Please see my trip report in this folder.
Chumley: You and I are a good team. If I forget a place, you’re right there with it. I figured you’d like my recommendation of Lenny’s. I like their pepper hash too.
Oh, Lenny’s! How could I forget?! [:)] If you go to Lenny’s, get the pepper hash on whatever dog you order — it’s wonderful!
I second Chumley’s choices. If you get the chance, further west on Street Road is Lenny’s Hot Dogs. Good dogs – there are a couple of choices in hot dog manufacturers there. I love getting the combo, which is a fishcake and hotdog together in one bun.
Thanks Chumley, I’ve already Mapquested my route to Silvio’s and have now printed off directions to Steve’s. Steve’s is only 9 miles from where were going to be.
There’s really not much in the way of Roadfood in Langhore proper (I live in the next town over). There’s one restaurant that I can mildly recommend — JB Dawson’s. It’s in the Flower’s Mill shopping center, which is just off of Route 1 on the corner of Maple (Rt 213) and S. Flower’s Mill Road. Dawson’s is a very small regional chain. It’s decidedly corporate but the food is better than most corporate’s and the service is very good. Their soups and salads are very good, as are the pastas. I’ve never had anything bad there but you won’t find yourself craving anything you had their after you’ve returned home.
If you’re willing to drive, of course, there are lot’s of good options. The two places that bookquarry mentions are both great — particularly Silvio’s. But they are a long drive. Try driving down into Northeast Philly. In fact, if you continue south on Route 1 just a few more miles, you will be in Northeast Philly. Route 1 turns into Roosevelt Blvd (stay in the center lanes). Make a left turn at Comly Road and pull into the parking lot just behind the gas station on the left. You will be at the Northeast branch of Steve’s Prince of Steaks — one of the best cheesesteak houses, IMHO, in all of Philly. That is no more than 15 minutes from Langhorne and well worth the trip! And no Center City traffic!
For Fat Pig, who will be travelling with children, take the Street Rd, East exit off of Route 1 (it’s just past the entrance to the Turnpike — the signs will say Philadelphia Park). Continue east on Street Road past Philadelphia Park (former home of none other than Smarty Jones) and make a left turn into a neon-lit place called Nifty Fifties. Nifty Fifties is the best kid-friendly Roadfood restaurant in the area. Complete with Arcade games, more crayons than Crayola, and mini-golf. The food? Terrific! Think McDonalds but homemade from scratch. Great burgers, even better fries and more flavors of soda than just about any other place on the east coast (this distinction got them on the Food Network a while back).
Hope you both enjoy your visits.
I could actually use these answers for future reference as we take the kids to Sesame Place often when we visit. In my route, I would either pick up I-95 over the Tacony or take Roosevelt Blvd straight down. Obviously as per the Sesame reference it would need to be kid friendly.
Last time I stopped at Jim’s on Cottman and Bustleton.
I know it is and I’m just not sure I want to go in there.
Well two suburban possibilities for cheesesteaks or hoagies are Silvios in Hatboro and Pudges in Blue Bell. I’ve eaten at Silvios within the last year and can vouch for the quality of the cheesesteak- especially the roll. I’ve not been to Pudges. Both are reveiewed on Holly Moores site hollyeats.com. Both are north of Philly and West of Langhorne.
Reading Market IS Central Philly !!
I’ve got to be in Langhorne Tuesday and I’m looking for someplace in the Philly area for some good eats.
I don’t think that I want to drive into central Philly but maybe…
Reading market and some of the cheesesteak places are really tempting.
I’m a bit worried about parking and I don’t want to spend 2 or 3 hours tied up in traffic.
Langhorne (Philly) Pa,
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