As we head deeper into autumn, the chill in the air turns cooler and the sun begins to set earlier. Fall is the ideal time to go out for a delightful meal, sitting at a table near the fireplace, at one of these 11 cozy Pennsylvania restaurants.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Washington Crossing Inn – Washington Crossing
Allow the warmth of the fireplace to wash over you as you dine at Washington Crossing Inn for brunch, lunch, or dinner. The picturesque restaurant features small plates, main plates, and soups and salads. Dine by the fire at 1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd., Washington Crossing, PA 18977 or call 215-493-3634.
2. Willow Restaurant – Pittsburgh
Stop by Willow Restaurant in Pittsburgh, a quaint restaurant with a roaring fireplace. Willow welcomes guests for lunch and dinner and for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Willow Restaurant at 634 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Or, call 412-847-1007.
3. Golden Pheasant Inn – Erwinna
Sit by the fire at Golden Pheasant Inn. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant daily or stop by for Sunday brunch, every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is served daily starting at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Golden Pheasant Inn is located at 763 River Road, Erwinna, PA 18920 or call 610-294-9595.
4. Logan Inn Restaurant – New Hope
Soak up the simple charm at Logan Inn in New Hope. The inn's popular restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and brunch on Sunday, with the latter featuring such dishes as French onion soup, pan seared snapper, and Canadian bacon. Visit Logan Inn at 10 West Ferry Street, New Hope, PA 18938 or call 215-862-2300.
5. Foggy Mountain Lodge and Restaurant – Stahlstown
Embrace the rustic charm of Foggy Mountain Lodge and Restaurant as you enjoy dinner daily (closed Monday and Tuesday) or for Sunday brunch. The expansive Sunday brunch includes an omelette bar, a carving station, and homemade desserts. Foggy Mountain Lodge and Restaurant is at 117 Foggy Mountain Lane, Stahlstown, PA 15687 or call 724-593-1000.
6. Jean Bonnet Tavern – Bedford
History, the paranormal, and a delicious meal await at Jean Bonnet Tavern in Bedford. Cozy up next to a roaring fire as you dine on such menu items as fried pierogies, apple cider chicken, and ribeye steak. Jean Bonnet Tavern is located at 6048 Lincoln Highway, Bedford, PA 15522 or call 814-623-2250.
7. Duffy's Tavern – Boalsburg
A roaring fire will accompany your meal at Duffy's Tavern. Peruse the extensive menu that includes entrees, burgers, sandwiches, and wraps. The tavern also features a children's menu. Duffy's Tavern is located at 113 E Main Street,
Boalsburg, PA 16827 or call 814-466-6241.
8. Camelot Restaurant and Inn – Clarks Summit
Add Camelot Restaurant and Inn - serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch - to your culinary bucket list. The charming restaurant features Italian Night on Mondays and Tapas Tuesdays. Stop by Camelot Restaurant and Inn at 17 Johnson Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or call 570-585-1430.
9. The Frogtown Chophouse – Swiftwater
The Frogtown Chophouse promises a cozy setting, a roaring fire, and scrumptious food. The restaurant welcomes diners daily for dinner and boasts an extensive menu of such dishes as filet mignon, NY strip steak, and vegetarian onion soup. Dine at the Frogtown Chophouse at 472 Upper Swiftwater Road, Swiftwater, PA 18370 or call 570- 895-4460.
10. Ligonier Tavern – Ligonier
Stroll along the enchanting Main Street in Ligonier before stopping at Ligonier Tavern. The cozy Pennsylvania restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily and boasts fresh, homemade food, such as the Pittsburgh salad, French onion soup, and fish tacos. Ligonier Tavern is located at 139 W Main Street, Ligonier, PA 15658 or call 724-238-7788.
11. Wm Mulherin's Sons – Philadelphia
Relax by the fire as you dine on authentic wood-fired Italian food at Wm. Mulherin's Sons. The seasonal menu features pizza, pasta, half brick chicken, and halibut. Visit Wm. Mulherin's Sons at 1355 North Front Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 or call 267-753-9478.
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