When it seems that Mother Nature has
finally released us from chilly weather, then it’s time to seek greener pastures. And by “greener pastures” in Delco, we mean dining in the great outdoors at your favorite restaurants.
You don’t always have to grab your shades, either: Many of these Delco hot spots offer covered alfresco options for rain-or-shine fun. And some employ tent-like sides and heaters when the temps dip for year-round use. Take that, Mother Nature!
Check out these alfresco gems — cheers!
American pub grub and full bar. Covered rooftop bar with fans and TVs. Covered alfresco in the Ridley Park location, too. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
812 N. Lansdowne Ave., (610) 789-7575.
Modern comfort cuisine and healthy options. Full bar plus 15 rotating craft beers, cask line and bottles. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
4201 Ferne Blvd., (484) 469-3222.
New and traditional handcrafted American fare. Full bar with specialty cocktails. Open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
509 Wilmington West Chester Pike (Route 202 N), (484) 800-8070.
Terrain Garden Cafe
Seasonal cuisine from hand-selected local produce, meats and dairy. BYOB with a large selection of nonalcoholic specialty drinks. Year-round covered patio plus seasonal outdoor seating. Open daily for brunch until 3 p.m.; dinner also available Wednesday to Sunday.
914 Baltimore Pike, (610) 459-6030.
Photo courtesy of 39 North Taproom & Grill
39 North Taproom & Grill
Italian-inspired menu with pub options. Full bar plus 20 rotating craft beer taps. Year-round covered patio. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
110 S. MacDade Blvd., (484) 497-5389.
Barnaby’s Restaurant & Pub
Classic sports pub fare and then some, plus full bar. Year-round covered patio. Covered alfresco in Aston location, too. Open daily for lunch and dinner.
1901 Old West Chester Pike, (610) 789-1885.
Irish sports bar fare, plus Wednesday Italian night and a full bar. Live music and entertainment. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
33 Brookline Blvd., (484) 454-5289.
American and modern Spanish cuisine. BYOB with mixers available by the glass and pitcher. Open for dinner Tuesday through Sunday; closed Monday.
5 Brookline Blvd., (610) 446-8200.
“Everybody’s hometown” puts on the biggest alfresco show of them all:
Dining Under the Stars, which occurs every Wednesday from May through September on State Street from Jackson to Orange Streets. Restaurants book up fast, so it’s recommended you call for reservations — stat!
The 320 Market Café — Fresh, seasonal fare.
Ariano Restaurant & Bar — Italian cuisine.
Azie Media — Asian fusion cuisine.
Boba Tiki — Dessert drinks and treats; BYOB.
Desert Rose — Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine; BYOB.
Diego’s Cantina & Tequila Bar — Mexican cuisine.
Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen — Modern Mexican cuisine; BYOB.
Fellini Cafe Trattoria — Italian cuisine; BYOB.
Garden Cafe — Modern cafe fare; BYOB.
Hildago A Taste of Mexico — Mexican cuisine; BYOB.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant — Elevated brew pub fare.
La Belle Epoque — French cuisine.
Lariele Wood Fired Square Pie — Pizza and Italian fare; BYOB.
La Na Thai-French Cuisine — Thai and French cuisine; BYOB.
Little Anthony’s — Pizza and Italian fare; BYOB.
Lotus Farm to Table — Local and sustainable fare; BYOB.
Margaret Kuo’s — Japanese and Northern Chinese cuisine.
Nooddi Thai Chef — Thai cuisine.
Quotations — Comfort food fare.
Scooped Ice Cream & Gelato — Ice cream, gelato, sorbet and coffee.
Shere-E-Punjab Indian Restaurant — Indian and Pakistani cuisine.
Sligo — Irish pub fare.
Spasso Italian Grill — Italian cuisine.
Stephen’s on State — Steakhouse.
Sunset Slush — Classic Italian ice.
Temaki Sushi Bar — Sushi and Japanese cuisine; BYOB.
Tom’s Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant — Dim sum and Shanghai fare; BYOB.
Yia It’s All Greek to Me — Authentic Greek cuisine; BYOB.
Photo courtesy of Paxos Restaurants/Firepoint Grill
Eclectic, elevated menu featuring a wood-fired grill and full bar. Covered outdoor bar and patio. Open Monday through Friday for lunch, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and every day for dinner.
3739 West Chester Pike, (484) 428-3093.
Teca Newtown Square
Traditional and contemporary Italian cuisine and a full bar. Covered outdoor seating on the deck. Open Monday through Friday for lunch, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and every day for dinner.
119 S. Newtown Street Rd., (484) 420-4010.
Contemporary Thai and Japanese fare and a full bar. Covered outdoor seating. Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner.
5492 West Chester Pike, (610) 644-8270.
Italian cuisine with a Southern Italian flair, plus craft beer, wine and cocktails. Comfortable, Italian piazza setting. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
4799 West Chester Pike, (610) 353-4871.
Photo courtesy of Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Farm-to-table fare and full bar. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner and Saturday for dinner. Alfresco also available at the Glen Mills location.
555 E. Lancaster Ave., (484) 584-4975.
Photo courtesy of Tavola Restaurant + Bar
Upscale eclectic American cuisine and a full bar. Live music and entertainment. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, and Sunday for brunch and dinner.
400 W. Sproul Rd., (610) 543-2100.
Photo courtesy of Glenmorgan Bar & Grill
Glemmorgan Bar & Grill
Upscale American fare and a full bar. Located at The Radnor Hotel. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
593 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 341-3188.
333 Belrose Bar & Grill
Upscale new American cuisine and a full bar. Live music and other weekly specials. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and every day for dinner.
333 Belrose Ln., (610) 293-1000.
Modern American cuisine with French, Spanish and Italian influences, plus a full bar. Weekly events and happenings. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch, Sunday for brunch and every day for dinner
503 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 964-2588.
Photo courtesy of Christopher’s A Neighborhood Place
Christopher’s A Neighborhood Place
Seasonal creative casual fare and a full bar. Extensive selection of kid-friendly foods and gluten-free options. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch, Sunday for brunch and every day for dinner and late night.
108 N. Wayne Ave., (610) 687-6558.
White Dog Cafe
Contemporary, seasonal American cuisine and a full bar. Allergy-sensitive, vegetarian and vegan menus are available upon request. Open Monday through Friday for lunch, Saturday and Sunday for brunch and every day for dinner.
200 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 225-3700.
Want to know more about everything Delco? We’re more than just your source for good eats — we’re your source for where to stay , what to do and more in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We’re the Destination Delco Tourism Bureau , and we’ve got you covered from Philly to the Brandywine. Find us at 1501 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA, 19063; (610) 565-3679 or online .
— Nina Malone