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Oct 26, 2010 01:53 PM

Dining Suggestions for Pennsylvania, namely Grove City,Cranberry and Pittsburgh area DDD

Hello, I am travelling from Ontario, Canada to do some well needed shopping with some girls in early avoid another Cheesecake factory outing (blech) I offered to do some research to find out what is great along the way. I am not familiar with the area at all (it's our first time!) but we will be driving and if it's great, I am sure I can talk the ladies into travelling for some good grub.

Nothing too expensive, would love some diners, drive ins and dives. Where MUST we go????

PS If there is awesome dim sum, please let me know! We are avid fans!

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  1. Haven't been there myself but Crystal on Penn actually was featured on DDD.

    1. I really like the Iron Bridge Inn near Grove City. Take route 208 west (the road that the outlets are on) to route 19 north. I think it's about a twenty minute drive from the outlets.

      Iron Bridge Inn
      1438 Perry Hwy, Mercer, PA 16137

      1. Can't speak to Grove City, there is nothing in Cranberry of note, but there are 4 DDD places in Pgh:

        My personal vote is Big Jim's. Not easy to find, but one meal or sandwich there will last you all the way back to Canada.

        1. There is also Rachel's Roadhouse in Mercer PA around the Grove City area.

          Rachel's Roadhouse
          1553 Perry Hwy, Mercer, PA 16137

          1. Yellow Creek Inn
            1171 Franklin Rd, Jackson Center, PA 16133-2007
            (724) 662-2339 ‎
            2 reviews‎
            DirectionsSearch nearbymore▼

            This place is only about a mile off of I 79 just north of I 80. I hope that makes some sense. It's what I think of as local bar and restaurant. Just a friendly and not too expensive stop. And good food.

            Iron Bridge and Rachel's are on a different level. They are owned by the same people. You can get great burgers and sandwiches there; on the other hand, I've never gotten a bad prime rib at the Iron Bridge, either.

            Yellow Creek Inn
            1171 Franklin Rd, Jackson Center, PA 16133