Bar → Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon
Elk, ostrich, bison, kangaroo and alligator frequent the Half Moon menu, and the beer list seems to stretch on forever, touting heavy Belgian selections, local sips and even a few hand pumps. 108 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-7232, halfmoonrestaurant.com.
Breakfast → Fran Keller’s
This old-fashioned diner is home to some of the area’s finest, most consistent home cooking. The coffee is always hot, the food arrives quickly, and you can trust they’ll know your name after just a few visits. 119 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-1763.
BYOB → Talula’s Table
A forerunner in the farm-to-table movement, Talula’s, perhaps a little surprisingly, hasn’t lost a step. Its exquisite, seasonal cuisine, impeccable service and unmatched atmosphere are still well worth the wait. 102 W. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-8255, talulastable.com.
Cheesesteak → Giordano’s Pizza
When you order a cheesesteak in the Mushroom Capital of the World, doesn’t it make sense to get one loaded with the local delicacy? This bi-level restaurant’s version is earthy and packed with flavor. 633 E. Cypress St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-5733.
Ice Cream → La Michoacana
Does corn or avocado ice cream, dusted with chili, sound appealing? Then La Michoacana is for you. Other tropical flavors might include guava, mamey and coconut—but you’ll also find conventional favorites like chocolate, peanut butter and rum raisin. 231 E. State St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-2996, lamichoacanaicecream.com.
Pizza → Bite of Italy
Made with pride by native Italians, the pizza here is extraordinary. The Neapolitan margherita—with tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and fresh basil—is about as authentic as it gets. For something a little more extravagant, go with the dal mare—fresh ricotta, mozzarella, sautéed baby shrimp, diced scallops and crabmeat with fresh garlic and a touch of Old Bay seasoning. 847 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, (610) 925-2762, biteofitalypa.com.