Tuesday, May 31 2022 10:21

Brandywine Valley Summer Dining Guide

Written by Marci Tomassone

With things opening up for the summer season, restaurants are thrilled to welcome you, inside or outside, to enjoy the great food and good times they have to offer.



The Farmhouse Restaurant at Loch Nairn
514 McCue Rd.
610.268.2235; LochNairn.com


♥ Nectar
1091 Lancaster Ave.
610.725.9000; TasteNectar.com


Bichrunville Store Café
1403 Hollow Rd.
610.827.9002; BichrunvilleStoreCafe.com

Chadds Ford

Antica Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
1623 Baltimore Pk.
484.770.8631; AnticaPA.com

Brandywine Prime Seafood & Chops
1617 Baltimore Pk.
610.388.8088; BrandywinePrime.com

The Gables at Chadds Ford
423 Baltimore Pk.
610.388.7700; TheGablesAtChaddsFord.com

♥ GuGu Asian Table
638 E. Baltimore Pk., Kennett Square
610.388.1062; GuGuAsianTable.com

Hank’s Place
1625 Creek Rd.
610.388.7061; HanksPlaceChaddsFord.com

Chester Springs

♥ Bloom Southern Kitchen
123 Pottstown Pk.
484.359.4144; BloomSouthernKitchen.com

Epicurean Garage
570 Simpson Dr.
610.615.5189; EpicureanGarage.com

♥ Limoncello
Also in West Chester
499 E. Uwchlan Ave.
610.524.3112; LimoncelloCS.com

♥ Revival Pizza from Stove & Tap
240 Windgate Dr.
610.947.0999; Facebook.com/RevivalPizzaPub


La Maison
1470 Old Ridge Rd.
484.680.1193; MartinsKitchen.com


Amis Trattoria
138 Lancaster Ave.
610.590.4782; AmisTrattoria.com

♥ Pizzeria Vetri
138 W. Lancaster Ave.
484.207.6663; PizzeriaVetri.com

Terrain Café at Devon
138 Lancaster Ave.
610.590.4675; ShopTerrain.com/Devon-Restaurant


♥ Amani’s BYOB / Amani’s North
105 E. Lancaster Ave.
484.237.8179; AmanisBYOB.com; AmanisNorth.com

Estrella Tacos y Mas
202 E. Lancaster Ave.
484.237.2423; EstrellaTacoBar.com

The Social Southern Scratch Kitchen & Bar
Also in West Chester
541 W. Lancaster Ave.
484.593.4113; SocialOn30.com

♥ Station Taproom
207 W. Lancaster Ave.
484.593.0560; StationTaproom.com

Victory Brewing Co.
420 Acorn Ln.
610.873.0881; VictoryBeer.com


Al Pastor
Eagleview Town Center, 560 Wellington Sq.
484.341.8886; EatAlPastor.com

♥ Appetites on Main
286 Main St.
610.594.2030; AppetitesOnMain.com
Dine-in, online ordering and delivery available 7 days for lunch, dinner and late night. Enjoy their open-air, pet-friendly, award-winning outdoor patio, seating over 100 in a relaxing atmosphere. Daily Happy Hours, 4 to 6. Bring your furry friends and enjoy their Doggie Menu. Daily lunch and food specials. Taps, craft beers rotating and over 75 bottles/cans. Kitchen open late daily.

♥ Bluefin
Eagleview Town Center, 555 Wellington Sq.
484.458.3234; BluefinEagleview.com

Good Life Organic Kitchen
559 Wellington Sq.
484.872.2244; GoodLifeOrganicKitchen.com

♥ Iron Hill Taphouse
17 locations
260 Eagleview Blvd.
484.874.2897; IronHillBrewery.com/Exton-PA

♥ Mama Wong
268 Eagleview Blvd.
484.713.8888; BestMamaWong.com

Persis Indian Grill
541 Wellington Sq.
484.341.8445; PersisExton.com

♥ Ron’s Original Bar & Grille
74 E. Uwchlan Ave.
610.594.9900; RonsOriginal.com
Eat Clean. Live Well. Feel Good. Serving good food, that’s good for you, made with only the freshest and cleanest ingredients possible. From non-GMO and hormone/antibiotic-free ingredients to specialty diets, such as gluten-free and vegan, Ron’s has something for everyone. Stop by and check out their fresh new menu and outdoor dining area today.

Suburban Restaurant & Beer Garden
Eagleview Town Center, 570 Wellington Sq.
610.458.BEER; SuburbanBG.com

White Dog Cafe
Coming soon. Also in Wayne
192 E. Welsh Pool Rd.

