Where to Eat in North Wales: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Marlin Saiz

North Wales is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is a suburb of Philadelphia, and is one of the three historic population centers that make up the North Penn Valley, which is centered around the borough of Lansdale. The population was 3,229 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in North Wales

1. Joseph Ambler Inn Pub & Restaurant

1005 Horsham Rd, North Wales, PA 19454-1413 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 215-362-7500
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

Joseph Ambler Inn Pub & Restaurant

Reviewed By Eastcoast1 - MD

We went here for a wake and we couldn't had a better experience. The food and service were extraordinary. The food we had was buffet style, beef medium rare, chicken breast and salmon. The salmon was perfect, moist, flaky and delicious. The beef was flavorful and juicy. All the side were perfect. The green beans were my favorite. The bar is more wine and spirits than beer (all bottle). They could expand it a bit. It's a great place with good atmosphere. I highly recommend this place.

2. Blue Bell Inn

601 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422-1796 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 39 - SGD 66 +1 215-646-2010
Excellent
41%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
9%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 248 reviews

Blue Bell Inn

In April 2013, after changing ownership, Blue Bell Inn closed its doors and underwent extensive renovation and redesign for over a year. In an effort to preserve historical significance, various aspects of the Inn were kept intact and enhanced through thoughtful restoration. An exposed rock wall from the original 18th century edifice was refurbished and is a focal point in the main dining room. Antique glass and old-fashioned bottles reclaimed during construction were repurposed into striking pieces of art throughout the restaurant. A more spacious floor plan was developed and quintessential indoor-outdoor spaces now encourage seasonal dining. New materials such as Italian porcelain tile, black marble and solid white oak were introduced to create a unique rustic-meets-modern ambiance. Today, Blue Bell Inn serves as a stunning architectural melange spanning three centuries.

Reviewed By Louis D - Hatfield, Pennsylvania

We were excited to take our friends from Texas to this restaurant. Damn, we were disappointed. First, I must admit the staff was very efficient and friendly. However, the food was below average, expensive and very small portions. There were 3 orders of the catch of the day. Pathetic amount. We thought the catch was sea bass, but turned out to be minnows. I ordered the lamb for 36 bucks. 4 small slices, 9 dollars a slice. The big problem I had was I know that it was not lamb. The place was overrun with people. I believe they ran out of lamb and substituted steak. I would have raised a big stink but we were with friends from Texas so I let it pass. On top of that, I kid you not when the “lamb” was like chewing on my sneakers. My advice, go 3 miles away into downtown Ambler. Many great places to eat at a more reasonable price. Never again.

3. William Penn Inn

Rte. 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19436 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 215-699-9272
Excellent
66%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 408 reviews

William Penn Inn

Reviewed By Ronald S - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

I have been a regular customer of William Penn Inn since the 1980s. I have become more fond of this establishment over the years to the point where I find the experience an epiphany. I attribute the success of this restaurant to Peter Friedrich, the owner, and Gretchen Dowling, the general manager. Peter, in particular, takes a personal interest in my being satisfied, which I always am. I make my visits there a religious devotion by engaging the services of a limousine. The fare at this fine dining inn exhibits a Blitzkrieg of the whole gamut of the food chain. The wines in particular are well chosen. For the quality of food, I do not mind paying a what I consider a substantial bill. In conclusion, I have partaken of every reputable restaurant inf the Delaware Valley. William Penn Inn is the gold standard, by which no others are comparable.

4. Ooka Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse

764 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936-9601 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Sushi, Asian Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 26 +1 215-361-1119
Excellent
45%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 106 reviews

Ooka Japanese Sushi & Hibachi Steakhouse

Reviewed By Chloe B - Washington DC, District of Columbia

We came in relatively early and were told a 30 minute unless we wanted to eat at the sushi bar. What a treat to watch the men work meticulously and silently making delicious and artistic sushi.

Everything we had was delicious. The service was prompt and funny and the food outstanding. Bonus not expensive for three of us. We all had soup, salad and shared sushi. Our bill was only 42.00 for the three!

