The following restaurants have been tried and recommended by Cartmel residents. The list below indicates which restaurants have outside seating and takeaway/carryout after the name of the restaurant in green text and a green book symbol   📗 in front of the restaurant name who provide either takeout or outdoor dining or both. Those that only have indoor dining have no symbol. If you see a yellow symbol, then the restaurant is providing an air purification system in their indoor dining space.

Centerville Concordville Greenville Marshallton West Chester
Chadds Ford Exton Hockessin Mendenhall West Grove
Glen Mills Kennett Square Unionville Wilmington


Avondale, PA

📗 El Moroleon     takeout only   9173 Gap Newport Pike (Rte 41 S). Very popular Mexican. Dinner reservations recommended .  610-268-3066      Trip Advisor reviews

Centerville, DE

📗Buckley’s Tavern  5812 Kennett Pike (Rte. 52 S).    Outdoor dining and takeout available. Neighborhood tavern and restaurant serving lunch and dinner in historic Centerville. Also has rooftop dining.  Half price Sunday brunch if you wear your pjs. Reservations recommended.  302-656-9776     Trip Advisor reviews

📗Centerville Café   Takeout available indoor dining only, please see website for details. 5800 Kennett Pike (Rte 52 S). Informal breakfast and lunch take out and casual dining.  Also caters.   302-777-4911   Trip Advisor reviews

Chadds Ford

📗Antica.      Open for indoor and outdoor dining  1623 Baltimore Pike (Rte 1N). Italian lunch and dinner. BYOB 484-770-8631    Trip Advisor reviews

📗 Prime   Open for indoor and outdoor dining as weil as takeout      1617 Baltimore Pike (Rte 1N). Classic beef and seafood menu in historic Chadds Ford Inn.  Dinner Mon-Fri., Sat lunch only, Sun brunch & dinner.   Reservations recommended.  610-388-8088       Trip Advisor reviews

📗The Gables    Open for indoor and outdoor dining (Patio)    423 Baltimore Pike (Rte. 1N). New American fare, some sourced from its rooftop garden, for lunch and dinner, Monday-Sunday.  Patio dining too.  Reservations recommendations 610-388-7700     Trip Advisor reviews

📗 Hank’s Place    Open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as takeout    Route  1N at Creek Rd.  Very popular, neighborhood diner-style restaurant. Open for breakfahst, lunch and early dinner.   610-388-7061       Trip Adviser reviews

📗  McKenzie Brewhouse,    Indoor and outdoor dining on their deck/patio  as well as takeout and delivery (prefer using their website over Doordash)   451 Wilmington-West Chester Pike. (Rte. 202 S just after Rte 1 intersection)  Upscale pub.  610-361-9800    Trip Advisor reviewsCoatesville

📗The Whip Tavern  Open for indoor and outside seating   1383 N. Chatham Rd. Traditional English fare.   610-383-0600       Trip Advisor reviews


Concordville Inn Restaurant   Indoor dining only  380 Baltimore Pike (Rte. 1N at Rte. 322).  Lunch and dinner daily.  610-459-2230.  Trip Advisor reviews


Duling-Kurtz House,    Indoor dining only 146 S. Whitford Rd. Fine dining in a country inn. Call for reservations.  610-524-1830. Trip Advisor reviews

Glen Mills

Avenue Kitchen,      Indoor dining only    Modern American in Glen Eagle Square off Rte 202 in Glen Mills  484-800-8070 [Courier review Apr. 2016] Trip Advisor reviews

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar,   Indoor dining only  549 Wilmington Pike (Rte 202 S) near Whole Foods. Local farm to table menus  610-358-1005. Trip Advisor reviews

Not Your Average Joe’s,    Indoor dining only   561 Glen Eagle Square off Rte 202 S.  610-500-2222. Trip Advisor reviews

Greenville, DE 

📒Cromwell’s Tavern, 3858 Kennett Pike (Rte 52S).    Indoor dining but provides Active Pure which disinfects and cleans the air continuously.  American pub and Mexican fare.   302-571-0561. Trip Adviser reviews   Yelp reviews

📗Pizza by Elizabeth,   Outdoor dining and takeaway.  Must make a reservation.  3801 Kennett Pike (Rte 52 S). 302-654-4478  Trip Advisor reviews

Purebread Deli     Limited inside dining as the name suggests this is a takeaway deli.4001 Kennett Pike (Rte 52 S) in Two Greenville Crossing. Specialty soups, salads and sandwiches. Outdoor seating.  302-426-9866  Yelp review

Hockessin, DE

📗The Back Burner,  Outdoor dining available Please call 302 239 2314 and ask for it.  Rte 425 Hockessin Corner (off Rte 41 S and Mill Creek Rd. Local favorite serving lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat.  Reservations recommended.  302-239-2314  Trip Advisor reviews

Kennett Square  (see also Unionville)

📗1906  at Longwood Gardens,    Open with indoor and outdoor seating on a tented patio   Fine dining. Reservations and admission to Longwood Gardens a prerequisite. 610-388-1000.  Trip Advisor reviews

Giordano’s   Open with indoor seating only  633 E. Cypress St., (between E. State and Cypress). Family Italian and American lunch and dinner daily.  610-444-5733  Trip Advisor reviews

