Restaurateurs — experienced and new — have been busy opening in 2022 and wisely choosing Delco to house their next or new dream.
There’s variety all over the county, from burger joints to beer halls, coffee shops to a food hall, and a smattering of ethnic specialties, especially Italian. So many new restaurants and cafes, in fact, that we’re pushing out two blogs about them! Here’s round 1.
Fun fact: We also spied a few “coming soon” which, depending on when you read this, might just be among our new Delco restaurant favorites. Find your new favorite here!
We’ve covered this retro-licious spot’s other locations, and the new one does not disappoint. It’s serving up the same tummy-busting burgers and smothered fries with all the others sides you crave. Look for the complete redux where McDonald’s used to be. Open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon.
3524 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (484) 992-1950.
Photo courtesy of Nifty Fifty’s
To say this 2022 opening was inspiring is an understatement: We were blown away by a contingent of Philly chefs who first took to the streets, then made a home in Delco, to work to defeat food insecurity. Their nonprofit, Everybody Eats, is doing just that from an enchanting and inclusive food hall. It’s comfort-food-central, from burgers to soul food, salads to seafood. Ray’s Diner at Vittles is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the rest of the food hall opens Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a plan to eventually open seven days a week. Stay up-to-date on Instagram and Facebook.
801 Sproul St. in Chester.
Photo courtesy of Everybody Eats
Looking for a lagerhaus and new American kitchen? Then look no further for all of your pub grub favorites plus elevated large plates, like short rib rags pappardelle, a solid beer list featuring plenty of local stalwarts, wine by the bottle and glass, and an amazingly diverse potent potables (cocktails!) list. The old Stables at Yellow House never looked so good! Open Tuesday and Wednesday from 4 to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 4 p.m to midnight, Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight, and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.; closed Monday.
341 Thornton Road, Thornton, (610) 550-3440.
Photo courtesy of Bierhaul
Who doesn’t want to try family recipe-inspired Italian-American classics cooked “Italian-Grandmother-Style”?! This BYOB and MYOC — mix your own cocktail — is named after the owner’s parents Roz Brayton and Rocco Nigro. Located in the old Mazagan Moroccan Mediterranean Cuisine spot, the menu is predictably and happily hearty, but half-portions are available for many, including house-made pastas, like spaghetti pomodoro. Save room for olive oil cake! Open every day from noon to 9 p.m, with extra brunch selections, breakfast sides and an extended sandwich and salad menu from noon to 4 p.m.
2904 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 613-8300.
Photo by Christopher Descano Photography, courtesy of Roz & Rocco’s
We gave this next-level 2SP Brewing Company venue its due for its beer (of course!), but it’s worth another nod since 2SP and Delaware’s Two Stones Pub opened in the old La Pina Mexican Restaurant location. The menu is elevated pub grub: Check out the roasted cauliflower wedge kissed with pork belly lardons. Bonus: Doggos are permitted on the patio! Open Wednesday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday.
95 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford, (484) 840-8736.
Photo courtesy of 2SP Tap House
“We want this to feel like Delco’s bar.” That’s the vibe that this Las Vegas party pub has promised to deliver to the heart of Delco — and it delivers. Partake in casino games plus arcade games, darts, trivia, Karaoke while listening to live music. There’s a full bar, and you can have food from any of Harrah’s restaurants delivered right to you. Open 24 hours.
777 Harrah’s Blvd, Chester, (484) 490-1800.
Here’s a tantalizing list to whet your appetite for what’s to come!
From Chef Jose Garces! Watch 220 N. Radnor Chester Road in Radnor.
Win Restaurant Group is opening at 110 North Wayne Ave. in Wayne, the old Matador spot. Expect Asian-Fusion, like its sister restaurant in Phoenixville.
Mercato Ristorante & Bar
This popular West Chester haunt will bring Italian and other Mediterranean cuisine to 4799 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square, in the old Trattoria Giuseppe location.
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— Nina Malone
Featured photo courtesy of Harrah’s Philadelphia