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Tir_na_nOg Nov 6, 2010 07:19 PM

Can anyone recommend a good place for dinner around Pottstown? Price/cuisine open..

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    BRI328 Nov 8, 2010 11:49 AM

    Henry's Cafe - Seafood
    Funky Lil Kitchen - byob

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    1. re: BRI328
      FrancisdeR Nov 8, 2010 01:21 PM

      Second FLK. I have yet to try Henry's.

    2. 94Bravo Nov 8, 2010 01:36 PM

      Pickings are a bit slim in Pottstown, mostly diners, chains, and pizza joints. Best bet is to head down to Phoenixville, only about 20 minutes away where there are plenty of great choices.

      1. Tir_na_nOg Nov 8, 2010 05:28 PM

        I'll give FLK a shot...

        1. Tir_na_nOg Nov 14, 2010 07:11 AM

          Funky Lil' Kitchen was a good recommendation. Easy parking on the street (at least at 6PM on a Wednesday) and almost empty. Service was friendly.

          Pork cheek ragout on puff pasty was a nice app. For an entree, I had a strip steak, which was perfectly cooked. However, it was about 2.5x3 inches and not sliced, and being a toothsome cut, it was a bit hard to handle (it kept tipping over!). Would have been a better dish if served sliced as usual. Dessert was a slice of pumpkin cake with stewed fruit, simple, nice. Good cappuccino.

          BYOB, but their wine glasses are absolutely terrible, having more in common with those old Welch's grape jelly jars that could be reused as glasses. It's sad when trying to be trendy makes you do something stupid! Bring your own wine glasses.


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          1. re: Tir_na_nOg
            FrancisdeR Nov 15, 2010 01:18 PM

            This discussion reminded me that I had never been to Henry's, didn't even know where it was. We scouted the place out, found it, and even met Henry, although we didn't eat there (it was 2:30 pm).

            We'll try it soon and I'll report back. I like what he's trying to do. It may be a problem in Pottstown selling entrees in the $20 range.

            1. re: FrancisdeR
              obx_nancy Nov 16, 2010 12:46 PM

              We love going to Henry's Cafe. Strangely, the owner's name isn't Henry, it's Frank!

              I know I'm late but what about Gracie's 21st? It's not in Pottstown borough but close.

              1. re: obx_nancy
                FrancisdeR Nov 16, 2010 01:21 PM

                That's funny. I asked him "Are you Henry?" and he said yes. I guess he was speaking figuratively. He was certainly very affable.

                Where is Gracie's 21st?

                1. re: obx_nancy
                  gardens4me Nov 16, 2010 09:36 PM

                  I have to try both of these places. It's so important to support them ... esp if they are as good as I have heard from others. Gracie's? I didn't think that place was still open. Can someone report back?

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