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The 2020 Guide to the Main Line Area’s Restaurants

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The Main Line Today Dining Guide is a selection of the area’s finest eateries curated by our editors. Advertisers are guaranteed placement. All others have been reviewed by our critics. 

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American


A&M Factory 

This eco-conscious breakfast-and-lunch spot serves an imaginative organic, gluten-free and grain-free menu. Signature items include a hearty breakfast burrito, and a delicious smoothie bowl, plus creative wraps and salads for lunch.

360 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 318-7537, $

Cedar Hollow Inn 

Chef Stephen Guiseppe of the Culinary Institute of America adds personal flair and imagination to a delectable menu of American Continental dishes. Daily chef’s specials are creative, unpredictable and inspired.

2455 Yellow Springs Road, Malvern, (610) 296- 9006, $$

Duling-Kurtz House 

An 1830 Chester County farmhouse sets the mood for a candlelit dining experience. The menu features rack of lamb, Chateaubriand for two, and seafood.

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

Epicurean Garage 

Chef Lee Krasley reclaims his culinary territory in the western suburbs with local farm-grown comfort food like poutine, burgers, cayenne-honey-dipped fried chicken and waffles, and his famous meatloaf.

570 Simpson Drive, Chester Springs, (610) 615-5189, $

 

Epicurean Garage // Photo By Ed Williams.

Four Dogs Tavern

This old favorite keeps the crowds coming with its well-executed comfort food and lively outdoor patio.

1300 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester, (610) 692-4367, $$


Related Article:  Marshallton’s Four Dogs Tavern Creates Fetching Cuisine


General Warren Inne 

An exceptional fine dining experience, this historic B&B also offers quaint lodging in elegant guest suites restored to their 18th-century charm. The General Warren also hosts weddings, private parties and corporate events.

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

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant 

Consistent, family-friendly American cuisine and award-winning beer are the calling cards of this growing regional chain.

Various locations, $$

Jimmy’s BBQ 

Mouthwatering authentic barbecue.

309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 879-8805, BYOB,  $

Ludwig’s Grill & Oyster Bar 

Oysters of many varieties are among the offerings at this elegant mainstay. Also look for land-based fare like duck, prime sirloin steak and beef short rib.

2904 Conestoga Road, Glenmoore, (610) 458-5336, $$$

Malvern Buttery

A unique eatery and coffeehouse combination, the Buttery offers rustic sandwiches, fresh salads, great coffee and more.

233 E. King St., Malvern, (610) 296-2534, $

McKenzie Brew House 

This local brewery chain specializes in handcrafted beer, sassy American cuisine and a family-friendly atmosphere.

Various locations, $$

Nick Filet 

Great Valley High School graduate Nick Kline’s eatery ups the ante on quick-service cuisine, heaping fresh filet mignon onto an Amoroso Kaiser roll.

111 E. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, (484) 318-8545, $

Nook & Kranny Kafe 

The kitchen at this cozy cottage serves enticing all-day breakfast fare. Lunch specials range from barbecued pork to a buttery Monte Cristo.

847 Valley Forge Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-5393, $

 

Nook & Kranny Kafe // Tessa Marie Images.

Portabellos

Classic dishes and a homey setting complement a refreshingly old-school approach to cookery.

108 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 925-4984, BYOB, $$

Righteous Tap House 

This unexpected gem offers a selection of well-executed bar fare with a decadent twist. Highlights include fish and chips, bacon-flecked
mac and cheese, tasty tacos, and hearty burgers.

1548 Shadyside Road, West Chester, (484) 593-0850, $$

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille 

Specialties include filet mignon, crab cakes, and slow-roasted beef and pork sandwiches. The bar offers an award-winning beer list.

74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 594-9900, $

Roots Cafe 

At this farm-sourced eatery, the food is as honest as the menu’s freshly sourced philosophy.

133 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 455-0100, BYOB $$


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Sedona Taphouse

A large patio, well-executed Southwest Arizona cuisine and over 250 beer options give this classy franchise an indie feel. You can’t lose with the bacon-wrapped, cheese-stuffed jalapeños, succulent burgers and superb tacos.

131 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 302-5714, $$

Slow Hand 

Retro vibes abound at this two-story gem, which serves an ever-revolving locally sourced selection of elevated bar food. Highlights include Nashville hot wings and slider-like Belly Bombers.

30 N. Church St., West Chester, (484) 999-8638, $$

 

Slow Hand // Photo By Steve Legato

Split Rail Tavern 

This hip, welcoming gastro-pub is staffed by an eager young team serving carefully crafted cuisine and libations.

15 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (484) 999-8805, $$

Steel City Coffeehouse 

This casual live-music hub excels at a creative selection of flatbreads.

203 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8425, BYOB, $

Stottsville Inn 

This restored circa-1858 stayover destination has nine rooms and an enclosed private dining room. The kitchen offers a creative spin on chicken wings (charred), steaks, seafood, pan pizza and other comforting standbys.

3512 Strasburg Road, Coatesville, (484) 718-5121, $$

Suburban Restaurant and Beer Garden 

Two concepts find success at this busy spot. On one side, there’s a beer garden; on the other, creative upscale farm-to-table cuisine.

570 Wellington Square, Exton, (610) 458-2337, $$

Verbena BYOB 

Seasoned chef Scott Morozin’s cozy 36-seat eatery showcases his considerable talents in the kitchen. Starters like a creamless mushroom soup and vodka-cured Ora King salmon are punchy and flavorful, as are second-course options like the Bristol Bay scallops.

102 State St., (484) 732-7932, Kennett Square, BYOB $$


ASIAN


Bua Loy 

Chef Bualoy Phengmisouk serves authentic Laotian and Thai dishes that are as flavorful as they are affordable. Standouts include the tapioca noodles, satays, curries and stir-fries.

300 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon, (610) 341-8162, BYOB $$

Nui Nui Kitchen 

Nui Kullana’s revamped Asian fusion eatery offers poke bowls, Pad Thai, curry dishes and standouts like General Tso’s Chilean sea bass.

301 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 302-5141, BYOB $

Veekoo Asian Cuisine 

Grab a seat at the sushi bar, or try any of the Chinese, Thai and Japanese specialties.

564 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (484) 318-7655, BYOB $$


EUROPEAN


Alfredo

Alfredo’s authentic Italian menu draws its inspiration from Naples and features fresh fish, hand-rolled pastas and more.