5. The Oasis Mediterranean Food & Pastry

821 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446-2015 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner, Lunch +1 215-368-9230
Excellent
60%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Reviewed By John A - Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

It's hard to find authentic Mediterranean food outside of Philly. Oasis is the exception. The owner/waiter and his wife/chef offer an excellent selection of appetizers (humus, tabouleh, etc.) and vegetarian (spanakopita, falafel) and meat (chicken kabobs and shawarma) entrees. The prices are very reasonable. Oh yeah, don't forget to try the baklava for dessert. It's the real thing!

Note that it is cash only and a BYOB which keeps the price down.

6. El Limon

38 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4527 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Latin Lunch, Dinner +1 267-460-8949
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

El Limon

Reviewed By Lee R - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This place is great, we have been coming here for a few years and keep coming back! The food is very diverse and we love the torta sandwiches and burritos for lunch and the heavier fajitas for dinner. We always order the fresh guac and salsa with chips and they are a must have. They go great with the free margaritas! There are plenty of vegetarian options and everyone we have introduced to this restaurant is now addicted. Also the two hot sauce options are amazing and should be used.

7. Alice Bakery and Confectionary

129 S Main St, North Wales, PA 19454-2850 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch +1 267-613-8380
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Alice Bakery and Confectionary

Reviewed By Maggie C

I drove past this bakery for literally years before discovering them at the farmer's market and falling in love. Now I stop in for lunch with my duaghter, lunch with friends, and a decadent treat for me on occasion. I highly recommend the sunflower seed and flax bread that is baked only on Saturday. There is a loaf in my freezer at all times, delicious for a treat with some healthy benefits.
I've bought the lemon cupcakes with lavender frosting for my daughter's 21st birthday. Sophisticated and fun.
Give yourself a great and stop in. You'll be glad you did!

8. Po Le Cucina

805 N Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA 19002-2524 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood Dinner, Lunch +1 267-663-7204
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Po Le Cucina

Reviewed By birdieman - Maple Glen, PA

Second time at Po Le...the owner' daughter runs the show and does it very well..friendly, accommodating, filled my wine glass every time it got close to empty - just a sweet, hardworking young lady that makes your dining experience nice...food was very good - we had eight in our party and most had the seafood pasta...lots of seafood and an ample portion for $28...soft shell crab appetizer looked good...eggplant rolotini appetizer was very good...Caesar salad was fine - a little skimpy...group shared a few of the homemade desserts...byob is always a plus...very nice evening.

9. The Mill

1700 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible American, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 215-843-6455
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

The Mill

Reviewed By DiningDs - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Check this place out!! The owner has created some fabulous menu offerings including super-good brick oven pizzas traditional and unique, creative salads, sandwiches, and even mac & cheese. The food is fresh and served at the right temperature. Good for families, groups, singles, business lunch, dinner (BYOB), and I hear there's entertainment on Thursdays. The entire staff is warm and welcoming. The sauces are house made, too. This is not your average pizza joint. It's so much more. You can dine upstairs or order your meal at the counter and sit at a window seat or small dining room on the first floor. They're always busy when I go there, which is a great sign!

10. Stove and Tap

329 W Main St, Lansdale, PA 19446-2066 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 215-393-8277
Excellent
46%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Stove and Tap

Reviewed By Sawwhetowls2 - Quakertown, Pennsylvania

This is such a great consistently perfect place to eat, drink and be merry! We adore the staff especially John, Wes and Seth. They are great servers, and John is an awesome bartender. Amy is also so personable she lifts our spirits just with her friendly smile. The food is great! Our favorites are the cheese curds because they are light and delicate, the beet salad is to die for with greens that seemed to be partially cooked, the pomegranate seeds added a very nice crunch too along with the very tasty granola and the flavor fullness added by the goat cheese. We also love the brisket dip sandwich. Quinoa and cauliflower chili was a new one for us this trip. Too spicy for me to try, my husband really liked it! He said it had an ever so slight Indian or Middle Eastern flavor that was just wonderful. Tonight we finished with the Stove Sundae, vanilla and chocolate (I chose only vanilla) ice cream with malted chocolate sauce, toffee sauce and pieces of their famous “Brookie”(brownie & cookie combo). We are stuffed and in heaven! Thanks again to everyone that always makes us feel like we are at home while eating here! It’s amazing! We love it here more than any other local restaurant!

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