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Our Favorite Jenkintown Restaurants

Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at these Jenkintown spots.

As a suburb in Philadelphia, Jenkintown is not far from the lively atmosphere of the city. Though this suburb has more of an urban feel to it, the culinary talents of Philly definitely carry over. That’s right, Jenkintown is a great place for restaurants. With so many different places to try, it can be hard to pick just one. Luckily, I’ve put together a list of my top picks for food in town, so you don’t have to spend hours searching for the perfect spot.

friends enjoying dinner at a restaurant in jenkintown

Though we can all fall in our routines from time to time, I always like to try new foods and flavors. The good news is, this town is the perfect place to do so. With cuisine options ranging from Italian to Indian and everything in between, there’s always something different to try. Keep reading to learn more about each spot!

Best Restaurants in Jenkintown

  1. Lillys Authentic Indian Cuisine
  2. Leila’s Bistro
  3. Forcella BYOB
  4. Keep
  5. Newbolds Food & Libations
  6. Marzano Ristorante
  7. The Drake Tavern
  8. Argana Tree Restaurant
  9. Monsalva Cuisine
  10. Andy’s Chicken

Lillys Authentic Indian Cuisine

726 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 277-5414
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Looking for a great spot for Indian food? Check out Lillys Authentic Indian Cuisine. Though this spot opened just a year ago, reviews reveal it has been doing exceptionally well. Locals love the food, atmosphere, and service here.

Serving a menu with a variety of delicious dishes including many vegetarian ones, Lillys has a little bit of something for everyone. We recommend the aloo matar paneer, bhindi gosht, butter chicken, or mango curry. Be sure to check out the selection of desserts as well!


Leila’s Bistro

307 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 589-0736
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If you’re looking for a more intimate spot for dinner, head over to Leila’s Bistro. This local brewpub seats about 20 people, perfect for when you want a cozy place to enjoy your company. Serving French inspired food, this is a great spot to try some new flavors.

Leila’s Bistro serves a small menu composed of appetizers and a few entrees. Be sure to try the risotto, trofie pasta, pan roasted pork chop, or satueed chicken breast. Don’t forget to sip on a cocktail or two while you eat!


Forcella BYOB

310 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (267) 400-6155
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Trying to find a BYOB spot for your meal? Swing by Forcella BYOB. This is another intimate spot as it seats only 18 people, so be sure to make a reservation. With an American cuisine focus and a seasonally changing menu, you won’t want to miss this one.

Forcella BYOB offers a four-course tasting menu for $65 per person. The tasting menu changes, so be sure to check online before you visit so you know you’ll have something to enjoy. Pick between a few options for each course and make sure to bring the wine!


Keep

417 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 277-7947
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Another great BYOB spot in town in Keep. This local restaurant serves an eclectic mix of small plates and entrees with a variety of flavors throughout. With plenty of reviews raving about the food, it’s no surprise this is a popular place.

With a menu full of different tastes and options for almost anyone, including gluten-free, this menu definitely won’t let you down. We recommend the culurgiones, truffle risotto, jail island salmon, or sausage flatbread. Be sure to bring a bottle of your favorite drink!


Newbolds Food & Libations

211 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (267) 636-5577
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If you prefer a spot with the drinks already there, we recommend Newbolds Food & Libations. This restaurant serves American cuisine as well as handcrafted cocktails and other drinks. With a unique interior filled with church pews and sofas, you’ll definitely want to check it out.

Newbolds’ menu offers appetizers and main courses, so if you’re just a little hungry or really hungry, they’ll have something for you. Be sure to try the ricotta gnocchi with mushroom cream sauce, Newbolds burger, pork cutlet sandwich, or roasted beet salad!


Marzano Ristorante

309 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 277-7480
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Craving some delicious Italian food? You’ll have to swing by Marzano Ristorante next time you’re in town. Serving authentic Italian cuisine this is the perfect spot to get your fix of pasta, pizza, and more. This spot is also BYOB.

Choose from a vast array of classic Italian plates including many gluten-free options. Try out the bistecca, ravioli al formaggio, caprese pizza, or capricciosa. Make sure to bring your favorite wine to enjoy with your meal!


The Drake Tavern

304 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 884-8900
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Trying to find a casual, laid-back restaurant? Try out The Drake Tavern. Established in 2004, this restaurant is housed in a bar-like interior. Serving American cuisine, cocktails, and a rotating draft list, you won’t want to skip out on this spot.

Though The Drake Tavern offers quite a few options on their menu, their burgers are award winning, so you have to try at least one while you’re there. We recommend the greenwood ave burger, salmon teriyaki burger, Bobby Hill’s crispy chicken sandwich, or spinach pie. Be sure to grab a beer, too!


Argana Tree Restaurant

620 Greenwood Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 887-7400
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When you’re in the mood for Mediterranean food, make sure you check out Argana Tree Restaurant. This local restaurant serves both Mediterranean and Moroccan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a night out with friends. They’re also BYOB.

Argana Tree’s menu has plenty of amazing options to choose from so if you’re having a hard time picking just one, be sure to try the lamb pastilla, chicken tagine, berber, or grilled shrimp kabob. Don’t forget to BYOB!


Monsalva Cuisine

408 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 277-1056
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Hoping to try something different? Head over to Monsalva Cuisine. Serving American Pakistani and Indian cuisine, there’s bound to be something new to try at this spot. Reviewers love the food, prices, portions, and service here.

With a menu full of traditional dishes as well as more Americanized ones, this is a great spot for anyone, even if they’re not feeling very adventurous. Try out the paneer masala, lamb korma curry, goat biryani, or paya curry!


Andy’s Chicken

709 West Ave, Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone: (215) 935-6074
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If you’re looking for a place to grab a quick bite, check out Andy’s Chicken. This restaurant serves Korean style fried chicken in addition to tasty side dishes. With family specials and combos this the perfect spot to save some time and money.

Andy’s Chicken serves chicken combos, sides, and rice dishes. We recommend the sweet chili chicken, cajun chicken, bulgogi, or onion rings. Be sure to stop by from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. for happy hour!


Final Thoughts

So what are you waiting for? All of these restaurants are just waiting for you to come try their food. Just based off of these ten spots alone, this Philly suburb has so much to taste. Who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite spot.

Which place will you visit first? Let us know! Did we leave a restaurant out of this list? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!

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Written by Ryan F.

Ryan is a Philadelphia local who enjoys checking out Philly's restaurant scene every chance he can. He grew up in South Jersey and now lives in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood. Ryan also enjoys traveling and checking out local eateries in every city he visits.