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Jun 29, 2011 10:43 AM

Outdoor Dining Suggestions.....Montco/Bucks County

This beautiful day has me thinking of a relaxing meal outside on a beautiful patio....nothing fancy needed.....Can anyone suggest some favorite outdoor dining destinations!

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  1. Parc Bistro in Skippack. Love that place!

    1. Pick a spot along the river in New Hope/Lambertville.

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      1. re: bucksguy14

        The Landing in New Hope is quite popular. I am partial to the outdoor patio at Inn of the Hawk in Lambertville.

        In Doylestown there are a few places with outdoor dining including Penn Taproom which has a nice patio, 86 West and Knight House and the patio at Mesquite Grill. Food at all places is mediocre.

      2. I won't vouch for the food at any of these places, but outdoor dining sometimes trumps:
        -Parkside Grill (Harleysville?) - food was good; outdoor patio overlooks a parking lot
        -Molly Maguires - Lansdale - food was ok; second floor patio overlooks trains
        -Joseph Ambler Inn - food was very good; patio overlooks Horsham Rd
        -Springhouse Tavern -food was overpriced, but ok; porch was attractive
        -Bacco (63 & 202): split a pizza and salad and it's good
        -Sumney: again, outside deck is in the parking lot; food is ok.

        Yes, I like to eat outside and would love some better options (not overlooking a parking lot; better than ok food).

        1. The Inn at Phillips Mill, just above New Hope (technically New Hope).

          1. Trax has a nice patio overlooking the train tracks that they just had redone.

            Cafette also has a nice outdoor seating area surrounded by lots of flowers and greenery so it feels private.

            I do love all the recs for the New Hope area but they get completely mobbed on a nice day, especially on the weekends. Nothing relaxing about an hour wait!

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            1. re: AmblerGirl

              I completely agree with you about New Hope AmblerGirl. And lets not even get started on parking... that is the one nice thing about Inn of the Hawk across the river in Lambertville. A bit out of the main crush and thats what makes the patio a little peaceful garden amongst the hustle and bustle that is New Hope/Lambertville.

              1. re: AmblerGirl

                Park in Lambertville, then stroll across the bridge to The Landing for a drink. Triumph also has outdoor seating overlooking the old train tracks. In Lambertville, the Boat House has outdoor seating during the summer and great cocktails.

                Boat House
                8 Coryell St, Lambertville, NJ 08530

                1. re: sadiefox

                  sadiefox, shhhh, I love my fellow hounds but I tell no one about the Boat House :)

                  Boat House
                  8 Coryell St, Lambertville, NJ 08530