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Jan 26, 2013 09:13 AM

Ambler Theater

Any good soup n' sandwich places for dining in or taking out near the movie theater?

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  1. Try the terrific (albeit expensive) food at Forest and Main:

    You could also try Mazza which I really liked for small plates but the mediocre bread has caused me not to return. If you are on a gluten free diet it is a good place (good bread is a must for me).

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    1. re: Unkle Al

      Costa's Deli is up the street a few blocks, and makes great hoagies, milk shakes. Its eat in or take out. I have not had the soup there, but I know they serve it.

      Totto's cafe makes great pannini, and their gelato is quite good. They serve soup but I have never had it.

      Sweet Briar Cafe makes some nice sandwiches don't think they have soup.

      All of these are relatively inexpensive, close enough to walk or stop at prior to a movie.

      1. re: cwdonald

        Thanks for all the good suggestions for the future (and good bread is a must for me too -- one of the reasons Bistrot la Minette shines!)
        This is good to know, although we drove far (40 minutes) for the movie and when we got there at 4 pm it was "sold out"!
        People were leaving in droves.
        Strange -- never heard of such a thing.
        So we never got to stay for dinner.
        Next time...

        1. re: arepo

          Yes, I learned that danger when it was showing "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." When it's showing movies not in wide release, weekend tickets can be tough . . . if I were driving 40 mins I'd pre-purchase tickets (

          When I meet friends for movies there we often go to KC's Alley for soups and sandwiches . . . it's nothing special, but decent pub grub. (In nice weather, we'll then head out for the gelato; last time we met up it was about 20 degrees with high winds, so we just went to From the Boot as it's immediately next door to the theater.)