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best of the burbs?

coookie | Jun 19, 2012 07:52 AM

my wife and i have lived in center city for a few years and are eager to try to the dining scene in the suburbs. what two or three restaurants get your vote for the best places for dinner outside of downtown philadelphia? what about brunch?

we're hoping to combine this with spending a casual day outdoors, so bonus points awarded if any of these places are within shooting distance of a park or a garden.

i don't know all of the names of the different areas, which has made searching difficult, and i tried searching for "suburbs" which didn't turn up anything terribly useful.


edit: per suggestion, i'm re-categorizing suburbs by region. what are you favorites in any or all of the following:

- south (towards kennett square/delaware)
- western (KOP out to phoenixville)
- main line
- northern (bucks county)
- south jersey (collingswood, cherry hill etc)

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