West Chester is a quaint little town in Chester County, only about 35 miles out of Philadelphia. Known for its urban-feel and great restaurants, it’s no surprise people visit this town. With so many amazing options to choose from, however, how could anyone ever pick just one restaurant to go to? Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed down the selection to the 15 best spots in West Chester to grab some food.
Whether you’re looking for a quick place to grab some breakfast or a classy night out with your date, you’re sure to find the perfect spot on our list. So what are you hungry for? Cajun, Italian, bar food and beer? West Chester certainly has it all. We can guarantee you won’t be leaving this town hungry. Keep reading to learn a little bit about our favorite places to grab delicious food!
Limoncello Ristorante & Caterers
9 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 436-6230
In the mood for some great Italian food? Check out Limoncello Ristorante. This family-owned restaurant has been serving the West Chester area authentic Italian food for 15 years, so you can count on it being delicious. Limoncello is all about the experience of food and good company, which over 800 reviews prove to be true.
This spot serves a variety of your favorite classic Italian dishes. We recommend the lobster ravioli, chicken limoncello, or any of the charcuterie boards. Don’t forget to grab some dessert before you leave or a grab-and-go cocktail!
133 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 455-0100
Looking for a spot with some organic options? Try out Roots Cafe. This locally-owned restaurant is all about organic food and sustainable products. More specifically, Roots Cafe prioritizes the use of locally-sourced ingredients and biodegradable or recycled containers and cutlery.
With a menu full of options for vegetarians and those who eat meat, everyone in the family will be able to find something they love here. Be sure to try the superfood hash, the ALT or the chicken salad pita. Make sure you sip on a cocktail, beer, or wine while you enjoy your meal!
40 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 696-4100
If you’re feeling in the mood for some Greek food, look no further than Opa Taverna. This spot is all about serving the most authentic Greek food, according to plenty of reviewers. They also praise the friendly and efficient service the restaurant provides.
Though the menu may seem a bit small compared to others, it offers every Greek classic you can imagine, and it certainly doesn’t skimp on flavor. Try out the chicken lemonato, lamb and beef gyro, or pastitsio. Opa Taverna also offers plenty of cocktail and beer options to go with your food. Be sure to stop by for brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays!
High Street Caffe
322 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 696-7435
How does some Cajun food sound? Good, right? Well, head on over to The High Street Caffe. This popular restaurant has been operating for nearly 27 years and has won multiple awards, so you can bet on this food being absolutely amazing.
The High Street Caffe serves a menu full of classic Cajun dishes as well as some rather exotic plates you may not find anywhere else. We recommend the smoked alligator sausage, crawfish jambalaya, or jerk chicken tacos. Don’t forget to grab some dessert or a martini before you leave!
134 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 887-0760
If pasta is your go-to, you’re going to love Dolce Zola. This family-run, BYOB restaurant is the perfect spot to grab some of your favorite Italian dishes while enjoying some time with family or friends.
With a seasonal menu, you’ll never get tired of Dolce Zola as there is always something new to try. This menu is full of classic Italian cuisine sure to satisfy your cravings. Be sure to try the chicken piccata, tortelloni i di carne, or creamy saffron pasta. Make sure you grab a drink as well and stop by between 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday for happy hour!
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-9600
If you like great beer and great food (who doesn’t?) make sure to stop by Iron Hill Brewery while you’re in West Chester, Philadelphia. This craft kitchen and brewery makes many of their ingredients in-house and even brew their beer in-house, so you know everything will be fresh.
With a menu full of options from bar appetizers to pizza and burgers, you’ll definitely find something new to love here. Try out the voodoo chicken pizza, buffalo cauliflower tacos, or left coast turkey burger. Be sure to order a beer of course, it is their specialty after all!
106 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 887-0919
Looking for a more sophisticated night out? Try out Andiario. This intimate restaurant is the perfect place for a date night or a small celebration with family or friends. Andiario is all about celebrating the produce of Pennsylvania, so their menu changes frequently to use the best ingredients from each season.
Andiario requires a reservation to experience their menu, so make sure to plan ahead if you’d like to visit. The dinner is $75 per person and comes with selected wines for each meal. You can also BYOB if you prefer, but there is a corking fee of $25. Be sure to make a reservation early!
39 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 887-0062
If you’re all about the freshest foods, be sure to stop by Mae’s. This chef-owned and operated restaurant is all about the farm-to-table experience, prioritizing the best and locally-sourced ingredients. Located in the heart of downtown, this BYOB restaurant is the perfect place to visit if you want to explore the city after you eat.
Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner, Mae’s is a great restaurant to visit any time of the day. We recommend the brioche french toast, seared salmon quinoa bowl, or red wine braised short ribs. If you’re hoping to try out Mae’s brunch, make sure you visit on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.!
The Original Spence Cafe
131 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 918-1272
With a 4.8 star rating on Google, it’s no surprise that Spence Cafe is so popular among locals. This BYOB restaurant has been serving the West Chester area delicious food for 25 years. Much like many other restaurants on this list, Spence Cafe is all about high-quality meats and locally-sourced produce.
Spence Cafe serves a short but exciting menu full of amazing ingredients and flavors. Be sure to try the lump crab nachos, miso baked salmon and seared scallops, or dijon and herb encrusted rack of lamb. If you BYOB, keep in mind there is a $5 corkage fee. Don’t forget to stop by between Wednesday and Saturday to try out Spence Cafe!
Four Dogs Tavern
1300 W Strasburg Rd, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 692-4367
Looking for a restaurant to take your family, friends, and your pooch? Four Dogs Tavern serves great food, drinks, and is pet friendly. This chef-owned and operated restaurant offers a cozy indoor eating area as well as a beautiful outdoor patio.
With a menu full of appetizers, shared plates, and entrees, this is the perfect place to share some food with friends or get your own meal. Try out the gruyere and smoked salmon sandwich, orechiette pasta, or five-blend cheese and prosciutto flatbread. Be sure to grab some dessert or a cocktail while you’re there!
Market Street Grill
6 Market St, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 429-5328
In the mood for some breakfast or lunch? We recommend Market Street Grill. This diner-like restaurant is a popular spot among locals to grab some early morning or mid-afternoon grub. Reviewers especially appreciate the prices and large portions at this stop.
With an all-day breakfast menu, this is the perfect place to stop when you want pancakes at 1 p.m. Try out the Greek omelette, bruno burrito, or brown sugar cinnamon swirl french toast. If you’re in the mood for lunch, we recommend the hummus salad platter, lobster bisque, or a gyro. Be sure to check Market Street Grill’s website for weekly specials!
300 Market St, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: (610) 696-4550
Another popular spot for some great breakfast or lunch is Nudy’s Cafe. With numerous reviews praising the food, portion sizes, and pricing, it’s no wonder so many locals choose Nudy’s Cafe as their top spot. This restaurant is all about fresh ingredients and great customer service.
Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch, this menu definitely won’t let you down. We recommend the ahi tuna florentine, pumpkin spice pancakes, or lox and cream cheese platter. If you’re craving some lunch, try the steak and blue cheese salad, monte cristo, or brunch burger. The best part is both menus are served all day!
Stove and Tap
158 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 999-0922
A new and seemingly popular addition to the West Chester restaurant scene is Stove & Tap. This charming spot is home to great food and even better drinks. According to several reviews, this is also the perfect spot to take your whole family.
Choose from the lunch or dinner menus to find your new favorite dish at Stove & Tap. Be sure to try the tap nachos, truffle pie, or brisket dip. Of course, be sure to order a beer, cocktail, or some wine to complete the meal. Don’t forget to swing by on Sundays for brunch!
117 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (610) 738-3948
Craving some good old southern food? Try out The Social. This locally-owned restaurant is the perfect place to visit when you want to support a small business. The charming interior offers a lounge to relax in while you eat, drink, and enjoy live entertainment.
The Social serves a menu full of southern classics, so you’ll feel right at home in this spot. We recommend the truffle cheesesteak, fried shrimp poboy, or jambalaya. Don’t forget to grab a cocktail from their newly added, extensive drink menu!
Split Rail Tavern
15 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: (484) 999-8805
Looking for a spot to grab drinks and food with an old-time feel? Check out Split Rail Tavern. This local speakeasy is the perfect spot to grab a bite and some great drinks. Having served the West Chester area for about six years, you can count on this spot being spectacular.
With a menu full of delicious food and amazing cocktails and beer, you’ll definitely have a great time at this restaurant. Be sure to try out the mac and cheese, Philly pork sandwich, or ricotta stuffed gnocchi. Don’t forget to grab a beer, cocktail, or wine, of course!
As you can see, this Philly suburb is a city with tons of restaurants to choose from. Just thinking about the options on our list is making us hungry. No matter what you’re in the mood for or who you’re with, it’s obvious West Chester won’t let you down.
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So, which spot will you try first? We think you should try them all! Did we leave out your favorite restaurant from the list? Let us know in the comments!