Best of the Main Line: Food & Drink in 2023

Tell us your favorites in categories like Brunch, BYOB and Italian Restaurant.

Photo by Ed Williams

Find the best food and drink around the Main Line and western suburbs at these top-rated bars and restaurants in 2023.

Alfresco Dining
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Alfresco Dining

Four Dogs Tavern
1300 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester, (610) 692-4367,


Rivertown Taps
226 Bridge St., Phoenixville,

Critics’ Choice: Appetizers

The grilled wings, hummus dip and oversized soft pretzels are fan favorites at this lodge-style eatery and beer garden. We recommend the fried Brussels sprouts, the cheese curds (with dipping sauce) and the massive charcuterie board. 341 Thornton Road, Thornton, (610) 550-3440,

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Rolling Stars
706 E. Market St., Suite 200, West Chester, (484) 947-2626,


Yori’s Church Street Bakery
15 N. Church St., West Chester, (610) 344-9674,


Jimmy’s BBQ
309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 879-8805,

Critics’ Choice: Beef Bourguignon

Sontuosa BYOB
Chef Ernesto Guzman’s braising technique combines burgundy, pinot and brandy for a rich and complex flavor profile. Interestingly, he also prepares the pearl onions and mushrooms separate from the beef and other ingredients. Apparently, it makes a difference. 26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 222-6216,

Critics’ Choice: Beer Garden

The Creamery of Kennett Square
Adding an ice-skating rink this year, this ever-evolving beer garden complex continues to raise the bar for family fun. Along with draft brews, ciders and cocktails, there’s a kitchen offering apps, flatbreads and burgers. Food trucks, outdoor games and live music enhance the festive, all-inclusive vibe. 401 Birch St., Kennett Square, (484) 732-7040,

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Nudy’s Cafe
292 E. Conestoga Road, Wayne, (610) 687-1345,


Levante Brewing
208 Carter Drive, Suite 2, West Chester, (484) 999-8761,

Critics’ Choice: Brewery With Live Music

Steel City Coffee House & Brewery
Ed Simpson and Laura Vernola-Simpson pour a mean latte at this artsy cafe, which features a diverse lineup of electric bands, open-mic nights and acoustic jam sessions. The on-site brewery has tasty suds, and the kitchen rolls out flavorful flatbreads, sandwiches, salads and soups. 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8425,


White Dog Cafe
200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700,

Critics’ Choice: Brunch

On Rosalie’s outdoor porch, ceiling fans, woven bistro chairs and marble tabletops provide a leisurely Euro-style backdrop for an unforgettable weekend brunch. Family-style and à la carte menus feature handmade pasta dishes, a Sunday gravy shakshuka, French toast, and a signature breakfast pizza with sausage, two kinds of cheeses, eggs and arugula. Coffee and classic Italian cocktails keep things lively. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600,

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Ron’s Original Bar & Grille
74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 594-9900,

Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!