668 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 640-2962, BYOB $$

Anthony’s Cucina Fresca // Photo By Ed Williams

Andiario

Reservations are a must at this acclaimed spot, which has just 34 seats. An open kitchen gives diners a behind-the-scenes look at the sumptuous offerings—everything from guinea hen to decadent pastas to a delicate Pocono trout.

106 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0919, BYOB $$$

Anthony’s Cucina Fresca 

Chef Danilo Angelucci and his wife, Katherine, preside over a welcoming trattoria that serves delicious antipasto, tempting meat-and-cheese boards, handmade pizza, build-your-own pastas, and hearty entrées like veal, filet mignon and baked salmon.

78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-5544, $$

Avola Kitchen + Bar 

Highlights from Avola’s well-crafted menu include the undeniably Greek Shrimp Saganaki and gnocchetti with tender braised lamb in a rich red-wine-and-caper sauce.

625 N. Morehall Road, Malvern, (484) 328-8584, $

Dolce Zola 

Pastas are the real standout here. Especially good are the angel hair and tonnarelli, with hearty sauces like ragu, Bolognese, bacon-flecked carbonara and jalapeño-infused puttanesca.

134 E. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0760, BYOB $$

Hearth Kitchen 

Bryan Sikora’s latest stellar contribution to the suburban culinary scene boasts playfully upscale standouts like ricotta gnocchi and chopped-clam-and-bacon toast.

847 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, (484) 732-8320, $$

La Fava Restaurant and Bar

One of Glen Mills’ more recent culinary entrants offers a menu of authentic Mediterranean-accented dishes like chargrilled Spanish octopus tendrils, grilled langostino and some of the best pastas around.

1102 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (484) 840-8603, $$


Related Article: La Fava Brings the Taste of the Mediterranean to Glen Mills


La Verona 

Among the menu standouts at this Kennett favorite are antipasti classics like bruschetta and mussels marinara, along with escargot and other French staples. The house-made pastas are exemplary—in particular, the spinach-and-mushroom ravioli with sun-dried tomato pesto.

114 State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-2244, $$

Limoncello 

Both popular locations specialize in rustic and rich Southern Italian cuisine, with a vast and diverse menu and a lively bar scene.

499 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (610) 524-3112, 9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230; $$

Opa Taverna 

At this prime corner spot in downtown West Chester, the Mediterranean coastline is evoked in everything from the citrusy hummus to the ample gyro platters. The lamb chops also shine, as does the fish—much of it flown in from Greece.

40 E. Gay St., (610) 696-4100, BYOB, $

Tiramisu

This low-key 65-seat eatery delivers Roman-Jewish cuisine with a twist.

720 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 906-3299, $$

Vickers Restaurant

Serving traditional Continental cuisine with a French influence, Vickers offers tableside cooking and flambé in a historic landmark.

192 E. Welsh Pool Road (at Gordon Drive), Exton, (610) 363-7998, $$


INTERNATIONAL


Byrsa Bistro 

Ahmed and Christine Chraga wow diners with traditional paella, fragrant chicken tagine, seafood linguini, cavatelli and lamb. The restaurant has a full liquor license, but offers BYOB with no corkage fee.

128 Glen Mills Road,  Glen Mills, (610) 444-3277, $$

 

Byrsa Bistro // Photo By Ed Williams.

Louette’s BYO 

Louette’s international array of creative small plates are the centerpiece of a menu that changes almost daily—save for delicious constants like charred broccolini with marcona almonds and goat cheese.

106 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-9906, BYOB  $$


LATIN AMERICAN


Más Mexicali Cantina 

Mexican favorites dominate the menu at this vast corner eatery, with an expansive rooftop dining-and-drinking area in warm months.

102 E. Market St., West Chester, (610) 918-6280, $

 

 



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AMERICAN


118 North 

With Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft’s Biff Gottehrer now overseeing the kitchen, this popular live music venue has upgraded its menu with poutine-inspired fries, savory burgers, grilled swordfish and more.

118 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 971-2628, $$

333 Belrose Bar & Grill 

Carlo deMarco’s seasonal, sophisticated New American cuisine is made with the best local products and ingredients.

333 Belrose Lane, Radnor, (610) 293-1000, $$

Avenue Kitchen

The menu at this hip eatery trends toward simpler fare and uncomplicated ingredients, yet it still delivers a polished, chic ambiance.

509 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, (484) 800-8070, $


Related Article: Wayne’s Fine Dining Scene Adds Autograph Brasserie


Autograph Brasserie 

Offering quality ingredients and an upscale bar scene, this Marty Grims creation succeeds equally in celebrating pop culture and
first-rate cuisine.

503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 964-2588, $$$

Brick & Brew Gastropub

The handiwork of Havertownie Tom Kane and beer-and-spirits aficionado Mike Grubb, Brick & Brew doesn’t skimp on its impressively executed pub fare.

Various locations, $

 

Brick & Brew Gastropub // Photo By Steve Legato

Edgewood Café & BYOB

With its well-executed Italian-American cuisine and friendly service, this surprising mom-and-pop sleeper has earned a devoted following.

1304 Edgewood Road, Havertown, (484) 453-8851, BYOB, $$

Firepoint Grill 

Showcasing an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill, Firepoint offers an eclectic menu filled with rich, natural flavors, fresh cocktails, seasonal craft beers and a diverse wine selection­—all in a warm, inviting atmosphere.

3739 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (484) 428-3093, $$

 

Firepoint Grill // Photo By Steve Legato

The Gables at Chadds Ford 

The Gables’ redesigned menu spotlights fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Stop by for happy hour and try the award-winning sangria.

423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-7700, $$

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill 

Located in the Radnor Hotel, Glenmorgan has a contemporary atmosphere perfect for enjoying classic cocktails, spirited American cuisine and monthly chef’s specials.

593 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids, (610) 341-3188, $$

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar 

Prolific restaurateur Dave Magrogan’s farm-to-table concept features an organic seasonal menu, with most items under 500 calories.

Various locations, $$

Local Wine & Kitchen 

With its citified feel and inventive menu tailored for shareable dining, the Local is a foodie favorite.

