Collingswood is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States, located 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Center City, Philadelphia. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 13,926, reflecting a decline of 400 (-2.8%) from the 14,326 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 963 (-6.3%) from the 15,289 counted in the 1990 Census.
Things to do in Collingswood
4.5 based on 381 reviews
Informal BYOB Italian eatery where the emphasis is on the traditional homestyle Italian cooking. Managed by Angelo Lutz, Philly's original Kitchen Consigliere, and located in Collingswood, NJ
Everyone is friendly and inviting...but Tiffany is my favorite. You would think she is a member of the family with the way she interacts with you and your table. Everything on the menu is wonderful. Each dish better than the next. Make sure to listen to the specials. No matter what you choose you will NOT be disappointed. It's an old school restaurant with a modern twist with old school values and top notch staff. You will not be able to clean your plate, as the portions are huge. Don't miss the opportunity to eat hear. If it is crowded, which it is often, because, yes it is that good, it can be a bit loud/noisy, but this is typical of old style Italian culture. Just like Sunday dinner at home growing up.
4 based on 298 reviews
The Pop Shop serves whimsical American comfort cuisine. Featured nationally on “Throwdown with Bobby Flay” on The Food Network. Kids’ menu was awarded “Best Menu in America” by Restaurant Hospitality magazine. The huge menu includes 30 grilled cheese, dozens of pancakes, creative burgers, salads and sandwiches, hand cut fries, and gourmet sundaes and milkshakes. All day breakfast. Retro décor with 1950’s soda counter and bubble gum colors. Private banquet space for up to 100.
I went in to the Pop Shop because they were on Food Network's Smackdown with Bobby Flay many years ago, in a grilled cheese battle...and I love grilled cheese! So here's the scoop:
The menu is huge and varied. You will find many kinds of omelettes and pancakes and other breakfast, lunch and dinner options. There are 33 grilled cheese options, and I wanted to try most of them! They have tons of milkshake and sundae options for dessert as well. They even have several vegan options! So if you like a big variety from which to choose, this is your place!
The atmosphere is definitely diner-y. Kitschy wall decor (lots of non-working wall clocks, for example), counter and table seating, and a black and white checked floor all add up to a nostalgic experience. It was not memorable or striking the way some restaurants that are 100% dedicated to their theme are, but it was fine. I definitely noticed a need for attention to detail in cleanliness throughout - both in the Customer areas and behind the counter.
The service appeared to be very busy - although there were multiple tables empty. So this was not a sell-out night. In fact, it was a Thursday night in a school week, so I am sure they have busier times. But unfortunately for me, they were not managing the flow very well. I waited at the takeout register, and was approached to place my order after a few minutes, but in fairness, I couldn't wrap my head around the number of choices in the menu. I asked for a couple of minutes more. I was not approached again for at least 20 more minutes. Several servers walked up right near me, but no one asked if I was all set. I believe they assumed someone else had taken my order, but I feel this was a big miss as taking your Customer's order is Takeout 101, right?
I ordered the "Magill", which is a three-cheese grilled cheese. I made a substitution of asking for it on the "grilled split Philadelphia soft pretzel" that was described in another sandwich. I also ordered a key lime milkshake, disco fries, and a green river fountain soda - all from the menu. My order wasn't complicated (in my opinion), but I got the milkshake after 15 minutes and the rest after 25 minutes...a very long time to wait, especially as it had taken so long to take the order in the first place.
Here's the problem - I could accept the mediocre decor, the loud atmosphere, the wait time and everything else, if the food was great. It wasn't. The "grilled...soft pretzel" was not soft at all, and neither was it grilled. There three cheeses were not even close to being melted. The Disco Fries consisted of mozzarella melted over fries with a side of gravy. The gravy had a rich taste though it was not very thick. I liked it. The cheese on the fries was melted, however, it seemed like the fries were made first before the sandwich, since the cheese on the fries was cold and the gravy barely warm. Served hot, this could be a pretty good dish - served cold as mine was, it is just a congealed mess. The key lime milkshake was okay - better than Sonic, but not as good as other ice cream parlors. I just didn't taste the lemon and lime flavors very strongly that were advertised . Lastly, there was much confusion over the green river soda, although it is a regular menu item. Several folks had to get involved to figure out how to make it. Turns out they use Sprite with lime syrup and a "shot of fizz", but they didn't seem to know the proportions or what a "shot of fizz" was. What I got was Sprite with a little lime syrup and a gummy worm tossed in...I have no idea why. I hate waste, but there wasn't any point in drinking the soda, so I threw the rest of it away after tasting it a few times. It was ok, but didn't taste like Green River (a Chicago specialty soda), and wasn't worth the calories.
