By Julia Brumbaugh
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 Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board’s 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.
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