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

April 14, 2018 Randal Brittian

Ellwood City is a borough in Beaver and Lawrence counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Ellwood City is 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Pittsburgh and some 8 miles (13 km) south-southeast of New Castle. In the past, Ellwood City sustained many heavy industries such as steel-tube mills, steel-car works, building-stone and limestone quarries, foundries and machine shops, and coal-mining. The population was 7,921 at the 2010 census. Of the population, 7,289 lived in Lawrence County, while 632 lived in Beaver County.

1. J and T Drive In

1257 Mercer Rd, Ellwood City, PA 16117-5127 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American +1 724-752-2663
Excellent
83%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Reviewed By Julie508 - Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

I have been enjoying ice cream treats at J and T Drive In for many years. Delicious ice cream and excellent service... a summertime gathering place for the community :)

2. Nico Luciano's

220 1st St, Ellwood City, PA 16117-2105 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 724-752-1755
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 58 reviews

Nico Luciano's

Reviewed By Tracy M - Canton, Ohio, United States

This place has excellent food and service! We didn't have any complaints at all. We went on a Friday evening and it was pretty full (it is a small place) but they got us seated within 10 to 15 minutes. Service was great as well!

3. Shakespeare's Restaurant and Pub

1495 Mercer Rd, Ellwood City, PA 16117-5021 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 52 +1 724-752-4653
Excellent
54%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 110 reviews

Shakespeare's Restaurant and Pub

Reviewed By jgc226 - New Castle, Pennsylvania

We dine at Shakespeare's about once a month, beautiful facility, good food average service but for the area that is to be expected. The waitress's a fairly knowledgeable regarding the menu and very friendly. One of the odd things that happen all of the time is the bus people keep trying to clean your plates before you are finished it happens every time we go and more than once on each occasion. The food is good nothing exceptional but fresh and well prepared though not an exciting menu. The Sunday brunch is very good not a super large selection but very delicious. I highly recommend the brunch over dinner.

4. Christy's Restaurant

1665 Route 65, Ellwood City, PA 16117-5217 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 724-752-1155
Excellent
40%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 25 reviews

Christy's Restaurant

Reviewed By ddissent - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Did I happen to mention omelets? I never had a taco omelet, a Greek omelet, or a sloppy Joe omelet for that matter. Until I was introduced to this wonderful little diner. Diners are a tough read. I typically love the no frills atmosphere of diners but some can also be downright gross with crappy food. Not Kristy's. this place is clean, the staff is friendly ..... and you might have heard ...... their unique omelet line is remarkable!

5. Breaking Bread Co

530 Lawrence Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117-1928 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff Cafe, Diner Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch +1 724-758-8888
Excellent
75%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Breaking Bread Co

Reviewed By Bill M - Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Stopped in for lunch and was very pleased with the food and service. The tuna melt was excellent and you choose the cheese and bread (it's not the usual Western PA tuna salad). The eggplant prosciutto was also great. The homemade chips were crisp and delicious. I ordered a side salad in place of chips and the salad was very generous. It included tomatoes, cukes, squash, onions, black olives and more. The menu is quite large and they service breakfast all day (they close before dinner).
The staff was very friendly and helpful. It's easy to see why they're usually so busy. We didn't get them but saw that the pancakes were huge and quite popular.
They are on the main street directly across from City Hall with on-street parking.

6. Vinny's Pizza and Restaurant

620 Beaver Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117-1938 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Pizza, Italian, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 724-752-2522
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 16 reviews

Vinny's Pizza and Restaurant

Reviewed By K V - Maryland

Went here with my brother in law for an early dinner. Not bad a place for dinner. Food was good and service was attentive and quick.

7. Johnny's Pizza Shop

609 4th St, Ellwood City, PA 16117-2009 Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 724-752-7754
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By shebby5

I grew up on Johnny's Pizza in the 70,s, living only a few blocks away. It was my favorite pizza. I recently tried it again, I heard it was not quite the same, and that is correct. It was good, but not AS good as it was. I would go there again though because it was good pizza.

8. Red Hot

219 6th St, Ellwood City, PA 16117-1905 Lunch +1 724-752-9717
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
9%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Reviewed By HungryKen187 - Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

Best Chili cheese fries around. Very fast, friendly service. If you visit Ellwood City, you have to try this place. My family from out of town always picks up a family meal when visiting.
You may get a stomach ache later on, but it's worth it.
Very good portions & prices.

9. Pizza Joe's

128 Spring Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117-2145 Lunch, Dinner +1 724-752-9411
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Thomas c - Youngstown, Ohio

kind, friendly, courteous staff. Food was great, and will go back. Everything was prompt, seating, drinks, orders taken, etc. I strongly recommend this establishment.

10. Carla's Diner

513 Spring Ave, Ellwood City, PA 16117-2333 +1 724-201-0405
Excellent
80%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 5 reviews

Reviewed By Scabutch - Ellwood City, Pennsylvania

My buddies and I have eaten there several times. Each time we have found the service and the server very friendly, that includes the owner. The food is ok, but our biggest complain was each time and still today serving size and price paid for the small portions. It's clean inside. There is a little problem with parking. You may have to walk a bit if the place is full. It is a nice place to run into old friends which seems to happen almost everytime I've been in there.

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