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Just a short way away from Philadelphia, West Chester is a bustling yet friendly town in eastern Pennsylvania that holds a number of attractions, including Longwood Gardens, Valley Forge, and Brandywine Battlefield. After a long day of sightseeing, you’ll need to find somewhere to grab a good meal and relax so here’s our list of the ten best restaurants in West Chester, PA.
Serving up ‘the best Cajun experience this side of the Bayou,’ High Street Caffé is a favorite among West Chester locals. High Street has been making Cajun cuisine for almost 20 years and does it so well that they’ve been voted ‘Best of the Main Line for Creole & Cajun Food’ for ten years in a row. From Sundays through Thursdays, High Street offers a $35 per person prix-fixe menu, allowing you to choose any three items. Pick from classic Cajun options like chicken and andouille gumbo, alligator sausage, or crawfish étoufée, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to New Orleans.
High Street Caffé, 322 S High St, West Chester, PA, USA, +1 610 696 7435
If you’re looking for a traditional Italian meal in a relaxed atmosphere, look no further than Limoncello Ristorante, which has won numerous ‘best of’ awards in the West Chester area. Enjoy complimentary bruschetta upon your order, and choose from delicious starters like calamari fritti and polpette and delectable entrées like penne alla vodka and eggplant parmigiana. Be sure to make a reservation, particularly on weekends, as Limoncello can get quite crowded, and if you’re craving Italian before dinnertime, stop by for their lunch buffet or for their ‘happier hour.’
Limoncello Ristorante, 9 N Walnut St, West Chester, PA, USA, +1 610 436 6230
Spence 312 is dedicated to creating fresh and delicious meals by using sustainable, natural and local ingredients whenever possible. Spence 312’s space also has quite the history, stationed near West Chester’s Gay Street, 312 S. High Street was once home to the Spence family’s café, which they ran from 1849-1910. Today, it stands a reminder of the Spence family’s historic restaurant empire and works to serve the freshest seafood and meat dishes that honor the Spence legacy. Be sure to keep in mind that Spence 312 is a BYOB, meaning ‘bring your own bottle,’; this gives you the freedom to take along a fantastic bottle of wine to complement anything, from their Spence clam bake to their steak fritz.
Spence 312, 312 S, High St, West Chester, PA, USA, +1 610 738 8844
i-Pasta is a versatile experience with made-to-order pasta dishes using your choice of pasta, sauce, and everything in between. Your food may take a little longer than it does at other restaurants, but rest assured the reason is because they make every single thing in the restaurant from scratch so that their pasta is as authentic as possible. Choose your pasta shape to start, from tonnarelli to maccheroni, and then choose a sauce or style, like ragu alla bolognese or pasta puttanesca. They also offer a simpler kids’ menu, so you can bring the entire family.
i-Pasta, 134 E Gay St, West Chester, PA, USA, +1 484 887 0760