A definite upside to living outside of the city is access to a car and the ability to easily explore outlying areas on the weekend. Even though it is wasn’t the most gorgeous of spring days, we still took advantage of the opportunity to do so this Saturday and drove the 50 miles to Yardley, Pennsylvania for a nice bite at The Yardley Inn.
Yardley is just barely into Pennsylvania. There’s a quick bridge between New Jersey and the Pennsylvania state line, which is where Washington and his troops crossed the Delaware back in 1776. The bridge was quite the squeeze, complete with warning to tuck in your mirrors before heading across!
Afternoons Monday through Saturday they do their “Lunch for Less,” a great special that runs from 11:30 – 3 pm For only $15.95, you get three courses – and boy, was the parking lot and restaurant full during exactly that timeframe.
It was still a touch chilly. Spring in the north almost doesn’t feel like spring at all. Couldn’t resist going with this crab bisque to start the meal. There was a plentiful amount of crumbled crab meat mixed in with the fresh slightly spicy bisque all topped off with some cream. You can also do their soup of the day or one of three different salads.
For the main course, there are a number of different options. There’s a fish and a pasta of the day. They also have other staples available daily, like meatloaf, seared salmon and fish and chips.
I couldn’t resist going with their fish and chips. The basket was a hefty helping of fish that was tempura fried and an interesting variation on tartar sauce.
Of course it wouldn’t be a three course meal without dessert! There are several options – a fruit cup, sorbet, chocolate mousse and a seasonal dessert of the day.
Great spot if you’re looking for somewhere to explore. Will have to head back out that way once things finally warm up!
The Yardley Inn – 82 East Afton Avenue, Yardley, PA – 215.493.3800