Hop Over to These Delco Favorites for Easter Takeout and Dine-in Eats

That’s the Easter Bunny we see peeking out from behind his basket of goodies, and he’s wondering if you’re all set for brunch, lunch or dinner. Relax — E. Bunny knows that we’ve got you covered, whether you’re entertaining your immediate household, or welcoming a socially distanced gathering at your place, or looking to relax at a restaurant.

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If your favorite spot is offering dine-in, then we strongly suggest you call right now for reservations — reservations are going really fast, due to mandated space limitations. Many of the takeout venues require a March 30 or March 31 order, so hop to it! As always, all 2021 pandemic-related safety precautions are in effect and, at this point, you know the routine. Got questions? Call the restaurant or caterer and ask. Happy Easter!

DiBruno Bros.

There’s traditional Easter fare, and then there’s this extensive Easter menu boasting packages that feed six people. Bonus: Satisfy your gluten-free family with choices such as honey-glazed ham, lavender honey-roasted baby carrots, and a flourless double-chocolate tart; and please your vegan friends with Kennett Square mushroom baked tortola, fire-grilled asparagus, and roasted plum clafoutis. Actually, who wouldn’t love those? That and more are available a la carte, too. Orders must be placed by phone by noon on Tuesday, March 30!

120 Coulter Ave., Ardmore, (484) 416-3311.

The New American Bistro

Dine-in for Easter is already sold out here — it’s that good! — but you can still enjoy Easter cuisine at home. All entrees include a starch, veggie of the day, house salad, rolls and cheesespread (a must-slather on the rolls). There’s something for everyone: filet mignon with bearnaise sauce, herb-crusted rack of lamb kissed with cabernet sauce, seared scallops over linguine in a creamy bacon sauce, and baked flounder stuffed with crab imperial in a chardonnay wine and butter sauce. Ask about the appetizers, too! Order soon, as there’s a limited number of Easter dinners-to-go, plus you can also order anything off the regular menu.

217 Morton Ave., Folsom, (484) 497-8111.

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Drexelbrook

An elegant Easter brunch? Yes, please! Consider this menu that you can pick up on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, or have delivered within 20 miles of Drexel Hill. The menu feeds six and includes next-level brunch favorites, like baked brioche French toast with maple mascarpone, mandarin and strawberry salad with goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette, spring vegetable and Parmesan cheese frittata, sliced honey-baked ham with apple compote and much, much more — right down to the apple cobbler with caramel sauce. Orders must be placed by March 31; order online or call.

4700 Drexelbrook Dr., Drexel Hill, (610) 259-7000.

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White Dog Cafe 

This quaint cafe put the “fresh” in local and farm fresh in 1983 when it opened in Philly. Its Delco cafe is no different! Easter here is an eclectic comfort food menu that feeds six, including our favorites: sliced beef tenderloin, wild mushroom bisque, maple-whipped sweet potatoes and sautéed green beans. Save room for the dessert additions — we must have the carrot cake! — and ask about half-priced bottles of wine and spring specialty cocktails to-go. Orders must be placed online by March 31. Considering dine-in? Call for reservations (which are going fast).

379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556.

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Johnny Paisano’s

Feed four, six or eight with this generous Easter menu, or go a la carte off the full catering menu. In addition to tradition — honey-glazed ham with pineapple cornbread stuffing and all the fixin’s — there’s also slow-roasted turkey breast, chicken Marsala or chicken piccata with sides galore. Bonus: Each meal includes stuffed shells! Additions also have a distinctly Italian flavor including escarole soup and bruschetta. Set a separate table for the desserts; may we recommend the cannolis? Orders must be placed online by March 31.

