Dine in Downingtown: Spring 2017

Participating local restaurants will donate 15% of sales from the following two items to the Downingtown Main Street Association, a non-profit organization committed to improving our downtown community. Visit one of these establishments in the borough Monday, May 22 through Sunday, May 28 and try one of these featured items.

Victory Brewing Company Downingtown

Grilled Asparagus Salad: Local green asparagus, baby mache, poached egg, Manchego cheese, lemon vinaigrette

Turkey and Cheddar Panini: House-smoked turkey breast, Conebella Farm’s smoked cheddar, spinach, onion and fig jam, brioche toast


Pomodoro Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Cobb Salad: Grilled chicken, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, gorgonzola cheese, avocado, tomato and onions atop crisp greens

Chicken Pomodoro: Chicken with fresh mozzarella, tomato, asparagus tips, basil, white wine and garlic sauce


Station Taproom

Thai Red Curry: Bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus and mushrooms over basmati rice with house made naan

Fish & Chips: Beer battered cod, deep friend and served with handcut fries and house made tartar


Bakers of Buffington

Lemon Cream Cupcakes & Strawberry Bavarian Cakes


Amani’s BYOB

Berkshire Pork Belly: Charred Pineapple, Pink Beans, Golden Cayenne Vinaigrette, Sugar Cane Cure, Bell Peppers

Grilled Duroc Pork Chop: Apricot Mango Chutney- Ginger Glazed Heirloom Carrots, Hazelnut Infused Grits


Milito’s Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria

Mahi Mahi Entree:  Pan Seared Panko Crusted Mahi Mahi served with Corn Chive Relish & sauteed Crab Meat finished with a Beurre Blanc Sauce & served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetable Medley

Spaghetti Polpette: Milito’s Red Sauce & Meatballs topped with Asiago Cheese over Spaghetti


P.J. Whelihan’s Pub

Chopped Southwest Chicken SaladBarbecue grilled chicken breast over romaine tossed with jalapeño ranch dressing, and topped with charred corn, avocado, cheddar jack, pick de gallo, fried tortilla strips and crispy bacon

Wam! Bam! Chicken SandwichButtermilk fried chicken breast, American cheese, hot sauce mayo and pickled pepper relish on a butter toasted onion poppy seed bun 


Get to Know: Downingtown Farmers Market

Every Saturday, bakers, farmers and food artisans unite in beautiful Kerr Park to offer our community a variety of fresh, local products. We asked Lisa O’Neill, owner, organizer and event coordinator extraordinaire of Growing Roots, what Downingtown means to her.

Name of your organization: Downingtown Farmers Market coordinated by Growing Roots

Your name & position: Lisa ONeill, owner Growing Roots

How many staff members does Growing Roots Employ? One, Juliana, the manager of the Downingtown Farmers Market

How long has your business been open in the Downingtown area? Since 2013

What’s your business’s mission? local farms . local food . local fun

What service do you provide in the community? The Downingtown Farmers Market provides local farmers and food producers the opportunity to sell their product directly to the consumer. All of the farmers and food producers who participate in the market are located within a 35 mile radius of Downingtown. They bring incredibly fresh, local produce to the market every week - including certified organic, certified naturally grown and conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Our livestock farmers pasture raise their animals, producing high quality meats, poultry and farm fresh eggs. The farmers market allows these farmers to make a living farming in Chester County, selling their product directly to the Chester County community.

Why did you choose to open your business in Downingtown? It’s a community ready to move forward. A beautiful small town borough with a palpable community spirit. Perfectly located to tap into the area’s best farms.

Describe what makes your business the best at what they do! We work with the best people who grow, raise and make simply the best products.

What’s your favorite memory of Downingtown? Opening day for the Downingtown Farmers Market! We were welcomed with open arms, including a ribbon cutting hosted by Downingtown Main Street Association. Well over 1000 people descended on Kerr Park to greet about 20 farmers and food producers on opening day. I was stunned, as were all of the producers. In under two hours we didn’t have a dog biscuit left, they cleaned us out!

And finally, where can you find the best pizza in the borough? I’m going off course with this question because there is dish in Downingtown that is the absolute best in a 5 state radius, if not even farther. Shrimp and Grits from Station Taproom - simply amazing. I went to school in the south, and the shrimp and grits at Station Taproom could compete any day with the south, and win! It doesn’t hurt that the beer selection is impeccable too!

What else is happening at the market this season?  The Downingtown Farmers Market is now the first farmers market in Chester County to accept SNAP benefits, market-wide. The program will roll out in early June. We’ve partnered with the Chester County Food Bank who will fund a matching dollars program for all produce purchases using SNAP benefits. 