39 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-4740, $$

Main & Vine 

Just a stone’s throw from Villanova University, this Northern California-style bistro is no student hangout­—but it should impress discerning parents. Chef Charles Vogt excels at tuna tataki, truffled Camembert, bucatini with baby clams, and other sumptuous fare.

789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (484) 380-3688, $$$

 

Main & Vine // Photo By Steve Legato.

Meghan’s Restaurant Breakfast and Lunch

All salads—including the egg, tuna, and popular chicken salad—are made on the premises. Pies, cakes and muffins are baked fresh daily, and omelets and sandwiches are made to order.

1117 Smithbridge Road, (610) 459-3022, $

The Original Thunderbird 

Celebrating its 63rd year in business, the family-owned Thunderbird offers an extensive menu, including cheesesteak egg rolls, stromboli bites, chicken piccata, hoagies, wraps, breakfast pizzas and sandwiches, and more.

2323 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 356-8869, $

Pinnochio’s Restaurant

Recognized as the first pizzeria in Delaware County, this family-owned restaurant sets the standard for fresh homemade pies.

131 E. Baltimore Ave., Media, (610) 566-7767, $

Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft 

This speakeasy-inspired tavern is equal parts hippie nostalgia and hipster flair. Impeccably crafted comfort fare includes pretzeled Parker House rolls with truffle butter, fries awash in a decadently cheesy sea of fontina-cheddar and brisket chunks, and a heavenly charred octopus.

29 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 486-7477, $$

Ryan Christopher’s 

Celebrating 10 years, Ryan Christopher’s offers American bistro fare, from pasta, steaks and veal to fresh seafood.

245 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-9282, BYOB $$

Sterling Pig Brewery 

This open, airy spot with two locations offers wood-fired pizzas, hearty signature barbecue and eight rotating taps.

609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526; 113 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 999-8026; $$

Tap 24 

Gastro-pub cuisine, 24 rotating craft beers, craft cocktails and more make this a great place to get together with friends and family.

36 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8839, $$

Tavola Restaurant & Bar

Springfield Country Club’s stylish American eatery is open to the public seven days a week. It offers a spacious dining room and an outdoor patio with a fire pit. 400 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, (610) 543-2100, $$

Tired Hands Brewing Company and Fermentaria 

The focus may be on award-winning beer, but the sandwiches, cheeses and charcuterie are also noteworthy at Tired Hands. Fermentaria expands the brand and elevates the menu.

16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-7621; 35 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore, (484) 413-2983; $$

White Dog Cafe

Consistent execution, a sustainable mindset, local ingredients and a lively atmosphere have all come to define this highly regarded—and busy—eatery.

Various locations, $$


ASIAN


Asiana Garden 

Exceptional Thai cuisine prepared by experienced chefs.

232 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 293-7500, BYOB $

Azie 

Pan-Asian favorites get an upscale twist in Azie’s modern setting.

217 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-4750; 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700; $$

DanDan 

Kevin and Catherina Huang bring their Center City concept to the suburbs, offering authentic Szechuan-Taiwanese cuisine.

214 Sugartown Road, (484) 580-8558, $


Related Article: DanDan in Wayne is Dishing up Szechuan-Taiwanese Cuisine


Maido! 

This family-owned spot offers authentic Japanese groceries and home-style cuisine.

5 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 417-6745, $

Margaret Kuo’s

This Main Line mainstay has long been known for its exceptional Chinese and Japanese cusine and first-rate service.

Various locations, $

Margaret Kuo’s Mandarin 

Enjoy simple ingredients with artful, flavorful flair. Standouts include the dim sum, kung pao squid.

190 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 647-5488, BYOB $$

Pho Street 

Delicious street food that takes its inspiration from the Nam Dinh markets of Vietnam, served in a no-frills atmosphere.

1001 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-1413; 204 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, (610) 544-3934; BYOB  $

Songsan Korean BBQ  

This intimate Rittenhouse Place nook has just 12 tables, where diners can prepare their own combo platters of marinated center-cut short ribs or spicy chicken, thinly sliced pork belly or tender beef brisket on an electric grill.

66 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, (610) 642-3184. BYOB $$

 

Songsan Korean Barbecue // Photo By Ed Williams

 


EUROPEAN


A la Maison Bistro

This rustic yet elegant spot transports diners to the European countryside.

53 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 412-8009, BYOB $$

A Taste of Britain Café

Enjoy afternoon tea, served all day. Or choose from a selection of homemade sandwiches, desserts and more.

503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 971-0390, BYOB $

Antica 

Affordable and authentic, Antica brings regional Italian flair to the Brandywine Valley.

1623 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (484) 770-8631, BYOB $$

Ardé Osteria & Pizzeria

True to its mission of bringing simple, inspiring food to diners, Ardé is an ideal spot for lunch, a Neapolitan pie or a full dinner.

133 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-6786, $$

Cornerstone Bistro & Artisanal Market 

Christine and Nick Kondra’s market offers local cheeses, gift baskets and hard-to-find beers and wines. The restaurant, with its 14-seat chef’s counter, offers finesse from start to finish.

1 West Ave., (610) 688-1888, $$$

Estia Greek Taverna 

Estia impresses with two dining rooms, a relaxing bar and exceptional updates of traditional Greek fare.

222 N. Radnor-Chester Road, Radnor, (484) 581-7124 $$

Fellini Café

Gourmet Italian food in a relaxed, casual environment.

3541 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-6131;  2 Waterview Road, West Chester, (484) 999-8407, BYOB  $$

La Belle Epoque Bistro 

Enjoy specialties like French onion soup, crêpes and seasonal entrées. The bar offers craft cocktails and a great selection of wines by the glass.

38 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-6808, $$

La Padella  

Nick and Kayla Amoroso’s welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar specializes in modernized Italian-American classics like thick-cut veal Parmesan and bone-in Marsala. The seafood is top-notch, too.

100 State Road, Media, (484) 445-4445, $$

 

La Padella // Photo By Ed Williams

Pepperoncini 

This charming spot offers Italian favorites like fried ravioli and chicken Parmesan, plus sumptuous seafood dishes.

25 S. Eagle Road, Havertown, (484) 454-5995, BYOB  $$

Teca Newtown Square 

This Delaware County version of the downtown West Chester favorite specializes in Neapolitan pizzas and hand-spun pastas, plus an international wine selection.

