Chester Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Chester

April 14, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1682, Chester is the oldest city in Pennsylvania. Chester is located on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.
Things to do in Chester

1. RO Lynn Cold Cut Center

3407 Edgmont Ave, Brookhaven, PA 19015-2803 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Delicatessen Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 610-872-9575
Excellent
84%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 30 reviews

RO Lynn Cold Cut Center

Reviewed By Chelley K - Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

Ro-Lynn is a little slice of Italy right in Delco. When you go into the store you are immediately welcomed with all of the delicious smells. They make their own roast beef, roast pork, chicken cutlets, roasted peppers.....the quality is unmatched. They just remodeled the store and it's gorgeous! They still have Sharp Provolone and Parma Prosciutto hanging from the ceiling, the hot sauces and pastas, and lunchmeat and salads. Whether you are looking for delicious homemade soup, or an out of this world hoagie (Or catering!) Ro-Lynn is the place to go. Their friendly staff will take good care of you.

2. Vicky's Cold Cuts

1033 Saville Ave, Eddystone, PA 19022-1406 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 610-876-4844
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 9 reviews

Vicky's Cold Cuts

Reviewed By raybyerley - Mandeville, Louisiana

We were back in the area for a family reunion of sorts and I remembered how good Vicky's was (from my high school days) and still is. This place has been here for 45 + years, and no wonder - it has great food at reasonable prices.

We had a couple of hoagies and a couple of cheese steaks (and a soft pretzel for me) for my wife and I, and our two teenage kids before heading up to Valley Forge for some historical educational touring for our kids.

Also same friendly service.

Must be how they have stayed in business for so long.

Thanks for rekindling my memories.

3. Gas Light

100 E Hinckley Ave, Ridley Park, PA 19078-2320 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television American Dinner +1 610-521-9060
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Gas Light

Reviewed By RoadTripper516 - Wilmington, Delaware

Unique dining in an unassuming spot. 50 years going strong. Outdoor and indoor exquisite steak and seafood cuisine with unbelievably reasonable prices. Do not miss the opportunity to try a steak (my 8 oz Filet was surely 10 oz.) that fully cooks on a 700 degree cooking stone in front of you. Phenomenal! Great service.

4. 320 Market Cafe

713 S Chester Rd, Swarthmore, PA 19081-2710 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Parking Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks +1 610-328-7211
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

320 Market Cafe

Reviewed By JennyandRick210 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whether you want to sit and eat a nice meal, grab a take out sandwich, purchase items to pass off as home cooked, or buy some party food, this is your place!!!!! O! Even if you just want to buy some great cheese or produce or other goodies. Everything here is so good it is nearly addictive. If we have any type of "pot luck" or tailgate type kid sports thing we are always asked to bring the chips and salsa from 320.
They have awesome homemade pasta sauce and frozen pasta. The soups are to die for. The salads are delicious. I personally can't get enough of the cheeses: the local ones and the imported ones.

5. Phil & Jim's Delicatessen

2905 Edgmont Ave, Chester, PA 19015-3302 Takeout Delicatessen Lunch, Dinner +1 610-872-9472
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 31 reviews

Phil & Jim's Delicatessen

Reviewed By J G - Palm Harbor

Friendly guys and great food! Came with a group of 9...and we had a few different items. Steak sandwiches are huge! (see picture which is considered the large) also tried the grilled ham & cheese which was excellent.

6. Italianos

5 W 10th St, Marcus Hook, PA 19061-4511 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 610-485-6575
Excellent
72%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Reviewed By Z9848OZpatriciap - Aston

Food was excellent. Had very good service. Parking not great. But, really enjoy going there. The meal is a big serving. I get enough for two meals and always take half home.

7. Portobello Cafe

1423 Chester Pike, Crum Lynne, PA 19022-1336 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Italian Lunch, Dinner +1 484-816-0574
Excellent
62%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

Portobello Cafe

Reviewed By MaryAnne M - Folsom, Pennsylvania, United States

If you are looking for authentic Italian food.. not american italian... authentic Italian restaurant, this is it. The food is excellent. I was so pleased that they had branzino. They cooked it perfectly, and even de-boned it at the table, because my co-diner was appalled at the sight of a whole fish on the table, that's the last time he's going there with me.
I am coming back with the girls!

8. Phatso's Bakery

609 Welsh St, Chester, PA 19013-6032 +1 610-874-4240
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 8 reviews

Reviewed By Richard C - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I wish I never found these donuts usually I can take or leave them but these are just the best. what else can I say? There are donuts available at commercial chain places that are pretty lame then there are guys like this.

9. Upland Diner

1000 Upland Ave, Upland, PA 19013-4934 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Diner, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 610-872-6545
Excellent
51%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Upland Diner

Reviewed By JPDallas - Dallas, Texas

It's not right off the interstate that one has to find his/her way here. Therefore, almost all local regulars. More than the traditional breakfast selections. We had the Turkey benedict and fried chicken & waffle; and they were both terrific: tasty and well executed and presented. Coffee was very good as well as the service; and prices were good too.

10. Lee's Market

2201 Madison St, Chester, PA 19013-5122 Delicatessen Lunch +1 610-872-1145
Excellent
58%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
0%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Lee's Market

Reviewed By Sallybell - Chester

Lee's is a staple in the community.they have the best hoagies the meat is really fresh and you can't beat the value.where else can you get a large Italian hoagie for $5.00 I always stop in to get travel hoagies for my family that live down south. They don't have real hoagies down there and they always look foward to a fresh delicious hoagie from lee's besides water ice that's the second most requested item when they know im coming for a visit.if you're ever in chester you have to stop in for a hoagie they will make any kind you want fresh to order and they even have wheat rolls.for people who don't like the white rolls.it's a small crowed store but that's what make it unique. Vanessa

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