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Dining & Entertainment Guide

View the Reading, PA local fare & chain restaurants below, or download the MAWCA 2017 Food Guide.

Most restaurants listed below have at least one vegetarian item on the menu.  Places with a V next to them offer a more robust range of vegetarian choices. Vegans and those looking for a gluten-free option should contact the restaurant directly for options.

Delivery Dudes (484-430-3833) has paired up with some of the restaurants listed below and will pick up your food for delivery.
Delivery charge: cash delivery fee $5; credit card delivery fee $7.


Local Fare

3rd and Spruce

238 S 3rd Ave, Reading, PA 19611

(610) 376-5254

Distance to hotel: 3.2 miles

  • Casual American style restaurant
  • $11-20
  • Good for groups
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Alebrije Mexican Restaurant    V

2224 State Hill Rd Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 373-5680

Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles

  • A small chain restaurant that offers various types of Mexican and Tex-Mex platter, as well as drinks, alcoholic beverages, and desserts
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Aladdin’s Restaurant     V

401 Penn Ave, Reading, PA 19611

(610) 685-6677

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Comfortable eatery serving traditional Mediterranean food such as kebabs & chicken shawarma
  • $8-12
  • Good for smaller groups
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza

2733 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 816-5722

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • An upscale, casual sit-down Italian restaurant known for wood-fired pizza
  • Good for small groups. Large groups would need advanced reservations
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Bistro 614

614 Penn Avenue Reading, PA 19611

(610) 375-9900

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Understated French bistro that's a high-energy stop for classic fare plus sidewalk seating
  • Not good for groups
  • $20-40
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

Building 24

1115 Bern Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 375-2700

Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

  • Bar with full-service kitchen and limited upscale menu
  • Not great for groups
  • $11-$20
  • Does not deliver


Café Bold    V

550 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611

(484) 651-1049

Distance from hotel: 2.0 miles

  • Small breakfast and lunch café
  • Not good for groups
  • $3-10
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Chatty Monks Brewing Co.   V

610 Penn Avenue Reading, PA 19611

(484) 818-0176

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Locally owned brewery with a wide range of beers, appetizers, sandwiches, and entrees
  • Good for small groups
  • $11-30
  • Delivers
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Chen Vegetarian House    V

709 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 374-2288

Distance from hotel: 1.8 miles

  • Restaurant is known for its modern Chinese dishes that are all vegetarian
  • Not great for groups
  • $11-20
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Cloud Nine Café     V

84 Commerce Drive Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 320-9909

Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles

  • A local cafe with sandwiches and salads where you order from the counter and bus your own table
  • Not great for groups
  • $11-20
  • Delivers
  • Closes early in the afternoon

 

Go Fish Seafood

619 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 376-6446

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Small seafood and sushi restaurant
  • Not good for groups
  • $15-30
  • Delivers
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

The Hitching Post Restaurant & Bar

2747 Bernville Road Leesport, PA 19533

(484) 671-2347

Distance from hotel: 3.9 miles

  • Locally owned restaurant and bar that offers classic American cuisine
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Hong Thanh     V

23 Broadcasting Rd. Wyomissing, PA 10610

(610) 374-0831

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  •  A casual upscale restaurant with Vietnamese and Chinese dishes
  • Good for small groups. Larger groups would need to call ahead.
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Isaac’s Famous Grilled Sandwiches

94 Commerce Drive Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 376-1717

Distance from hotel: 1.6 miles

  • Casual diner-like restaurant known for their grilled sandwiches
  • Not good for groups
  • $10-20
  • Does not deliver

 

Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar Restaurant

332 Penn Street Reading, PA 19602

(610) 376-8500

Distance from hotel: 3.6 miles

  • A traditional style restaurant featured on the Travel Channel and also the home of a Pokemon Go! stop
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Laxmi’s Indian Grille   V

1806 State Hill Road Wyomissing PA, 19610

(484) 926-2626

Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

  • Variety of Indian dishes with a nice ambience
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver
  • Vegetarian options



Mama’s Pizza   V

1814 State Hill Road Wyomissing PA, 19610

(610) 374-9355

Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

  • A local, very casual inexpensive pizza place that also offers wings and sandwiches
  • Good for groups
  • $10-20
  • Delivers



Nino’s Italian Restaurant   V

840 N Park Rd #2, Reading, PA 19610

(610) 374-4465

Distance from hotel: 2.0 miles

  • Local, casual Italian eatery
  • Not good for groups
  • $12-20



Nonno Alby’s Brick Oven Pizza    V

701 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 376-1011

Distance from hotel: 2.0 miles

  • Small brick-oven pizza place that also serves burgers and salads
  • Good for small groups
  • $15-$20
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

Pho House

1816 State Hill Road Reading, PA 19610

(610) 373-3979

Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

  • A small place to enjoy a variety of Vietnamese cuisine
  • Good for small groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Rice Modern Thai    V

615 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611

(484) 755-5864

Distance from hotel: 3.4 miles

  • An upscale Thai restaurant
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese    V


600 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 406-5390

Distance from hotel: 2.2 miles

  • Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese is an artisan cheese shop & full service restaurant
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Taste of Crepes   V

617 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 685-2001

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Watch as they create for you their signature breakfast, savory, and sweet crepes
  • Not good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Delivers
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Thaiwat Restaurant   V

