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GoReadingBerks Dining Guide

The Greater Reading Metropolitan Area by virtue of its size and ethnic diversity is rife with wonderful international eateries, even if they often don't make the "Best Places to Eat in Reading" lists that focus on fine dining or restaurants outside Reading proper.

Bistro 614

Understated French bistro that's a high-energy stop for classic fare plus sidewalk seating. 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


Canal Street Pub & Restaurant

For lovers of beer and hearty American fare, Reading’s Canal Street Pub & Restaurant is a must try dining destination. Opened n a historic property dating back to 1851, Canal Street Pub allows guests to enjoy casual fare or opt for a fine dining experience in its restaurant. On the menu are entrées like vanilla cashew scallops with basmati rice and snow peas and the oven-roasted duck breast with fig-balsamic glaze, ginger rice and sautéed Asian vegetables. Alongside serving an extensive menu of rare American microbrews, Belgian ales and other imports, Canal Street Pub also hosts the Brewphobia and S.I.P beer festivals featuring brews from local, regional and national breweries.

535 Canal Street
Reading, PA  19602

(610) 376-4009 

Chef Alan's American Bistro

Upbeat and casual atmosphere. Contemporary American and Carribbean cuisine. Eclectic décor.

555 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19605

(610) 685-4000 

Dans At Green Hills

Situated in a beautiful 200-year-old property on the outskirts of Reading, Dans at Green Hills is widely considered one of the best fine dining restaurants in the city. Guests have the option of dining in one of four private dining rooms, or can take a table on the restaurants beautiful patio on warmer evenings, while sampling the delicious contemporary American-French recipes of executive chef Michael Schaeffer. Try the Pennsylvania chicken with mushroom risotto and sherry herb jus or the pan-seared scallops with caramelized fennel and potato gratin, arugula and citrus beurre blanc.

2444 Morgantown Road
Reading, PA  19601

(610) 777-9611 

Dryville Hotel

PA Dutch country hotel with great food at affordable prices.

110 Lyons Road
Mertztown, PA  19539

(610) 682-2466 

Jimmie Kramer’s The Peanut Bar Restaurant

Jimmie Kramer’s The Peanut Bar Restaurant was first opened in 1924 by its namesake and after a colorful history, including a brief stint as a speakeasy, the restaurant remains a family run operation today. Homely, casual American fare dominates the restaurant’s menu with dishes like Buffalo-style hot wings and jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes alongside specialty old-time favorites such as oyster po’boys, fish and chips with house tartar sauce and honey-stung fried chicken with seasoned fries. Don’t forget to try the award winning, homemade pretzel pie dessert.

332 Penn St
Reading, PA  18602

(610) 376-8500 

Klinger's at the Airport

Klinger's Pubs started with KLINGER'S ON CARSONIA, a family-operated casual restaurant and pub serving Mount Penn, Exeter and the surrounding areas. They're located on Carsonia Avenue just east of the Reading, PA city limits in beautiful Pennside. Their newest location, KLINGER'S AT THE AIRPORT, is now open and is located within the Reading Regional Airport Terminal in Bern Township. 12 Taps with 7 dedicated to local and specialty craft beer. Daily food specials and Happy Hour from 4 pm to 6 pm.

2385 Bernville Road
Reading, PA  19605

(484) 869-2814

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

All things cheese. Spiced up grilled cheeses, soups, sandwiches, cheese plates and dinner entrees. Featuring lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Plus a retail area serving 70+ cheeses from around the world and products to complement cheese.

600 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 406-5390 

The Hitching Post Restaurant

Locally owned and operated, The Hitching Post Restaurant & Bar offers classic American cuisine with a Classy/Casual atmosphere; perfect for a night out with friends, family, or special occasions. Our full service bar offers an extensive wine list and a variety of specialty craft beers and ales.

2747 Bernville Road
Leesport, PA  19533

(484) 671-2347 

West Reading Tavern and Restaurant

Authentic English pub atmosphere. Live music.

606 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 376-9232 

Alberije Mexican Restaurant

With three locations spread throughout Reading, each has a bright and breezy design full of the warm, vibrant colors one associates with Mexican design. The restaurant’s laidback, welcoming ambience is the perfect place to try its many tacos, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas. Other menu options include the likes of choripollo, a charbroiled chicken breast marinated in guajillo sauce and topped with Mexican chorizo, sautéed onions and cheese sauce. Plenty of classic Mexican desserts and drinks, like churros and horchata, are also served.


La Abuela Mexican Restaurant

La Abuela Mexican Restaurant is roughly translated as grandmother's restaurant. The menu at La Abuela is authentic Mexican cuisine. From Fajitas to delicious desserts, La Abuela Mexican Restaurant has a dish that is sure to tickle your taste buds!

