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 Restaurant Directory.
DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER WINS "BEST AL FRESCO DINING" in COUNTY LINES MAGAZINE
See the 13th Annual Local Dining Guide, featuring New Chapters in the History of West Chester Dining by Malcolm Johnstone, along with 2017's "Best of the Best" winners. Congratulations and thank you to all of the downtown restaurants who helped make this possible, and for giving West Chester its wonderful outdoor dining experience.
Check out what's new on the foodie scene. . .
BAKED COOKIES & DOUGH | 34 S High St
Cookie dough lovers of all kinds can now enjoy freshly baked cookies and edible (egg-free) dough - or both! Try a cookie dough sandwich, stuffed between two freshly baked homemade cookies. You won't be disappointed. Call 610-981-1457 for emergency cookie delivery. And check them out on Facebook.
RAI RAI RAMEN AND HAWAIIAN BBQ | 124 E Market St
Enjoy authentic japanese ramen and famous hawaiian bbq in one place! With over 20 years of experience in the kitchen, these chefs are proud to offer a new type of cuisine to the West Chester community. Also featured on the menu is an assortment of specialty drinks including japanese soda, bubble tea, and vietnamese coffee. Try something new!
39 WEST AMERICAN BISTRO | 39 W Gay St
This neighborhood bistro and wine-friendly BYOB focuses its menu on seasonal ingredients from local sources, prepared with a contemporary flair - all in a casual and friendly atmosphere. They serve both lunch and dinner, and are open Monday - Saturday. Call 484-983-3719 for reservations.
OPA! OPA! | 122 E Gay St
Inspired by the beautiful Greek island of Mykonos, Opa Opa offers quick, fresh, and authentic Greek food. Simple and freshly made gyros, souvlaki, platters, salads, and other traditional Greek specialties are perfect for a quick lunch or an easy dinner any night of the week. Eat in or take out by calling 484-266-7106.
LORENZO & SON'S PIZZA | 27 N High St
Known for their GIANT slices of pizza and their famous location on South Street in Philadelphia, Lorenzo & Son's West Chester offers a variety of pizza options including their extra large pies, sicilian pizza, personal pies, strombolis, calzones, cheese steaks, specialty sandwiches, salads, and gourmet french fries. Available for delivery, dine-in, and takeout. 484-999-8756.
CLASSIC DINER in WEST CHESTER NOW SERVING DINNER | 16 E Gay St
The Classic Diner will now be serving dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from 5pm-9pm. The dinner menu will include The Classic Diner menu favorites along with chef inspired dinner specials. They will also offer the full breakfast and brunch fare. The Classic Diner is BOYB and offers outdoor seating. Book dinner reservations by calling 484-947-0809.
RESTAURANT 51 TAP & SPIRIT | 30 N Church St
The old firehouse is now serving up some delicious burgers and entrees, as well as a full menu of beers on draft. Enjoy lunch or dinner in a historical landmark while catching up with friends in the cozy upstairs seating area, or check out the game while sitting at a high top or booth in the bar.
MARQUEE BAR and LOUNGE NOW OPEN at HOTEL WARNER
At the end of the day, the new Marquee Bar and Lounge at the Hotel Warner, 120 North High Street, is the place to relax and enjoy the company of friends in the quiet elegance of the Hotel Warner. Enter from the hotel lobby. Craft beers, wine, and specialty mixed drinks are available.
WEST CHESTER COFFEE & ICE CREAM BAR | 8 East Gay St
Grand opening for the West Chester Coffee & Ice Cream Bar is December 4 during the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade. Try out coffee and light breakfast items such as granola, oatmeal, and fresh donuts along with espresso drinks and craft coffee from vendors such as ReAnimator and Green Street. Later in the day, try an ice cream or milkshake prepared by a roster of vendors, most of them local, such as Scooped and Little Baby's.
FRENCH BAKERY OPENS | 202 W Market St
Discover why the French are universally renown for their breads and pastries at La Baguette Magique, a French bakery that brings a little bit of the romance of Paris to West Chester with each delicate pastry. Sit outside and watch the world go by or inside and savor the many aromas. 202 West Market Street. 610-620-4729. MagicBaguette.com.
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COUNTYLINES ANNUAL DINING GUIDE NOW AVAILABLE
Pick up your copy of the January County Lines Magazine for their Annual Dining Guide featuring new West Chester restaurants and the Best of the Best. Pick up your copy today. See the article The Amazing Expanding West Chester Restaurant Scene plus other restaurant news you don't want to miss. Featured restaurants at facebook.
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).