191 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (484) 420-4010, $$

 

International

 

Shere-E-Punjab

The diverse menu at this sophisticated local chain offers an authentic and flavorful take on the cuisine of India.

Various locations, $$

 

Latin American

 

Agave

The well-executed traditional dishes at this low-key gem include creamy guacamole, octopus ceviche, tacos, enchiladas and burritos.

1620 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (484) 770-8345, BYOB $$

Diego’s Cantina & Tequila Bar 

A Tex-Mex-style eatery featuring lunch specials and a late-night menu Friday and Saturday, plus drink specials, a great beer selection and over 60 tequilas.

214 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8741, $

Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen 

Tasty basics like enchiladas and tacos are standouts, along with grilled ahi tuna, tilapia, Mexican-inspired pork chops and more.

113 S. Olive St., Media, (610) 565-7794, BYOB $

 

 



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American 

 

J. Alexander’s Restaurant

A contemporary American restaurant known for its wood-fired cuisine, J. Alexander’s offers a wide selection of classics, including prime rib, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and entrée salads. The full-service bar offers an outstanding selection of wines.

256 Mall Blvd., King of Prussia, (484) 322-2000, $$$

Bodega by La Cabra Brewing 

Dan Popernack’s new venture excels at wood-fired eats like brisket, baby-back ribs and wings, all of which pair perfectly with La Cabra’s rotating selection of unique brews.

810 Glenbrook Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-2337, $

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood 

Opulence abounds at Eddie V’s, as does high-quality food like USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood. Pricey highlights include black cod steeped in miso and twin South African lobster tails. Daily happy hour features live jazz.

670 W. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, (610) 337-7823, $$$

The Grog Grill

This popular bar and restaurant features high-quality food and an extensive wine,
liquor and beer selection.

863 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-5870, $

Jasper’s Westside  

The second iteration of Jasper’s Backyard offers the same cool neighborhood vibe and elevated American bar food. Small plates
include crispy pork-belly bites and signature sandwiches. A flatiron steak and herb-roasted chicken are among the standout dinner classics.

 

Photo By Ed Williams.

101 Ford St., West Conshocken, (484) 368-3529, $$

Lunch Box

This tiny eatery dishes up simple breakfast and lunch items like pancakes and chicken salad. The real draw, though, is its monthly six-course “Tide to Table” dinners, featuring an array of fresh seafood.

951 Youngs Ford Road, Gladwyne, (610) 642-9608. BYOB  $

Tango 

Contemporary American offerings include creamy white-button-mushroom and four-cheese onion soups and an extensive appetizer selection.

39 Morris Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-9500, $$


Related Article: Bryn Mawr’s Tango Is the Perfect Lunch Spot


Taphouse 23 

This cool neighborhood joint features multi-ethnic classics like beer-soaked mussels, pierogies and excellent wood-fired pizzas, along with 35 beers on tap and a killer patio.

266 E. 4th St., Bridgeport, (610) 277-2323, $$

Tin Lizard Brewing Company 

A two-story barbecue joint and microbrewery offering small-batch brews and smokehouse specialties like tender carved brisket.

1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1100, $

 


Asian


 

Coco Thai Bistro

At Coco, orchids, philodendron, lavender and daisies abound. The menu is equally colorful, thanks to standout dishes like Coco Turkey Dumplings and spicy quinoa, shrimp and crab served with a side of fragrant Massaman curry.

231 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 667-7634, BYOB  $


European


The Bercy

Joe Monnich and Justin Weathers’ vivacious French-style brasserie makes the most of an Ardmore landmark. Its approachable bistro menu includes tuna tartare Napoleon and a Duroc pork chop.

7 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 589-0500, $$$

 

The Bercy // Photo By Steve Legato.

Citron & Rose Tavern & Market

Glatt kosher meets gourmet at this sleek spot, which puts a modern spin on Eastern European Jewish classics.
261 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 257-7577, $$

Lourdas Greek Taverna 

The consistently excellent fare at this family-owned institution includes classic Greek dishes like gyros, moussaka, souvlaki, fresh seafood and more.

50 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-0288, BYOB $$

Savona Restaurant

This well-heeled establishment continues to excel at classic Riviera-inspired dining. Signature dishes include the deliciously seasoned chicken under a brick and Scottish salmon.

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

 


International


Saffron Indian Kitchen 

Blended spices are the true stars at Saffron, which offers an exceptional array of nouveau and traditional Indian cuisine.

Various locations, $$

 


Latin American


Coyote Crossing

This Conshy institution features authentic Mexican food and the best mezcal bar in Philadelphia.

800 Spring Mill Ave., (610) 825-3000, $$

 

 



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American


At the Table 

11 Louella Court, Wayne, (610) 964-9700

Birchrunville Store Cafe 

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

Black Lab Bistro 

248 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 935-5988

 

At the Table // Photo By Steve Legato

Blackfish BYOB 

119 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 397-0888

Brunch

521 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 832-5708

Catherine’s Restaurant 

1701 W. Doe Run Road, Kennett Square, (610) 347-2227

The Classic Diner 

352 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 725-0515; 16 E. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 947-0809

Edgewood Cafe & BYOB 

1304 Edgewood Road, Havertown, (484) 453-8851

Em J’s Café 

814 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 644-8275

Fabio & Danny’s Station Café 

135 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 964-0300.

Fayette Street Grille 

308 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 567-0366.

* High Street Caffe 

322 S. High St., West Chester, (610) 696-7435.

House 

110-114 S. Jackson St., Media, (610) 566-2505.

Jimmy’s BBQ 

309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 879-8805.

* Northbrook MarketPlace 

1805 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, (610) 793-1210.


Related Article:  The 25 Best BYOBs Around Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs


The Orangery at Glen Isle

130 S. Lloyd Ave., Downingtown, (484) 401-5554.

Raw Can Roll Café

767 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-8454.

Ryan Christopher’s

245 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-9282.

Sabrina’s Cafe

50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, (484) 412-8790.

Shoo Mama’s Farm Fresh Café 

66 E. Street Road, West Chester, (484) 315-8431.

The Silverspoon 

503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7646.

Spence Cafe 

131 N. High St., West Chester, (610) 918-1272.

Stone House Grille 

1300 Hares Hill Road, Kimberton, (610) 933-1147.

Talula’s Table 

102 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-8255.

Terrain Cafe 

914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 459-6030.

