• Overlooking the city on Mount Penn is Reading's symbol, a Japanese-style pagoda visible from almost everywhere in town and referred to locally as "The Pagoda". Built in 1908 as a hotel and restaurant, it remains a popular tourist attraction.
  • The Santander Arena, formerly known as the Sovereign Center seats up to 8800 for concerts and 7200 for indoor sports. Since September of 2001 it has hosted over 2200 shows in a wide range of genres.
  • View of Reading, PA from Skyline Drive on Mount Penn
  • Completed in the mid-1920s, the series of canvasses that adorns the ceiling of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church depict 224 life-size saints, martyrs, virgins and other significant Catholics. They were created by Count Berthold von Imhoff, a famous painter of religious art works.

Dining Guide



Aladdin Mediterranean Restaurant

Authentic Mediterranean Cuisine.

401 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 685-6677
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Bistro 614

Bistro 614 serves gourmet quality food, with fine wines and attentive service, all while creating a dining experience that is upscale yet relaxed and casual.

614 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 375-9900
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Brewer's Bar & Grill

A hoppin' sports bar and restaurant in West Reading.

101 S 3rd Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 375-8760
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Buca di Beppo

Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, planning a business dinner or having a night out with family and friends, you'll enjoy Buca di Beppo's authentic Italian cuisine served family style, to be shared with the entire table!

2745 Paper Mill Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 374-3482
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Cafe Bold

Cafe BOLD is an independent full service cafe serving up the best baked goods & coffees in West Reading.

550 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(484) 651-1049
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Cafe Sweet Street

Cafe Sweet Street invites you to indulge in our inspired menu of chef-prepared, made-from-scratch lunches. We feature house-made soups, toasted gourmet sandwiches, spectacular salads, Angus beef burgers, and artfully created luscious desserts. All made using the freshest, most flavorful ingredients and seasonings.

722 Hiesters Lane
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 921-8113
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Chef Alan's American Bistro

For those who enjoy a tropical ambience with the delicacies of the Mediterranean. Equipped with a full service bar and dining room. Three banquet rooms are available for business meetings, parties, receptions and yesers.

525 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 375-4012
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Chicken Supreme and Sammy's Steaks

Family owned and operated over 40 years. Phone 610 376 6149. Home of Sammy's Steaks and Mulligan's Seafood.

410 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-6149
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Dans at Green Hills

Opened in 1989, Dans Restaurant has been well know as one of the best restaurants in Reading, PA. Now located at 2444 Morgantown Road, Dans at Green Hills serves a contemporary American cuisine with a French influence.

2444 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA 19607
(610) 777-9611
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Dryville Hotel & Restaurant

Great family dining at this rustic hotel in Dryville. Certified Angus beef burgers and steaks are served along with a wide varity of seafood entrees including clams, shrimp and lobster tails.

110 Lyons Road
Mertztown, PA 19539
(610) 682-2466
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Ganly's Pub & Restaurant



500 Brownsville Rd.
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
(610) 678-2000
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GNA Italian Ristorante & Pizzeria

Great Food, Great Drinks, Fun time. Lunch. Dinner. Dine In. Carryout.

421 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-1155
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Go Fish! Seafood Market & Sushi Bar

Berks County’s fresh seafood connection! Swim on over to one of our seafood markets or sushi bar for the freshest fish around OR we’ll bring it fresh to you with our seafood catering. Any way you cut it, you get seafood reel fresh at GO FISH!

619 Penn Avenues
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-6446
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Good Eatz Green Cafe

Good Eatz Green Cafe offers a diverse menu of healthy choices for those with gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian and other special dietary needs as well as those seeking great tasting, good-for-you food.

739 Penn Avenue (VF Designer Place)
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 670-4885
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Great Wall

Chinese food restaurant and take out.

532 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 685-8585 ‎

Haute Chocolate Cafe

The haute chocolate cafe is independently owned and operated by John and Heather Zuwiala, chocolate lovers who have traveled the world hunting delicious confections and recipes. Since the café opened in April 2006, people have been traveling from near and far to savor their exotic treats. Stop in and treat yourself to the finest chocolates.

