Serving Visitors to the Historic Brandywine Valley, where Southeastern Chester County, PA meets Northern New Castle County, DE.
Brandywine Valley Restaurants
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Our Favorite Restaurants
The Brandywine Valley is blessed with many fine restaurants that cater to a wide range of tastes and experience. The following list represents local restaurants, most within minutes of your B&B, that for many years have been the favorites with guests from around the world.
OUR INNKEEPER'S FAVORITES
Innkeeper's Favorite Restaurants

Because many of these restaurants are small and are popular with "the locals", reservations are recommended. We suggest you discuss your itinerary with your innkeeper so that he may assist you in obtaining a time of your choice.

We want you to have a delightful dining experience while visiting the Brandywine Valley. All of these restaurants are popular with both innkeepers as well as with their guests. If you wish additional choices, feel free to discuss your interests with your innkeeper.

Delaware restaurants are all no smoking and there is no Delaware sales tax. Pennsylvania restaurants charge a 6% sales tax and smoking policies are noted. Pricing codes listed represent the range for most of main course entries: $=10-15; $$=15-20; $$$=20-30; $$$$=30+
A Very Special Night Out
Catherine's  |  (610) 347-2227
1710 W. Doe Run Rd., Kennett Square, PA

Chef Kevin McMunn and his wife Marybeth Brown have moved their wildly populare BYOB restaurant to the historic general store in the heart of Unionville - and they bring with them their delicious New American menu and a lot of warmth & charm. The menu features favorites such as Blackened Sea Scallops with a Citrus & Habanara Pepper Coulis and Chipotle Caesar Salad along with some fabulous additions. The Baby Rack of Lamb with a Lavendar honey Demi-Glace is "amazing" and the perfectly seared Chilean Sea Bass with a Ginger-Mint Pesto is "not to be missed!" - Philadelphia Inquirer  $$$

The Back Burner Restaurant  |  (302) 239-2314
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE

Located for over 20 years in Hockessin, Delaware, The Back Burner Restaurant offers the finest quality foods, presenting American cuisine in a country elegant setting. The Main Dining Room is highlighted by a cozy Victorian Bar. The "Fireplace Room" provides a private dining area for up to 35 guests, ideal for birthdays, showers, small group functions, and business meetings.  $$-$$$

The Gables  |  (610) 388-7700
Rt. 1, Chadds Ford, PA

The Gables at Chadds Ford is situated on land that was originally part of a 138 acre land grant from William Penn.The bank barn was built in 1897, and the farm became a traditional dairy farm until the late 1940s. It had several incarnations as a dairy bar,general store & a family diner before a complete renovation in 1997 as a simple yet elegant setting that offers a contemporary twist on traditional American cuisine, utilizing French and Asian influences. Live jazz is featured on Friday and Saturday nights in the bar area. For warm weather dining, a lovely patio in back.   $$$

The Farmhouse Restaurant  |  (610) 268-2235
514 McCue Road, Avondale, PA

A Jewel in the Country.
A renovated 17th century farmhouse serving foods of rare excellence in country elegance. Chaming candlelit dining rooms warmly aclutter with antiques and country artifacts. Many rooms with fireplaces. Extensive wine list. 2004 Wine Spectator Award Winner. Outdoor dining in season.   $$$

Deep Blue Bar and Grill
111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE  |  (302) 777-2040
Contemporary, seafood cuisine. $$$

Dilworthtown Inn
1390 W. Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA  |  (610)399-1390
Historic c. 1754 inn serves steady and perfect new American fare in a romantic setting; has a world class wine cellar. Several rooms with fireplaces. Elegant. Jackets required. Limited smoking area. $$$

Eclipse Bistro
1020-B North Union Street, Wilmington, DE  |  (302) 658-1588
$$$

The Inn at Historic Yellow Springs
1701 Art School Road, Chester Springs, PA  |  (610) 827-7477
French. Incredible, both location and food. Guests rave! Business casual definitely minimium. Reservations suggested. $$$$

Krazy Kat's
Corner Montchanin and Kirk Roads, Montchanin, DE  |  (302) 888-4200
Mobile four star rating. Feature fresh seasonal cuisine, offer an eclectic menu. Reservations suggested. $$$

Luigi Vitrone's Pastabilities
415 N. Lincoln Street Wilmington, DE  |  (302) 656-9822
"Delaware Today Magazine" said that Luigi's "claim to fame" is romance for the eyes, the palate, and that you will forget that you are in Wilmington. The setting is cozy, a softly lighted charming restaurant with three small dining rooms counting eight tables. They could not decide the best dish they had but elected that the homemade pasta and fresh seafood along with milk fed veal were sure bets. $$$-$$$$.