Kennett Square

Cafe Americana
Also in Wilmington, DE
350 Scarlet Rd.
484.731.4123; CafeAmericana.net

♥ Catherine’s Restaurant
1701 W. Doe Run Rd., Unionville
610.347.2227; CatherinesRestaurant.com

Grain Kennett Square
108 W. State St.
610.444.7232; MeetAtGrain.com

Hearth Kitchen
859 E. Baltimore Pk.
484.732.8320; HearthKennettSquare.com

♥ La Verona
114 E. State St.
610.444.2244; LaVeronaPA.com
Enjoy a relaxing evening of fine Italian cuisine on the side patio decorated with fresh herbs and flowers, or watch the activity on State Street seated in front of the restaurant while you indulge in their exquisite fare. Whether you choose to dine outside or in, their attention to detail shines in selecting the finest and freshest ingredients and carefully prepared dishes. Open Sun–Thurs, 11:30 am to 10:30 pm; Fri–Sat, 11:30 am to midnight.

♥ Letty’s Tavern
201 State St.
610.444.5687; LettysTavern.com

♥ Lily Asian Restaurant
104 W. State St.
610.925.3700; LilySushiAndGrill.com

108 E. State St.
610.925.4984; PortabellosOfKennettSquare.com

Sovana Bistro
696 Unionville Rd.
610.444.5600; SovanaBistro.com

♥ Talula’s Table
102 W. State St.
610.444.8255; TalulasTable.com

♥ Verbena BYOB
102 State St.
484.732.7932; VerbenaBYOB.com


♥ Stone House Grille
1300 Hares Hill Rd.
610.933.1147; StoneHouseGrillePA.com

♥ Kimberton Inn
2105 Kimberton Rd.
610.933.8148; KimbertonInn.com

King of Prussia

King of Prussia Town Center
100 Village Dr.
There are about a dozen restaurants here — Founding Fathers, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao and City Works to name a few.


Avola Kitchen + Bar
625 N. Morehall Rd.
484.328.8584; AvolaKitchenAndBar.com

Bomba Taco + Bar
30 Liberty Blvd.
610.727.5253; BombaTacos.com

♥ Brick & Brew
Also in Media
400 E. King St.
484.320.8688; BrickNBrewPub.com

♥ Classic Diner
352 Lancaster Ave.
610.725.0515; TheClassicDinerPA.com

♥ Dixie Picnic
215 Lancaster Ave.
484.320.8024; DixiePicnic.com

The Fern & Fable
39 Conestoga Rd.
610.647.1631; FarmhousePeoplesLight.com
Scratch cooking and theatrical sensibilities meet in the laidback atmosphere of The Fern & Fable, located in a 1700s Chester County farmhouse and surrounded by award-winning perennial gardens. The Fern & Fable directly supports People’s Light, one of the most accomplished professional theaters in Pennsylvania. Whether you’re here to dine before a performance or just stopping in for dinner, welcome!

♥ General Warren
9 Old Lancaster Rd.
610.296.3637; GeneralWarren.com

Malvern Buttery
233 E. King St.
610.296.2534; MalvernButtery.com

♥ Restaurant Alba
7 W. King St.
610.644.4009; RestaurantAlba.com

♥ Toninos Pizza & Pasta Co.
235 Lancaster Ave.
610.240.9566; ToninosPizzaAndPasta.com
This is a family-run business that prides itself on using the freshest ingredients to make authentic homemade Neapolitan pizza, pasta and signature Italian dishes. They invite you to come in and dine, BYOB, Tuesday to Saturday, for lunch and dinner, Sunday, noon to 9 pm.


Ariano Restaurant & Bar
114 S. Olive St.
610.892.6944; Ariano.net

♥ Azie Media
217 W. State St.
610.566.4750; Azie-Restaurant.com

♥ Brick & Brew
Also in Malvern
26 W. State St.
484.443.8441; BrickNBrewPub.com

Desert Rose
305 W. State St.
484.442.8012; DesertRoseMediaPA.com

♥ Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen
Granite Run Promenade, 1109 W. Baltimore Pk., Suite A
610.891.8880; MaragretKuo.com

♥ Pinocchio’s Restaurant
131 E. Baltimore Ave.
610.566.7767; PinPizza.com
Delco’s favorite family restaurant has both a beautiful deck and a tented outdoor area! Whether you decide to dine outside or in, you’ll be treated to great pizza and world-class beer. Come spend a summer evening with this third-generation family business.

