A May 2005 trip
to Pennsylvania by Suzanne715
Quote: Places to fill your belly across Pennsylvania are found in this journal. Some are great party ideas for kids, while others are romantic evenings for two.
Restaurant | "RUBYS - On the Main Line"
Ruby’s, located in Ardmore at Suburban Square, is a delightful little chain restaurant kids (of all ages) will love. Young ones watch the "Wizard of Oz" playing in port holes in the front desk, color a placemat, or point to the train circling the ceiling. Bold stripes of red and white fit perfectly with the ‘40s-era diner theme.
The menu has quite a selection of entrées for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From children’s favorites (chicken fingers and fries) to moms watching their weight (seven salads and three soups) or dads wanting a full-size sandwich (smoked peppercorn gouda burger topped with ranch dressing), you’ll surely find something that tempts your palate.
Everything we’ve ordered off the menu has been scrumptious. Don’t let some prices fool you—the portions are large, so my daughter and I usually share. Try to save room for those creamy whipped-topping desserts or the famous milkshakes.
Ruby’s has a birthday club with mailings of special offers and invites. They also offer a nice senior citizen’s discount. For more information, click on RUBYS.
Ruby’s has become one of my favorite places to eat. I take the train from Middletown to Ardmore to get there. If you’re interested in taking the train to Ruby’s, read my journal for other things to do in the area: Suburban Square - On the Main Line. This would make a great birthday-party trip!
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 7, 2005
5 Coulter Avenue
Hidden in an alley just off the town square sits a romantic Victorian pub and eatery waiting for you to discover. The dark-wood trim and hardwood floor gives way to beams of sunlight streaming through the tall windows graced with red curtains. Plants are abundant with spiders and philodendron dangling in the windows, and pink carnations fill the blue bottle vases.
Colorful Tiffany’s lamps hang above the shiny brass stools at the bar. The atmosphere is quiet, relaxed, romantic – a great place for a date if you want to enjoy each others company.
The food is delicious and service is friendly and fast. Dress is casual. Menu prices are reasonable, $5 to $8 for lunch and $10 to $13 for dinner entrées (not including alcoholic beverages). The bar has quite a collection of foreign and domestic beer. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30pm. Local talent ranging from blues, to jazz, to rock performs here on Friday and Saturday nights. To view the menu or for more information, click on the following link: Lancaster Dispensing Company
To find The Lancaster Dispensing Company (or just Dispensing Company, as locals call it), go to the center of Lancaster (Penn’s Square) at King and Queen Streets. Look for the brick tower, visible between the Lancaster Cultural Museum and the Bank of America. Walk toward that building (Central Market) and go around it either way. Across the alley from the back corner of the market is the restaurant.
Lancaster Dispensing Company
33-35 North Market Street
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603
Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 28, 2006
Stoney Creek Inn
150 Erie Street.
Dauphin, Pennsylvania 17018
Fire House Restaurant
606 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101