1148 Berkshire Boulevard Reading, PA 19610

(610) 898-9191

Distance from hotel: 0.9 miles

  • A casual Thai/Chinese restaurant
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Tokyo Hibachi & Bar   V

960 Woodland Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 685-2888

Distance from hotel: 0.7 miles

  • Serves traditional Chinese food, Japanese food, Sushi, and cocktails. Hibachi offers a chance to sit around the grill while a chef cooks and entertains.
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

The Tomcat Cafe   V

3998 Penn Avenue Sinking Spring, PA 19608

(610) 678-1098

Distance from hotel: 4.1 miles

  • Rated as the #1 breakfast spot in Berks County. Known for their rock playlists and musically names dishes, The Tomcat Cafe has dishes for everyone ranging from sweet to savory.
  • Good for small groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Van’s Café    V

506 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 741-6466

Distance from hotel: 3.3 miles

  • Enjoy a wide variety of Vietnamese cuisine, including chicken curries, Vietnamese hoagies, and, Van’s specialty, Pho. The restaurant also boasts a complete drink menu of bubble teas and french coffee.
  • Good for small groups
  • $3-11
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans



Viva! Bistro and Lounge    V

901 Hill Ave, Reading, PA 19610

(610) 685-5299

Distance from hotel: 1.7 miles

  • Casual and slightly upscale tapas restaurant with full meals and a lounge/bar
  • $12-$20
  • Good for groups, but call ahead
  • Does not deliver



West Reading Diner    V

411 Penn Avenue Reading, PA 19611

(610) 376-5565

Distance from hotel: 3.2 miles

  • A locally-owned traditional diner that’s open 24 hours a day
  • $10-20
  • Good for groups
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

Winedown Cafe & Wine Bar

622 Penn Avenue West Reading, PA 19611

(610) 373-4907

Distance from hotel: 2.1 miles

  • Winedown offers an array of cheeses, wines, small plates, and entrees all while you enjoy an intimate atmosphere to unwind
  • Good for groups up to 8 people
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver
  • Street parking; not good parking for large vehicles such as buses or vans

 

The Works in Wyomissing

1109 Bern Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 375-2700

Distance from hotel: 1.4 miles

  • A large entertainment center with a restaurant and bar, featuring American fare
  • $11-$20
  • Good for groups
  • Does not deliver



Wyomissing Family Restaurant    V

1245 Penn Ave, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 373-3353

Distance from hotel: 1.4

  • 24-hour restaurant for American fare, including a salad bar & weekend breakfast buffet
  • $10-15
  • Good for groups
  • Does not deliver
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Chain Restaurants

Applebee’s Grill & Bar

1905 Ridgewood Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 372-0337

Distance from hotel: 0.3 miles

  • A chain restaurant known for their traditional style food
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Buca di Beppo     V

2745 Paper Mill Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 374-3482

Distance from hotel: 1.2 miles

  • A family-style Italian fare in a kitschy setting featuring red-&-white tablecloths
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Chili’s Grill & Bar

2703 N Meridian Blvd Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 374-9328

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • A popular chain restaurant known for their American style food with a Tex-Mex twist
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Chipotle Mexican Grill     V

2733 Papermill Rd Reading, PA 19610

(484) 772-1022

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • Fast food Mexican offering
  • Good for groups
  • Under $10
  • Does not deliver

 

Coastal Grill

2713 N. Meridian Blvd. Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 743-4006

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • A upscale, casual sit-down seafood restaurant
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Mission BBQ

1775 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(484) 509-0019

Distance from hotel: 348 Feet

  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Moe’s Southwest Grill

1070 Berkshire Blvd Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 372-6637

Distance from hotel: 0.1 miles

  • A fast-food restaurant for Mexican-inspired food
  • Good for groups
  • Under $10
  • Does not deliver



Olive Garden     V

1700 Crossing Dr, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 373-1311

Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

  • Sit-down Italian restaurant
  • $11-30
  • Good for groups
  • Does not deliver

 

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina

796 Woodland Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 898-3320

Distance from hotel: 0.5 miles

  • A sit-down restaurant featuring Mexican food
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Panera Bread     V

2733 Papermill Road Reading, PA 19610

(610) 373-9620

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • A restaurant that serves soups, salads, sandwiches and more
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



P.J. Whelihan’s Pub and Restaurant     V

1101 Rocky Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(484) 525-4400

Distance from hotel: 2.4 miles

  • A sports bar with traditional style food
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Plaza Azteca     V

955 Woodland Rd, Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 898-1512

Distance from hotel: 0.4 miles

  • Casual restaurant offering a broad menu of Mexican standards, including guacamole made tableside
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Smokey Bones

2723 North Meridian Boulevard Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 375-9580

Distance from hotel: 1.0 mile

  • A sit-down restaurant known for their BBQ
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver

 

Texas Roadhouse

2803 Papermill Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 373-9600

Distance from hotel: 1.5 miles

  • A steakhouse where you can hand pick the steak you want
  • Good for groups
  • $11-30
  • Does not deliver



Zoup!     V

760 Woodland Road Wyomissing, PA 19610

(610) 372-6717

Distance from hotel: 3.2 miles

  • Soup, salads, and sandwiches in a casual and fast setting
  • Not great for groups
  • Under $10
  • Does not deliver

 


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