448 Penn Ave,
West Reading, PA  19611

(484) 509-5778 

La Cocina Mexicana

Great authentic Mexican food at affordable prices.

107 West Main Street
Kutztown, PA  19530

(610) 683-5131 

Plaza Azteca

Casual chain offering a broad menu of Mexican standards, including guacamole made tableside.

955 Woodland Road
Wyomissing, PA  19610

(610) 898-1442 

Taqueria Jimenez

Don't let the location or appearance fool you - the food here is incredible. If you’re looking for some authentic tacos this is place to find them. But Taqueria Jimenez has more than just tacos, including upusas revueltas, ceviche tostada, enchiladas served with white meat only. It's Real Mexican food. Not Americanized. So it's good. Delicious food and a great culture!

810 Oley Street
Reading, PA  19601

(610) 223-1391 

Taqueria Tacontento

Locally owned. The Mexican restaurant specializes in street food but does not skimp on complexity of flavor, preparation and fresh ingredients. Tacontento makes its chips, salsa and sauces, tortillas and other corn-based Mexican staples. The restaurant, open seven days a week, offers about 40 items that highlight common and imaginative Mexican street food. Some of the standout dishes include tacos plazero, cecina meat covered with cactus, onions and french fries; three variations of pozole, a traditional stew; and homemade desserts such as Neapolitan flan and guava jelly.

154 Walnut Street
Reading, PA  19601

(610) 655-9985 

Plum Creek Farm

Nestled in the rolling hills of Berks County, Pennsylvania, Plum Creek Farm brings its bounty of farm-fresh, locally grown fruits & vegetables to Berks County. The Creamery serves ice cream, soft pretzels and more.

5035 Bernville Road
Bernville, PA  19506

(484) 772-8271

3rd & Spruce Cafe

Open air restaurant and sports bar boasting a 60-year history with weekly food and drink specials to accompany a large menu with a wide variety of food.

238 S. 3rd Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 376-5254 

Brewer's Bar & Grill

Eat in or take out a variety of classic American cuisine, including homemade soups and “belly buster” subs.

101 South 3rd Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 375-6573 

Cheer’s American Bistro at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

The hotel restaurant for the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel located at 7th and Penn Street across the street from the Santander Arena. Delicious food and a delightful staff, that's what you'll get at Cheers American Bistro inside the DoubleTree Hilton in downtown Reading.

701 Penn Street
Reading, PA  19601

(484) 577-8633 

Klinger's on Carsonia

Klinger's on Carsonia is a family-operated casual restaurant and pub serving Mount Penn, Exeter and the surrounding areas. There're located on Carsonia Avenue just east of the Reading, PA city limits in beautiful Pennside. They feature great food at a great price, a relaxed atmosphere, and a friendly staff.

721 Carsonia Avenue
Reading, PA  19606

(610) 985-0652 

Mike's Tavern

A genuine neighborhood tavern with a "big neighborhood"...meaning people from throughout the region will show up here for the beer selection (on tap and in bottles) and the genuine friendly atmosphere. Good drinks, fair prices and relaxed atmosphere. Many of the patron also look forward to the live entertainment scheduled on weekends. The physical facility isn't going to impress newcomers: It is an old neighborhood bar that was able to recapture a faithful following because of who and what the place is.

135 Exeter St,reet
Reading, PA  19601

(610) 372-1444

Pappy T's Pub & Lounge

Great food, refreshing drinks, and a friendly atmosphere reminiscent of a "Cheers" type place.

50 Industrial Dr.
Hamburg, PA  19526

(610) 562-5645 

Shirley's Cafe & Tequila Bar

A casual tequila bar & bistro, with a brand new bar and both indoor and outdoor seating. This is the place to enjoy happy hour after work. Specializing in freshly squeezed varieties, tequila and specialty drinks, as well as craft beers and a full bistro menu!

1615 Duke Street
Laureldale PA  19605

(484) 926-2291 

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.

2800 North Reading Road
Adamstown, PA  19501

(717) 484-4386 

Ganly's Irish Pub & Restaurant

Good food in a casual, family atmosphere at affordable prices. Family owned and operated Irish pub.

500 Brownsville Road
Sinking Spring, PA  19608

(610) 678-2000 

Buca di Beppo

Chain serving family-style Italian fare in a kitschy setting featuring red-&-white tablecloths.

2745 Paper Mill Road
Wyomissing, PA  19610

610) 374-3482 

GNA Italian Ristorante Pizzeria

Enjoy authentic southern Italian cuisine. The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor seating, as well options for fine dining or pizzeria- style dining.

