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Anything good near Parx Casino?

Hi,

I'm taking my wife to Parx for a couple of hours of gambling. Is there a decent restaurant anywhere in the area? All I can find are the typical chains. We will eat almost any cuisine, we just want something that is good. Can anyone help?

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  1. Nothing good anywhere near Parx. There is an Outback, Hooters, Carabbas, Chili's, Nifty Fifty's. NOTHING worth eating. Eat before you go.

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    Nifty Fifty's
    4670 Route 42, Blackwood, NJ 08012

    1. I agree there are few great options, The best of the chains is Toscana 52. I've always enjoyed the food there & it's a great looking restaurant inside.

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      Toscana
      1402 N Dupont St, Wilmington, DE 19806

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      1. re: knappy123

        Toscana 52 looks nice (as in, a slightly less tacky version of the Toscana in Mullica Hill NJ) but I ate there for lunch today and was rather deeply disappointed. Nice wine list but that's about it. I ordered one of the special pastas of the week and it was obviously reheated in the microwave - some sections of the plate piping hot, others barely lukewarm. Oversauced, bland and overcooked. A mozzarella appetizer was like dessert, drowned in sweet strawberry sauce and just...not good.

      2. Let us not forget Applebee's and TGIFriday's, too. Actually, the Friday's is probably the best restaurant near Parx, which is pretty sad but in keeping about postings about Bensalem on Chowhound. We went to Toscana 52 for lunch one Saturday but we found out later we didn't get a lunch menu. We ordered sensibly from a very small portion of the extensive menu, but we feel Toscana ripped us off and we have never returned. It is very popular; if you are going for dinner you will not be surprised about the offerings and the prices on the menu and the food is pretty good. I haven't eaten at any of the restaurants currently in Parx but it might be worth at least checking them out.

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        1. re: jfr

          There are three diners in the area as well.. Great American Pub and Diner across from Parx, an outlet of Michaels, and Club House Diner next to Nifty Fiftys.

          For me the best thing to eat in the Bensalem area is indian food. Outside of the King of Prussia area this area has the most indian restaurants concentrated in one area in greater Philadelphia. Aroma Grill, and Mirch Masala are the two biggest, though there are others as well. Thulasi, which is not on Street road, is a great South Indian restaurant and a great place to try Dosas.

        2. We've had meals with family at La Cena. Pretty good italian fare, nearby-ish
          http://www.lacenarestaurant.com/

          1. I have family in the area and the only place I ever go to is Nifty Fifty's, everything else is just terrible. Its actually really good for burgers and fries. And they have a crazy variety of milkshakes and sodas. It is a chain but its really a mini-local chain.

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            Nifty Fifty's
            4670 Route 42, Blackwood, NJ 08012

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            1. re: AmblerGirl

              I second Mirch Masala-have had several good lunches(nice Buffet) and dinners there.