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Ulster Fry

sdr19899 Jan 19, 2012 08:16 PM

Looking for a place that does a good fry-up in or near the Philly area. Actually, ANY good Irish food would be appreciated. We are coming up from Wilmington, Delaware.


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    cwdonald RE: sdr19899 Jan 19, 2012 09:24 PM

    I won't broach the issue of the differences between a Ulster Fry Up a Full English and a Full Scottish Breakfast.... I would say that the place that does a bang up job is Dandelion pub. Food is great, atmosphere a bit ersatz.

    Dark Horse Pub, and Plough and Stars both do a decent traditional full Irish. I enjoy the Dark Horse early on a Saturday when there is a football match on.

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      sdr19899 RE: cwdonald Jan 20, 2012 05:10 AM

      Please, broach away! My understanding wrt an Ulster Fry v. a Fry up is that there are potato farls in the Ulster Fry rather than toast. I've never had a full Scottish breakfast. Would love to try one. :-)
      Thanks for the recommendations, where are the Dandelion and the Dark Horse pubs?

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        Bigley9 RE: sdr19899 Jan 20, 2012 10:33 AM

        Dark Horse is on 2nd street between Pine and South, Dandelion is 18th and (I think) Sansom

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        barryg RE: cwdonald Jan 20, 2012 11:00 AM

        Black Sheep has it too, but I haven't had it.

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        lgk RE: sdr19899 Jan 20, 2012 10:20 AM

        Ida Mae's in Fishtown

        Irish Coffee Shop in Upper Darby

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          Bigley9 RE: sdr19899 Jan 20, 2012 12:35 PM

          I haven't been but there is the Irish Times at 2nd and Bainbridge

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            sdr19899 RE: sdr19899 Jan 20, 2012 06:07 PM

            Thanks for all of the feedback. There are some great places to explore and my friend is "over the moon" with excitement.

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              cmp82 RE: sdr19899 Jan 20, 2012 07:57 PM

              Another vote for the Irish Coffee Shop in UD - loooove the potato scones (farl). Wash it all down with an Irn Bru. Not much to look at inside. And I was not at all impressed wih Dandelion - Maggie O'Neils in DH is better. PS - I was born in Scotland :)

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              JKFriz RE: sdr19899 Jan 22, 2012 09:43 AM

              I studied abroad in Belfast, and lived on a hall with a gang of mixed-religion Northern Irish guys - the Catholics mockingly insisted we call this an "Occupied Six Counties Fry." Good times. I wonder if there's a place in the area to buy potato farls, as well?

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