Bar → The Greeks Next Door
Founded in 1922, Narberth’s oldest, friendliest tavern has made some contemporary advances, debuting a craft-beer annex next door in 2012 that features more than 450 bottled varieties and a growler fill system. Owner Drew Johnson believes “craft beer is the new wine,” and we’re certain he’s wise beyond his years. 239 Haverford Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-8655.
Brunch → Ryan Christopher’s
Brunch at Ryan Christopher’s boasts authentic Southern grits, huevos rancheros, and the house-specialty California Joe eggs (with mushrooms, spinach and sausage). The Belgian-waffle-bacon sandwich—with fried egg, cheese and maple hot sauce—is worth the trip alone. 245 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 664-9282, ryanchristophersbyob.com.
BYOB → Carmine’s Creole Cafe Act II
New Orleans chef John Mims has returned to his former Narberth location. Thanks to an open kitchen, you can watch as he prepares his signature oversized portions of jambalaya and shrimp-and-crawfish étouffée. Or try the towering jumbo lump crab cake with roasted red pepper rémoulade and sautéed spinach. 232 Woodbine Ave., Narberth, (610) 660-0160.
Cheesesteak → Homemade
Lou’s Way is this neighborhood café’s loaded variation of the cheesesteak, topped with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, long hots and Provolone. 106 N. Essex Ave., Narberth, (484) 270-8328, homemadeinnarberth.com.
Frozen Yogurt → Top This!
The prime location makes this self-serve fro-yo spot a favorite. Its 12 flavors include the tartest tart around. You’ll find 60 toppings to choose from, along with soft pretzels, funnel cakes and fresh-baked cookies. 707 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 668-1333, topthisnarberth.com.
Pizza → Narberth Pizza Italian Delite
The standout here is the sweet and savory sauce. Rich, full-bodied and crafted in-house, it’s a spot-on complement to the crunchy-chewy hand-tossed crust. Proof that you don’t have to overdo it to make a perfect pie. 940 Montgomery Ave., Narberth, (610) 668-2230, narberthpizza.com.