Staycation New Year’s Eve With Delco Food Takeout Options

Not into the New Year’s Eve scene? Just plain tired this year? Maybe you’re on pick-up duty for your teenager? Whatever the reason, let us be the first to tell you it’s OK to stay in on New Year’s Eve. Give yourself a staycation night, and skip the cooking — it is a holiday, after all!

You can’t go wrong in Delco with these food takeout recommendations, whether you choose Chinese, as made famous by the “Ralphie movie” (the 1983 classic A Christmas Story), or go fancy with seafood, or get a really filling option, like pizza and hoagies. We’ve pulled together three winning options we know are open for takeout on New Year’s Eve, and we’re also sharing a few links to some of our absolute takeout favorites. Pro tip: Call ahead early (even a few days early) to make sure your order can be handled on such a busy holiday.

Get inspired, give these Delco takeout locations a call, and be sure to check close times, too, and make New Year’s Eve staycation a thing this year. Then sit back, relax and toast the new year from your comfy couch! 

Kuo's sushi platter
Photo courtesy of Margaret Kuo’s


To be clear, Margaret Kuo’s Media and Wayne offers elevated Northern Chinese and Japanese cuisine that just so happens to be available for takeout, including on New Year’s Eve! The choices are vast (yet slightly different at both Media and Wayne) and will satisfy any whim, from a sushi platter to Peking duck. We’ve got you covered, too, if you’re in the mood for other ethnic cuisine, or perhaps you’re hungry to step outside your foodie comfort zone and try something new. Remember to call ahead to ask about any specials.

6 W. State St., Media, (610) 688-7200 and 175 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7200.

Dungeness crab at Frank's Seafood
Photo courtesy of Frank’s Seafood


If you’re looking to feed a seafood-loving crowd, then Frank’s Seafood should be your first stop. Not only will you find tempting steamed seafood platters and combo platters for everything, from shrimp to Dungeness crab to lobster (and veggies, too!), but there is also a special party menu for large orders. This is gourmet seafood that doesn’t disappoint! Note that Frank’s closes at 6:30 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, so order early and plan to pick up early. Looking for other neighborhood gems for seafood takeout, or a few around-the-world choices? We’ve mentioned lots of options in previous blogs, but be sure to call the establishments first to make sure they’re offering takeout on NYE!

1305 Chester Pike, Sharon Hill; (610) 461-2048.

Cocco’s • Photo by Nicole Vogel


Fresh, hot and delivered to your door — and, you can order online. What could be easier, especially if your New Year’s Eve attire consists of sweat pants, an Eagles (or Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, Soul or Union) jersey and slippers? Cocco’s Pizza Xpress is open on the Eve and offers a lot more than pizza: stromboli’s, wings, hoagies, salads — the works! There are Cocco’s all over the county, plus these other must-try pizza joints, so check for what’s local to you and call for hours.

35 E. Woodland Ave., Springfield; (610) 544-6730.

Photo by Martin R. McGowan

Dessert and Drinks

We’d be remiss if we didn’t add delectable desserts and wine and beer pairing options to your New Year’s Eve staycation menu. Cheers to you!

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 Visit Delco, PA, 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

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