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Dec 17, 2011 10:55 PM

Seeking Nice Lunch West of Philly

I'm looking for a brunch/lunch place less than an hour west of Philly, preferably not too far off the turnpike (maybe King of Prussia?). I'll be meeting family there the day after Christmas.

Hoping for a restaurant that's nice but not too pricey; not a chain; not a greasy spoon; and convenient to the turnpike. I'm thinking of something like a nice brewpub or similar with good sandwiches, soup and such.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Where will you be coming from that you want to be using the turnpike? That answer will help guide people to suggest places.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      I'll be heading west on the turnpike from Philly. Relatives will be heading east on the turnpike from Harrisburg. Thus the focus on proximity to the turnpike.

      We're looking for someplace at the midpoint between the two cities -- though I've figured we're better off closer to Philly.


      1. re: cwdonald

        How about the Drafting Room in Exton? Its about a mile south on 100 from the Downingtown exit of the turnpike. Good beer selection, great mushroom soup (among others) and in general good pub food.

      2. At the same exit as for the Drafting Room (a good recommendation, by the way) is Nudy's in the Eagleview complex, practically right at the Turnpike exit for Rt. 100 South. Although Nudy's does have a few locations, I wouldn't consider it really a chain. They have very nice breakfast and lunch menus and their food is always freshly prepared. I'm pretty sure you'd have to bring your own wine or beer, though, because I don't think they have a liquor license.

        1. Thanks much for these suggestions, both places look great. I got a third recommendation (Stoudt's in Adamstown) from chowhound's PA board, so I'll submit all three to my family and see which one gets the most votes.

          I'll also report back here on how everything went.

          Thanks again!