Sterling Pig Brewery
Also in West Chester
609 W. State St.
484.444.2526; SterlingPig.com

Tom’s Dim Sum
13 E. State St.
610.566.6688; TomsDimSum.com

♥ The Towne House
117 Veterans Sq.
484.445.2041; TowneHousePA.com

Newtown Square

Firepoint Grill
3739 West Chester Pk.
484.428.3093; FirepointGrill.com

P.J. Whelihan’s
4803 West Chester Pk.
610.848.4100; PJsPub.com

♥ Teca
Also in West Chester
191 S. Newtown Street Rd.
484.420.4010; TecaRestaurants.com


Trattoria San Nicola
4 Manor Rd.
610.695.8990; SanNicola.net


♥ Avlós Greek Cuisine
258 Bridge St.
610.455.4110; AvlosGr.com

Bistro Dos
400 Bridge St.
484.302.5637; BistroOnBridge.com

♥ Bistro on Bridge
212 Bridge St.
610.935.7141; BistroOnBridge.com

♥ Great American Pub
Also in Wayne
148 Bridge St.
610.917.3333; TheGreatAmericanPub.com

Il Granaio Italian Restaurant & Bar
184 Bridge St.
484.924.8423; IlGranaioPA2.com

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
17 locations
130 E. Bridge St.
610.983.9333; IronHillBrewery.com

♥ La Paloma
101 Bridge St.
484.302.7830; ILovePalomas.com

Sedona Taphouse
Also in West Chester
131 Bridge St. #5
484.302.5714; SedonaTaphouse.com

♥ Steel City Coffehouse & Brewery
203 Bridge St.
484.924.8425; SteelCityCoffeehouse.com

Tai Me Up
301 Bridge St.
484.302.5141; TaiMeUp.com


Blue Elephant
Opening in Wayne
152 E. High St.
484.949.9084; Facebook.com/BlueElephantRestaurant


Tavola Restaurant + Bar
400 W. Sproul Rd.
610.543.2100; Tavolas.com


Broad Table Tavern
12 S. Chester Rd.
610.543.7500; TheInnAtSwat.com


♥ A Taste of Britain
Eagle Village Shops, 503 Lancaster Ave.
610.971.0390; ATOBritain.com

Alessandro’s Wood-Fired Italian & Bar
133 N. Wayne Ave.
484.580.6786; AlessandrosWoodFired.com

At The Table BYOB
11 Louella Ct.
610.964.9700; AtTheTableBYOB.com 

♥ Autograph Brasserie
503 W. Lancaster Ave.
610.964.2588; AutographBrasserie.com

♥ Black Powder Tavern
1164 Valley Forge Rd.
610.293.9333; BlackPowderTavern.com

The Blue Elephant
Opening soon
110 N. Wayne Ave.

♥ Christopher’s A Neighborhood Place
108 N. Wayne Ave.
610.687.6558; ChristophersANeighborhoodPlace.com

214 Sugartown Rd.
484.580.8558; DanDanRestaurant.com

DiBruno Brothers – Bar Alimentari
385 W. Lancaster Ave.
484.581.7888; DiBruno.com

The Goat’s Beard
103 N. Wayne Ave.
484.584.4979; TheGoatsBeardWayne.com

♥ Great American Pub
4 West Ave.
610.964.9535; TheGreatAmericanPub.com

♥ Rosalie
139 E. Lancaster Ave.
610.977.0600; RosalieWayne.com

Teresa’s Café and Next Door Bar
120–126 N. Wayne Ave.
610.293.9909; Teresas-Cafe.com

White Dog Cafe
503 W. Lancaster Ave.
610.688.7646; WhiteDog.com

West Chester

See West Chester article, dining guide and map in this issue.

West Marlborough

♥ The Whip Tavern
1383 N. Chatham Rd.
610.383.0600; TheWhipTavern.com

Northern Delaware

Cafe Americana
Also in Kennett Square
4500 New Linden Hill Rd., Wilmington
302.543.7363; CafeAmericana.net
You’ll find scratch-made comfort food prepared in their open kitchen concept. They use fresh and local ingredients delivered daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from a full menu of classics that include everything from French toast to steak and arepas to empanadas. New outdoor seating area in Wilmington.

Delaware Park Restaurants
777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington
302.994.2521; DelawarePark.com/Dining
Dine in at the horse-themed venue with steakhouse fare at Racing Legends (casino side), the tiered, glass-enclosed dining room overlooking the racing action at the Terrace Dining Room or the intimate Del Cap room located in the Racing Clubhouse and named for the summer classic Stakes race.

Banks’ Seafood Kitchen
101 S. Market St., Wilmington
302.777.1500; BanksSeafoodKitchen.com

♥ Buckley’s Tavern
5812 Kennett Pk., Centreville
302.656.9776; BuckleysTavern.com

Columbus Inn
2216 Pennsylvania Ave., Wilmington
302.571.1492; ColumbusInn.net

Farmer & The Cow
413 N. Market St., Wilmington
302.407.5957; FarmerAndTheCow.com

Jessop’s Tavern
114 Delaware St., New Castle
302.322.6111; Jessops-Tavern.com
Jessop’s strives to be reflective of the American food history, representative of the English, Dutch, Belgian and Swedish presence in the region. You will see Dutch cheeses, Belgian favorites, English pub fare, Swedish sauces and old American dishes. Their bar offers unique beers from around the world and the US, with a special focus on Belgian beers. They offer over 300 Belgian beer bottles and 30 draft offerings with 20 drafts dedicated to Belgians.

