With the help of our new blog series, we want to support the dynamic neighborhoods surrounding us and support local businesses during these challenging times. After highlighting the food and restaurant landscape of Chestnut Hill, in our last blog post, we are now introducing the next fun neighborhood near the Chubb Hotel and Conference Center: Conshohocken. Conshohocken is a borough on the Schuylkill River that developed from an industrial mill town to a center of riverfront commercial and residential development. It is also known for its dynamic culinary scene.
Having spent the last months simply trying to cover costs with limited take-out and delivery service, restaurateurs are now excited to host guests for outdoor dining again — all while following city and state safety protocols. That said, guests and residents of the Conshohocken area have plenty of excellent options when it comes to outdoor dining and enjoying a delicious meal out — for a welcomed change.
Family restaurant and sports bar Flanigan’s Boathouse is open for beer and wine to-go, as well as outdoor dining. Known for their crowd-pleasing pub fare menu and expansive selection of beers on tap, Flanigan’s Boathouse also boasts a Below Deck Bottle Shop, where imbibers can select their favorite beers and wines from around the globe to take home.
Bar Lucca owner Brian Pieri was so inspired by his family roots and time spent in Lucca, Italy, that he brought the cuisine back to share with Conshohocken in the form of a stylish and inviting bistro. Bar Lucca offers something for everyone with large pasta entrées, an array of pizzas, and delicious sides to share.
For freshly sourced ingredients straight out of a Pennsylvanian backyard, The Stone Rose is a must-try. Diners can start out with an elevated salad or home-grown side of veggies before digging into larger plates such as short rib, scallops or gnocchi.
Chiangmai serves up authentic Thai dishes, available for lunch, dinner and takeout. With an array of dishes ranging from the revered to the niche, vegetarian options, and a sliding scale of spiciness per dish, Chiangmai makes for the perfect sampling of quintessential Thai cuisine.
Lovers of Mediterranean flavors would benefit from a visit to Eat Greek, the comfortable, family-friendly eatery open for takeout, indoor and outdoor dining. The restaurant offers up delicious dishes including starters and soups, dips, salads, skewers, rice bowls, souvlakia and other platters.
Guests who are fans of poké, or who have been meaning to give the classic Hawaiian dish a try for the first time, are recommended to check out PokéOno, the Conshohocken home for fresh, colorful, and often seafood-inspired bowls. The restaurant’s Hawaii-born owners had their hand at a bustling street market in New York City before expanding locations into the Philadelphia and Baltimore regions.
Conshohocken Brewing Company is a staple for uniquely crafted beer boasting fresh and high-quality ingredients. The brewery’s taproom and outdoor porch is directly accessible from the Schuylkill River Trail and therefore the perfect place for all bikers and hikers looking for a spot to take a break and enjoy a cold beverage. Shipping is available, too.
After dinner, we recommend all diners to go for a little stroll on Fayette Street, the city’s most iconic street with historic taverns, unique shopping and arts and culture. Nature-lovers should check out the Schuylkill River Trail connecting Conshohocken to Valley Forge and Philadelphia as well as the Cross-Country Trail, connecting “Conshy” and Plymouth Meeting.