Twelves Grill & Café 

10 Exchange Place, West Grove, (610) 869-4020.

Verbena BYOB 

102 State St., Kennett Square, (484) 732-7932.

 

Verbena BYOB // Photo By Steve Legato.

* The Whip Tavern 

1383 N. Chatham Road, Coatesville, (610) 383-0600.

Wyndham Alumnae House 

101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-5236.   

 


Asian


Asian Café 

550 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-2227.

Asiana Garden 

232 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (610) 293-7500.

Asuka 

1502 West Chester Pike, West Chester, (610) 738-8888.

* Azie 

217 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-4750.

* Azie on Main 

789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700.

B2 BlueFin 

401 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 227-1507.

Baan Thai 

704 W. Nields St., West Chester, (610) 696-0800.

Bamboo

245 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 296-7711.

BlueFin 

2820 Dekalb Pike, East Norriton, (610) 277-3917.

Bluefin Eagleview 

555 Wellington Square, Exton, (610) 458-3234.

Bua Loy Cuisine 

300 W. Lancaster Ave., Devon, (610) 341-8162.

Bunha Faun

152 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 651-2836.

Chabaa Thai Bistro 

4343 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 483-1979.

Chiangmai 

108 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 397-1757.

Chikara Sushi & Asian Fusion

131 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 917-8888.

Coco Thai Bistro 

231 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 667-7634.

Downtown Bangkok Cafe 

705 Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-4800.

 

Downtown Bangkok Cafe // Photo By Steve Legato.

Fusion Restaurant 

1107 West Chester Pike, West Chester, (610) 429-9999.

Ginza

801 Montgomery Ave., Penn Valley, (610) 668-9959.

Golden Bowl 

33 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, (610) 649-3382.

Golden Dragon 

200 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, (610) 828-2190.

Guo’s Garden 

569 W. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 524-7178.

Han Dynasty 

260 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, (610) 524-4002; 4356 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 508-2066; 70 Buckwalter Road, Royersford, (610) 792-9600.

Happy Maki

200 W. Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, (484) 351-8629.

Harusame

2371 Haverford Road, Ardmore, (610) 649-7192.

Heng’s Thai Cuisine 

1156 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, (484) 625-7777.

Heng’s Thai Express 

500 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (484) 455-7633.

Himalayan Exotic Indian Cuisine 

81 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 644-4550.

Hunan Restaurant 

47 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 642-3050.

Kabuki 

180 E. Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia, (610) 878-9203.

Kaffir Thai Cuisine 

20 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, (610) 449-4414.

La Na Thai-French Cuisine 

33 W. State St., Media, (610) 892-7787.

Liki Sushi and Hibachi 

243 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, (610) 983-9960.

Lily Asian Cuisine 

104 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 925-3700.

Mama Wong 

268 Eagleview Blvd., Exton, (484) 713-8888.

Mango Tree Bistro 

3120 Ridge Pike, Eagleville, (610) 631-0969.

Margaret Kuo’s Mandarin

190 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 647-5488.

* Margaret Kuo’s Media 

4-6 W. State St., Media, (610) 892-0115.

Masami

1260 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, (610) 789-3222.

Masamoto 

1810 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 358-5538.

* Mikado Thai Pepper 

64 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 642-5591.

Murasaki

475 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (484) 341-8362.

Nooddi Thai Chef 

364 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, (610) 361-8086; 42 E. State St., Media, (610) 892-8710.

Nui Nui Kitchen 

301 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 935-8613.

Oriental Pearl 

1550 Paoli Pike, West Chester, (610) 692-5888.

Pho Now 

3911 W. Lincoln Hwy., Downingtown, (484) 237-8010.

Pho Street 

1001 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-1413, 204 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, (610) 544-3934.

Queen Cuisine 

100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 358-2665.

R&G’s Ping Pong 

273 E. Swedesford Road, Wayne, (610) 254-0281.

Shogun 3 Japanese Steak House 

1375 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (610) 853-3939.

Siamese Princess 

36 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-2755.

Silk Cuisine 

654 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-2470.

Sushi Land 

861 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-5527.

SuTao Café 

81 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 651-8886.

Szechuan Hill 

1238 Township Line Road, Drexel Hill, (610) 789-9209.

Temaki Sushi Bar 

19 S. Olive St., Media, (610) 566-5363.

Thai Orchid 

556 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 651-7840.

Thai Place Restaurant 

700 Nutt Road, Phoenixville, (610) 917-9943.

Tom’s Dim Sum 

13 E. State St., Media, (610) 566-6688.

Tsunami 

10 W. Market St., West Chester, (610) 430-3300.

Umami Asian Bistro and Sushi Bar 

150 Eagleview Blvd., Exton, (610) 594-1510.

Veekoo Asian Cuisine 

564 W. Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (484) 318-7655; 333 N. 10th Ave., Royersford, (610) 948-5433.

Wasabi 

686 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, (610) 738-8878.

Win Wah 

106 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 825-9485.

Woojung

1017 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 272-2869.

Yanako Restaurant 

4345 Main St., Manayunk, (267) 297-8151.

Yokohama

10 Marchwood Road, Exton, (610) 524-8110.

Yuki Sushi 

212 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (610) 359-8418.

 Zwei

163 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, (610) 363-1850.


European


A la Maison Bistro 

53 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (484) 412-8009.

A Taste of Britain 

503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 971-0390.

Alfredo

668 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 640-2962.

Allegria Ristorante Italiano 

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

Amani’s BYOB 

105 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-8179.

Andiario 

106 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0919.

Anthony’s Wood Oven Pizzeria and Ristorante Italiano 

410 W. Lincoln Hwy., Exton, (610) 524-6666.

Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant 

27 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 647-7400.

Antica

1623 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (484) 770-8631.

Ardé Osteria 

133 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-6786.

Burrata Havertown 

26 E. Eagle Road, Havertown, (610) 808-9933.

Byrsa Bistro 

128 Glen Mills Road, Glen Mills, (610) 558-4700; 127 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-5050.

Café Baladi 

235 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (856) 272-6339.

Carmine’s Parkside Pizza 

180 Little Conestoga Road, Chester Springs, (610) 458-8200.

Cascata Caffe 

801 W. Sproul Road, Springfield, (610) 690-5430.

Core de Roma Trattoria 

327 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 701-8485.

