There are more than 65 eateries in downtown West Chester. Whether you enjoy al fresco dining at the many sidewalk cafes or an intimate BYOB, you will find a restaurant for every taste and budget. After 10pm, there are plenty of choices for entertainment and dancing. See the complete list of downtown restaurants at the Restaurants Directory.
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CLASSIC DINER OPENS
The Classic Diner is now open at 16 East Gay Street. Hours are 7am - 3pm everyday. The menu offers well-presented traditional and non-traditional "classic diner fare" including the renowned eggs Benedict, "famous" bacon, a wide array of egg dishes, brioche french toast, and buttermilk pancakes. Favored lunch offerings include the Boston BBQ pulled pork, crab cake sandwich with chili lime aioli and custom order burgers. Check it out.
PUMPKIN SPICE IT UP at CARLINO'S
Prepare your pallet for the fall flavors with all things pumpkin at Carlino's Specialty Market, 128 W Market St.
WEST CHESTER HERO OPENS ON WEST MARKET
Now open to save you from the Hunger, West Chester Hero, at 230 West Market Street, offers hoagies, cheesesteaks, burgers, hot sandwiches, wraps, soups & salads, and even pasta dishes. Free delivery and curbside pick-up available. Call 610-436-1600.
COUNTY LINES MAGAZINE FEATURES WEST CHESTER
This month you can read about the fablous restaurant scene in County Lines Magazine Annual Dining Guide. West Chester is featured, of course, and you can read what's new and what's cool. See A Restaurant Festival... Everyday (PDF).
WINE WEDNESDAYS at i-PASTA
i-Pasta (134 E Gay St), an award winning BYOB offering original and genuine sauces served on freshly made pasta, is now offering complimentary wine on Wednesdays. Call 484-887-0760 for reservations.
AVALON RESTAURANT MOVES to NONNA'S
Chef John Brandt-Lee of Avalon Restaurant on South High Street has taken over the kitchen at Nonna’s, 116 E. Gay Street, where it will now be the new location for Avalon Restaurant. Brandt-Lee said he the new Avalon will serve “wood-fired pizzas and will have a 12-seat antipasto counter where fresh mozzarella will be made and served.” A “grown-up bar” with an impressive beverage program will also be featured.
LIVE MUSIC THURSDAY NIGHTS at SPICE INDIAN THAI BISTRO
Listen to music while dining on Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:30 at Spice Indian Thai Bistro, 113 West Market St. Featured are Skip Barthold & Dave Renz Duo on saxophone and guitar; the vovals of Brian Kors; singer/songwriter Nicole Zell; and the country charm of Christine Kinslow. Check out their facebook.
Many downtown restaurants are participating in ThinkShopBuy...Local, a special discount coupon program developed by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See the special offers from the participating downtown restaurants.
VIDEOS TOUT WEST CHESTER RESTAURANTS
- Adam Joseph visited i-Pasta (134 E Gay St, 484-887-0760) for FYI Philly and gave a review of this popular BYOB. See the video at i-pasta.net.
- You'll be ready to eat your way through West Chester after watching Tim Furlong in this video episode of Nonstop Foodies on NBC Philadelphia Nonstop.
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PARKING TIP >> Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Go to the Parking Tab for details. Download the updated downtown parking map (PDF).