With so many unique and picturesque small towns throughout Montgomery County, there’s hidden gems to be found around every corner. Explore everything the county has to offer with our new “Towns To” blog series. From quaint Skippack Village to the hustle and bustle of the Main Line, this series is your guide to eateries, breweries, trails, unique wedding venues and more!
Taste the towns throughout Montgomery County. Home to over 1600 one-of-a-kind restaurants, from country style comfort food to fine, French cuisine. These highlighted restaurants offer authentic and artisan dishes made from those with a true passion for the craft.
Named after the original building owner Mathias Dettera, an early 1900s grain and seed seller, Dettera is a new American style cuisine. The dishes are made with locally farmed ingredients from their own organic garden, creating a fresh and flavorful style of cuisine. With over 40 wines by glass and 200 served by bottle, Dettera has become one of the most admired collections in the region.
Located in the heart of the business district of Ambler, Gypsy Blu is a contemporary American style cuisine with an Italian flair. The site of the restaurant is a century old hotel that forms a classic castle-esque appearance from the outside, but inside the building was renovated in a chic and modern design, creating a one-of-a-kind experience for guests.
Travel to the Amalfi Coast with the Southern Italian cuisine of Positano Ristorante. With specialty pasta dishes, authentic seafood and meats such as a Lobster Riviera with Shrimp and Scallops over Capellini with a marinara or white wine sauce. The intimate restaurant has three candlelit dining rooms, a dining outdoor terrace, and an extensive fine wine list for a perfect night out.
Inspired by a “modern farm cooking” concept, Normandy Farm’s Farmer’s Daughter uses a seasonal harvest from local farms to create raw, vibrant flavors in their dishes. The restaurant’s wooden farm tables and plum colored details make a farm-chic atmosphere. From sharing boards and small plates to fresh seafood and steaks, Farmer’s Daughter makes any meal a unique dining experience.
Focused on using fresh meats, vegetables, and fruits, Radice creates heartful and flavorful cuisine while highlighting the local merchants of Montgomery County. The restaurant has a full-service bar, an open theater kitchen, outside seating, and an intimate but energetic dining area. Radice won OpenTable’s 2015 Diner’s Choice award for their natural and simple Italian cooking.
This Conshohocken staple is a cross between contemporary cuisine and southern classic comfort food. Southern Cross Kitchen creates a warm, neighborhood style feel to the Conshohocken dining scene. With live music on Fridays and daily specials, grab a signature burger and a bourbon and enjoy the southern charm.
Since 1978, dine on the French countryside at the Spring Mill Café. Located in a historic, picturesque farmhouse, enjoy casual bistro-style dining inside the home or outdoors on the patio or porches overlooking the gardens. The authentic French cuisine includes boeuf bourguignon, hearty patés, and desserts like tarte tatin and chocolate mousse.
Taking an innovative and contemporary approach to Mexican cuisine, Cantina Feliz has a vibrant and energetic atmosphere. With bold colors used in design and bold flavors in their dishes, Cantina Feliz is a Fort Washington staple. Famous for their happy hour, enjoy a $5.50 Feliz Margarita like the Three Chili Margarita with silver tequila, fresh lime juice, and a house chili blend.
An all-you-can-eat style Brazilian steakhouse, na’ Brasa uses a century old tradition of cooking meats over an open flame called the Churrasco. Keeping in all the meat’s natural juices and flavors, na’Brasa is focused on bringing people together and sharing this classic tradition. With 14 cuts of fine meats carved and cooked to your preference table side, relish the seemingly endless food and top it off with a homemade, specialty dessert.
With a mission to give authentic and original Italian cuisine to their customers, U’ Panzerott Wood Fired Pizzeria offers daily specials, and children four and under eat free Monday-Thursday. The restaurant is BYOB and the casual atmosphere creates a warm and relaxed setting to gather.
King of Prussia
Founding Farmers makes its home in the King of Prussia Town Center, with a focus on giving back to the community and supplied by hundreds of family farms across the country. The restaurant is owned by more than 47,000 family farmers of the North Dakota Farmer’s Union who wanted to bring farm fresh food directly to the consumers. Enjoy modern American classics like the Avocado Poblano Cheeseburger, a Pennsylvania Pot Roast, or vegetarian options like the Grain and Protein Bowls. Try out one of Founding Farmers’ scratch sodas with your meal.
Bringing together the land, the farm, and the sea, Mistral creates seasonal small plates and puts modern spins on classic dishes. Based on using fresh ingredients sourced daily from local farms, Mistral’s cuisine could be classified as interpretive-American and designed to be shared. Small plates include mussels, saffron fettuccini, tuna poke, and more; with other large plate meals on the menu (for the non-sharers).
On the main street of Lansdale Stove & Tap is a lively, urban hub. With a contemporary twist on classic American cuisine, their lunch menu is famous for their handheld sandwiches and a dinner that’ll leave you wanting more. The seemingly endless bar and spacious dining area helps bring together the feeling of neighborhood comfort that is already shown through their food. Stove & Tap seems to anchor the Main Street.
Comfort to a tee. Smoke Daddy’s southern, homegrown barbecue is perfect to fill any grumbling stomach. Owner Michael Wister was born in Harleysville and grew up in Lansdale, after moving to Georgia and cooking in Atlanta, Wister realized that his heart was still in Lansdale. Moving back to Lansdale and opening Smoke Daddy, Wister uses traditional recipes and techniques to perfect his barbeque and create something for everyone.
The family-owned American café, The Green Fork is devoted to cooking the same for you in the restaurant as they would in a home kitchen. Believing in keeping strong communities, the café uses local vendors and even highlights artists from the area on their Art Wall. In the back of the restaurant check out their Local Roots Market, featuring handcrafted items from other small businesses.
One of my favorite features they offer is their dog-friendly menu! Even better, a portion of all proceeds go towards helping a local rescue shelter!
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