US Open Eating Guide

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During US Open week, tens of thousands of golf fans will invade Merion and the Main Line. Here are some suburban suggestions on where to eat (and drink) while remaining chain-free.

Barbacoa

Peruvian-style fire roasted rotisserie chicken. Trust us, you want this. You need this.

64 Rittenhouse Avenue
Ardmore, PA
610-642-0600

DiBruno Bros.

DiBruno in Ardmore takes up much of the old Ardmore Farmers’ Market. It is offers US Open spectators some great options. Grab a sandwich, salad and of course some of the cheese that makes DiBruno famous.

120 Coulter Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
484-416-3311

Du Jour

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Du Jour offers daily specials and lighter options for golf fans visiting the US Open in Merion.

379 Lancaster Ave
Haverford, PA 19041
610-896-4556

Gladwyne Village Lunch

Bargain breakfasts plus hoagies and cheesesteaks for lunch.

951 Youngsford Road
Gladwyne, PA
610-642-9608

Lancaster County Farmers’ Market in Wayne

The Main Line is of course named for the old Pennsylvania Railroad line that runs through the area and on out to the farm country of Lancaster County and beyond. Amish farmers still come in from Lancaster to sell their goods on the Main Line. Head to the Lancaster County Farmers’ Market in Wayne for quick and fresh meals. The market is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

If you’re there in the morning, eat at the Luncheonette at the Market. This greasy spoon takes full advantage of the fresh Lancaster eggs and can also make a mean cinnamon swirl French toast. Don’t miss out on the fresh squeezed orange juice.

Other highlights at the Wayne Farmers’ Market:

  • Countryview Barbecue – Rotisserie chicken, crispy fried chicken and smoked baby back ribs are all recommended.
  • Foo to Go – Susanna Foo’s eponymous restaurant was a longtime stalwart in Center City Philadelphia. Now here dumpling stand in Wayne is an awesome lunch option.
  • Country Twist – You haven’t had a soft pretzel till you’ve had an Amish soft pretzel.

389 W Lancaster Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087

610-688-9856

Milk Boy

Milk Boy serves breakfast, lunch and light fare through 9 p.m. The Ardmore spot is also known for its live music.

2 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
610-645-5269

Nudy’s Cafe

There are seven Nudy’s locations across the Philadelphia suburbs. The nearest to the US Open is the location in Devon, though Paoli isn’t too far. The crab benedict and banana, walnut French toast are two options that never disappoint of the breakfast menu. For lunch we dig the Cajun Chicken salad and oven roasted Turkey Melt. Also, be sure to check out the specials.

292 E Conestoga Road
Devon, PA 19333
610-687-1345

Sang Kee

Sang Kee is known for its Peking Duck and Chinese soups.

339 E Lancaster Ave
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-658-0618

Savona

Savona is known for its upscale bar and outstanding wine list as well as its Italian food. This week, stop in for an “Apricot Caddy” cocktail.

100 Old Gulph Road
Gulph Mills, PA 19428
610-520-1200

Susanna Foo

Susanna Foo is an internationally renowned, award winning chef. Hit up her restaurant for high-end Asian food.

555 East Lancaster Ave
Radnor, PA 19087
610-688-8808

Tired Hands Brewery

This Ardmore brew pub makes exciting brews and always has nine brews pouring. The menu is simple but satisfying.

16 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, Pa 19003
(610) 896-7621

Verdad

The Mexican restaurant in Bryn Mawr is selling special $4 cocktails all week. They’re also offering beer specials tied to golfers scores.  If Tiger Woods shoots a 68 on Thursday, Verdad will sell 12 oz Corona Extra bottles from 5 to 7 p.m. for 68 cents. If Sergio Garcia shoots a 66 on Friday, Verdad will sell 12 oz Corona Extra bottles from 5 to 7 p.m. for 66 cents. Also look for the Verdad food truck which will be making its debut this week.

18 W Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
610-520-9100

Other US Open Dining Options

Asian Box - Ardmore

Bella Italia - Ardmore

Bella Italia - Ardmore

Christopher’s - Wayne

Citron and Rose - Merion

Crust - Bryn Mawr

George’s - Wayne

The Great American Pub - Wayne

The Grog - Bryn Mawr

Gullifty’s - Rosemont

Kelly’s - Bryn Mawr

Margaret Kuo’s - Wayne

The Old Guard House Inn - Gladwyne

Palante’s Pasta Co. - Ardmore

Paramour – Wayne

The Saint James - Ardmore

Samurai - Rosemont

Sola - Bryn Mawr

Sushi Land - Bryn Mawr

Sushi Sei - Ardmore

The White Dog Cafe – Wayne

  • FooboozHasAMainLineBias

    Kinda odd that you list no options in Havertown, which is probably the closest downtown area to the Open.

    • JA

      They didn’t want to completely copy Michael Kliens list from a few days back!

    • Peltidelphia

      Havertown is only closer than Ardmore by a couple hundred feet, and has far fewer food options compared to Lancaster ave in Ardmore. What food options are really there on Eagle Road anyway? Oakmont National, Boccella’s (who used to have really good cheesesteaks), Rita’s, and Wawa?

      • Snake

        There are a few good places on the corner of Brookline and Darby that are a closer walk than anywhere in Ardmore…and yes you’ll be walking, all streets are closed.

        • Peltidelphia

          From the P&W stop at Ardmore Avenue, which is where the closest course entrance is for both downtowns, the walking distance is fairly similar. You can get to Tired Hands just as fast walking as Oakmont National. The restaurants along Lancaster and Rittenhouse in Ardmore are slightly closer than Darby and Brookline, and the far side of Suburban square is only slightly farther.

          I went to Haverford High, I’ve walked both ways plenty of times.

          • Dan

            Yea but Tired Hands is good and Oakmont National isn’t. That probably explains it.

  • Shannan O’Neill

    Don’t forget 333 Belrose Bar & Grill!
    located right by the Radnor Station of the Norristown High Speed line and Radnor station on the R5

  • Felicia D’Ambrosio

    What the heck is that in the header image? I’m baffled.

    • JA

      The traditional wicker basket on the flag sticks at Merion (instead of actual flags)….but you probably already knew that.

  • JA

    By the way it’s Gladwyne NOT Gladwynne….but that’s

  • JT

    Both Sang Kee and Nudy’s are chains

  • Stephanie

    Don’t forget about Glenmorgan Bar & Grill! Located in The Radnor which is the closest hotel to the open. They’re also raffling off golf gear Friday to anyone who buys a draft beer.

  • Adam

    Barbocra is nothing like Peruvian pollo a la brasa. If you have actually been to peru you would know this. I have been to Peru over 20 times and my wife is Peruvian. She says this place should be charged with false advertising. I think they are just trying to play on the recent trend of Peruvian food is hip but have completely missed what pollos a la brasa is supposed to be