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Marple Newtown Patch dishes out some of the best restaurant deals around.

From half-price, happy hour appetizers to all-you-can eat pasta dinners, it’s pretty easy to find a decent special at most restaurants. Whether it’s a full breakfast feast, to a workday lunch, or night out with the family for dinner, there are plenty of great places to get a deep, discounted meal.

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It’s billed as a “steakhouse, Italian restaurant and grill all in one,” so the menu options are vast, but the food and ambiance are top notch. You’ll find specials on a daily basis, and even though there is a full-service bar, you can still bring your own wine. The Sunday brunch is quite a deal, and quite a spread. You name it, it’s there. Made-to-order omelets, breakfast meats, breads, fruit and other breakfast favorites, to lunch items, like pastas, salads, freshly carved meats, plus leave room for dessert. It’s $14.95 for adults and $7.95 for kids ages 4 to 12. Add a Bloody Mary or mimosa for $5.

It's a deep dish pizza that can't go wrong and with football season in full swing, it's a great place to unwind after work or take the kids for some of their great deals they offer. The favorite, Chicago-style pizza place offers Double Deals for takeout orders and lunch specials that are less than $10. Kids also get in on the deals with a back-to-school deal, where kids eat for free on every Tuesday through September.

The sports bar and family restaurant, just down West Chester Pike in Edgmont, is chock-full of specials all day, every day. You have to check out their website, as the deals do change, but one of the best is their "Burger and a Beer" special. On Sundays, Mondays and Thursdays, you can create your own burger with two toppings, and choose a craft beer, for $10 bucks all day. After 8 p.m., they have 50 cent wings and two buck sliders. On Tuesdays, kids eat for one dollar. 

Llanerch Diner

Any diner is usually good at any hour. Llanerch is no different. Open 24/7, the enormous, nicely-priced menu has everything you can imagine for breakfast, hot and cold sandwiches, burgers, wraps, seafood, steak and pasta selections, and the baked goods are made on site. The dinners are complete and include two sides, soup and a salad. The seafood combo is popular and runs $17.95, or try one of the $11.95 items, like the chicken parm or roasted chicken with stuffing and gravy.

Fellini’s is known for its Mediterranean café-like ambiance and generous portions of authentic Italian dishes. The lunch specials are a must. For $8.50, you can have soup and your choice of pasta, or salad and pasta, from their spaghetti and fresh tomato sauce, to meat and pasta, to seafood pasta. Be sure not to fill up on breakfast that day, and be ready to bring home leftovers for later.

It’s a popular place for graduation outings, anniversary dinners, and holiday brunches. The Towne House has Early Bird dinner specials Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. There are also nightly specials, including Monday Pasta Night for $11.99, Lobster Night on Wednesdays for $24.99, and Thursdays you can have a three course meal for $21.99. Selections include Towne House favorites, like the crab cakes, steaks and chicken dishes. Check their website for more details and reservations.

It’s a pizzeria. It’s a beer garden. Pinocchio’s is a great spot to take the family after a football game, or to take a date to sample a craft beer or two. For about $7, there’s the all-you-can-eat pizza and soda option, or for the same price, there’s all-you-can-eat salad and pasta. There are daily drink specials on domestic beers and cocktails. If you’re into craft beers, there are 23 rotating taps, and 800 different varieties to take-out. You can even mix and match your six-pack.

Diane September 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM
You failed to mention Bone Fish Grill, Guiseppe's and the Ale House in Newtown Square. The last time I went to the Llanerch Diner it smelled like the 69th Street Terminal.
Hava Nigela September 15, 2011 at 06:07 PM
Bonefish does have a $19.99 special excluding drinks I believe. Guiseppe? I can't deal with the overcrowdedness. Not worth the wait in my opinion.

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