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US Open Golf in Ardmore - Going to need real food

redd146 Jun 5, 2013 12:20 PM

We are coming in for the US Open in Ardmore and are thinking we will need access to real food. Will be riding the train from the Fairmont area. Any hints that are easy off and on?

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    cwdonald Jun 5, 2013 12:29 PM

    One suggestion is Tired Hands, a local brewpub. on ardmore ave, about a five minute walk from the Ardmore Septa Regional Rail stop. Basic salad, sandwiches, charcuterie and local cheese, house made bread, and great beer.

    1. paychecktoday Jun 6, 2013 08:51 AM

      sola is right on lancaster ave, you can walk to the us open from there. verdad, tiffin, yangming, and tango are also close by, but not close enough to walk to the us open, but accessible by train.

      you could also go to suburban square and grab some food too.

      1. Veggo Jun 6, 2013 09:03 AM

        The last time the open was played at Merion, 32 years ago, I had a nice dinner Thursday with Tom Kite. At KFC! He had a poor round that day but played well Friday and made the cut.

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          elmom Jun 6, 2013 01:32 PM

          ardmore ave is the main cut-through street from the Open to lancaster ave --you can walk up to lancaster ave and there is a Subway, McD, Chipotle, Jules Thin Crust Pizza, Wawa, Ihop and A la Maison a fancy french cafe. If you turn right on lancaster ave and walk 2 more blocks there is a MilkBoy coffee, Primavera Pizza (nice, friendly Italian sit-down restaurant) and suburban sq with has Corner bakery, Ruby's and Trader Joe's for take-out and a Farmer's Mkt with several choices.

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            elmom Jun 6, 2013 06:47 PM

            and also i forgot --on greenfield ave, one block over at lancaster ave there is an Indian restaurant (used to be called Kulajaharo, not sure of the name now) and Hummus -- a very delicious middle-eastern sandwich/salad place.

          2. PattiCakes Jun 7, 2013 11:31 AM

            Are you looking for things in Fairmount as well?

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              cwdonald Jun 7, 2013 12:33 PM

              Patti's point is well taken....... its going to be a zoo. You may do better eating further away.

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                redd146 Jun 9, 2013 06:07 AM

                Absolutely I'll take your recommendations! My spouse hasn't been in Philly and I used to live in Princeton, so I only remember a few Italian place. We are staying in a loft just around the corner from Osteria. Please give me your best - that includes hole in the wall as well as high end dining!

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                  cwdonald Jun 9, 2013 08:38 AM

                  Well Osteria, and Alla Spina would be good places to start. And they are right there. You are not far from Modo Mio a good byo italian place. And you are relatively close to Northern Liberties where Bar Ferdinand has some great tapas, and Koo Ze Doo has great Portugese food.

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                DirtyJerzey Jun 7, 2013 12:09 PM

                +1 on Tired Hands. Great beer and nice food that accentuates the brews

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                  cwdonald Jun 7, 2013 02:24 PM

                  Recent article in philly.com about food near ardmore http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/fo...

                  1. Bacchus101 Jun 8, 2013 07:55 AM

                    Jewish Deli, if that is considered real food then Hymie's in Marion Station might work for you. But it is always busy and with the Open, well it just may be a difficult table to get.

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                      alex1018 Jun 11, 2013 05:45 AM

                      I just had an amazing sandwich from Ardmore Barbacoa, which is just off Lancaster on Rittenhouse Place. It might be a good place to stop in for lunch, and is off the beaten trail. Almost all of the places on Lancaster are terrible. Tango, in particular, is woefully overpriced, and totally boring.

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                        productionjon Jun 11, 2013 08:20 PM

                        A la Maison (French Bistro) in Ardmore (they have a shuttle)
                        Du Jour in Haverford Square (across from Haverford College)
                        St James in Suburban Square, Ardmore

                        If you want amazing pizza find Felicia's. It faces a municipal parking lot off Cricket Ave behind Lancaster Ave in Ardmore

                        Cheesesteaks in the area--
                        Ardmore Style-Rittenhouse Place-Ardmore
                        Pizzi's-Lancaster Ave-Bryn Mawr
                        Bryn Mawr Pizza--Bryn Mawr
                        Conestoga Pizza--Garrett Hill

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                          elmom Jun 12, 2013 09:14 AM

                          FYI - Felicia's pizza has been out of business for over a year. it was good but no longer....

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                            productionjon Jun 13, 2013 03:44 PM

                            It's still there. The front store is gone, but the back is still open

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