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

April 15, 2018 Mikaela Didonna

Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of Pittsburgh and 75 miles (121 km) south of Erie. It is the home of Grove City College, a private conservative Christian liberal arts college; General Electric; Instron; and a number of small businesses. It is also the home to George Junior Republic, an all-boys institution. GJR serves to house, school, and treat 400 boys from troubled backgrounds. Historically a traditional industrial center, Grove City has manufactured locomotive engines, carriages, gas engines, foundry products, and motor trucks. The nearby Grove City Premium Outlets take their name from Grove City.
Things to do in Grove City

1. Nonni's Corner Trattoria

251 S Broad St, Downtown, Grove City, PA 16127-1503 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 24 +1 724-264-4337
Excellent
63%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 180 reviews

Nonni's Corner Trattoria

Serving outstanding authentic Southern Italian cuisine in our elegant atmosphere. Enjoy our family's cuisine, our house-made pastas, our delectable desserts, and a fine selection of wines and spirits. Call for private parties and catering! We sell our house-made pasta by the pound and our wonderful sauces by the quart. Order from our full line of baked goods. We also offer charcuterie from the Pittsburgh Strip! Located in the heart of Downtown Grove City, Pa. Come Dine with Nonni Today!

Reviewed By CraiginVa - New Orleans

Gave this a try, but not impressed. Biggest disappointment was the housemade pasta, which was a special add-on to the menu. This night it was rigatoni. The pasta that came out had a name, but it was not rigatoni. Seems like a simple thing, but an "authentic" Italian restaurant should get the pasta shapes right, if they're making it. The marinara sauce was also so-so. The service was fine, so there's that.

2. Peace, Love and Little Donuts

1911 Leesburg Grove City Rd Ste 57, Grove City, PA 16127-3356 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 724-748-0113
Excellent
56%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
11%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 35 reviews

Peace, Love and Little Donuts

Reviewed By Sabena Y - Yorktown, Virginia

Stopped by here while at the Grove City Premium Outlets for a snack. All the donuts are plain cake donuts with various icings and toppings. Some described would seem to be filled but none of the donuts are filled(such as Boston cream, lemon meringue pie, strawberry cheesecake). The donuts are smaller than usual donuts (maybe 2 inches diameter) but fat almost like small baseball. We got a strawberry cheesecake and salted caramel. The two donuts came to $3. The cake was kind of dry and tasteless. My donut tasted mostly of strawberry jam with just a small bite of "cheesecake" on one side of the donut. My daughter's salted caramel was a bit better with the icing more evenly distributed and the icing was yummy. I probably would not go out of my way to buy these again though.

3. Beans On Broad

141 S Broad St, Grove City, PA 16127-1522 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 724-458-0670
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Beans On Broad

Reviewed By Dan L - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA

I've stopped here for coffee and relaxation several times . The building is unique and nicely appointed. It's worth looking in to see how nicely this former retail store has been converted. The coffee choices are typical for a small coffee shop but everything is well prepared . Some pastries and biscotti are available.

4. Katie's Korner

1380 S Center Street Ext, Grove City, PA 16127-4210 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating +1 724-748-3835
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Reviewed By misterap - pittsburgh

great ice cream selection and super tasty, but the prices are a tad on the high side. Great location on Route 208 between outlet malls and downtown Grove City. Newly paved parking lot, clean premises. Also has vegetable stand during day in summertime.

5. Sweet Jeanie's

241 S Broad St, Grove City, PA 16127-1525 Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 13 +1 724-432-2990
Excellent
57%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Sweet Jeanie's

Restored 1906 building with mint condition 1948 soda fountain, back bar, fountain bar stools, booths, sweetheart chairs. Also have a "living room" area and a separate party/events room. Friday night Karaoke. This is the "Happiest place in town"!

Reviewed By Gavin B - Lagrange, Ohio

I wanted ice cream, and wanted it bad! Dairy Queen just wouldn't do it, so I found this place. After visiting an antique shop down a few doors, we stepped into Sweet Jeanie's and were very surprised.

The inside is cavernous, but not in a way that is uncomfortable - the tin ceiling and ductwork is painted very nice. The booths are kindof retro.

The girl behind the counter (wish I got her name) was so friendly and gave some hints on which ice creams go with what toppings to make great concoctions.

I had the peach ice cream in a cup, while my cohort had the granola ice cream.

Both had a taste that I can only describe as CLEAN - it was refreshing, had the perfect flavor, and wasn't heavy. I really savored every single spoonful.

The counter girl also told us to enjoy some ice tea or lemonade on our way out. We did - it was another refreshing end to the day.

They also have shakes, sundae's, and a menu of sandwiches and appetizers, which I didn't partake, but would venture to say they'd be pretty damn good!

This place was an A+!!

6. TimberCreek Tap & Table

15 Holiday Blvd, Leesburg Grove City Road, Grove City, PA 16137-4067 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 724-748-6080
Excellent
43%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 271 reviews

TimberCreek Tap & Table

Reviewed By Jason N

This was the second time I have dropped by for food at Timber Creek. The beer has always been nice; however, the food is waaaay overpriced and subpar. I was in town for work, so I assumed I could grab a quick dinner on a very slow night (2 other people at the bar). Well, after waiting for about ten minutes watching the two ladies behind the bar talk to each other, I walked back to the host stand a got a table. I explained to both the host and the waitress what had happened, but really got nothing more than a "huh". Ordered a salad, which was mostly iceberg lettuce, canned "black" olives (the dyed green variety), and a very small portion of tuna. All in, the bill was over $20. For what one can normally get in the area, this is unfortunate. Drive the extra miles and head to Mercer or Grove City for good food and service. Of it's good service in the neighborhood, just drive across the street to Elephant and Castle. This visit was a huge disappointment on all accounts, I won't be back.

7. Starbucks Coffee

1911 Leesburg Grove City Rd, Grove City, PA 16127-3356 +1 724-748-0161
Excellent
20%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By WaltFlanigan - Erie, Pennsylvania

They have the usual drinks available, but they also have some on-the-healthier-side packaged food options. Outdoor seating as well. Not a fan of their brewed coffee, but thanks to Arby's there is now a place to get a regular cup of joe.

8. Elephant & Castle

1923 Leesburg, Grove City, PA 16127 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 724-748-1010
Excellent
29%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 529 reviews

Elephant & Castle

Reviewed By lakebuddy52 - Wheeling, West Virginia

We met friends for lunch on a rainy day. Even though the restaurant was busy, our server was kind enough to allow us to linger while we visited with our friends. The food was very well-prepared and interesting..plenty of it and very reasonably priced.

9. Primanti Brothers

Leesburg-Grove City Road, Grove City, PA 16127 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 724-748-9955
Excellent
34%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 334 reviews

Primanti Brothers

Reviewed By David E - New Castle, Pennsylvania

I have eaten at many of the Primanti Restaurants and they consistently serve great food. Make sure you check out happy hour for fantastic drink prices. If you’ve never been to a Primanti the way they make the sandwich may sound strange but “TRY IT”. You get the meat of your choice topped with coleslaw, tomatoes and French fries, all served on amazing Italian bread. It’s always good to order fries on the side because they are soooo good. I also suggest that you add and egg to your sandwich 

10. Dairy Queen

904 W Main St, Grove City, PA 16127-1116 +1 724-458-8166
Excellent
56%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Dairy Queen

Reviewed By Dr Tim T - Sarasota, Florida

Great place for all the frozen treats that Dairy Cream offers!! Ordered a cheese burger--was overdone -- bordering crunchy!! Fries were not very good!! The best thing about the meal was the delicious caramel milkshake!! Handy to the main road!

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