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Feb 17, 2012 08:25 AM

Driving from DC to Philadelphia

Any place that is worth stopping on the way for lunch?

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  1. Chaps pit beef........north of the Baltimore tunnels.....

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      1. re: moosy

        If you start splitting hairs, there are better versions in the area, but they make a perfectly acceptable pit beef!

    1. On the north side of the Baltimore tunnels...

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      1. re: Hue

        I agree with the Samos rec. Not far off highway. Worth a detour, Cash only.

      2. My usual pitstop is for ice cream at Bloom's Broom dairy in Belair. They also have sandwiches and salads to complete the meal, but the ice cream's the real reason to go (I'm pretty sure they have combination meals that include ice cream!)

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        1. re: Jason1

          Chaps has decent pit beef is it worth a stop on short time from DC to Philly that is debatable

          1. re: Jason1

            I like that place. The sandwiches are solid, there are good crab soups, and the ice cream is top notch. Plus it's situated ON the farm and if it's nice out we love to sit outside. Good rec!

          2. Clarences of New Orleans, in Edgewood, less than 10 minutes off 95 exit 77.

            1. Don't know when you will hitting lunchtime, but when you skirt Wilmington, Delaware by using Rte 495, exit # 5,. go back south on Philadelphia Pike for about a mile and Claymont Steaks will be on your left, a very decent cheesesteak.