421 Penn Avenue
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 376-1637 

Mi Casa Su Casa Cafe

Latino American cuisine with a touch of soul such as baked chicken, roast pork, rice and beans, baked mac and cheese, empanadas, Cuban sandwiches, salads, smoothies, soups and more.

320 Penn Steet
Reading, PA  19602

(610) 375-1161 

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 

Café Sweet Street

The café branch of the world famous Sweet Street Desserts, Café Sweet Street is a hip, urban venue offering delicious made-from-scratch breakfasts and lunches with a firm locavore sensibility at its core. Guests can dine in Café Sweet Treat’s industrial-chic interior, complete with locally produced artwork, or outside on its High Line-inspired terrace with its own Marri Forna pizza oven while sampling chef Brendan Jones’ hyper-local dishes, some of which feature produce from the café’s own herb garden. Choose from hearty breakfasts, fresh salads, sandwiches, pizzas and weekly specials and don’t leave without trying one of Sweet Street Desserts signature sweet treats like salted caramel cheesecake or zucchini loaf cake.

722 Hiesters Lane
Reading, PA  19605

(610) 929-0616 

The Tomcat Cafe

Fun and funky atmosphere centered on music. Over-the-top culinary creations. Mix of Cajun, Creole, Tex-Mex and more. Open for breakfast and lunch.

3998A Penn Ave.
Sinking Spring, PA  19608

(610) 678-1098 

Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar

Small plates and large plates with an extensive list of wines, beers and cocktails.

622 Penn Avenue
West Reading. PA  19611

(610) 373-4907 

Lang Restaurant

Authentic Vietnamese & Chinese cooking with a dash of Asian fusion. Formerly Hong Thanh Restaurant now back with a new name at its original location. Reservations Accepted. BYOB.

22 North 6th Street
Reading,PA  19601

(610) 372-6407 

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.

506 Penn Ave.
West Reading, PA  19611

(610) 741-6466 

Brickstone's Mighty Fine Food & Spirits

A new upscale casual restaurant located in Wyomisisng. Phenomenal atmosphere.

901 Hill Ave.
Wyomissing, PA  19610

(610) 985-0609 

Judy's On Cherry

What was once a farmer’s market is now Judy’s on Cherry, a beautifully renovated, 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  19611

(610) 374-8511 

Stokesay Castle

The palatial Stokesay Castle, located on the outskirts of Reading, is something of a local landmark. Built by George Baer Hiester in 1931, Stokesay Castle is modelled on the 13th century castle of the same name in Shropshire, England. In 2009 local entrepreneur Jack Gulati bought up and lovingly restored the beautiful property. Today, Stokesay Castle offers contemporary American cuisine crafted by executive chef Willie Brockington in the Lord’s Dining Room, with tempting dishes that include ras el hanout rubbed roast duck breast with wild lingonberry sauce and orange zest, and The Knight’s Pub which offers casual American pub fare and drinks.

141 Stokesay Castle Lane
Reading, PA  19606

(610) 375-6100 

Willoughby's on Park

Locally owned, staffed and operated. 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 North Park Road
Wyomissing, PA  19610

(610) 816-7473 

Coastal Grille

Opened by locally based owners Jim Lukens, Pete DiCarlo and Marc DiGiovanni, Coastal Grille is an upscale seafood restaurant that pays homage to the owners’ culinary adventures of America’s coastal regions. In keeping with its seafood-heavy menu, Coastal Grille’s interior features a huge aquarium while marine inspired sculptures add flair to a chicly understated design. It is a befitting space in which to try dishes like the panko-crusted baked Boston haddock in a shrimp and crab garlic cream sauce or the more casual Baja tilapia tacos with chimichurri sauce, mango salsa and lime-cream drizzle.

2713 North Meridian Boulevard
Reading, PA  19610

(610) 743-4006 

Masa Hibachi Sushi & Bar

Hibachi Sushi Japanese Restaurant in Wyomissing, PA offering a wide variety of different choices of meats, seafoods, vegetables. Watch the chef create your fresh and succulent dish right before your eyes.

2733 Papermill Road
Wyomissing, PA  19610

(610) 375-8888 

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 South 5th Street
Reading, PA  19602

(610) 373-6791 

House of Jerk Dread

Pronounced "Hudge," it stands for House of Jerk Dread, so named for the chef himself. Chef Jerk Dread has filled his menu with favorites, from a comfort mac ’n cheese to eight unique sauces for his tacos, jerk beefburgers, and other offerings. Plan to try as many side dishes as possible, especially traditional Rice and Peas, Jamaican-style, which are cupped together in a high circle on the plate, showing off the reddish beans or peas nestled between grains of rice. The subtle flavor and just-chewy texture can complement numerous meat entrees but also may serve as a vegetarian protein entrée.

1034 Penn Street
Reading, PA  19602

(484) 513-3165