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JCap Nov 18, 2012 06:45 AM

I am going to be renting a place in Conshohocken and was hoping to get some tips on good eats around town. Any advice on the staples (pizza, coffee, etc) and anything else would be appreciated!

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    mookleknuck Nov 21, 2012 07:04 AM

    These are all based on multiple visits within the last year and were my go-tos for food in Conshy. Most places close by 9 during the week. Search this board for other recommendations.

    Conshohocken Italian Bakery for great tomato pie and rolls.
    Sandwiches: Ted's and Lenny's Italian Deli both have good Italian hoagies, but the latter also has great roast pork sandwiches. Pete's hoagies are fine.
    Pizza: Tony & Joe's for stromboli or a quick slice. Franzone's on Ridge Pike for their sweet-sauced pizza (if you like that style).
    El Limon for tacos, burritos, salad with tinga (marinated chicken), any soup special
    Isabella happy hour
    Deli on Fourth for quick breakfast sandwiches
    Conshohocken Cafe for weekend brunch
    Blackfish for nicer dinners

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    1. re: mookleknuck
      94Bravo Nov 21, 2012 08:58 AM

      I'm surprised no one has mentioned Coyote Crossing yet. Upscale Mexican, really good.

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        mookleknuck Nov 21, 2012 09:59 AM

        I didn't mention it because I found the food to not be well-executed and oversalted (and I like a lot of salt in my food), the margaritas overpriced and the service more than underwhelming.

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          cwdonald Nov 21, 2012 12:13 PM

          I enjoy Coyote Crossing in the summer, having drinks on the patio. Other than that..... meh.

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            jcmods Nov 21, 2012 12:21 PM

            You summed up my impression of coyote crossing. The outdoor space is nice when the weather is good. For real Mexican food, go to the Tacqueria in Norristown....and sit in the bar. The front space seemed to get more gringo-ized.

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              mookleknuck Nov 21, 2012 01:09 PM

              Do you mean Taqueria La Michoacana? Skip that place and hit Taqueria Mexico Lindo. No bar, but real food. It's the pink house on Main St.

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                jcmods Nov 21, 2012 01:35 PM

                That's the one. The "nicer" the dining room got the more gringo-ized the food became. However, after that we always sat at the bar in back where they serve real food to the locals. It's been a while though.

    2. jcmods Nov 20, 2012 12:11 PM

      It's been a few years, but we always thought Tony A's Pizza (Ridge Pike) was the best pizza. Tony and Joe's was our second fave and perfectly acceptable. We also second Pepperoncini. For grinders and hoagies, we like Ted's.

      Great American Pub is good for what it is, even if we were never blown away (better than Toad's).

      A lot of new places opened in the last five years.

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        Steve Nov 19, 2012 07:01 AM

        Pepperoncini is right there! Very good Italian-American place.

        http://pepperoncinirestaurant.com/site/

        Try the shrimp pepperoncini.

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          cwdonald Nov 18, 2012 07:13 AM

          Welcome to Mont Co. You will find a lot of good things around Conshohocken but you will also be only about 20-30 minutes from Center City, (depending on traffic) so you really are well situated to enjoy the greater Philadelphia area.

          Some Conshohocken highlights-

          Baggataway - local pub/restaurant run by a couple of ex Cornell Lax players. Good beer and burger.

          El Limon- locally owned taquiera. Very good inexpensive Mexican Food. BYO.

          'Feine - locally owned coffee shop and gallery.

          Chiang Mai - Good to very good Thai Restaurant

          401 Diner - Diner with organic ingredients , step above the normal diner fare. Good for breakfast.

          I am sure others can way in as well. There are some great high end restaurants as well as a pretty lively bar scene in Conshy.

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            arepo Nov 18, 2012 08:35 AM

            Right on Fayette Street you have 4 better than average restaurants to consider:
            The Stone Rose (Comfort foods, great bar, creative chef)
            Blackfish (seafood)
            Fayette Street Grill (French twist)
            Stella Blu (Italian)

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