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Victory Brewing Company’s Monday Taco Special 

Chow down on your choice of chicken, beef, pork, or black bean and corn, served with house-made chips and salsa. At just $2.50, you’ll have plenty of cash left for a pint or two. 

420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, (610) 873-0881.

Country Bagel’s Bagel Sandwiches

Egg and cheese on a freshly made bagel is a mere $1.99 ($3.79 with steak).

929 S. High St., West Chester, (610) 696-7440.

Station Taproom’s Pulled Pork Sandwich

Grab a barstool Monday-Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and enjoy slow-cooked, hormone-free Lancaster County pork butt on a toasted roll with North Carolina or cumin barbecue sauce. This $5 menu item includes coleslaw and hand-cut fries.

207 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0560.

The Silverspoon’s Confit Chicken Wings

Not your typical bar fare, these light, fabulously flavorful $5 starters are infused with garlic, herbs, lemon and sea salt.

Eagle Village Shops, 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7646.

McKenzie Brew House’s Wood-Oven Pizzas

From 10 p.m. to midnight, indulge in crisp $5 wood-oven pies with topping combos like mushrooms and taleggio or broccoli rabe and sausage.

240 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 296-2222; 324 W. Swedesford Road, Berwyn, (610) 407-4300; 451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 361-9800.

General Warren Inne’s Vegan Lentil Tacos

Swing by weekday happy hour (4:30-6:30 p.m.) for this meatless wonder, its mightiness fueled by pineapple-cabbage slaw, poblano-and-avocado spread, and roasted corn. The $5.50 price tag doesn’t hurt, either. 

Lancaster Road, Malvern, (610) 296-3637.

Paramour’s Deviled Egg Sampler

This $6 summertime ringer boasts truffle, peppadew and bacon. Or try the Devils on Horseback, with dates, blue cheese, bacon and brandy.

139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600.

320 Market Café’s Beans and Greens Flatbread 

Built on a crunchy, doughy base made in-house, this shareable flatbread—piled high with kale, grilled eggplant, muddled cannellini beans and pickled onion—is a viable $8 option for the veggie-obsessed. Add prosciutto for $2.

211 W. State St., Media, (610) 565-8320.

320 Market Café’s Beans and Greens Flatbread

photo by Steve Legato

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille’s BOGO Ovals

Photo by Nina Lea Photography

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille’s BOGO Ovals

For two weeks in February and August, eligible Ron’s Original Customer Klub members can stock up on these doughy $7.95-$10.50 originals, with toppings like fire-grilled veggies and barbecued chicken. It’s like a personal pizza, only better.

74 Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 594-9900.

Sovana Bistro’s Truffled Mac and Cheese

Canestri pasta makes the perfect vessel for the locally sourced white cheddar, with just the right dose of rich truffle oil. A nice proposition for $8.

696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, (610) 444-5600.

Nectar’s Dim Sum Bento Boxes for Two

With their expertly crafted dumplings and spring rolls, Nectar’s ever-changing bento boxes are always fresh, always interesting—and a steal at $8 a person.

1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 725-9000.

Minella’s Diner’s Main Line Special 

Can’t decide between sweet and savory this morning? No need with this classic $8.75 combo: two pancakes, two eggs, two slices of bacon, and a sausage link.

320 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 687-1575.

Margaret Kuo’s Soup for Two

Everything at Kuo’s flagship location is spot-on—and the $9 seafood-and-tofu soup is no exception, studded with crab, scallops and shrimp.

175 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7200.

Crêperie Béchamel’s Mediterranean Savory Crêpe

Grilled chicken, roasted asparagus, sun-dried tomato and cashew pesto wrapped in a wheat-flour crêpe. In a word: wholesome. And it’s just $9. Add a drink and a side for another $1.99.

11 Louella Court, Wayne, (610) 964-9700.

The Desmond Hotel’s Mussels

A briny, always perfectly cooked $9 dozen arrives soaked in a decadent garlic-butter-and-white-wine lemon sauce that doubles as dip for your bread. That’s 75 cents a mussel—do the math.

Sunset Grille, 1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, (800) 575-1776.

Capt’n Chucky’s Crab Cakes at Pinocchio’s

Dig into two meaty crab cakes for $9.59, served with homemade breadsticks and spaghetti, or two sides. Make it a sandwich for $7.39.

131 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, (610) 566-7767.

Nectar’s Dim Sum Bento Boxes for Two

Photo by Steve Legato

Mi País’ Almuerzo Corriente

This Monday-Friday lunch feast includes a small soup, corn, beans, a salad, and a choice of grilled chicken, steak or pork. All options are under $10.

477 Lancaster Ave., Frazer, (610) 251-0956.

Xilantro’s La Costera Ceviche

A gently cooked trio of white fish, shrimp and scallops is doused in a citrusy lime juice spiked with tomato sauce. Bright, lively, clean—and a mere $10.

103 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-8415.

Bunha Faun’s Escargot

It’ll cost you just $10 to experience escargot on another level, with spinach, ample garlic, and a blanket of melted Swiss.

152 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 651-2836.

Dixie Picnic’s Bette’s Box Lunch

Each $10 package includes a choice of sandwich, a side, a deviled egg, and Dixie Picnic’s famed upcake (basically a cupcake flipped). We’re partial to the year-round Thanksgiving variation, with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing, plus a vanilla-buttercream-iced red velvet upcake.

Lincoln Court Shopping Center, 215 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 320-8024.

Tired Hands Fermentaria’s Burger

The foundation is a juicy hand-pressed patty, topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, candied bacon, whiskey dills, and HopHands beer-infused mustard. House-cut fries included. The price is $10, but it’s easily worth $14.

35 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore, (484) 413-2983.

Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar’s Lunch Combo 

Kobe-beef, shredded-pork or mahi-mahi tacos get the (chef Nick) Farina treatment, with bold garnishes like chipotle-honey barbecue sauce. Complete the combo with a cup of soup, all for $10.

818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-9100.