Where to Eat in Glenside: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 15, 2018 Jana Sager

Glenside is a census-designated place (CDP) bordering Northwest Philadelphia in Abington, and Cheltenham townships, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,384 at the 2010 census on a land area of only 1.3 square miles. The Glenside station is one of the busiest in the SEPTA system. Glenside is located about 6 miles from Center City Philadelphia.
Things to do in Glenside

1. Daryl's Pastries

102 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038-4704 Breakfast +1 215-886-6656
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 14 reviews

Reviewed By John L W - Glenside, United States

Excellent array of pastries, not superb high-end for refined tastes but reliably good. Options include standard American choices but no fashionable or haute cuisine delicacies. No obscure Viennese pastries or Italian confections here, just solidly mainstream.

2. Elcy's Coffee House

1 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038-4002 Takeout, Seating American, Cafe, Fast Food Breakfast, Lunch SGD 26 +1 215-884-5600
Excellent
72%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Reviewed By QuakerTruth - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Whether or not you are taking the train from Glenside or arriving at the station, or just in the neighborhood, this is a nice place for a great cup of coffee. Lovely counter staff, delicious pastries, etc. Down home atmostphere with some table seating inside and out.

3. Anne's Kitchen Table

11 Wesley Ave, Glenside, PA 19038-4519 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Soups, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +1 215-576-1274
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Anne's Kitchen Table

Reviewed By Hitesh N

We on Saturday late afternoon for lunch. The place is small, cure and intimate. Off the main street, so no street noise. We had their coffee, and sandwich, The food was tasty and portions were perfect (neither too large nor too small). Limited menu options but they also had very unique selection of salads. Interesting thing - note the names of dishes. You can make out its a family run business. There was shelf full of cook books. But if you are not seated next to the shelf then you wont get to enjoy the books unless you awkwardly ask look at the shelf over people's food. We tried the brownies. They were very large but dry. I liked their sandwich and southwest soup better.

4. The Drake Tavern

304 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046-3211 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 215-884-8900
Excellent
32%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 158 reviews

The Drake Tavern

Reviewed By Michael S - Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Expected, A sports bar can and will be NOISY, but that comes with the territory, Bar dirks are adequate and plentiful. Single complaint, Which has been noted many times before to management...CHINCY PAPER STAWS, THAT BASICALLY ARE NOT USABLE...WHY WOULD MANAGEMENT SPOIL THE MENU BY CHEATING ON PAPER STRAWS...GOT ME.............MAYBE SOMEONE WILL WAKE UP. ?????

5. Fill A Bagel

424 Old York Rd, Jenkintown, PA Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 215-887-8577
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Reviewed By CTtraveler6665 - Monmouth, Illinois

Family business with friendly staff and always good eats. Highly recommend! Get the fresh squeezed orange juice in season

6. Park Plates

7852 Montgomery Ave, Elkins Park, PA 19027-2668 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner SGD 39 - SGD 46 +1 215-782-3663
Excellent
67%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Park Plates

Casual restaurant serving ethnic inspired cuisine from the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

Reviewed By rtaba285 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This is a small and relatively informal restaurant, but with an excellent staff making interesting and creative dishes. My wife and I shared vegetarian appetizers and entrees, and were pleasantly surprised by the pleasant dining experience. The wait staff seemed very knowledgeable about ingredients. Not an inexpensive meal, but sharing appetizers or meals can keep expenses down. I would like to return again.

7. Vinny's Pizza

835 Glenside Ave, Wyncote, PA 19095-1217 Pizza +1 215-886-3833
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Reviewed By CMCPhiladelphia_PA - Abington, Pennsylvania

It's a new name but still the same people making everything and still the best pizza around. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Same address, even same phone number - just a new name - Vinny's. Pizza is consistently good, thin crust, great sauce, just the right amount of cheese. Bella's opened a second location and then sold the original to the former manager (at least I think so - every time I go in there everyone is the same). It's the only place in the area (Abington, Jenkintown, Glenside) that I would go to for pizza.

8. Keswick Tavern

294 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038-4804 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 215-886-4277
Excellent
34%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 118 reviews

Keswick Tavern

Reviewed By TonyJ85 - Ivyland, Pennsylvania

The Keswick is an excellent stop in Glenside. It is across the street from the iconic Keswick Theater and anchors a redeveloped section of Glenside with several restaurants, taverns and nightspots. The KT as it is known, has good food, an excellent craft beer list and very good service. The main room has a bar in the center with booth surround and high tops. There is another dining area also. Two walls face Keswick Ave. and Easton Rd with garage door windows that can be raised in nice weather for open air dining. There are flat screens everywhere you look for those sports enthusiasts.
We came on a Saturday evening and were able to be seated right away. We had burgers and a couple of craft beers each for the four of us. The burgers are worth it. We had the Boss Hog Nachos. Impressive. The bill was $140 plus tip. Not bad. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly even though it was a very busy night, she was always there to check. This is a place worth the visit and we will definitely return.

9. Marco Polo Ristorante & Bar

8080 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027-1421 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 215-782-1950
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

Marco Polo Ristorante & Bar

Reviewed By David S - Pittston, Pennsylvania

Visited here with my family on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant was very busy, and the service subsequently a little slow. No matter, that allowed us extra time for conversation. The facility looks a bit run down: The table finishes were chipped, and the glassware scuffed. I ordered the chicken Florentine Pannini (or should it be "panino?"), which I found well-prepared, but somewhat bland. The rest of our party said their food was excellent and included panini, pasta, and chicken dishes.

10. Keswick Coffee

285 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038-4814 +1 215-884-2001
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

Keswick Coffee

Reviewed By DJMAN5 - Abington, Pennsylvania

Plenty of parking. Sit inside comfy chairs or outside. Just had a bagel, cheese, egg, sausage sandwich- excellent and a coffee. They also offer Ice cream, Levis hot dogs, sodas. Comfortable décor, great friendly service. They also have a stand at Keswick theatre where they sell coffee, tea and snacks.

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