Hans is a good place to get your dry cleaning done if you don't have any alternative. They don't seem to care much for customer service, but they do get your clothes clean. Their prices could be better, but they're close to a lot of things, so you're also being charged for convenience. A decent place if you have to go here.
My grandfather was an upholsterer, so I have some idea about good upholstery work, and these guys are great. I've taken a couch and a chair to them and they did perfect work repairing the chair and completely reupholstering the couch. The prices aren't cheap, but for specialized, quality work like this, I'd pay much more.
I've had to call Liberty Cab Co a few times to get me from Manayunk to the airport, and they've always been on time and very courteous. The drivers have always been friendly, as well. With flight cancellations over the winter, I had to call them on two consecutive days to pick me up and take me to the airport and I had a perfect experience both days. Highly recommended.
This is the best place to go if you work or live in Center City and need to schedule an eye exam during your lunch break. They're quick and thorough and the people there are very good at what they do. Don't believe the bad press they've gotten in the past; I've had nothing but good experiences here.
Spectrum Scientifics is the best place on Main Street. It's a fun place to visit and very informative. A great place to get anything you need related to science hobbies, and it's got a lot of great educational kid's toys. They have a better selection online, but the store is excellent to bring kids. The prices are great and the people are super-friendly. Bring your kids to this place when you're on Main Street!
My girlfriend and I stopped in here on our first ever trip to Manayunk, and we both fell in love with the place. They have some excellent trinkets and some great jewelry as well. She bought a ring that she still wears now--two years later! The prices are great and the owner is very helpful. This is a great place to shop for just about everyone; they've got a little bit of everything, and at the right price.
If you're looking for fashionable or trendy, high-end glasses, this is the place to go! They've got a great selection of designer eye wear, and the people are very friendly and very honest (they'll let you know if a pair doesn't fit your face). The prices are average, but what makes this place stand out from the rest is the people and the selection!
There is no place in the area better than Armen's when it comes to any number of things. Clothing repair, fur restoration, damaged hems or custom-made suits. They're also experts in any and all things leather. I had ripped my favorite suit and brought it here, and when I got it back you couldn't tell. It was like new! Their prices are fantastic as well! I will never take my clothes anywhere else.
If you're near Main Street and enjoy smoking cigars, this is the place to go. Even if you don't know if you enjoy it yet, stop here! This place has everything you need to get started or to improve your collection. The people are always knowledgeable and friendly and can help with anything you need. Prices are great as well!
I love going to Main Street Music, even if just to browse. The selection is fantastic; you can lose a few hours just browsing if you're not careful. They also have used DVDs, and everything is at a great price. Definitely stop by here the next time you're on Main Street, even if you don't need CDs or DVDs...it's great to just look around!