"The London" is a popular neighborhood bar & restuarant, rightly so.
My favorite standbys are their homemade chili & generous burgers.
There's always an interesting crowd at the bar.
Mama Palma's makes my mouth water....and I'm not even a big fan of Italian food.
The polenta dish is simply amazing & the pizza is to die for!
The service is beyond friendly & this place is totally kid friendly. Oh, and it's BYOB to boot!
I always look forward to stopping by when I'm in the city.
Kildare's is a refreshing change from the surrounding mediocre chain restaurants like Chili's & Bennigan's. The owner, Dave, is super nice too & obviously knows how to run a restaurant!
The Irish stew made with Guinness is really tasty & who doesn't love Irish soda bread?
There is frequently live music which makes for a good time.
We go to the Rusty Scupper every time we go to Inner Harbor. It's very classy & the service is spectacular. The food is amazing! Excellent selection of seafood dishes, surf & turf & wine selection.
I love being able to see the water while dining.
The Fox and the Hound Pub is a step up from Dick Clark's Bandstand, food wise & atmosphere wise.
They have a tantalizing variety of hot wings & really delicious individual thin crust pizzas.
I grew up watching the parade from Mace's Crossing & continure to go there occasionally.
The standing room only courtyard is great for socializing over drinks in nice weather.
There's a small upstairs dining area for private parties too.
They offer a good brunch & yummy burgers.
Michael's is a nice Jewish deli. They have a huge selection of take out beer & a really good corned beef sandwich.
The seating, atmosphere & service is much like you'd find in a diner.
Peppers is tucked away in an unsuspecting strip mall. It's a small, family owned restaurant with some really delicious menu items.
The pasta dishes have always been winners for the kids & I & their Dad loves the veal piccata.
The Buttonwood Motel has been satisfactory the handful of times that we've stayed there. It's just at the edge of a very small, isolated town so the standards aren't what they'd be in a suburban town.
The bonus is that a few of the rooms have kitchenettes so you can cook your own meals.
The adjoining Buttonwood restaurant offers breakfast & lunch (dinner too?) & is good enough, but again, nothing special. It's nice to wake up & not have to drive for breakfast.
We've been going to the family owned Old Oak Tavern for years & years. We camp in State College every other summer & the Old Oak Tavern is just over the mountain from our campsite.
The friendly downhome atmosphere has accommodated very large groups with excellent food & service - a nice treat after 10 days of cooking over a fire!