711 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 373-4455
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Judy's On Cherry

Mediterranean-inspired fine dining restaurant in the heart of downtown Reading. At Judy’s you’ll bask in the warm glow of vaulted wooden ceilings, gorgeous appointments and relaxed, comfortable service. Judy’s hearth fired oven turns out everything from freshly baked focaccia bread to crispy, gourmet pizzas, pastas and tapas –like small plates.

332 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 374-8511
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Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe / Restaurant, located in downtown Reading at 320 Penn Street, specializing in Cafe, Comfort, Conversation & Creative Arts.

320 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 375-1161
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Mike's Taste of Philly

Mike's Taste of Philly is located on 449 Penn Avenue and the front door is right on 5th Ave in beautiful West Reading, Pennsylvania. This locally owned spot is filled with pictures and memories Philly sports and Philly style food surrounds you as you can either eat in, take out, receive curb side service or we will simply deliver your smoked wings, hoagies, "Just like everyone else" cheesesteaks, True PHILLY cheesesteaks, salads or another item off of our mouth watering menu.

449 Penn Avenue, Rear
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 898-1331
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Papillon Brasserie

Casual French, Menu based on Local Seasonal Ingredients, B.Y.O.B.

615 Penn Avenue
Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-0601
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Pappy T's Pub & Lounge

Great food, refreshing drinks, and a friendly atmosphere reminiscent of a "Cheers" type place. Features billiards, darts, Buzztime interactive video, 18 TVs and live music on weekends. Across from Cabela's and next to Microtel Inn.

50 Industrial Drive
Hamburg, PA 19526
(610) 562-5234
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Peanut Bar

A Berks County tradition for lunch, dinner and late night dining. Extensive “casual to gourmet” menu. Close to downtown attractions. Featured on the Travel Channel, this classic downtown Reading landmark has been serving up plenty of fun and peanuts since 1924.

332 Penn St
Reading, PA 18602
(610) 376-8500
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Plein Air Café

Plein Air, a French expression which means “in the open air.” Judy's on Cherry's sister restaurant boasts a lush garden setting in an interior courtyard adjacent to The Speckled Hen Pub. French cafe ambiance that feels like a little piece of Europe in downtown Reading.

332 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 374-8511
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Publick House Restaurant & Tavern

Styled after a traditional English Pub, The Publick House Restaurant & Tavern offers casual dining with warm, personable service.

1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 372-7811
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Restaurant at Golden Oaks

The Restaurant at Golden Oaks is open to the public and offers both fine dining as well as casual dining.

10 Stonehedge Drive
Fleetwood, PA 19522
(610) 944-6000
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Russo's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

A little slice of Italy. All your favorite Italian dishes from pizza to pasta in downtown Reading. Terrific lunch and dinner menus. Eat-in or take-out.

527 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 375-8030
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Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

A full service, 72 seat restaurant featuring unique grilled cheeses, soups, salads, sandwiches, bites, cheese plates and our Award Winning Mac N Cheese! Featuring mouthwatering entrees like Filet Mignon, Arctic Char, Pistachio Chicken, Ratatouille, and Wild Boar Shepard’s Pie.

600 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 406-5390
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Shady Maple Smorgasbord

Discover the experience of dining at the area's largest smorgasbord. Over 200 feet of deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking! Outstanding salad and dessert bars. A 40,000-square-foot gift shop features collectibles, candles, souvenirs, furniture, sports memorabilia, garden items, toys, Asher chocolates and more. Treat yourself to authentic Shoo-Fly Pie and other PA-Dutch baked goods and meats from the Shady Maple Farm Market.

129 Toddy Drive
East Earl, PA 17519
(719) 354-8222
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Sofrito Gastro Pub

A Latin-inspired Gastro Pub offering a vibrant Caribbean atmosphere, located in a funky turn-of-the-century neighborhood in Reading's Centre Park Historic District.

220 Douglass Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 373-3115
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Speckled Hen Cottage Pub & Alehouse

Pub-style comfort food and finely crafted beers served in an authentically restored 18th century log house.