The Couch Tomato Cafe 

31 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0241.

Crust Mediterranean 

872 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-7300.

Desert Rose 

305 W. State St., Media, (484) 442-8012.

Enzo’s Italian Eatery 

1400 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, (610) 399-3500.

Fattoush Mediterranean Cuisine 

182 E. Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 568-4465.

Fellini Cafe

3541 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-6131; 2 Waterview Road, West Chester, (484) 999-8407.

Fellini Cafe of Media 

106 W. State St., Media, (610) 892-7616.

Floga Bistro 

826 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, (610) 444-6500.

Frankie’s Fellini Cafe 

678 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 647-1737.

Fraschetta 

816 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-1007.

Fresco Pizza & Grill 

228 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (610) 356-4171.

Gennaro’s Italian Kitchen 

4600 Pennell Road, Aston, (610) 497-3393.

Giampino’s Cucina Italiana 

1254 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (610) 853-9330.

Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria 

2401 W. Main St., Norristown, (610) 539-0155.

Il Granaio 

711 Concord Road, Glen Mills, (610) 459-8469.

Jules Thin Crust Pizza 

149 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-6100; 114 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 580-8003.

* La Locanda Ristorante Italiano 

4989 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-7033.

* La Verona

114 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-2244.

* Limoncello Ristorante 

499 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (610) 524-3112; 9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230.

Lourdas Greek Taverna 

50 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-0288.

Marokko 

54 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 658-6246.

The Mediterranean 

150 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 431-7074.

Oasis

821 W. Main St., Lansdale, (215) 368-9230.

Olive Tree Mediterranean Grill 

379 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-7911.

Opa Taverna 

40 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 696-4100.

 

Opa Taverna // Photo By Steve Legato.

Pasta Via 

824 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 940-0722.

Pescatore

134 Bala Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (610) 660-9400.

* Pepperoncini BYOB 

25 S. Eagle Road, Havertown, (484) 454-5995.

Pomodoro Pizza & Italian Restaurant 

200 Chestnut St., Downingtown, (610) 873-0405.

Portabellos of Kennett Square 

108 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 925-4984.

Ravanesi Pizzeria Napoletana 

790 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (484) 840-8912.

* Restaurant Alba 

7 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 644-4009.

Ristorante Toscano 

213 N. Broad St., Lansdale, (215) 362-8002.

Sage Mediterranean Cuisine 

150 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 927-4168.

Sal’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria

152 Eagleview Blvd., Exton, (610) 363-4900.

Sontuosa BYOB 

26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 222-6216.

Soprano’s Trattoria & Caterers 

3072 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 359-9355.

Spring Mill Café 

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

* Tiramisu Cucina Romana

720 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 906-3299.

Trattoria Giuseppe 

4799 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 353-4871.

 Vecchia Pizzeria 

249 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 933-1355.


International 


Aman’s Indian Bistro 

277 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, (484) 924-8387.

Bangles Indian Cuisine // Photo By Steve Legato.

Bangles Indian Cuisine 

889 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-9600.

Ekta Indian Cuisine 

1003 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 581-7070.

Indian Hut 

260 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, (610) 363-9500.

Saffron Indian Restaurant 

145 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (484) 278-4112; 522 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 254-9100.

Spice Indian Thai Bistro 

4843 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 356-5262.

Star of India 

155 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 429-0125.

Taste of India 

297 E. Swedesford Road, Wayne, (610) 293-9779.

Tiffin

847 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525-0800; 202 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (610) 325-0400; 50 E. Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, (610) 642-3344.

 


LATIN AMERICAN


Buho’s Mexican Restaurant 

115 E. Swedesford Road, Exton, (484) 872-8840.

Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen 

113 S. Olive St., Media, (610) 565-7794.

El Comalito Mexican Taqueria 

2 N. Five Points Road, West Chester, (610) 701-6456.

El Limon 

Various locations.

El Tarasco 

2 Wallace Ave., Downingtown, (610) 518-3210.

Hidalgo 

30 W. State St., Media, (484) 443-8945.

La Peña Mexicana 

609 W. Cypress St., Kennett Square, (610) 925-2651.

La Rancherita 

323 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 918-6221.

Los Mariachis 

201 Gay St., Phoenixville, (610) 935-2659.

Mi Cocina Mexicana 

55 Jenners Pond Road, West Grove, (610) 450-6125.

Mi Pais

477 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 251-0956.

Mi Pais // Photo By Tessa Marie Images.

Pipeline Taco 

165 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-8226.

Vida BYOB 

5 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, (610) 446-8200.

 

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2SP Brewing Company 

Opened in 2015, this Delaware County brewery has produced over 140 varieties of beer, including last year’s limited-edition coffee stout, created in partnership with Wawa. Look for food trucks and events at the taproom.

120 Concord Road, Aston, (484) 483-7860.

2SP Brewing Company

Aston Abbey Brewing Company 

Head brewer Chuck McKenna opened his nano-brewery in 2017. It specializes in Belgian-style beers.

340 Turner Industrial Way, Aston (610) 245-2178.

Bald Birds Brewing Company 

Joe and Abby Feerrar debuted Bald Birds in 2018. The taproom features picnic-style and high-top seating, TVs, board games, and videogames.

970 Rittenhouse Road, Audubon, (484) 392-7068.

Braeloch Brewing 

With its Kennett Brown Ale and Blue Hen Gold IPA, Braeloch has embraced its local roots. The 4,000-square-foot taproom features lots of seating, live music and a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden.

225 Birch St., Kennett Square, (610) 612-9242.

Conshohocken Brewing Company 

Small-batch brews include the Conshohocken IPA and award-winning Puddlers Row ESB. In addition to a flagship taproom and production facility in Conshy, there are four other locations throughout the suburbs.

Various locations.

Crowded Castle Brewing Company

You’ll find nine types of beer—from the Castlecade IPA to Lord Whipperfurth’s Stout—at this taproom, which also offers locally produced ciders, wine and craft liqueurs.

242 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 252-0077.

East Branch Brewing Company 

Housed inside a historic firehouse in Downingtown, East Branch produces 11 different brews. The taproom offers a full-service restaurant and bar.

202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0815.

Iron Hill Brewery 

A trailblazing, award-winning regional mainstay known for its New American menu and on-site brewing.

Various locations.