Marshalton Inn (The Oak Grill)
1300 West Strasburg Road, West Chester, PA  |  (610) 692-5290
Guests love this romantic restaurant. Reservations absolutely required. Business casual minimum Limited smoking area. $$$$

The Terrace Restaurant at Longwood Gardens
Route 1, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 388-6771
Memorable dining at one of the world's greatest display gardens. Full-service dining room offers a seasonal, regional menu, also a self-service cafeteria (available only to visitors to the Gardens). Reservations required. Limited smoking area. $$




Casual Inns, Taverns & Bistros

Grille & Pub at Hartefeld  |  (610) 268 8800
1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, PA

The Grille & Pub at Hartefeld remains one of area's favorite dining and event destinations. The menu offers an eclectic mix of soups, salads and sandwiches as well as fresh fish, certified Angus and daily specialties. This family-friendly restaurant is suitable for cozy fireside dining in the winter, patio dining in the summer, fine dining for business or pleasure and casual meals anytime in the pub. Open seven days a week from 11am - 1am, The Grille & Pub at Hartefeld features Happy Hour Monday-Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm with discounted draft beer and select 1/2 price appetizers. A Sunday Brunch buffet featuring a sumptuous variety of entrees, salads and desserts is held from 10am - 2:30pm.
$-$$$

The Greathouse  |  (610) 268-2235
514 McCue Road, Avondale, PA

Foods of Rare Excellence Served in Country Elegance.
The Greathouse is a unique facility, located on the Loch Nairn Golf Course. Guests of the Greathouse are served the same wonderful food for which the Farmhouse Restaurant is renowned. The Greathouse can serve up to 200 for weddings. special events. corporate meetings and golf outings. All foods are prepared from the freshest products and served by our professional staff. $$$
Also at the Greathouse is the Tavern. Enjoy the Tavern for lunch, snacks after golf or a casual dinner; open every day. $
Buckley's Tavern
5812 Kennett Pike (Rte 52), Centreville, DE  |  (302) 656-9776
Comfortable atmosphere, a quirky tavern and contemporary American cuisine draw patrons from all walks of life. Back room dining has a country ambiance. Limited smoking area. $$

Chadds Ford Tavern and Restaurant
96A Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA   |  (610) 459-8453
A quaint, cozy country tavern for hearty food and light fare. Limited smoking area. $$

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Corner of Gay & High Streets, West Chester, PA  |  610 738-9600
American. Great microbrewery with good food. Will not take reservations, so there might be a wait. Appeals to young professionals. Casual and up. $$+

Sovana Bistro and Pizza Kitchen
696 Unionville Rd, East Marlborough, PA  |  (610) 444-5600
Good Italian fare in a casual atmosphere. No smoking. $$$




Other Favorites

Brandywine Prime
1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA  |  (610) 388-8088

Pizza by Elizabeth's
4019 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE  |  (302) 654-4478
Creative, imaginative pizzas a specialty.

El Ranchero
305 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 925-0122 BYOB

Feby's Fishery
3701 Lancaster Pike, Wilmington, DE  |  (302) 998-9501
Voted "best seafood restaurant by Delaware Today". "No tablecloth" restaurant with great choices. $$

Giordanos
633 E. Cypress Street, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 444-5733
Popular Italian family restaurant with sports bar. Extensive Italian menu. Do not accept reservations so may wait for table. Limited smoking area. $-$$

Half Moon Restaurant and Saloon
108 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 444-7232

Hank's Place
Routes 1 100, Chadds Ford, PA  |  (610) 388-7061
Overlooking picturesque Brandywine River, this charming little diner is the place where local artists and folks meet. Great value. Casual dress. Limited smoking area. $$.

Kennett Square Inn
201 E. State St., Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 444-5687
1835 restored colonial restaurant with tavern. Outside and fireside dining. Cozy atmosphere for a full dinner or late night snack. Limited smoking area. $$

La Verona
114 E State Street, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 444-2244

Mile High Steak and Seafood
1102 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, PA  |  (610) 361-0855

Okura Japanese Restaurant
Route 41, Hockessin, DE  |  (302) 239-8486
Sushi Bar and Tatani Room. Excellent friendly service complements the freshest of ingredients. Limited smoking area. $$

Portobello's
115 W State Street, Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 925-4984 BYOB

Taqueria Moroleon
9173 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA  |  (610) 268-3066
Extremely popular with both local Anglos and Latinos. True Mexican food that rates highly with visitors from the Southwest. Limited smoking area. $

The Orchard
503 Orchard Ave., Kennett Square, PA  |  (610) 388-1100

Walter's Steakhouse and Saloon
802 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE  |  (302) 652-6780
Award winning Angus beef. Outstanding wine list.