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Newtown General Store
Ranked #17 of 63 Restaurants in Newtown
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

The General Store is a Newtown landmark and a great place to stop for lunch, but the experience can be hit or miss depending on what you order and the time of day.

Be advised there is limited seating and the place is packed for lunch almost everyday. Have someone grab a table of you see one available and then have another person get in line to order. The worst thing you can do is order hot sandwiches and then stand around waiting for a table to clear out (I never counted but I think there are 5-6 tables for 4). But do be prepared to wait for you food because they don't have the best process. You will find yourself sandwiched (no pun intended) between 20 people you don't know while you wait.

Most of the specialty sandwiches are perfectly fine but there are some standouts and stay aways. Standouts include any of the chicken cutlet sandwiches (the flagpole, the bee, newtown's best chicken sandwich). If you like pastrami the Flatbush is awesome. Standard stuff like burgers are OK as well.

Stays ways include the "siciliana" which on paper sounds good but not well executed behind the counter. The pasta and potato salads are always looking a bit long in the tooth if you know what I mean. They all have that glazed "I've been here for a few days" look to them.

If you are passing by during the breakfast rush you can get a really good sausage, egg and cheese on a hard roll for $1.75 (before 11am). But then they jack the price up to $2.50 after 11am.

Get there at 12pm on any SAT to beat the rush - and note they are closed on SUN.

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

The General Store is an historic landmark. It has been in town since 1847. The kids love going there. The sandwiches and wraps are good and inexpensive. We haven't tried much food outside of the sandwiches and wraps, but it all looks good. I would recommend going here if you are a local or just visiting.

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1  Thank ShannonMacOG
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The Newtown General Store has been around forever! The coffee is good and they serve good breakfast and lunch sandwiches. This place will be here forever!

1  Thank Bridgeporter
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

My wife had told me about this place, and I decided we should check it out as a family. It has the appearance of a small town general store (hence, the name) and is fun to visit for reasons other than the food. That said, the food was really good ... and at a GREAT price! For those visiting Newtown (or even the locals), the Newtown General Store is a great place to stop by and grab a bite to eat.

Not much seating. But, that adds to the "homey" feeling.

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1  Thank Sean P
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