Favorite Restaurants in and around Chester County, PA

I have compiled a list of some of my favorite restaurants in and around Chester County… please take a look!


Allegria Restorante Italiano *

8 Welsh Pool Road, Exton PA (610) 524-6060 

BYOB Old world Italian cuisine with a North American touch – small, intimate, charming.  www.allegria-pa.com


Avalon Restaurant  **  $$

Have tried it many times, but not to my satisfaction.

312 South High Street, West Chester, PA  (610) 436-4100

Rustic Italian Cuisine, Prix Fixe Dinners.



Birchrunsville Store Café  ***  $$$

1403 Hollow Road Birchrunville, PA 19421 (610) 827-9002

Located in an old post office on a creek in s small village, contemporary French-Italian cuisine. One of the best, Need reservation weeks in advance



Bonefish  $$

460 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, PA 19341 (610) 524-1010

Fresh variety of fish, usually a wait but worthwhile, good value,  division of the “Outback” chain.



Brown’s Cow

30 South Main Street, Phoenixville, PA (610) 933-0695

World Famous Bassetts Ice Cream, a premium ice cream brand in the Philadelphia area since 1885.



Brandywine Prime Seafood and Chops @The Chadds Ford Inn

1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA (610) 388-8088

In the heart of Wyeth Country, a new dining experience in the most historic of locations.



Buca di Beppo

300 Main Street, Exton, PA (610) 524-9939

Buca di Beppo gets to the heart of fresh Italian cooking, family-style meals



Buckley’s Tavern

5812 Kennett Pike, Route 52, Centreville, DE (302)656-9776

Historic 1817 Tavern; Excellent fare with hometown atmosphere.



Catherines  (BYOB) $$

1710 W. Doe Run Rd., Kennett Square, PA  (610) 347-2227

The menu is eclectic but with great emphasis on comfort food.



Carlino’s  Market, Specialty Foods & Catering

128 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382 (610) 696-3788

A great place for a convenient breakfast, lunch or dinner within a charming gourmet market.



Classic Dinner

352 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, West ChesterPA  (610) 725-0515

A gourmet diner, breakfast & lunch, usually a wait.



Creeds  *  $

499 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, Pa (610) 265-2550

Serving the freshest steaks and seafood available, attentive service in a friendly business casual atmosphere.


Deep Blue Bar and Grill

111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE (302) 777-2040

Contemporary, seafood cuisine. $$$



Dilworthtown Inn  ****   $$$$

1390 W. Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA (610)399-1390

Historic c. 1754 inn serves steady and perfect new American fare in a romantic setting; has a world class wine cellar



Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House

117 East Gay Street, West Chester, PA 1938 (610)429-4046

Traditional Oyster House with the largest variety of Oysters in the region complimented by our fresh seafood.



Drafting Room

635 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, PA (610) 363-0521

A great variety of ales and beers and a casual place for lunch and dinner.



Duling Kurtz   **  $$

146 S. Whitford Road, Exton, Pa (610)524-1830

Country elegance, classic cuisine with a seasonal flair, romantic fireside dining, extensive wine list



Eagle Tavern

123 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs, PA 19425-9518 (610 )458-5331

1727 Tavern –“Half way between Chester and Conestoga on the Kings Road” – olde charm, traditional



The Gables

Rt. 1, Chadds Ford, PA  (610) 388-7700

A converted 1800s dairy barn, menu offers a contemporary twist on traditional American. Very popular.



General Warren Inne  ***  $$$

9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern, PA (610)296-3637

Historic 1745 Country Inn featuring American-Continental Cuisine, fine wines and spirits, outdoor dining.



Guard House Inn  **  $$

953 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA (610) 649-9708

German/Austrian cuisine, fabulous, inside reminds one of a log cabin.



Café Fiorellos

730 Gay Street, West Chester, PA  (610) 430-8941

Italian, mama & papa, homemade pasta, inexpensive and casual



Firecreek Restaurant

20 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA (610) 269-6000

Historic Paper Mill on the Brandywine Creek, American – expansive outdoor dining area



Four Dogs Inn

1300 West Strasburg Rd, Marshalton, PA (610) 692-4367

American brasserie menu is prepared with the freshest, and local ingredients – casual, in a adorable village



Hank’s Place

Routes 1 & 100, Chadds Ford, PA (610) 388-7061

Overlooking picturesque Brandywine River, this charming little diner is the place where local artists and folks meet.



Harry’s Savoy Grill  **  $$

2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE 19810 (302) 475-3000

“Best Of” for our prime rib, wine list, desserts, ambience, and many other appealing assets.



Hartefeld National Grille & Pub

One Hartefeld Drive Avondale, PA  (610)268-8800

Beautiful grounds, classically elegant décor, award winning cuisine, and unrivaled service.



