Tony's is a coal country legend, open from 7:30pm until about 2am and serving an outrageous burger called The Screamer: a huge hunk of fresh ground beef topped with a dark chili sauce, preferably "SOS" (sauce on both sides), quick cheese (un-melted) and -- are you ready? -- Marshmallow Fluff. Devotees contend that the Fluff and chili sauce make a great burger dressing.
The Summit is a 1960 Swingle diner that has seen some pretty extensive remodeling yet still exudes the soul of a classic diner. Breakfast platters are fresh and generously proportioned. Pies are homemade, and are a particular point of pride at the Summit.
Pizza here is sold by the cut, not slice, and it has a superficial resemblance to the bargain-basement rectangles found in your local grocer's freezer case, but don't be deceived by appearances. Tasting is believing; this stuff is wonderful.
A zep is NOT a hoagie. There's no lettuce on a zep, and the onions play a major role. The fresh, soft, and chewy rolls come from a nearby bakery. The original and best is the one you get if you simply ask for a zep: salami and provolone. Lou's is a slice of Norristown life par excellence.
If you are a fan of unpretentious family-owned restaurants that put out high quality homemade meals, or German food in particular, you won't be disappointed by a stop at Josie's.
Beto’s may serve America’s most unique pizza: large sheets of tomato-sauced crust, topped with shredded provolone and toppings of your choice, both of which are added only after the pizza comes out of the oven. Each bite is one-half baked crust and gooey cheese, one-half room-temp toppings and unmelted cheese. This Pittsburgh-style juxtaposition of baked and unbaked is sensational and, if you’re not careful, completely addictive.
Anyone who has spent time on campus will tell you the signature dish is the "Grilled Stickies". The light and spongy sticky bun is initially baked and cooled in the morning, and then reheated on a buttered griddle before being plated and topped with locally made vanilla ice cream.