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KittCat84 Apr 1, 2012 05:46 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm in charge of choosing a lunch place for my team tomorrow. We work in North Wales and can travel to the surrounding Montgomeryville/North Wales/Warrington areas. Any recommendations for a good place to eat that won't break the bank?

Thanks!

  1. bucksguy14 Apr 1, 2012 07:23 PM

    In Montgomeryville, Pumpernick's. In North Wales, Iron Hill Brewery. In Warrington, Wegmans.

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      cwdonald Apr 1, 2012 07:28 PM

      If your team likes ethnic food you have a couple of choices. Pho and More is a decent vietnamese restaurant. Next door to it is an indian restaurant that has a 6.95 lunch special. Ooka has some lunch specials that are ok price wise. If you want to get real adventurous, the Assi food court is good, and has vietnamese, chinese, and japanese stands/restaurants. Lai Lai Brothers on the other end of assi plaza has some good lunch specials as well.

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        Chefpaulo Apr 1, 2012 07:38 PM

        The Joseph Ambler Inn has a really nice list of lunch specials. However, I don't know your ceiling that constitutes a breakable bank.

        For those around long enough to remember, The Hotel Tremont in Lansdale would have been my overwhelming choice for just about any event. Ultra high quality, immense menu, eccentric and temperamental owner (Marcel) and sorely missed. The last true French bistro in Montco.
        CP

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          cwdonald Apr 1, 2012 08:39 PM

          Chef I worked in West Point and never knew Hotel Tremond. Was that where the Rite Aid is now on Main Street?

          I also use to like the Mainline Inn, may it RIP.

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            Chefpaulo Apr 2, 2012 05:15 AM

            I think so. I'm having difficulty visualizing that corner so I'll defer to carbs' observation.

            The Tremont was an unassuming four or five story brick.building with an equally unassuming vertical sign. You'd never know that such a great bistro was inside unless you were tipped off as it was a well-kept secret. The restaurant had a bar area, a large main floor and a balcony. You could get literally anything from cheeseburgers to escargots all under the eye of perpetually inebriated, wine-sipping, hand-kissing, butt-patting French owner, Marcel. I had many a fine dinner there.
            CP

            P.S. I think you mean Mainland Inn - another sorely missed favorite.

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            givemecarbs Apr 2, 2012 02:10 AM

            Did you ever make it to the Tremont on halloween CP? Yeah now we have a Rite Aid instead. /sigh I think Thai Nadia is under new management, that's in Lansdale. Got take out from there recently but haven't dined in for quite awhile.

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              KittCat84 Apr 2, 2012 04:10 AM

              Thanks everyone. Have you ever tried Los Sarapes in Horsham? I just saw it on Google Maps. I've never noticed it before when driving through the area.

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                cwdonald Apr 2, 2012 05:40 AM

                CP I am thinking of the corner of Main and Broad in Lansdale where there is now a Rite Aid. There was a gorgeous hotel, that I have to admit that i never went inside during my time working in West Point. And yes you are correct about the correct name.. Mainland Inn. I cry for the demise of the independent Inn... along the Delaware here in Bucks Co and around Mont Co and Chester Co as well.

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                  Kshell Apr 2, 2012 09:03 AM

                  I've been to Los Sarapes about a dozen times, mostly for dinner but a couple of times for lunch.The food is basic Mexican, nothing cutting edge, but it's quite good. The lunch menu is very reasonable and they give you a ton of food. Service can be spotty. They either overwhelm you with attention or you have trouble getting their attention. Despite this, I'd definitely recommend them for a tasty, reasonable lunch.

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                    ChowPal Apr 14, 2012 07:51 AM

                    Agree with Kshell that it is nothing cutting edge, though they want us all to believe it is. Over the years, the prices have gone up and the portions have gotten smaller. They run happy hour specials but are not happy when you go for Happy Hour and don't also buy full dinners after munching on appetizers and margaritas.

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