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.
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📗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
📗 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
📒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
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
📗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
📗 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.
📗 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
📗 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
📗 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
📗 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
📗 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
OTHER OPTIONS FOR OUTSIDE DINING
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.