The Social Lounge’s Goat-Cheese-Stuffed Wings//Photo by Steve Legato.
Saffron Indian Kitchen’s Lunch Menu
Photo by Alexandra Whitney Photography.
Tikka masala, korma, madras or any of the midday specials come with basmati rice, a salad and a third daily accompaniment. All are $11 or less.
145 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (484) 278-4112; 60 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 540-0237.
An $11 twist on your favorite brunch-time cocktail: fresh mussels seasoned with homemade Bloody Mary mix.
157 Garrett Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 519-0500.
Get a taste of Maine on the Main Line for less than 12 clams. Tender lobster meat is drizzled with lemon butter and piled high on a lightly buttered, griddle-toasted bun. Indulgent? Not at this price.
414 W. Swedesford Road, Berwyn, (484) 328-3905.
Scottish salmon, that is—with dill crème fraîche and capers atop potato pancakes—for $11.99.
1383 N. Chatham Road, Coatesville, (610) 383-0600.
The Gables at Chadds Ford’s Brown-Sugar Brisket Ragout//Photo by Steve Legato.
Twelve bucks gets you tender, meaty bites tossed with cavatelli pasta, bright summer vegetables, and brown-butter dust.
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-7700.
Fresh chickpea hummus, adzuki beans and chili oil adorn this $13 second-course selection at Chip Roman’s esteemed Conshy BYOB.
119 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 397-0888.
You’ll need Facebook to keep pace with this busy food truck. When you do finally track it down, opt for the three largeish beef-pork-veal meatballs, each on a soft mini-roll, for $10.
More like dinner for breakfast, a six-ounce flat iron bursting with flavor—credit the shallots, garlic, herbs and balsamic vinegar—and accompanied by two eggs covered in roasted tomato chimichurri will set you back about $14.
50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, (484) 412-8790.
For $13.95, you might as well try it all: shawarma, falafel, and your choice of beef, chicken or schnitzel—with pita, three sides, and french fries or rice. Lamb is $2 extra; pickles, tahini and hot sauce are free.
18 Greenfield Ave., Ardmore, (610) 645-9500.
This no-frills Mexican eatery sautés succulent shrimp in a spicy red sauce, then serves it with rice, beans and a salad, all for $14. Bring a date—dinner for two is always under $30.
2 N. 5 Points Road, West Chester, (610) 701-6456.
Azie on Main’s Shrimp
Photo by Nina Lea Photography.
Authentic pâtés include mousse peppercorn (chicken and duck), Terrine Mousquetaire (pork and Armagnac), mousse truffle (chicken and duck), and Rillettes de Canard (duck confit and sherry). All are under $15.
53 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 412-8009.
This $15 app dazzles with sweet lobster, roasted tomatoes and mozzarella cheese on a light, crispy flatbread crust.
953 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, (610) 649-9708.
Start light with miso soup and a salad. Wok combos include sesame tofu, chicken or shrimp, with a California roll or a crab cream-cheese spring roll. Or try any two sushi rolls (California; spicy tuna, salmon or yellowtail; shrimp tempura; eel and avocado; veggie).
All sets are $14. 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700.