Kennett Brewing Company

This funky microbrewery and pub regularly hosts local bands and open-mic nights.

109 S. Broad St., Kennett Square (610) 444-0440. 

La Cabra Brewing 

An industrial-chic two-story brewery and restaurant featuring 14 rotating taps and a Latin-inspired menu. Check out the new Bodega location in Bryn Mawr.

642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 240-7908; 810 Glenbrook Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-2337.

 

Bodega by La Cabra // Photo By Steve Legato.

Levante Brewing Company

Known for its Cloudy & Cumbersome IPA, Levante also offers a bevy of other unique options. Rotating food trucks station themselves outside the taproom.

208 Carter Drive, West Chester, (484) 999- 8761.

Locust Lane Craft Brewery 

Named after the street where the owners met, Locust Lane offers four original beers, plus a selection of seasonal and experimental brews.

50 Three Tun Road, Malvern, (484) 324-4141.

Manayunk Brewing Company

Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Manayunk Brewing Company has a massive alfresco dining area, multiple bars and a state-of-the-art brewing facility.

4120 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 482-8220.

Locust Lane Craft Brewery // Photo Courtesy of Joe Robert’s Photography.

McKenzie Brew House

With locations in Chadds Ford, Devon and Malvern, McKenzie offers award-winning brews and a New American menu.

Various locations

Rebel Hill Brewing Company 

This seven-barrel brewpub specializes in small-batch ales. The IPAs, saison and stout brews pair well with shareable plates, sandwiches and salads.

420 Schuylkill Road, Phoenixville, (484) 924-8044.

Root Down Brewing Company

Graffiti-adorned walls, classic arcade games and ample beer-hall-style seating make this 13,000-square-foot brewpub an exceptionally cool option.

1 N. Main St., Phoenixville, (484) 393-2337.

Sly Fox Brewing Company

Since debuting in 1995, the pioneering Sly Fox has produced more than 100 craft brews and earned numerous awards.

520 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, (610) 935-4540; 331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, (484) 300-4644.

Stable 12 Brewing Company

Started by three high schools friends, this small-batch brewery offers 10 beers and tasty pub fare.

368 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 715-2665.

Sterling Pig Brewery 

This popular local brewery runs the gamut from IPAs and porters to stouts and pilsners.

609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526; 113 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 999-8026.

Stickman Brews

Stickman’s small-batch brews include the award-winning Cousin Stoopid Grand Cru.

861 Kimberton Road, Chester Springs, (484) 202-8576, 326 N. Lewis Road, Royersford, (484) 938- 5900.

Stolen Sun Brewing and Roasting Company 

This family-run operation brews beer and small-batch Colombian coffee to accompany its light pub fare.

342 Pottstown Pike, Exton, (484) 879-4161.

Tin Lizard Brewing Company 

A two-story barbecue joint and microbrewery offering nine rotating beers, all brewed on-site.

1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 525- 1100.

Tired Hands Brewing Company 

This internationally ranked, six-barrel brewery specializes in American hop-forward, Belgian and French ales. Its Ardmore locations include the Fermentaria, a general store and the original Brew CafeÌ.

Various locations.

Tuned Up Brewing Company 

A newish nano-brewery with a taproom that features a rotating lineup of IPAs, stouts and ales, plus open-mic nights and live music.

135 N. Main St., Spring City, (484) 374-2671.

 

Victory Brewing Company // Photo Courtesy of Victory Brewing Company.

Victory Brewing Company 

With taprooms in Downingtown, Kennett Square and Parkesburg, this Chester County brewery has a stellar national reputation. Victory crafts 17 brews, including staples like Prima Pils, HopDevil and Summer Love.

Various locations.

Workhorse Brewing Company 

At this vast new brewery, guests can sip beers, nosh on grub from a rotating lineup of food trucks, and partake in weekly Quizzo sessions.

250 King Manor Drive, King of Prussia, (484) 997-8278.

 

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Bluebird Distilling 

Founded by Jared Adkins, with the help from his dad and a friend, Bluebird produces just about every spirit imaginable, including single malt, wheat, rye and white rye whiskeys, dark and sugarcane rums, bourbon, gin, and vodka. Sip them straight, try them in a number of creative cocktails at its Phoenixville location, or pick up bottles at two locations in Philadelphia.

100 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 933-7827.

 

Bluebird Distilling // Photo Courtesy of Bluebird Distilling.

Boardroom Spirits 

Opened in 2016, Boardroom Spirits has gained a following thanks to extraordinary creations like its funky “periodic table” spirits (classified as brandies) made with fruits and vegetables. Flavors include apple, beet and carrot. You’ll also find more traditional options like vodka, rum, gin and triple sec. Try them at the tasting room (open Thursday-Sunday), or take a tour on select days to witness the distilling process.

575 W. Third St., Lansdale, (267) 642-9961.

Brandywine Branch Distillery & Bistro 

Situated in a converted barn near French Creek State Park, this craft distiller (and eatery) is known for its botanical gins and bourbons and recently introduced a seasonal apple brandy. Grains are fermented on-site in wooden Hall-Woolford old-growth douglas fir fermenters. Grab a bottle during bistro hours, or have a seat for a summer gimlet or negroni.

350 Warwick Road, Elverson, (610) 901-3668.

Five Saints Distilling

Five Saints runs the gamut, from vodka to white whiskey, but the distillers’ talents really shine in its award-winning Tuscan-style gin and blood-orange liqueur. Other unique bottles include raspberry-lavender absinthe and rum flavored with maple, bourbon and butter pecan. Tours are available most Saturdays. Look for open-mic nights, karaoke and more.

129 E. Main St., Norristown, (610) 279-5364.

Five Saints Distilling // Photo Courtesy of Five Saints Distilling.

Manatawny Still Works 

Manatawny offers award-winning aged, unaged and seasonal spirits, including whiskey, rum, gin and vodka. Specialty collaborations with local food purveyors include Swarmbustin’ Honey Whiskey and a maple whiskey. Distillery tours are available on weekends; the tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday.

320 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, (484) 624-8271.

Mermaid Spirits 

Founded by a trained research scientist with a degree in food biochemistry, Mermaid produces vodka, white and aged rums, and bourbons. All are available to sample Tuesday-Sunday.

