Where to Eat in Drexel Hill: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Emerita Lamoureux

Drexel Hill is a census-designated place (CDP) largely located in Upper Darby, with a small section (Pilgrim Gardens) located in Haverford Township Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Drexel Hill is located 7 miles (11 km) west of Center City, Philadelphia, and is part of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. The population was 28,043 at the 2010 census, down from 29,364 at the 2000 census.
Things to do in Drexel Hill

1. Pica's Restaurant

7803 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082-1419 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 610-789-7770
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Pica's Restaurant

Reviewed By jim d - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Pica's pizza is unique and fantastic! Not especially thin and not brick oven, Pica's has a conveyor belt type oven that cranks out delicious pizza. The full menu offers many, many other options including many Italian specific dinners. There are specials on weekdays. We are BIG FANS of Pica's!

2. Original Clam Tavern

339 E Broadway Ave, Clifton Heights, PA 19018-1725 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Seafood Dinner +1 610-623-5070
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 72 reviews

Original Clam Tavern

Reviewed By Famontherun - Bel Air, Md

We were leaving the Philly airport heading home after a 3 week vacation out west. Our son picked us up and everyone was hungry and we were tired of meat! A flew clicks on the phone led us to the wonderful restaurant. It appears to be a local neighborhood spot; on the small side. Easy on the street parking. We shared the baked clams appetizer: tender, whole and well seasoned. Our diners had fried shrimp, a swordfish special and salmon, along with a few beers. I highly recommend the pasta with the white wine garlic sauce as your side....delicious!!! The food was all excellent as was the service. The restaurant has a warm, community feel with what looked like "regulars" chatting at the bar. Despite the hometown feel, this place is not inexpensive...we felt it was worth it. Too bad we do not live closer or we would be "regulars" at this terrific spot.

3. The Painted Tea Cup

220 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082-2908 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American Lunch, Brunch +1 610-352-2334
Excellent
85%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 33 reviews

The Painted Tea Cup

Reviewed By Christine S - Wilmington, Delaware

The Painted Tea Cup is a quaint place with friendly staff and great service. The variety of teas is extensive! The food was delicious and very filling. We weren't given a food menu so the menu for afternoon tea was a surprise. The Rose tea with dessert was amazing. It smelled like a bouquet of roses.

4. Brick and Brew

2138 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083-2306 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 484-455-7250
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Brick and Brew

Reviewed By HMCHUGH430 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Not your average menu here, first of all a brick oven with grilled food and pizza coming out if the wood burning fire oven. Smokey flavors , with great ingredients make the food outstanding. Nice cocktail menu with really intelligent bar staff, and a good selection og beer

5. Ming Coffee Shop

730 Burmont Rd, Drexel Hill, PA 19026-4322 Takeout, Seating American Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 610-622-6522
Excellent
66%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Ming Coffee Shop

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Reviewed By msteew - Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania

Bring cash and they close super early but if you are looking for a great cheap breakfast this is the place. Crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, potatoes were odd but good kind of roasted...felt they were missing onions and green peppers. Overall great food and will return.

6. Anthony's Restaurant

4990 State Rd, Ste 3, Drexel Hill, PA 19026-4675 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Dinner, Lunch, Brunch +1 610-623-6900
Excellent
51%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Anthony's Restaurant

Reviewed By TomCost - philadelphia

Tucked away behind the Drexeline Shopping Center, this large restaurant has an interesting selection of Italian favorites. All the dishes were well done - though none remarkable compared to others we've had - and the service was excellent. Fresh oysters were plump and nicely chilled; the gnocchi tasted home made and were mixed with a delicious sauce. The veal/lobster was generous sized and well cooked.

