Top 10 restaurants in Swarthmore, United States

April 14, 2018 Janean Rudisill

Swarthmore (/ˈswɔːrθmɔːr/, locally [swɑθ-]) is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named "Westdale" in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to "Swarthmore" after the establishment of Swarthmore College. The borough population was 6,194 as of the 2010 census.
Things to do in Swarthmore

1. 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.

2. Springfield Diner

720 Baltimore Pike, Springfield - Springfield Township, PA 19064-3031 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 610-338-0404
Excellent
53%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 140 reviews

Springfield Diner

Reviewed By joeF_10 - Media, Pennsylvania

Typical diner fare and atmosphere. Both the chicken croquettes and scrapple were bit over cooked and bread fell apart.

3. Hobbs Coffee

1 Park Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1541 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 610-541-0122
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 25 reviews

Hobbs Coffee

Reviewed By Will M

I visited Hobbs Coffee and liked the coffee. They offer a few coffee and pastry choices, along with juices and other bottled drinks. I liked the atmosphere-a bit loud-but the staff wasn't very friendly, so they should improve that!

4. 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.

5. Frankie's on Fairview

604 Fairview Rd, Woodlyn, PA 19094-1015 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 38 +1 610-543-2300
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Frankie's on Fairview

Welcome to Frankie's on Fairview! Our restaurant serves high quality, homemade food every day in a friendly atmosphere. We also provide full-service catering of the same delicious food. Best of Delco for Best Breakfast, Best Caterer, Best Family Dining, Best Vegetarian, Best Wings & Best Crab Cakes. We are BYOB!

Reviewed By Curt K - New Castle, Delaware

After arriving back in Philadelphia, my wife took me to Frankie's on Fairview for dinner. This is a small place but the food was outstanding. We both ordered the meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. This was delicious folks, try it out yourselves.

6. Tavola Restaurant + Bar

400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield - Delaware County, PA 19064-2018 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast SGD 46 - SGD 59 +1 610-543-2100
Excellent
29%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Tavola Restaurant + Bar

Tavola Restaurant + Bar offers a one of a kind full service bar and dining experience with an impressive outdoor bar and lounge featuring golf course views, fire pits, palm trees, and a misting system for the hot weather plus heat lamps and glass enclosures for colder weather. The innovative menu offers a blend of American and Italian cuisines including brick oven specialties. Tavola offers an extensive bar menu with a robust wine list, beer list (including seasonals and crafts) and inventive signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients from our on-site vegetable and herb gardens. Tavola offers daily bar specials accompanied by live acoustic music (paired with DJ entertainment on weekends).Tavola is open to the public daily, serving drinks, lunch, dinner, late night bites and Sunday Brunch.

Reviewed By tzefirah - Media, Pennsylvania

I've been here more than once. Charming service, pricey but fine food. There are indoor and outdoor tables. Outdoors, there are some rattan cages that provide intimate dining while still being outside.Thank you for your feedback. I have shared your comments with our management and kitchen staff. We hope to see you in the future so we can continue to provide you with an excellent dining experience!

7. Erin Pub

36 W Winona Ave, Norwood, PA 19074-1440 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Pub, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 610-461-0991
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 130 reviews

Erin Pub

Reviewed By jerrys99 - West Chester, Pennsylvania

We went with 8 people. Seems almost everyone got something different and to my surprised it was great. The prices are more then fair and the portions are very generous. I haven't been in a while and it won't be a long before we return, It's more of an old style family pub/restaurant that is the best in the area.

8. Swarthmore Co-op

341 Dartmouth Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081-1504 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Sushi, Delicatessen, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 5 - SGD 26 +1 610-543-9805
Excellent
60%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Swarthmore Co-op

Reviewed By PIDSDoc - Cross Junction, Virginia

Nice selection of healthy foods and drinks to purchase for home or take-out. Custom sandwiches available. I had the "Semester abroad" which had way tooooo much bread. Not a good choice. Great place for lunch- eat in or tables w umbrellas on the patio. Popular with students.

9. Fellini Cafe of Media

106 W State St, Media, PA 19063-3204 (Formerly Fellini's Cafe) Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 610-892-7616
Excellent
46%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 236 reviews

Fellini Cafe of Media

A contemporary approach to Southern Italian cuisine with ever changing innovations by Chef Chris Blasi.

Reviewed By dfgdave - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Went last night with a friend after a long work day. Wanted a BYOB as friend had a fine bottle of cab. Have been here a while ago and liked it.

I ordered the lasagne and my friend ordered the gnocchi in a pesto sauce. My lasagne was spot on. Nice cheese on top, pasta and meat layers underneath. Extremely tasty and satisfying. My friend enjoyed his large bowl of gnocchi saying it was too good not to finish even though he was full after about eating three quarters of it.

The cab went well with my lasagne. I will order it again when I go back with my wife. I suspect she will order the same.

Good service and nice lively atmosphere. And, the prices are reasonable. No reason to dine at the over abundance of chain Italian restaurants when you have a local place that does it so much better.

Try it. You’ll like it.

10. Carrabba's Italian Grill

1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, PA 19064-2706 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 610-544-0517
Excellent
41%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Carrabba's Italian Grill

Reviewed By BernaM521 - Media, Pennsylvania

The restaurant is very nice and cozy. Servers are very friendly. Food is delicious and portions are generous. Well-priced. Gets very crowded on weekends for dinner, so you will have a lengthy wait if you do not put yourself on the Wait List ahead of time (online or phone).

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