Dining Around Town – Great Area LOCAL Restaurants and Good Food too! Updated!


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You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.



Giacomo’s Italian Restaurant

368 East Main Street

Norristown Pa



Giacomo’s Fine Italian Restaurant


Specializing in fine Italian food







Daily specials

Open for lunch

Drinks and Fine Wine too

And we have great sandwiches and beer too if that’s all you want!

Don’t see what you want on the menu?  Just ask.

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Yum, I could taste them now.

If you have never eaten here before, give it a try you won’t be disappointed.  And, be sure you mention you heard it here at the Norristown Forest Tall Cedars website

Giacomo’s Wins Norristown’s Italian Heart With a name like Giacomo’s, how could you lose?  

With nearby Gino’s leading the pack through most of the week of voting, it seemed a done deal, but Giacomo’s regulars eventually found our poll and mobilized to steal the win. In the end, Giacomo’s managed to collect 37% of the vote. Gino’s secured second place with 31% and Alfredo’s managed to slide past Greco Roman to take third with 17%. So why is Giacomo’s tops? Reader Ed Ezold had this to say: “Giacomo’s is where my wife and I go when we want good food (Chef Dennis), good service (Gina) and the company of a good friend (Jake, the owner).” We’ll be visiting Giacomo’s soon to present them with their certificate of Italian culinary mastery and maybe try the braciole. In the meantime, start thinking about who should win our next Patch Poll in a few weeks – Norristown’s best mechanic.

It’s not the best kept secret. It’s OUR little secret.

Just were there for a very special Valentine’s Day treat. Chef Dennis is the best and most creative chefs around. Everything is fresh and original. We just keep going back for more! 

Chef Dennis
Chef Dennis


NEW! Now serving freshly made PIZZA  – flat bread – with our own DOUGH -our own SAUCE- Eat in or Take out – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays!!!  Here’s our number – 610-277-7277. Call, order, pick up, eat at home (or here).

(PS  and we have delicious sandwiches made to your liking too.)

Hint: to see what’s on their menu, just click “menu for Giacomo” below.

Menu for Giacomo

Sleep ’til you’re hungry, eat ’til you’re sleepy.  ~Author Unknown

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Just taking a walk

Can’t just eat carrots. Scroll down. There’s more below.

Historic Eloquent Charming
Historic Eloquent Charming

And the Lederach just doesn’t serve tea. For their coffee, first they grind the beans, then brew the coffee, then they give you a BIG cup!


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Jem Restaurant     

2931 Swede Rd, Norristown, PA 19401

Flashback to the 50’s 

Happy 40 Year Anniversary Tony!!

So, how many eggs did you scramble?

Jem Restaurant is in the Swede Square Shopping Center on Germantown Pike and Swede Road. Jem is a flashback to the 1950s. It offers a variety of appetizers, such as mozzarella sticks, onion rings, chicken tenders, French fries, pierogies and more. It also offers soups, salads, steaks, wraps, burgers, hoagies, grinders, hot sandwiches and more. On Sunday this restaurant serves breakfast only and it has a limited lunch menu on Saturday. And don’t forget – we have weekly specials and “Ladies Night” bingo too!!

  • Hours: Open 6:00 am until 2: pm

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Given enough coffee, I could rule the world.   ~Author Unknown

A morning without coffee is like sleep.  ~Author Unknown

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Tony and Linda

Stop by and give us a try.  Tell us the Norristown Forest sent you!

 Hope they don’t say, ” The Who?”

Hey Tony, hope all things are well by you!

Don’t forget “Ladies’ Bingo – Dinner, Bingo, Prizes

Last Wednesday of each month.


It’s fun to eat out!  And you don’t have to do the dishes!!

(Your wife will be happy too)

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Available every First Friday at the Norristown Cedar Club

and at every bingo event.


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Click below for their menu

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Here’s something different.  Would you like to know the secrets of famous restaurant menus?  Just click below.

Top Secret Recipes

Anyone else out there that knows some good eating places?  Let me know. We always like to find new places to go.  E mail us at norristownforest@live.com