322 Cherry Street
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 374-8511
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Stokesay Castle

Come explore the castle and experience the 13th century inspired English atmosphere. Menu options feature contemporary American fine dining in the Lord’s Dining Room. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, reservations preferred. Venues within Stokesay Castle include a main dining room, the library, the Duchess Room, and a wine cellar. Specializing in fine dining American cuisine and exemplary personal service, Stokesay Castle offers something for everyone.

141 Stokesay Castle Lane
Reading, PA 19606
(610) 375-6100
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Stoudt's Black Angus & Brew Pub

Enjoy hand-cut aged steaks, fresh seafood and traditional favorites. Menu changes seasonally and features artisan cheese and bread from their Wonderful Good Market and local ingredients. There are never fewer than 10 Stoudt’s beers on tap.

PO Box 880
Adamstown, PA 16501
(717) 484-4386
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The Abe Saloon & Victorian Lounge

The Abe Saloon & Victorian Lounge, located on the mezzanine level of the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, is focused on providing you with exemplary service. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Tavern opens at noon. Convenient free parking for restaurant and hotel guests in attached garage.

100 North 5th Street
Reading, PA 19601
(610) 372-7777
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The Hitching Post

Locally owned and operated, serving classic American Cuisine in a classy, casual atmosphere. Seasonal outside patio, full-service bar, extensive wine list and over 55 specialty craft beers and ales.

2747 Bernville Road
Bernville, PA 19533
(484) 671-2347
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The Knight's Pub

The Knight's Pub is a traditional English pub with a modern flair. Providing expansive views through folding glass doors allowing customers to enjoy the beautiful landscapes during all four seasons. The doors are open during nicer weather to provide a comfortable open air atmosphere. The Knight's Pub has something for everyone including a large outdoor fire pit to enjoy a drink and the company of friends.

141 Stokesay Castle Lane
Reading, PA 19605
(610) 375-6100
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Third & Spruce Cafe

3rd & Spruce - a bar and restaurant in Reading, PA has been a local landmark for over 60 years. Offering a casual atmosphere with daily food and drink specials. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week until midnight. Plenty of off street parking compliments our open air atmosphere. If you are looking for one of the best restaurants and sports bars in West Reading, PA then 3rd & Spruce has it all.

238 S. 3rd Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-5254
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Ugly Oyster Drafthaus

Enjoy Celtic ambiance at the first Guinness concept bar in Pennsylvania. Featuring an English-made facade and interior, the Ugly Oyster taps the finest pints of Guinness in America, compliments of a drafting system designed by Guinness itself. Serving pub-style food, steaks and seafood.

21 S. 5th Street
Reading, PA 19602
(610) 373-6791
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Van's Cafe

Offering a variety of delicious Vietnamese food for dine-in or take-out. Stop by for authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxing and family friendly atmosphere.

448 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 741-6466
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Viva Bistro and Tapas Lounge

When it comes to “Tasting the Good Life,” it doesn’t get any better than experiencing ViVA’s fresh and healthy contemporary Euro-Mediterranean cuisine with Appetizers and Tapas served in a beautiful, warm and friendly “Old World” Bistro and trendy, cosmopolitan Lounge settings.

901 Hill Avenue
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 685-5299
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West Reading Diner

Diner open 24 hours serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Take-out available. Assorted homemade pastries, pies and cakes made daily on premises.

411 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-5565
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West Reading Tavern

Restaurant/Tavern serving lunch and dinner Tuesday thru Saturday.

606 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 376-9232
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Willoughby's Bar and Grill

Locally owned, staffed and operated, Willoughyby’s welcomes you to Wyomissing’s newest and classiest sports pub, bar and grill. Willoughby’s features an Americana Gastro Pub and Grill cuisine that is sure to please a crowd. From house made appetizers, bone-in rib-eye, classic Philly cheesesteaks, to amazing pasta and salad entrées, you won’t be disappointed with the selections offered.

305 N. Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 816-7473
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Winedown Cafe

Berks County's premiere destination for people who love wine, cheese and great gourmet snacks.

622 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA 19611
(610) 373-4907
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