A total of 3,945 votes were cast in the poll. There were several lead changes with both restaurants really getting the word out to their friends, family and loyal customers.
In the end, Pookie’s garnered 2,344 (59 percent) of the votes and Red House finished with 1,513 (38 percent). The seven other restaurants in the poll combined for a total of 78 votes.
“Pookies is the best,” Patch user Mike Welsh wrote in the comments section. “The place is so clean and the food is tremendous…I’ll keep going!”
Paulette V., another Patch reader, added, “POOKIES! Best breakfast in town...nice atmosphere, good food & great prices!”
Red House also garnered some positive comments.
“Red House is the best by far,” wrote Walt Rad. “Food is great, service is great, and the atmosphere is great. Been a proud customer since they opened nearly 14 years ago!”
“Redhouse!” added Autumn Berardinucci. “They are fast paced, welcoming, and priced well.”
So, Bensalem Patch offers congratulations to both of these popular Bensalem breakfast spots – our winner Pookie’s and the runner-up Red House Bagels. Feel free to use the comments section below to do the same and check back Monday for next week’s new Patch Poll – Best Bank in Bensalem.