Mall Showdown

King of Prussia, with its gorgeous design and practically unlimited choices, was voted the number one mall in our mall showdown.
King of Prussia, with its gorgeous design and practically unlimited choices, was voted the number one mall in our mall showdown.

King of Prussia Mall

Location: 160 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406
Highlight: Largest mall on the east coast with over 400 stores and restaurants
Drawbacks: A far drive, about an hour, but well worth it.
Food Court: Bistro Sensations, Five Guys Burgers & Pizza, Tokyo Bay
Restaurants: The Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy
Extras: Gorgeous fountain and two separate buildings
Cost: High-end retail stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s

Freehold Raceway Mall

Location: 3710 Route 9, Freehold, N.J. 07728
Highlight: Store variety and size — 225 stores set on 1.5 million sq. feet
Drawback: Far away ­— from Rider, the drive is about 45 minutes
Food court: Nathan’s Famous Hotdogs, Arby’s, Sbarro, Häagen-Dazs
Restaurants: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, The Cheesecake Factory
Extras: Merry-Go-Round
Cost: With relatively affordable stores, it is perfect for clothes shopping

Oxford Valley Mall

Location: 2300 E. Lincoln Hwy., Suite 220-A, Langhorne, Pa. 19047
Highlight: Convenience — about a 25-minute drive from Rider
Drawback: Many of the shopping staples ­— like Old Navy — are located in the shopping center across the street.
Food court: Cold Stone Creamery, Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s
Restaurants: Charlie Brown’s, T.G.I. Friday’s
Extras: United Artist Stadium 10 movie theater adjacent to mall
Cost: Affordable stores, but the mall seems to be trying to upgrade

MarketFair

Location: U.S. 1 South at Meadow Road, Princeton, N.J. 08540
Highlight: Cozy food court with plenty of food options
Drawbacks: The mall is small with only approximately 40 stores
Food Court: American Cafe, Salad Bar, Teriyaki Boy, Sweet-E-Pie
Restaurants: Big Fish, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, On the Border
Extras: The walkways are lined with benches that are surrounded by colorful potted plants and trees to create an outside feeling.
Cost:  Expensive high-end stores including Anthropologie and Platypus

Quaker Bridge Mall

Location: U.S. North 1 & Quakerbridge Rd., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Highlight: Convenience and location (a 10-minute drive)
Drawbacks: Lack of stores and variety
Food Court: Dunkin Donuts, Master Wok, Gertrude Hawk Chocolate
Restaurants: Lawrence Grill
Extras: Construction to build a Nordstrom and a Neiman Marcus in a separate building is underway
Cost:  Reasonably priced items, great for a college student’s pocket.


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