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Food fun in Philly exburbs

My friend bought a new car, and we want to take a road trip with the destination being lunch. We're looking for something more interesting than sandwiches, be it ethnic, on the water, interesting locale...can be a dinner, drive-in or dive within an hour or so of Philly. Not that we don't want sandwiches, but maybe something with some edge. We're open to east, west, north and/or south. Thanks

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  1. You could visit Longwood Gardens and have lunch at Sovana Bistro?

    I honestly can't think of any "destination restaurants" to the south of Philly that are all that exciting off the top of my head.

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    1. re: bluehensfan

      One thought I had was the Whip Tavern...

      1. re: bluehensfan

        Or, visit Longwood Gardens and have lunch at Talula's Table. If you're cheese lovers, they'll assemble a wonderful cheese platter for two, including accompaniments. Bring along a bottle of wine and they'll pair the cheeses for you.

      2. Head to the Booth's Corner Farmer's Market and have lunch at Cajun Kate's. They're only open Friday and Saturday though.

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        1. re: Buckethead

          That sounds like fun. Anything of note in Doylestown?

          1. re: hungry100

            The only place I know of is Honey but I'm far from an expert on the burbs. Honey is good but if you live in the city it's not going to impress you. Cajun Kate's will, partly because we don't have much Cajun in the city and partly because it's really very good (much better than Beck's in the RTM).

            1. re: Buckethead

              What's that sushi place in NJ that everyone raves about?

              1. re: bluehensfan

                There's Sagami in Collingswood (well worth the trip if you want classic sushi and sashimi prepared to perfection) and Fuji in Haddonfield (haven't been but I know it gets raves).

          2. re: Buckethead

            If in Doylestown consider going to the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle. Really cool places.

          3. Or, in the same direction as Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine River Museum and Taqueria Moroleon. Perfect day!

            1. Edit to my post: I might wait for that until the Spring when Michocana opens again for ice cream!

              1. is that place in St. Peter's still around? Beautiful setting, would be fun roads to drive on.

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                1. re: Bob Loblaw

                  The inn is there and last time I went by was open but I haven't visited.

                  Next door however, is St. Peters Bakery whose baguettes I love. In addition to great bread and other baked things they do sandwiches and light fare. Pleasant dining room and deck overlook the boulder strewn creek below.

                  1. re: Bob Loblaw

                    +1 on St. Peter's Bakery. Go in the summer, have a nice lunch on the deck, then walk across the street and watch the kids jump into the former quarry!