This post was updated on 12/14/15.
It’s good to live in a beautiful place that attracts folks from all over. It’s even better to get in on some “local” deals. These restaurants love their locals by offering special prix fixe dinners during the week. It’s a great opportunity to experience that restaurant you’ve been meaning to try—at a great price.
In Bucks County
Karla’s, of course, has the longest standing Locals Night. On Mondays, from 5 pm – 10 pm, they offer a three-course menu from $12 – $19 pp (depending on the entrée), including a choice of the soup du jour or house salad, coffee and dessert. Fish, meat, a vegetarian dish, and their famous Fried Chicken and Mac n’Cheese are always on the menu. See their website for a sample menu. Karla’s is in New Hope at 5 West Mechanic St.
Just up the street from Karla’s, Cafe Blue Moose has Neighbors’ Night every Wednesday from 5 pm – 9 pm. The $22 three-course menu changes each week to reflect the freshest ingredients available locally. Chef Skylar Bird started this youth-run restaurant in his parents’ home seven years ago when he was just a teenager. Three years ago he moved into a lovely space on West Mechanic Street and has been packing the place ever since with his fresh, creative dishes and good prices. (Read our previous post, The kids are all right.) You can also get a great hamburger made with grass-fed beef for $10 accompanied by the house, hand-cut fries, or choose from the regular menu. Cafe Blue Moose is in New Hope at 9 West Mechanic St. BYOB.
Bitter Bob’s offers Comfort Food Evenings, a special menu for locals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The menu changes regularly and features dishes you won’t find on the restaurant’s every-day menu. Bitter Bob’s is located at 110 South Main St, New Hope. BYOB. [Note: Bitter Bob’s is closed during the winter months on Mondays and Tuesdays.]
A couple of doors down, John & Peter’s offers dinner to locals at half price on Wednesday nights. John & Peter’s is at 96 S Main St, New Hope. John & Peter’s has a full bar.
Quinoa in Doylestown features a 3-course prix fixe menu on Tuesday nights for $21. It’s a great way to try their authentic and delicious Peruvian and Mexican food. See our previous post, Quinoa, to learn more about this family-owned restaurant. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details. Quinoa is on the north side of Doylestown at 3710 N. Easton Road. [Their sister restaurant in Lambertville, El Tule, has the same deal on Wednesday nights. See below.]
Caleb’s American Kitchen just launched their Locals Night a month ago. Every Monday night beginning at 5 pm, they offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $22 pp. For more information and menu details, see their website. Caleb’s is in Lahaska, at 5738 Route 202 (near where Routes 202 & 263 meet). BYOB.
The Black Bass Hotel gives locals a prix fixe menu Mondays through Wednesdays with their Meet Me at the Bass locals nights. The three-course menu offers two choices for starters, entrées and desserts for $32.50 pp. To give you a taste, here’s the menu for this Monday, October 27—Starter: Soup of the Day or Tuscan Artisan Salad; Entrée: The Bass’t 16 oz New York Strip or Smoked Maple Glazed Salmon Fillet; Dessert: Pumpkin Tart or House-Made Ice Creams & Sorbets. See their website for menu details. The Black Bass is on 3774 River Road in Lumberville.
On Wednesday through Friday evenings, The Golden Pheasant Inn offers their Love Your Locals special dinner menu in their Tavern. The menu, which includes an entrée with sides, and your choice of a specially chosen beer or wine to accompany the meal, is $20, and changes monthly (see their Facebook page for details). This month: Grilled Venison Sausage, infused with blueberry and Merlot served with grapefruit herb spaetzle and sauerkraut, with a choice of a glass of Chateau Bonnet, Bordeaux, France, 2010 or a pint of Weyerbacher Brewing Company Imperial Pumpkin Ale. The Golden Pheasant Inn is on 763 River Road (Route 32) in Erwinna.
Trattoria Tiramisu, the quaint BYOB on State Street in Newtown, offers a 3 course Prix Fixe Menu for $25 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
The Yardley Inn doesn’t have a locals night, per se, but wine is 1/2 price on Monday nights, and every day from 4:30-6:15 pm, there’s an early bird dinner. The Yardley Inn is located at 82 East Afton Ave, Yardley.
On the Jersey side
DeAnna’s loves its local patrons all the time, but on Tuesdays and Wednesdays they offer them a three-course prix fixe for $25, including an appetizer, entrée and dessert. The menu options change weekly. Click here for a sample menu. DeAnna’s is on 54 N. Franklin St. in Lambertville.
El Tule, the Mexican and Peruvian cuisine restaurant in Lambertville, has a Locals Night every Wednesday, offering a 3-course meal for $21. The family-owned and run restaurant combines authentic, traditional dishes with innovative twists and fresh ingredients (you must have the ceviche – try the sampler appetizer). El Tule is at 49 N. Main St. in Lambertville.
At the Lambertville House, locals are welcomed on Monday evenings with Lambertville Local Love, a four-course prix fixe tasting menu for $21 pp that changes weekly. If you are familiar with DiSh Catering in Frenchtown, and their delicious food, then you will be happy to come because they are the ones in the kitchen. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest menu. The Lambertville House is at 32 Bridge St. in Lambertville.
Thai Tida offers locals two specials on Monday nights: $12.95 pp for soup and appetizer, or $16.95 pp for soup and entree. Wednesday nights are Family Night too, where you can get 15% off the check. And don’t miss DragLicious, dinner and a drag show, on the third Thursday of every month. Thai Tida is on 236 N. Union St. in Lambertville. BYOB.
Manon Restaurant offers locals a $25 prix fixe meal on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Manon Restaurant is on 19 N. Union St. in Lambertville. BYOB.
Bell’s Tavern has All You Can Eat Pasta Night on Tuesday nights. Pick marinara or bolognese sauce and your pasta of choice. The pasta comes with salad and garlic bread, and select bottles of wine are offered at half price. Bell’s Tavern is at 183 N. Union St, Lambertville, NJ.
Have we missed any of your favorite locals’ nights? Send us an email (info@BucksCountyTaste.com) with the information and we’ll add it to this post.
This post was updated on 12/14/15
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