226 Baltimore Pike Springfield, (610) 690-0150.

Lia’s Catering

Choose a la carte or family-style for your at-home Easter repast. The usual offerings enjoy creative twists  — grilled baby lamb chops and pineapple-glazed ham — and are joined by options that will become new traditions: jumbo lump crab cake, chicken involtini, chicken apricot, eggplant rollatini or sirloin Marsala. Family meals are a belly-filling two entrees, one salad, two sides and a dessert. We love the spring-inspired accompaniments, especially the roasted beet and goat cheese salad, string beans in garlic and olive oil and limoncello cake. Orders must be placed online by March 31.

1405 Meetinghouse Rd., Boothwyn, (610) 485-2010.

Cedar Craft & Kitchen

Looking for Easter a la carte? Look no further! Start with by-the-dozen risotto bites or shrimp lejon. Then, mix and match with half-pan Italian-themed delights that feed 10-12 people each including chicken cutlets, chicken parmesan, ham, meatballs, sausage and peppers, baked ziti, penne alla vodka, stuffed shells, seafood manicotti, lobster ravioli, or the signature CCK risotto with shrimp. Add crab cakes, salads and sides — we’re full already! Orders must be placed online by April 2.

1061 Cedarwood Rd., Glenolden, (610) 537-7003.

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Bright Spot Cafe & Market

This cheery restaurant is offering both dine-in and takeout (curbside, too!). You’ll find your buffet favorites, like Belgian waffles, brioche French toast, made-to-order omelets, a carving station, eggs, and sides and salads. But leave some room for the mashed potato bar! Top mashies to your heart’s content with bacon, scallions, broccoli, sour cream and cheese. Room left? Check out the sweet treats and muffins. There’s a separate price for kids 12-and-under, too. Call for reservations, which are selling out fast.

3841 West Chester Pike Newtown Square, (484) 909-3284.

Anthony’s at Paxon Hollow

This gem at the Paxon Hollow Country Club will do two seatings on Easter Sunday: 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. You’ll need to come hungry to tackle the bounty on its buffet, starting with fresh juices and a complimentary mimosa! Stop by the made-to-order omelet station, or enjoy scrambled eggs with a bevy of sides. Seasonal fruit, danish and breakfast breads round out those offerings, but you’ll be tempted with penne alla vodka, chicken Marsala, leg of lamb and more. Dessert? Of course. Bonus: There’s a children’s buffet price for kids 10-and-under! Call soon before reservations are gone.

850 Paxon Hollow Rd., Broomall, (610) 353-0220, ext. 3.

The Original Colonial Village Meat Market

The original and not to be outdone traditional Easter dinner to-go is offered here: roasted leg of lamb with dinner rolls and gravy, or boneless carved ham with your choice of vegetables, mashed potatoes, stuffing, dinner rolls and gravy. Looking for something different? Wow ‘em with filet mignon roast with dinner rolls and gravy, or hand-carved turkey breast with your choice of potatoes, stuffing, cranberry relish, green beans, dinner rolls and gravy. These are all family meals and, depending on your pick, each feeds from three to five, to 20 to 24 people. Pro tip: Ask about substitutions! Call soon to reserve your family dinner.

Manoa Shopping Center, 1305 West Chester Pike, Havertown, (610) 449-1776.

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Looking for an Easter “bunn-dle”? If you select takeout from here, then you’ll get your wish, a mixed four-pack of some of Iron Hill’s most popular and most storied beers: Bedotter, Juicebox IPA, Russian Imperial Stout and Chewie IPA. Remember the food, too, which is available for takeout or dine-in. Everything is a la carte, so everyone gets what they want: baked ham with brown sugar glaze and sweet potato mash, plus an oven-roasted vegetable medley or roast leg of lamb with a mustard, garlic and herb crust, roasted Brussels sprouts, celery root-potato mash, and stone-ground mustard sauce. Take note: Easter dine-in is available on Easter Sunday only, but you can snag the Easter Bunn-dle of beer from Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4. Call soon to secure your reservations, or your takeout and beer.

30 E. State St., Media, (610) 627-9000.





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Nina Malone

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