Where to Eat in Jenkintown: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Jenkintown is a borough (village) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles (16 km) north of Center City Philadelphia. "Jenkintown" is also used to describe a number of neighborhoods surrounding the borough, which also are known by names such as Meadowbrook, Rydal, Crosswicks, Fox Chase Manor, Jenkintown Manor, Noble, and Switchville. While the post office will deliver "Jenkintown"-addressed mail to these areas, they are not part of the political entity of Jenkintown; they are within Abington Township. Jenkintown is surrounded by Abington Township to the north, west, and east, and borders Cheltenham Township to the south.
Things to do in Jenkintown

1. 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

2. 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. ?????

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Danish Bakers

107 Huntingdon Pike, Jenkintown, PA 19046-4341 Takeout European, Danish Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 215-663-9900
Excellent
79%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Danish Bakers

Reviewed By David B - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania

One of the last bakery's in the area still producing a product even the European's would enjoy. Lovely Danish and specialities that taste as good as they look. Has been here for fifty years and as good now as it was in the beginning. A must stop if your in the area.

6. Velvet Sky Bakery & Cafe

307 Leedom St, Jenkintown, PA 19046-3208 Cafe Breakfast +1 215-884-0254
Excellent
71%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Velvet Sky Bakery & Cafe

Velvet Sky Bakery is a scratch style bakery focusing on sophisticated cupcakes, cupcake towers, wedding cakes, groomcakes, and sculpted specialty cakes. We proudly specialize in more than forty different varieties of cupcakes and custom designed cakes, from the simplest of buttercream birthday cakes, to the most ornate wedding cakes with hand crafted sugar flowers. We use Belgian and Dutch chocolates, fresh local produce, and strive to use only the highest quality baking ingredients on the market. Planning a celebration? Let us help make it an unforgettable experience. A cake designed by Velvet Sky Bakery will be the perfect touch.

Reviewed By Jean S - Glenside, PA

Nothing to get excited about. One can get cupcakes AT LEAST as good, for a LOT LESS MONEY, at a Supermarket! I suppose I would have liked them more if I hadn't been FORCED to take Flavors that I do not care for ... because I had a Voucher. From the retail store's point of view, the whole purpose of participating in a Voucher program is to BUILD EXPOSURE TO YOUR BUSINESS. BUT, if you turn around & treat the customers poorly, showing no flexibility nor care, you then "defeat the purpose" of the hassle of doing a Voucher. The impression given was, "THESE are the ELEVEN Flavors from which you are allowed to choose." (This already lets you know, "We have Better, but because you're a second class citizen that uses vouchers, you can't have them.") Nowhere on the Voucher does it say, "You get one of each of these" or "It's a Variety pack, done at Bakery's discretion" or anything of the like. ANYWAY, re: QUALITY of said cupcakes, they weren't even worth all the effort I put into typing the above. They were DRY & FELL APART INTO CRUMBS as one tried to eat. (I expect gluten-free products to behave this way, but not normal cakes.) Maybe they were going for "Light & Airy" but didn't work out so well. No "body" to them at all. After trying the first two, we decided to just through them into the freezer for snacks later -- rather than serve them at our event (read "LOST free advertising"). Too bad.

7. Marzano Ristoranti

309 York Rd, Jenkintown, PA 19046-3210 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 215-277-7480
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 81 reviews

Marzano Ristoranti

Reviewed By IZV - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We've eaten brunch outside before, but this was our first evening trip to this restaurant. I am what they call a gourmand, so it's hard to satisfy me. Nevertheless, the buratta was as good or better than my own at home, with well chosen spices, beautiful creamy middle and a drizzle of a balsamic reduction. My red pepper soup was heavenly, clearly home made, and salmon, which can be overcooked or boring, benefited greatly from cumin, tarragon and other spices. I would recommend this restaurant as a solid, authentic choice to anyone in the neighborhood or even further out.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. White Elephant

759 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006-8362 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 215-663-1495
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

White Elephant

Reviewed By AuntieFlo - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I had an appointment in nearby Jenkintown and didn't feel like going home and making dinner. I stopped at White Elephant. I've been there several times before with friends. This time I ordered a cup of coconut chicken soup. The soup was hot in temperature (not spice) and the carrot slices were cut like little flowers. I have always wanted to try the appetizers but because I usually go with friends and we split the check, we all just order an entree. So, I had the appetizer plate with 6 different appetizers and a cabbage salad. The spring rolls were crunchy. You can't go wrong with deep fried tofu. The texture of the chicken satay was a little mushy but the flavor was good. The dumplings were good too although I really didn't like the wrapper on the rice wrapped dumpling. There were 3 dipping sauces to compliment the appetizers. I had enough leftover to have for dinner the next night.

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