Becker’s Corner

by guest blogger Rich Baringer,

For as long as I can remember, the little roadhouse on the corner of Old Bethlehem Road and Rt. 563 near Lake Nockamixon State Park, was known as Cappie’s.  It wasn’t the kind of place that I frequented, but it was sort of an institution until it closed a number of months ago.  Now in its place is Becker’s Corner, a bar/restaurant that I tried out for lunch with my parents, who live nearby.

The first thing you notice when you walk in is the decor.  Lots of restored stone and woodwork give it a comfortable feel.  I don’t know what it looked like before, but someone along the line put in some work to get it to its present state.  The building was once a one-room school, so it’s not huge, but there’s plenty of seating at tables or the bar.

The owner of Becker’s Corner also owns the Full Moon Café in Lambertville, NJ.  The Full Moon chef headed north to take over the kitchen at Becker’s.  Clearly, a seasoned chef has come up with the selections they offer.

The menu has something for everyone and the whole menu is available at any time (they’re open from 11AM to midnight, 7 days a week).  If you have trouble making decisions, give yourself some time because there are lots of choices offered.

Appetizers include about 10 different versions of chicken wings, fried calamari and much more.  We got an order of spinach/artichoke dip to share.  It was served hot with melted cheese and red tortilla chips.  Basic, but very tasty.

The menu includes a wide selection of sandwiches.  Since it was lunch, we each chose from this section: Dad got a Cider Marinated Pork BBQ sandwich; Mom went healthy with a Sweet & Sour Turkey Wrap, which included pineapple, chunks of turkey and rice; I decided on one of their specialty burgers with mushrooms, asparagus, shallot and blue cheese.  All were served with waffle fries and a pickle.  The advantage of going to dinner with family is that you can freely ask for a taste, so I know first-hand that every sandwich was substantial and tasty, although I’d say Dad’s BBQ was my favorite.

The salad menu includes a Caesar, an Asian salad with Orange Vinaigrette and a number of other salads with choice of dressings.  They also have a really nice kid’s menu—pasta, chicken, even a petite filet mignon (perfect for my little carnivore).

The entrée menu has plenty to choose from including Salmon with Ginger Lime Beurre Blanc, Boneless Pork Ribs over Cheddar Onion Grits, Sweet Chili Rubbed Chicken with Cornbread Stuffing and a variety of pasta dishes.  It definitely makes me want to return and try one of these meals.

Speaking of returning, after lunch we were given a card to bring to our next visit.  At the end of our next meal, the card entitles us to roll a die and, if we roll a 3, up to 4 meals at our table are free (excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity).  It can be used as many times as we visit before the expiration date.  A clever way to get patrons to come back, but the food is good enough to do the job on its own.

So next time you’re over by Lake Nockamixon, stop in at Becker’s Corner—just leave yourself enough time for those tough decisions!

Postscript:  The family and I went back to Becker’s for lunch yesterday. The food was again very good, but the best part was that Jake rolled a “3” and we got our lunch free ($36.80)!

Becker’s Corner
110 Old Bethlehem Rd.
Quakertown, PA  18951
215.536.3220

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Rich, Becker’s is my “neighbor”, and yes, the food is great–nice to have “Cappies” back. Kathy

  2. Apparently the chef from the Full Moon has gone back home. We hadn’t even sat down when the waitress asked if we wanted a drink. No water or bread served with dinner. Dinner there last night (Aug 20, 2011) was horrible. Drunken shrimp was cook with no taste, rice with no flavor, fresh green beans soggy. Crab cake dinner served as a sandwich because waitress didn’t realize I, like my date, was ordering dinner. When waitress took it away and seerved it as a dinner the crab cake was warm, not hot, the beans soggy and the rice had been laying around for a while. Owner of Half Moon has abandoned this restaurant and needs to interview a new chef.
    It was so crowded the last two times I was there and this time there was only one other table. That was sure an indication.
    I was very disappointed but will try it again in about a year to see if there has been any improvement.

  3. We use to go to Cappy’s frequently. Great place, good food. We tried Becker’s soon after they opened. I don’t recall which entree I ordered but what I do remember was that the rice was awful! No taste and very dry. We went there a couple months ago and had the salmon. It was the worst salmon we ever had. I never had salmon that tasted so fishy! Drink prices are very reasonable and it is a nice place to sit and have a drink, just wish the food was better quality.

  4. Perhaps you didn’t know but the little roadhouse was a real 0ne room schoolhouse still part of the Quakertown School district until the early 50’s. This makes it so unique.

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