Sometimes the most amazing restaurants don’t garner all of the attention or sport big, flashy signs. Instead, they beckon diners with their promise of good food. Here are 11 under the radar restaurants in Pennsylvania that are scrumdiddlyumptious.
1. Lola Bistro – 1100 Galveston Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233
Sometimes a little comfort food just hits the spot. Lola Bistro serves "contemporary" international comfort foods, such as lasagna, chicken pot pie, lox and toast, and noodle bowls. Plan to visit Lola Bistro Wednesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
2. Yang's Restaurant – 1232 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Enjoy traditional Chinese dishes - such as chicken with broccoli and lo mein, at Yang's Restaurant, an unassuming restaurant in Lancaster. Yang's Restaurant welcomes diners from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
3. Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe – 61 Steinwehr Avenue Gettysburg, PA 17325
Sometimes nothing hits the spot like a delicious order of golden fries. Add a BLT, a grilled cheese sandwich, or cheese steak sandwich to the fries for a filling meal at Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe. Indulge in a delicious meal at Hunt's Battlefield Fries & Cafe between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily between March and Thanksgiving each year. The cafe will open again in March 2017.
4. Henry's Salt of the Sea – 1926 W Allen Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Boasting the slogan "where the owner wears an apron, not a tie," Henry's Salt of the Sea offers fresh seafood dishes, such as Jail Island Salmon, filet of haddock, and lobster tails. Stop by Henry's Salt of the Sea Monday through Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5. Lucky Lou's Beer & Wieners – 8238 Perry Highway, Erie, PA 16509
Hot dog lovers rejoice! You'll discover a plethora of wieners - the Reuben Dog, the Fenway Frank, and the chili dog - at Lucky Lou's Beer and Wieners. Lucky Lou's Beer and Wieners serves its famous hot dogs Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a..m to 11 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
6. The People's Kitchen – 639 Linden Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
Satisfy your hunger with breakfast or lunch at the People's Kitchen. The menu features such favorites as breakfast mac and cheese, quiche, burgers, and pulled pork. Plan a trip to the People's Kitchen Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7. Thai Orchid – 30 N 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Indulge in authentic Thai food, most of which is vegetarian and vegan, that is made fresh at Thai Orchid. Peruse the menu that includes pad Thai noodles, spicy basil, and mock duck. Thai Orchid welcomes diners Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
8. Little Nonna's – 1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Little Nonna's serves authentic Italian American food for lunch and dinner, featuring such dishes as eggplant parmigiana, lasagna, and meatballs. Little Nonna's is open Monday through Saturday from 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
9. Under the Pier – 7600 Bristol Pike, Levittown, PA 19057
Under the Pier, a family owned and operated restaurant, provides diners with fresh seafood meals at affordable prices. Choose from traditional fish and chips, shrimp cocktail, and fried clams. Stop by Under the Pier, a cash only spot, Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
10. Blue Sky at The State – 14 16 South 5 Street, Easton, PA 18042
Start your day off right with breakfast at Blue Sky at The State, which features a menu that includes fried egg Reuben, Bourbon French toast, and peach cobbler pancakes. Blue Sky at The State welcomes guests every day but Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
11. Bangkok 56 – 1917 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104
Choose one of the curries, the specialty at Bangkok 56, or browse through a menu that features crispy red snapper, fried rice, and shrimp soup. Drop by Bangkok 56 Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.