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missy81 Aug 18, 2012 08:19 PM

We have some friends coming up to visit and we are looking for a place in Williamsport to have dinner. We have been looking at either Ozzie and Mae's Hacienda or King of Hart's. Has anyone eaten at either of these restaurants? If so how was your experience?

Also for a before or after dinner drink is RumRunner's a good place to go?

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    gardner17756 RE: missy81 Aug 22, 2012 06:37 AM

    King of Hart's is closed. The newest 'buzz' restaurant is The Brickyard located in the alley off of Pine St. I believe that establishment is owned by the same family that runs Barrel 135. While it is a trendy place to enjoy a beer I have not eaten at The Brickyard nor Barrel 135 in over a year due to personal observations.

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      c.coyle RE: missy81 Mar 18, 2013 10:46 AM

      Can anybody update this thread? I'll be in Williamsport on Friday 3/22/13 and would like to have dinner at any decent non-chain place with fresh food. Not picky about the cuisine. Price not critical.

      1. Bacchus101 RE: missy81 Mar 18, 2013 03:20 PM

        Have not been to Williamsport in many-a-moon. A friend living there tells me there is a very good restaurant on Millionaire Row (a term left over from the day when lumber was king). I would think your Google on Williamsport restaurants will offer a few choices, then a check back on CH may get you some additional restaurant specific comments.

        1. Bacchus101 RE: missy81 Mar 18, 2013 03:25 PM

          This is the restaurant of which I spoke: http://www.herdichouse.com/

          Lovely place, nice menu, moderate pricing and while I can not speak for the food or service my friend says it is quite good.

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            cleobeach RE: Bacchus101 Mar 19, 2013 07:23 AM

            The Herdich House has been around a long time, I remember going there around the time I got married so that is 20 years or so. I have attended a number of events there over the past couple of years. The food and service was good. These were fixed menu events and I thought for what was offered, they did a fine job.

            We get to Williamsport 3 or 4 times a year. Non-chain places that stick out in my memory as worth a visit - The Bullfrog Brewery and Franco's (family-owned and operated). We had good meals at DeSalvo's but it has been at least two years since we ate there.

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              lynnlato RE: cleobeach Dec 7, 2013 08:05 PM

              DiSalvo's is hands down the best restaurant in Williamsport. It's been in business a long time and it's family owned & operated. The chef is a CIA grad and takes great care in finding top notch ingredients. His home made pastas are perfection. He has recently started baking breads and curing meats and charcuterie. Brilliant stuff.

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                Bacchus101 RE: lynnlato Dec 8, 2013 03:09 PM

                Usually when someone uses dogmatic phrases like "hands down" I attempt to find any and all information I can to discredit the comment. I must say that while I still find the "hands down", and "with out question" phrases too strong for a site that is built on diverse individual opinions ; my search has reveled on a few small variances from your position. Most every thing I can find is highly complementary of DiSalvio's. Thus making a strong argument for your opinion, however at least in two posters opinions it is not "hands down the best".

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                  lynnlato RE: Bacchus101 Dec 10, 2013 01:52 PM

                  I'm not sure how to respond, other than to say that it is "hands down" the best restaurant in Williamsport in my opinion (I never used the term "with out question"). And yes, as someone who has been on these boards for many years, I know that this site is built on "diverse individual opinions" and I was simply giving my opinion. I don't, however, give much credibility to posts on sites like Yelp or Urbanspoon.

                  All-in-all, I highly recommend it.

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                    Bacchus101 RE: lynnlato Dec 11, 2013 05:30 AM

                    In the case of DiSalvo's it appear your "hands down best" accolade is shared by most and quite appropriate. The problem is MY issue with absolutes in an area so influenced by personal preference. Agree on Yelp & Urbanspoon although most are simply people expressing their opinions also. Thanks for the recommendation.

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