Ever since its first location opened in 1994, very rarely is there a quiet moment at J.D. McGillicuddy's. Crowds watching the Phillies cheer and groan in unison, and members of bachelorette parties dance around groups of old friends meeting for a drink. The only time the noise dips is when the staff brings out plates of the house's flavorful pub food. Wings, burgers, pizzas, and nachos fill the menu, with East Coast twists such as Old Bay seasoning and jumbo lump crabmeat. Each spacious location has also been known to host special events, from DJ-spun theme nights and pub crawls to Easter breakfasts.
Owner and culinary mastermind of French Quarter Bistro, Mark Van Horn’s prerequisites for a good meal are simple: authenticity, home cooking, and a liberal dash of soul. This dedication to comfort cooking has earned the French Quarter Bistro a host of dedicated regulars as well as the Philly Hot List's award for Best Soul Food in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In the bustling kitchen, chefs whip up creole and Cajun eats using unique ingredients such as house roasted peppers, alligator sausage, and fried pickles. Along with their flavorful dishes, French Quarter Bistro also serves up a variety of entertainment throughout the week, including open mic nights with local singers and poets tired of the wrestling portion of poetry slams.
Cuisine Type: Italian
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Seafood pasta bowl
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: No
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
[It's] warm and inviting [with] fireplaces, booths outlined in fabric curtains, a large square bar with a granite top, and Italian art work to go with the name.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Delicious Italian Food with a homemade taste. Our salads are amazing and one of our biggest sellers for lunch or dinner. Most of our desserts are made in-house and we feature Italian specialties like tiramisu and cannoli.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are known for our great food but also for our live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday night. We like to pride ourselves on being a place you can come to enjoy a delicious dinner and then go into our bar area and partake in dancing and live entertainment.
A Havertown Institution that has been serving the local Delaware County community for over 10 years. Exceptional atmosphere with great outside dinning and a traditional American style pub menu that compliments the vast craft beer list. Formerly a bank the location is refurbished and serves the locals great food & drink!
Every year, the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance offers a presentation of classic automobiles during a slew of engine-revving events, encouraging mingling between proud owners and spectators. In the past, auto enthusiasts have cried antifreeze tears while marveling at everything from pristine Henderson motorcycles to sleek, aerodynamic Ferraris.
"There are no strangers here—just friends you have yet to meet,” so reads the motto painted on the parchment-colored walls of Maggie O'Neill's foyer. The pub aims to live up to this neighborly ethos by offering up an inviting hangout space with three stories. In the top-floor bar area, you can sip on a draft beer, play shuffleboard, or catch a basketball game on TV. The downstairs dining area has table draped in linens, and you can head here to enjoy beer-battered fish and chips and golden-brown shepherd’s pie.
Maggie O’Neill’s décor is an homage to Ireland: there’s a hand-painted Guinness ad on the building's exterior, and the bartop is made of dark varnished wood. Along the walls inside, you might notice the Poet's Corner, which is dedicated to famous Irish authors. It has impassioned musings on art from James Joyce, witty nuggets of wisdom from Jonathan Swift, and Brendan Behan’s rhymed shopping lists.