I wanted to like this place and wish I wanted to go back - if only to let my family try things from such an extensive menu. Sadly, I would not recommend the Pop Shop's food nor speed of service. Maybe they had an off-night, but my vision of a great grilled cheese and diner experience was "pop"ped.
4.5 based on 296 reviews
We cordially invite you to set aside the preconceived notion that urbane dining requires an urban setting. Dry Aged Steak au Poivre and Citrus Glazed Salmon are equally at-home in Camden County as Philadelphia. And could 5,000 bottles of world-class wine hope for a more fitting home than a place called Cherry Hill? Culinary connoisseurs, The Capital Grille has arrived in suburbia.
We chose this restaurant for special steak dinners for two family celebrations. Each of our four different steak dinners were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Appetizers and sides were wonderful as was complementary dessert for celebrants. Jason's service was superb. We appreciated his sense of humor. Pricey but worth it.
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Family owned, very accommodating, and very delicious. There is nothing here that won't please you, and consider Di Bartolo's for your special occasions, including Wedding Cake, First Communion, Showers, etc. Stop in the store, or stop by the Collingswood Farm Market on Saturday's morning and visit Mike for delights aplenty!
4.5 based on 149 reviews
Giumarello's is family-owned Italian Elegance! Don’t miss out on the appetizers & desserts, in a word… fantastic. It’s a great place to have a romantic dinner.Check out our facebook page and follow us on twitter!!
I have tried to give this establishment "another shot" over the last few years as it is near my place of residence. Every time I do, the results of my experience are pretty much the same. Very average service, ignorant front desk staff to the point of snobbish, and over priced average fare touted to be gourmet. May fool some newbies of foodies, but not after we've enjoyed real gourmet meals over many many years local as well as out of town and I doubt would fool others with the same appreciation of fine dining.
4.5 based on 187 reviews
Food was good and tried several dishes (calamari, buffalo and tomato salad, apple and candies walnuts salad, bronzini and Osso Buco (veal) with my colleagues. All the dishes had a good taste. Atmosphere was a little loud but it was during the Holidays so a lot of excitement during the visit.
4.5 based on 254 reviews
Lovely little restaurant with too many seats. Could not get decent space to position my chair - was always looking out for wait staff going by. Our table should never had been set up.
Menu read really well, all the right dishes with average flavor. Being a BYOB and charging very reasonable prices makes a decent place to go to. Choose your seat carefully - don't get stuck in the middle of the restaurant.
4 based on 111 reviews
You can always find an extensive, ever-changing lineup of craft beers on tap and there’s always something fresh in the firkin. Pour one more! Starting with the original Pour House in Westmont, NJ we’ve now grown to locations in Exton, PA and North Wales, PA. We’re always shucking oysters at our raw bar, but if you want to get your oyster fix for cheap, stop in on Wednesdays for our Buck-a-Shuck special.
The Pour House is part of the locally well-respected PJ Whelihan's chain. It features typical tavern food: burgers, salads, sandwiches with a special feature being a gourmet oyster bar. The noise level is HIGH (all wood surfaces). My maple burger was a cut above your typical bar burger and the thinly sliced potatoes with cheese were very good. All in all a pleasant informal dinner.
4.5 based on 419 reviews
I ate here with a large group during a brief visit to the area. Service was consistently good. Plenty of menu selections. The appetizers were ok.....good, but nothing exceptional. I got one of the fish dishes as a main course. I did ask beforehand if the fish was fresh, and was honestly told it was frozen fresh. I decided to give it a try, which was a mistake. The sauce, cook, and sides were good. The fish was terrible. Very fishy and not fresh tasting at all. Big let down. Given the price, ambiance, service, and food, this is a decent average place. It's a stretch to call it very good. No plans to visit this chain again.
4.5 based on 142 reviews
My son chose the restaurant, having never eaten there before. The sushi menu was very limited and lacked imagination. The fish was fresh and tasty. The soft shell crab appetizer (a special) was very tasty. We were a group of 9 and the waitresses were very attentive and friendly.
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