7. The Avenue Delicatessen

27 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050-2205 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, International, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 24 +1 610-622-3354
Excellent
51%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

The Avenue Delicatessen

An Italian-Jewish Delicatessen in the heart of beautiful Lansdowne, PA, just minutes from Philadelphia. Our food is made with love from all natural and local ingredients whenever possible. Chef Laura Frangiosa has been cooking since she was two years old and her mother propped her up on the counter with a bowl of scraps to help with dinner. Instead of watching cartoons, she watched cooking shows on Saturday mornings, and she was serving up dinners and special events to friends and family by her teens. With an Italian lineage and formative years spent up on the Main Line of Philadelphia's suburbs-a long standing bastion of Jewish delis-cooking is literally in her blood. She brings these years of experience, knowledge, and the joy of feeding people to The Avenue Delicatessen. Over the years she has experienced all facets of the food service industry. From catering at large and small scale, to fine dining service, to sales in the seafood and bread fields, and time at the acclaimed Bistrot La Minette in South Philadelphia, Laura has a deep and fundamental understanding of how to make people happy with her food. Recently she has served as chef in residence at Audrey Claire's COOK, a demonstration kitchen in Rittenhouse Square where she cooked her own brand of Italian-Jewish food as well as custom menus for some of the city's most discriminating diners. At The Avenue Delicatessen, Laura combines her authentic homestyle Italian food with a Jewish bent, bringing together the two great American deli traditions. Any given day you'll find her lighting up the dining room with her charm and smile, or working the line churning out favorites like her signature Jewish Wedding Soup, Reuben Arancini, cheesecake, and more.

Reviewed By rose762016 - Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

The Avenue Deli has consistently delicious food, and they serve breakfast until 3 pm! Everything is fresh and delicious. They buy from the local farmers market. Waitstaff is great. Chef is better. You'll probably run into your neighbors ; )

8. Sang Kee Asian Bistro

339 E Lancaster Ave, Ste 6, Wynnewood, PA 19096-1920 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 610-658-0618
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Sang Kee Asian Bistro

Reviewed By TommyBoy94 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This place has calmed down slightly (only slightly) from the early days when long lines forced you to maneuver the mounds of Main-Liners. I confess that waiting in a yuppified, gentrified, line to eat in a place that has no liquor license, is not my cup of green tea.

Still, the food remains terrific. A little spicy for me and a little curried, but a cut above the usual Chinese and Asian fare out here. This is not to belittle the Asian cuisine out in the Wynnewood, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Haverford , Havertown area which is top-notch in many places.

The decor is...well...Chinese...clean...nothing special and not likely to win any interior design awards.

We took home a variety. Great dim sum dumplings, spareribs falling off the bone and wonderfully flavored, pork lo mein, rice etc. And they do have a way with vegetables. Pea pods, carrots, green beans... you name it.

Again, not very top of my list, but close to the top for my wife, Barbara...and that definitely counts for a lot.

9. The Icery

23 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050-2254 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating Italian SGD 10 +1 484-466-6332
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 19 reviews

The Icery

Located in the heart of Lansdowne (PA), THE ICERY specializes in artisan GELATO & hand-churned ITALIAN WATER ICE with an extended menu in other mouth-watering frozen delights.

Reviewed By Paul W - Wynnewood

Had a hankering for an ice-creamy treat on a warm early summer night and stopped by this little shop in Lansdowne. Really good gelato - similar to the gelato we had during our trip to Rome and Florence. Interesting flavors. Caramel pear mascarpone and banana and thyme were out favorites. Friendly staff, bright, cheery store.

10. Sophisticakes

4824 Drexelbrook Dr, Drexel Hill, PA 19026-5305 Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 610-626-7900
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 14 reviews

Sophisticakes

Reviewed By booandbri - PA

This is THE place to get your cakes, cupcakes and sweets. The staff is super friendly and professional- as well as helpful when asking advice. Their cakes are to die for. When we have a family gathering and order these cakes, everyone comments how wonderful they are! They are somewhat pricey but I think worth it. And you must order larger cakes well in advance. Will return again and again!

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