10 Downtown West Chester locations open on Thanksgiving Day 2015
November 13, 2015 | Ronna Dewey, Dish Works
West Chester PA -- Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion for getting together with friends and family around the dining room table and feasting on turkey with all of the fixings. But sometimes you need a break from the preparations and cooking. There is nothing wrong with wanting to relax, enjoy a meal or some drinks (not prepared by YOU!) and get away from it all.
Downtown West Chester, home to over 65 eateries, is the perfect place to hang out on Thanksgiving, whether it be to grab a hearty breakfast or to spend time with friends late that night.
Come see all that West Chester has to offer on Thanksgiving—and every day of the year. Here’s a list of 10 spots that are open on Thanksgiving Day 2015. Cheers!
BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER
Swing by Classic Diner from 7am-2pm and enjoy breakfast or brunch from the diner’s regular menu. How does filet mignon eggs Benedict or peanut butter and banana stuffed French toast sound? We can’t think of a better way to start your holiday. 16 E. Gay St., 484-947-0809, TheClassicDinerPA.com.
Fulfill your vegetarian cravings for lunch or dinner with dishes like navratan korma—fresh vegetables cooked with spices and herbs in a cream sauce. Skip turkey this year and spice up the holiday with chicken curry prepared in a light traditional curry sauce, or upgrade to lamb with tasty options including lamb biryani served with raita. Open 11:30am-9pm. 18 S. Church St., 484-887-0114, MumbaiBistro.com.
If you want to dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal but don’t want to spend time in the kitchen, pay a visit to Pietro’s Prime. Enjoy turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more and let someone else do all the cooking and cleanup! If turkey isn’t your thing, you must try the bone-in New York strip steak or the butter-poached lobster tail. Who says surf and turf isn’t for Thanksgiving? For more menu details, pricing and to make reservations, call 484-760-6100. 125 W. Market St., PietrosPrime.com.
Need to fuel up before filling up? This coffee-slinging hub is ready to satisfy all your caffeine needs—especially those on the prowl for the seasonally appropriate pumpkin spice lattes. Make sure you check out the cool art by Jeremy McGirl and sponsored by the Chester County Art Association. Open 6am–3pm. Corner of Gay & High Streets.
When dinner is done and you need to get away for a bit, check out some of West Chester’s finest bars for drinks and entertainment.
The bar will open up at 8 p.m. for drinks, light bites (nachos, quesadillas, Old Bay fries and more) and lots of fun. DJ Joe Daphne will be playing a blend of old school and new school hits from 9pM-2am. 15 S. High St., 610-696-1400, BarnabysWestChester.com.
Side Bar & Restaurant
Known for its stellar craft beer draft and bottle list, Side Bar should be on your Thanksgiving night radar. The downstairs bar will open up at 9pm. 10 E. Gay St., 610-429-8297, SidebarAndRestaurant.com.
Rams Head Bar & Grill
Rams Head serves up a fantastic menu of craft beers, whiskeys and cocktails (try the Kentucky Mule) in a fun environment. The bar will open at 8 p.m. Late night snacks like pretzel bites and nachos will also be available if you haven’t had your fill of turkey. 40 E. Market St., 484-631-0241, RamsHeadBarAndGrill.com.
Social Lounge & Bar
It’s Thirsty Thursday over at the Social Lounge. The bar will be open from 8:30Ppm–12:30am, with jazz for entertainment. 29 E. Gay St., 610-738-3948, TheSocialWC.com.
West Chester newcomer Saloon 151 features an extensive craft beer and whiskey list. The bar will open up at 4pm for drinks only. 151 W. Gay St., 610-701-8489, Saloon151.com.
Ryan's Pub & Restaurant
Head over to Ryan’s Pub at 8pm for drinks and fun with friends. The kitchen will be closed, but you are probably stuffed from dinner anyway! 126 W. Gay St., 610-344-3934, Ryans-Pub.com.
Let West Chester's local catering experts, Carlino’s Market, provide a farm-to-table meal that will wow all of your guests. Carlino’s sources turkeys from a family-owned Lancaster County farm and roasts them to perfection with a blend of herbs and spices. Add in some butternut squash soup, traditional Italian herb stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, garlic and shallot mashed potatoes, Marsala cream corn and so much more. Don’t forget the old-fashioned handmade pies! 128 W. Market St., 610-696-3788, CarlinosMarket.com.