What’s the absolute worst thing about going to a restaurant? Leaving hungry, right? Well, rest assured, you’ll find plenty of delightful restaurants in Pennsylvania that will leave you feeling full and happy. Even if you don’t order dessert, you’ll have plenty to eat at these restaurants that serve enormous portions.
1. Big Jim’s Restaurant & Bar – 201 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
Big Jim's Restaurant & Bar has been serving generous portions since the 1970s. Go hungry. Peruse the menu that features an eclectic mix of dishes, including homemade soups, specialty sandwiches, burgers, hoagies, and pasta. Of course, if you're in the mood for a hearty steak dinner, you can order one of those, too. Big Jim's welcomes diners Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
2. Letterman’s Diner – 242 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530
Bring cash with you to this cozy old style diner that welcomes guests for breakfast and brunch six days a week. Don't have time to sit down for a relaxing meal? Get it to go! The diner features such popular dishes as burgers, omelets, breakfast sandwiches, and waffles. Letterman's Diner is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3. Cast & Crew – 295 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933
Bring your own beer (BYOB) or wine to Cast & Crew, which segments its menu by acts. Act 1 stars an assortment of appetizers, including wings, chips, and dips, and garlic cheese bread. Choose from such meals as burgers, pasta, sandwiches, or wraps. Stop by Cast & Crew Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
4. Fellini Café of Media – 106 West State Street, Media, PA 19063
Who can resist a delicious Italian meal? Fellini's Cafe of Media's generous menu features such authentic Italian dishes as spaghetti bolognese, baked rigatoni, ravioli marinara, and lasagna. Of course, you can also opt for chicken-focused entrees as well. Sit down for a meal at Fellini's Cafe of Media Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
5. The Phil’s Tavern – 931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
Sit back during a relaxing meal at the Phil's Tavern. The cozy restaurant boasts an eclectic menu that promises something for everyone. Entrees include fish and chips, prime rib, roasted chicken, and surf and turf. A kids' menu is also available. The Phil's Tavern is open daily from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
6. White Haven Family Diner – 302 Main Street, White Haven, PA 18661
Indulge in a delicious
and enormous breakfast or lunch at White Haven Family Diner. The cozy eatery features such favorites as the club sandwich, pancakes and eggs, and burgers. Dine at White Haven Family Diner daily between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m.
7. Hickory Valley Farms Restaurant – 2185 PA-611, Swiftwater, PA 18370
Join a tradition for countless Pennsylvanians since 1949. Have a meal at Hickory Valley Farms Restaurant, which serves both lunch and breakfast. Breakfast items include pancakes, oversized omelets, French toast, and eggs. Prefer lunch instead? Try a refreshing salad, a hearty burger, BBQ platters, and wraps. Hickory Valley Farms Restaurant welcomes guests daily between 8 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
8. Sabrina’s Café – 227 North 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Eat breakfast any time of the day or the evening at Sabrina's Cafe. Or, order a hearty lunch or dinner. The charming restaurant, with various locations in Philadelphia, boasts a generous menu. Choose from such options as burgers (both meat and veggie), meatloaf, chicken, and pulled pork. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Sabrina's Cafe is open Sunday and Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
9. Frank’s Place Restaurant & Bar – 57 Jefferson Street, Simpson, PA 18407
Feel right at home when you dine at Frank's Place Restaurant. The charming restaurant features plenty of PA favorites, including pierogies. Or, choose from such entrees as Alaskan salmon, wild mushroom ravioli, porterhouse steak, and burgers. Frank's Place is open Monday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
10. The Hershey Pantry – 801 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Indulge in a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Hershey Pantry. The quaint restaurant also serves afternoon tea from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Peruse the menu that features such entrees as pork shank, fish and chips, and spaghetti with meatballs. A kids' menu is also available. Stop by the Hershey Pantry Monday through Saturday from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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201 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207
242 West Main Street, Kutztown, PA 19530
295 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933
106 West State Street, Media, PA 19063
931 Butler Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422
302 Main Street, White Haven, PA 18661
2185 PA-611, Swiftwater, PA 18370
227 North 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
57 Jefferson Street, Simpson, PA 18407
801 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033