2052 County Line Road, Huntingdon Valley, (215) 355-5304.

Pennsylvania Distilling Company 

Harkening back to colonial days, Pennsylvania Distilling Company produces rye whiskies, vodka, white and gold rum, and gin. Bottles are emblazoned with Pennsylvania symbols like the keystone, the Liberty Bell and the original Betsy Ross flag. The tasting room offers flights, cocktails, bottle sales and tours (by reservation) Wednesday-Saturday.

50 Three Run Road, Malvern, (484) 568-4920.

 

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1723 Vineyards

Established by fifth-generation farmers, this 11-acre vineyard is on historic land once owned by Benjamin Franklin. Open to the public on the weekends, the winery also hosts food truck events every Saturday afternoon April-October.

5 McMaster Blvd., Landenberg, (888) 330-0526

A’Dello Vineyard and Winery 

The reds, whites, semi-sweets and fruity varieties at A’Dello are produced from a family recipe passed down to the owners from their Italian ancestors. The tasting room is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends.

21 Simmons Road, Perkiomenville, (610) 754-0006.

Black Walnut Winery 

The winery’s original location and tasting room is a charming renovated 200-year-old bank barn. At its second location in downtown Phoenixville, a tasting room and wine bar are open Wednesday-Sunday and often showcases live music. Both locations hold paint nights each month.

3000 Lincoln Hwy., Coatesville, (610) 857-5566; 260 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8740.

Black Walnut Winery // Photo By Ed Williams.

Borderland Vineyard 

Part of the expansive 66-acre Fall Line Farm, Borderland primarily grows grapes for merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, sauvignon blanc, malbec and syrah. Try them at the tasting room, which is open most Saturday afternoons.

332 Indiantown Road, Landenberg, (215) 436-9154.

Cardinal Hallow Winery

Visitors will likely find something they’ve never tasted before at Cardinal Hallow, thanks to unique options like spicy strawberry, blueberry, jalapeño, and agave nectar. More traditional red and white varieties are also available. The tasting room is open daily. Be sure to try the mead wines and ports, too.

1830 West Point Pike, West Point, Lansdale, (215) 801-2227.

Chaddsford Winery 

With a focus on dry reds and whites, along with sweet wines that pair well with meals, this popular spot produces up to 30,000 cases a year. The property offers tastings and flights daily, plus barbecues, movie screenings and more—­and there’s no shortage of food trucks at select events.

632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221.

Chaddsford Winery // Photo Courtesy of Chaddsford Winery

Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Twisted Treats 

Established in 2000, this winery’s creations are inspired by the owners’ passion for rock ’n’ roll. Open Tuesday-Sunday, its wine bar offers a selection of 30 whites, reds, blushes and specialty sweet wines.

33 S. Third St., Oxford, (610) 932-9498.

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery 

This Kennett Square staple is committed to local production, and over 70 percent of the grapes used in its wines come from its vineyards. The arty tasting room is open on weekends, and the estate also features overnight cottage accommodations.

700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square, (484) 899-8013.

Grace Winery 

Located in a transformed circa-1750s barn, Grace boasts a charming historic atmosphere. The tasting room is open daily, and the winery hosts supper series throughout the year. Couples can tie the knot not far from the vines.

50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills, (610) 459-4711.

J. Maki Winery 

The only winery in the U.S. to win a prestigious Vinalies Internationales gold medal for champagne, this rural Chester County vineyard grows grapes for whites, reds, champagne and ice wines. The tasting room is open Thursday-Sunday.

200 Grove Road, Elverson, (610) 286-7754.

Karamoor Estate Vineyards 

With vineyards spread across 27 acres of historic farmland, Karamoor Estate produces cabernet franc, chardonnay, meritage, merlot, and sauvignon blanc varieties. The tasting room is open by appointment only.

40 E. Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, (215) 641-0233.

Kreutz Creek Vineyards 

On Saturdays from May through October, you can enjoy live music while sipping a glass at this vineyard, which specializes in dry and semi-dry red and whites. Look for evening concerts and other events during the summer.

553 S. Guernsey Road, West Grove, (610) 869-4412.

Patone Cellars 

With its locally grown grapes, the Italian-style Patone offers wines inspired by European blends. The Chester County winery holds regular events on its grounds, from yoga to brunch to tastings.

1051 Wickerton Road, Landenberg, (302) 545-7388.

Paradocx Vineyard 

Every weekend, Paradocx offers wine flights in a tasting room with expansive views of its 100 acres. Run by four physicians, it offers red, white, rosé and sweet wines. There’s also an outpost in Kennett Square.

148 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 255-5684; 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg, (610) 255-5684.

Penns Woods Winery 

Family-run and Italian-inspired, Penns Woods features more than 20 white, red and rosé varieties. Open to visitors daily, the tasting room has an outdoor patio with views of the property’s 30 acres. And there’s no shortage of events, whether it’s live music, food-and-wine pairings, or yoga.

124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 459-0808.

Stargazers Vineyard 

Overlooking Brandywine Creek, Stargazers welcomes guests to explore the vineyards where its owners have been planting grapes for their traditional-style wines since 1979. Open on weekends, the tasting room offers red, white and sparkling wines.

1024 Wheatland Drive, Coatesville, (610) 486-0422.

Stone & Key Cellars 

Guests at Stone & Key can create their own wines by choosing and crushing grapes and designing and filling bottles. There’s also a tasting room open daily. It features wines made from grapes grown in California, Washington and Chile. Try the ciders, too.

435 Doylestown Road, Montgomeryville, (215) 855-4567.

Stone Barn Cellars Winery 

This solar-powered, environmentally friendly winery in a 100-year-old bank barn features an indoor tasting room and an outdoor deck, both open daily. Try over 20 dry and sweet wines. In the summer months, sip on peach and strawberry wine slushies.

3050 Pottstown Pike, Spring City, (484) 985-8077.

Va La Vineyards 

Specializing in four signature wines made from a blend of Northern Italian- and French-inspired grapes grown in its vineyard, this Chester County winery is housed in a 19th-century barn. The tasting room is open Friday-Sunday.

8820 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, (610) 268-2702.

Wayvine Wine & Vineyards 

With their over 12,000 grape vines in 11 different varieties, these family farmers have been developing their own batches since 2011. Sip red, white and rosé vintages in the tasting room, open Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

4374 Forge Road, Nottingham, (610) 220-0128.

Compiled by Cassidy Smedley.

 

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