High Street Café  **  $$

322 High Street, West Chester, PA  (610) 696-7435

Creole Fusion



Inn at Phillips Mill  **  $$

2590 River Road, New Hope, PA (215) 862-2984

18th century stone barn offering romantic dining by the fire in winter and on a flower-filled patio in summer.



Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Corner of Gay & High Streets, West Chester, PA  610 738-9600

Ales & lagers served in a festive atmosphere; gourmet pizzas, fresh grilled fish & meat entrees, sandwiches and salads. Fabulous menu.



Kennett Square Inn

201 E. State Street, Kennett Square, PA  610-444-5688

Enjoy fine dining by the fireplace in a quiet 1835 Colonial inn near Longwood Gardens.



Kildare’s Irish Pub

18-22 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 431-0770

Ireland permeates Kildare’s, from the hearths of the fireplaces to the distinctive recipes and music.



Kimberton Inn  ***  $$$

2105 Kimberton Road, Kimberton, PA (610)933-8148

1700 -Surrounded by perennial gardens, a quiet stream and duck pond, great food and ambiance.



Limoncello Ristorante  **  $$

9 North Walnut Street West Chester, PA  (610) 436-6230

They bring great southern Mediterranean dishes in a charming atmosphere, dining also on sidewalk cafe



Lincoln Tea Room

28 W. Market St., West Chester, PA  (610) 696-2102

Offering a delicate luncheon, served in the classic style of fine American tea rooms.



Ludwigs Oyster Bar & Grille

2904 Conestoga Road, Glenmore, PA (610)458-5336



The Fountains  ****  $$$$

1 Logan Square, Philadelphia, Pa (215) 963-1500

Impeccable Fine Dining at the Four Seasons



Marshalton Inn (The Oak Grill)  **    $$

1300 West Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA | (610) 692-4367

Guests love this romantic restaurant. Reservations absolutely required. Business casual minimum.



Mendenhall Inn Restaurant *  $

323 Kennett Pike, Route 52 Mendenhall, PA 19357 (610)388-1181

Historic award-winning restaurant, cozy tavern with fireplace and candlelight dining; Champagne Sunday brunch



The  Mediterranean  BYOB  *

150 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 1938 (610) 431-7074

An Italian & Lebanese Fusion with creative delicacies served in a relaxed atmosphere using local and organic produce.



Nais Cuisine  BYOB  **

13-17 W  Benedict Avenue, Havertown, PA (610)789-5983

French cuisine with an oriental flair




1091 Lancaster Avenue, Berwyn, Pa (610)725-9000

Sensuous, sumptuous, savory experience, features the Asian-inspired-French-infused signature cuisine



On the Border

102 Bartlett Ave, Exton, PA (484)870-3181

Mexican grille & cantina – family friendly



Parc   ****  $$

227 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, Pa (Rittenhouse Square) (215) 545-2262

Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving traditional bistro fare in a charming and comfortable space.



Penns Table 

100 West Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 696-0677

A neighborhood place, cute for breakfast & lunch



Ruth Chris  ***  $$$

220 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (610) 992-1818

Simply the best in stakes



Savona Restaurant  ***  $$$

100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, Pa (610) 520-1200

Consistent, creative, high quality dining & seamlessly orchestrated service



Spring Mill Café  **  $$

164 Barren Hill Road , Conshohocken, PA  (610)828-2550

Country French cuisine in a beautiful rustic setting




38 E. Gay Street, West Chester, PA (610) 738-8244

Using the freshest and most authentic, high quality ingredients around, chic and trendy



The Terrace Restaurant at Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA  (610) 388-6771

Memorable dining at one of the world’s greatest display gardens.



Three Little Pigs

131 North High Street, West Chester, PA  (610) 918-1272

An upscale gourmet deli featuring homemade soups and breads, all made daily on premises.



Vickers Tavern

192 East Welsh Pool Road, Exton, PA 19341 (610) 363-7998

Traditional Continental cuisine with French influence.



The Whip Tavern

1383 N. Chatham Rd., West Marlborough, PA 19320 (610)383-0600

English pub nestled in rolling hills of Chester County horse country.



White Dog Café

200 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA (610) 225-3700

Also on Penn’s campus, trendy, unusual and delicious.




6 thoughts on “Favorite Restaurants in and around Chester County, PA”

  1. Very nice and helpful!! 🙂


  2. Gary Lee Arrington said:

    well it was nice


  3. Johna13 said:

    Thanks for this article. I might also like to say that it can end up being hard if you find yourself in school and merely starting out to create a long credit rating. There are many learners who are only trying to endure and have long or good credit history are often a difficult issue to have.


    • You are so right…It is extremely hard for those who are just getting out of college and who are having a hard time finding a decent paying job, as well as paying their bills. So many are socked with high monthly school loans and unfortunately are forced to use credit cards just to survive. It’s very hard for first time home buyer’s due to the high credit scores that the banking institutions now demand. A word to the wise – don’t use credit cards unless you REALLY have to and live within your means!! Thanks for your comment…Claire and Polly


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s