Lily’s Sushi & Grill, Open with indoor seating only 104 W State St. Asian cuisine, lunch & dinner Mon- Sat,   610-925-3700. Trip Advisor reviews

📗Portabellos,  108 E State St.  Outdoor seating available New American cuisine in an intimate setting.  BYOB. Reservations recommended.  610—925-4984. [Courier review June 2016] Trip Advisor reviews

📗 Firefox Restaurant at the Stone Barn, Outdoor Patio seating 100 Stone Barn Dr  (off Rte. 842) 610-347-2414.  Open Th-Sun for dinner, Saturday and Sunday for brunch. Reservations rec Trip Advisor reviews

Talula’s Table,  Indoor dining and carryout 102 W State St.  Gourmet food by day, one of the most exclusive restaurants in the US by night. 6 Excellent farm to table dining with a ten course, prix fixe menu.  Try the chef’s table to avoid long reservation time for the dinner table.   610-444-8255.  Trip Advisor reviews.

📗Two Stones Pub,    Open for Dine-In, Take-Out, Curbside Pick-Up and DoorDash  843 E Baltimore Pike (Rte 1 S) in Shoppes at Longwood Shopping Center.   610-444-3940. Trip Advisor reviews

Victory Brewing Company  indoor dining only   650 W Cypress.  Brew pub owned by local craft beer maker.    484-730-1870. Trip Advisor reviews


📗 Marshallton Inn & Four Dogs Tavern, Outdoor seating available 1300 W Strasburg Rd. Marshalton Inn is indoor dining, but Four Dogs Tavern has a patio space. American cuisine in a historic building with tavern next door with a lovely outdoor setting.   610-692-4367  Yelp reviews


Mendenhall Inn, indoor dining  only at their main restaurant 323 Rte 52 S. Meeting and conference center  610-388-1181.  Yelp reviews

 📗 Alexander’s Bar and Grill at Mendelhall Inn  Outdoor dining with reservation. Closed Sun-Tues. Serving the main dining room menu currently.  Trip Advisor reviews


📗 Catherine’s,  Reopening May 7th with  both indoor and outdoor dining  1701 W Doe Run Rd. (Rtes. 82 & 162)  Reservations must be made by phone  (610) 347-2227.   Eclectic fare in the old general store. Tues-Sat. dinner only. Sunday Brunch BYOB.   610-347-2227.  Yelp reviews 

📗Hoods BBQ and Deli   Outdoor seating.  1664 W Doe Run Rd    Relaxed dining with a kids menu. Home cooked comfort food. 484-823-0286 Yelp reviews


West Chester  (see also Marshalton) noodles

Arianna’s Gourmet Café, 323 E. Gay St. in small shopping center.  No outdoor dining. Closed Sun. and Mon.  Breakfast & lunch.  Take-out available.  610-696-2910. Trip Advisor reviews

Fiorello’s Café,  Takeout and delivery only   731 East Gay Street.  Lunch and dinner, closed Sunday.  610-430-8941. Trip Advisor reviews

 📗  Limoncello,  Outdoor seating with reservation 9 N Walnut St.  Italian classics. 610-436-6230.  Trip Advisor reviewst

West Grove

  📗 Twelves Grill, Outdoor seating with reservation  10 Exchange St.  New American located in the old Sovereign Bank building.  Lunch and Dinner Mon-Sat. Dinner only on Sunday. BYOB  610-869-4020 [Courier review Mar 2016]  Trip Advisor reviews

Wilmington, DE

📗  Banks’ Seafood Kitchen   Indoor and outdoor seating, call for reservations ( no online) 101 S. Market St. Seafood of course, wit a raw bar and a house speciality of crab cakes. Formerly Harry’s Seafood Grille   302-777-1500   Trip Advisor reviews

Corner Bistro,  Indoor dining only  Limited hours and space due to restrictions. Call for reservations 3604 Silverside Rd. (near Rte 202). Casual dining using local, sustainably grown products.  302-477-7778.  Trip Advisor reviews

Eclipse Bistro,   Indoor dining please call for reservations. 1020 N Union St. 302-658-1588.  Neighborhood bistro in the European style.  Trip Advisor reviews

Harry’s Savoy Grill,   Indoor dining only with restrictions see webpage for more information 2020 Naaman’s Rd.  302-475-3000.   Steak house.  Trip Advisor reviews

 📗 Krazy Kats  at Montchanin Village, Patio dining available, limited space because of COVID restrictions, please make a reservation. Rte. 100 and Kirk Rd. Located in a former blacksmith’s shop.  One of the most quiet restaurants. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 302-888-4200.  Trip Advisor reviews

  📗 Toscana,  Outdoor dining on their patio 1412 N Dupont St in Trolley Sq.  Italian food and tapas with take out and catering at its To Go affiliate next door.   302-654-8001.  Trip Advisor reviews

Sullivan’s Steakhouse,  Indoor dining only 5525 Concord Pike (Rte. 202). 392-479-7970.  Trip Advisor reviews 


Both Kennett Square and Media have started blocking off parts of the main street so that restaurants can offer outside dining to their patrons. You can read about the Kennett Square program here and for Media’s Dining under the Stars see this article.