Downingtown Restaurants & Bars

Amani’s BYOB

Intimate, rustic eatery for seasonal American cuisine

Saturday 11AM - 2PM & 5PM - 10:30PM | Sunday 10AM - 2PM & 5PM - 9PM

105 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Anthony’s Cucina Fresca

Hand-tossed pizza, made-from-scratch pasta and sandwiches

Saturday 10:30AM - 10:30PM | Sunday 11:30AM - 9:30PM

78 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Bottle Room

Craft beer selection on draft and locally sourced small plates

Saturday 11AM - 11PM | Sunday 11AM - 10PM

209 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Green Street Grill

An innovative twist on breakfast and lunch with uniquedaily specials

Saturday 7AM - 2:30PM | Sunday 7AM - 2PM

150 E. Lancaster Ave Suite 110, Downingtown

Milito’s Restaurant, Bar & Pizzeria

Family-owned Italian restaurant in old papermill with lovely outdoor seating along the Brandywine

Saturday 11:30AM – 11PM | Sunday 4PM – 10PM

Pomodoro

Neighborhood Italian restaurant serving homemade Sicilian recipes

Saturday 10AM – 11PM | Sunday 10AM – 9PM

200 Chestnut St, Downingtown

Station Taproom

Rotating tap list and upscale pub-style fare. Sunday comfort-food brunch

Saturday 12PM - 1AM | Sunday 11AM - 11PM

207 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Victory Brewing

Craft brewery with a casual on-site restaurant

Saturday 10AM - 12AM | Sunday 10AM - 10PM

420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown

Cocco’s Pizza

Eat-in or take-out pizza and sandwiches

Saturday 11AM - 10:30PM | Sunday 12PM - 9PM

261 Norwood Rd., Downingtown

Coffee Cup

Iconic spot for American breakfast and lunch

Saturday 4:30AM - 2PM | Sunday 5AM - 12PM

117 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Downingtown Diner

A classic retro diner with breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Home of The BLOB!

Saturday & Sunday: Open 24 Hours

81 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335http://dtowndiner.com/(610)-873-4545

Franks American Pub & Grill

American pub with daily specials and rotating craft drafts

Saturday 11AM - 2PM | Sunday 11AM - 2PM

541 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Georgio’s Restaurant & Bar

Greek, Mediterranean and Italian classics

Saturday 11AM - 10PM | Sunday 11AM - 9PM

149 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Grapevine Cuisine

Artisanal Greek dishes, plus a lunch buffet, in casual, warm digs

Saturday 11AM - 10PM | Sunday 11AM - 9PM

84 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Italian Village Pizza & Beer

Eat-in or take-out pizza and sandwiches

Saturday 11AM -11PM | Sunday 11AM - 9PM

821 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Lione’s Pizza

Eat-in pizza shop with specialty pizzas, salads and wide variety of craft beer

Saturday 10AM - 10:30PM |Sunday 10AM - 9:30PM

102 Wallace Ave, Downingtown

Nice Chinese Restaurant

Eat-in or take-out Chinese dishes

Saturday 11AM – 11PM | Sunday 12PM – 10PM

106 Wallace Ave, Downingtown

The Orangery at Glen Isle

Tuscan-inspired home-turned-restaurant serving authentic Italian dishes

Saturday & Sunday 6:30 Seating, Reservation Only

130 S. Lloyd Ave, Downingtown | (484)-401-5554

Rincon Tarasco

Relaxed Mexican mainstay offering made-to-order bites to eat in or take out.

Saturday 11AM – 9PM | Sunday 11AM – 7PM

2 Wallace Ave, Downingtown

Sam’s Pizza

Eat-in or take-out pizza, burgers and cheesesteaks

Saturday 10AM – 10:30PM | Sunday 11:30 – 9PM

121 Washington Ave, Downingtown

St. Anthony Restaurant

Historic lodge offering Italian cuisine & a bar menu

Saturday 5PM – 9PM | Sunday 3PM – 8PM

259 Church St, Downingtown

COFFEE, ICE CREAM & SWEETS

Coppertown

Drive-thru with smoothies and light lunch options

Saturday 7AM - 2PM | Sunday CLOSED

49 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

Margo’s Ice Cream

Old fashioned ice cream and vintage pinball shop

Saturday 12PM – 9PM | Sunday 12PM – 9PM

131 Mill Road, Downingtown, PA 19335

Pelican’s SnoBalls

New Orleans-style shaved ice “SnoBalls”

Saturday 11AM – 10PM | Sunday 11AM – 9PM

807 W. Lancaster Ave

Rita’s

Italian ice and other sweet treats

Saturday 12PM – 9PM | Sunday 12PM – 9PM

84 W. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown

BARS

Chelsey’s Tavern

Casual local bar

Saturday 11AM – 2PM | Sunday 11AM – 2PM

121 E. Lancaster Ave

Crossroads

Casual local bar

Saturday 8AM – 2AM | Sunday 8AM – 2AM

101 W. Lancaster Ave