they changed it). It used to be a seedy bar, now it's gone gastro-pub. Also 1-2 doors down is McNallys, which also serves food. These are both in Chestnut Hill, just inside the city borders. it's a few miles away but you don't have to turn once you get on germnatown.
    Personally, when I'm eating solo, I prefer eating at bars.

    1. A bit west of Radnor (on rt. 30/Lancaster Ave) is downtown Wayne. Lots of choices there, Theresa's next door for Belgian, Margaret Kuo's for upscale chinese, several ok bar type spots (the Boathouse, Great American Pub)

      1. There are good options in Radnor. At 333 Belrose you can eat in the dining room or order from a much more limited menu at the bar (half price certain nights). Around the corner (although technically St. David's) is Susanna Foo for upscale chinese fusion and Fleming's for steak (the latter is not a personal recommendation, as I've never been, but others seem to like it). As Waking 1 suggested, Wayne is also very close. Plymouth Meeting is full of chain restaurants. In between Radnor and Plymouth Meeting is Conshohocken, which has several more options. Blackfish (byob) has been very good recently.

        1. Up Germantown Pike - in a little strip mall - is Bluefin. Great place for sushi and annually voted one of Philly's best 50 restaurants. Just make sure you call for a reservation - it can get quite packed - even on the weekdays.

          (610) 277-3917
          1017 Germantown Pike ยท Plymouth Meeting

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          1. re: Betharu

            Thanks for all the great suggestions! I'll be sure to let you know how I make out.

            1. re: veggiequeen

              Definitely go to McNally's in Chestnut Hill, plain green door across from now closed Borders bookstore. Get the Schmitter or GSB, or yikes, the turkey on kaiser is yummy too!!!! Obviously I need to get myself there!!!

          2. When I used to work out in that area, we would often go to Dawson's on Plymouth Rd. Good, casual pub grub type place that pleases a large group (vegetarian, carnivore, etc.)

            I also second Bluefin (if you like sushi). Tough for a large group though, as many of the coworkers were not sushi fans.

            If you want to go for hole-in-the-wall really good pizza, there's Michael's on Butler Pike--we used to do a lot of large group pizza & beer Friday lunches ther.

            Which reminds me--Broad Axe Tavern has some very intersting small plates and decent wine list.

            Unfortunately, most of what's in Plymouth Meeting proper is chains--Bertucci's, Ruby Tuesday's, etc.