♥ La Fia
421 N. Market St., Wilmington
302.543.4474; LaFiaWilmington.com

♥ Le Cavalier at the Green Room Hotel DuPont
42 W. 11th St., Wilmington
302.594.3154; LeCavalierDE.com

Pizza By Elizabeths
3801 Kennett Pk., Greenville Center
302.654.4478; PizzaByElizabeths.com


Deep Blue at Kitty Knight
14028 Augustine Herman Hwy., Georgetown
410.648.5200; DeepBlueRestaurant.com

♥ Recognized in 2022 for We Love Local Dining

Outdoor Dining in Towns and Boroughs

Kennett Square

Kennett Square, with its award-winning boutiques, cafes and restaurants, is in bloom again this summer. The popular Third Thursdays on State Street return with outdoor dining, live music, food trucks, pop-up vendors and more. Other special events include Kennett Collaborative’s inaugural Kennett Blooms on June 10–12 and their first annual Kennett Summerfest Wine & Spirits Festival on Sunday, June 12. Enjoy live music and craft beer at Kennett Brewing Company, ice cream from Kennett’s own Michoacana Homemade Ice Cream and the outdoor beer garden vibe on Birch Street at Braloch Brewing and the Creamery. HistoricKennettSquare.com.


The Media Business Authority is proud to announce the return of Dining Under the Stars, downtown Media’s signature event. Dozens of restaurants in Media’s historic State Street District offer outdoor seating in a picture-perfect setting, serving delicious cuisine from around the world. Dining Under the Stars starts at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening. Many of Media’s eclectic independent shops stay open late for guests to browse, and every week M&T Bank will highlight a different local nonprofit organization in the Plum Street Mall. VisitMediaPA.com.


Come out to Phoenixville on the 100 and 200 blocks of Bridge Street from 2 p.m. Friday through 7 a.m. Monday, where businesses will set up in the closed sidewalk and roadway for the following hours: Fri., 4 to 11 p.m.; Sat.–Sun., 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Open through November 29, with hours closing one hour earlier after Labor Day. The Main and Bridge Street parking lot will also be closed for the duration of the road closure. Phoenixville.org.

West Chester

Gay Street Open-Air Market is back! West Chester is excited to see you and will have plenty of outdoor dining and shopping options. While you’re there, make sure to check out all the fun throughout West Chester’s vibrant downtown. In addition to street parking, there are over 1,400 parking spots available in the parking garages and lots surrounding the downtown. For more info on parking, visit DowntownWestChester.com.

Summer Sipping at Local Breweries

Here are local breweries that brew their own beer. Most serve food, some have food trucks or let you BYOF (food).



Tired Hands Brewing Co.

Aston, Chadds Ford

2SP Brewing Co.


Bald Birds Brewing Company


Be Here Brewing Co.


La Cabra Brewing

Will’s + Bill’s

Chadds Ford, Malvern

McKenzie Brew House

Chester Springs

Stickman Brews
Also in Royersford


Animated Brewing Co.


Amani’s North Craft Cocktail Bar

Dublin Brewing

East Branch Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Co.
5 locations in PA & NC


Iron Hill Taphouse

Stolen Sun Brewing & Coffee Roasting

Honey Brook

322 Taproom, Suburban Brewing Co.

Kennett Square

Braeloch Brewing

The Creamery

Kennett Brewing Co.


Locust Lane Craft Brewery

Lot 6 Beer Garden


Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
17 locations in PA, NJ and DE

Sterling Pig Brewing
Also in West Chester


Rebel Hill Brewing Company

Rec Room/Conshohocken Brewing

Root Down Brewing Company

Sly Fox Brewery
Also in Pottstown

Stable 12 Brewing Co.

Steel City Coffeehouse & Brewery


Pottstown United Brewing

Spring City

Tuned Up Brewing Company

West Chester

Artillery Brewing Co.

Iron Hill Brewery

Levante Brewing Co.

Wrong Crowd Beer Company


Argilla Brewing Co. & Pietro’s Pizza
Newark. ArgillaBrewing.com

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Rohoboth Beach. Dogfish.com
And 6 Cannery Village Center, Milton

Stitch House Brewery
Wilmington. StitchHouseBrewery.com

Wilmington Brew Works

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