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Saucon Source recently asked its Facebook fans to reveal the names of their favorite “hidden gem” restaurants; the places they know they can always count on for a good, unpretentious meal in familiar surroundings. And they responded in droves!
Here are their nominations, in no particular order, with links to the restaurants’ websites so you can scan their menus, view photos and learn more about whatever it is that makes them unique.
Many of the nominated establishments also have Facebook pages, which have been linked out to below. And most have been reviewed on popular dining review sites like Yelp, UrbanSpoon and OpenTable, so don’t be afraid to use your favorite search engine to find out even more information before you make a reservation.
If your favorite local “hidden gem” isn’t on this list, stay tuned for Part 2. And in the meantime, please tell us about it and why you love it by posting a comment below.
THE TOP 20 LEHIGH VALLEY AREA HIDDEN GEM RESTAURANTS
Snuzzle’s, 145 Lyons Road, Mertztown (Facebook page)
St. James Gate Irish Pub & Carvery, Sands Casino, 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem (Facebook page)
Sagra Bistro, 620 Main St., Hellertown (Facebook page). NOTE: Temporarily closed; reopening soon.
Springtown Inn, 3258 Main St., Springtown (Facebook page)
Cactus Blue, 2915 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem (Facebook page)
The Vineyard, 605 Fiot St., Bethlehem (Facebook page)
Stahley’s, 1826 Hanover Ave., Allentown (Facebook page)
Hometown Heroes Cafe, Bar & Grill, 310 E. Goepp St., Bethlehem (Facebook page)
Jameson Publick House, 1860 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg
Apollo Grill, 85 W. Broad St., Bethlehem (Facebook page)
Sette Luna, 219 Ferry St., Easton (Facebook page)
Diner 248, 3701 Easton Nazareth Highway, Easton (Facebook page)
Lovin’ Oven, 62a Trenton Ave., Frenchtown, NJ (Facebook page)
Stemmie’s 1818 Tavern, 2501 Seip Ave., Easton (Facebook page)
Hampton Winds, Northampton Community College, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem (Facebook page)
Braveheart Highland Pub, 430 Main St., Hellertown (website)
Sweet Memories, 180 Main St., Emmaus (Facebook page)
Riegelsville Tavern, 1274 Rt. 611, Riegelsville (Facebook page)
Casey’s Place, 1197 California Road, Quakertown (Facebook page)
Shankara, 201 E. Third St., Bethlehem (Facebook page)