Bucks County

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Bucks County is home to a colorful spectrum of dining options, including pubs, taverns, and white-cloth restaurants. Continental and New American cuisine features highly, and many of the restaurants pride themselves on their historical location and ties to colonial America – something they manifest in antique décor and cozy hearths. Many of the region’s eateries feature romantic, year-round vistas of the Delaware River.

Top Restaurants in Bucks County

Bridgetown Mill House

Langhorne’s contribution to Bucks County’s dining scene is the modest Bridgetown Mill House. Refined American dishes such as filet mignon in a red wine sauce and an assortment of chops are offered in a tavern style setting. The Mill House boasts a 100+ premium bottle wine list and outdoor patio dining on the 8.2 acres of beautiful grounds near Neshaminy Creek. For the best deal, go between 11am-3pm for the $32, 3-course, pre-fixe lunch, which includes appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

Corner of 760 Langhorne-Newtown Rd. and Route 413, PA, 215-752-8996, www.bridgetownmillhouse.com
Tags: moderate | historic | patio | outdoors | continental

Cock 'n Bull

Traditional American comfort food such as chops, chicken pot pie, and steak are served in this affordable Peddler's Village eatery. The old-fashioned, country-kitchen atmosphere is accented by exposed brick and wood ceiling beams. Visitors and locals squeeze in for a Sunday brunch buffet between 9:30am and 2pm, serving homemade quiche, fresh sausage, and corn pudding.

Corner of Route 263 and Street Rd., PA, 215-794-4000, www.peddlersvillage.com
Tags: moderate | american | great value | comfort food | brunch

Earl’s Prime

The stylish ambience of Earl’s Prime lures visitors seeking the carnivorous pleasure of an executive-class steak and chophouse. Modern steel-and-granite décor and thoughtful, attentive service give Earl’s Prime a cosmopolitan niche despite its location in folksy Peddler’s Village. In addition to the selection of hand-cut, dry-aged steaks, Earl’s offers a raw oyster bar and an extensive wine list with over 100 hand-selected bottles to complement your 24 oz. porterhouse. On the weekends, the lounge features live jazz.

Peddler’s Village, Corner of Route 202 and Street Rd., PA, 215-794-4020, www.peddlersvillage.com
Tags: expensive | steakhouse | contemporary

Hart’s Tavern

Even thought this popular happy hour spot focuses mostly on the sudsy drafts, it is perfect for a quick shopping and gallery browsing break in Peddler’s Village. Hart’s Tavern offers nachos, burgers, and wraps in a quirky setting filled with elbows-on-the-tables booths and made cozy by a red-brick fireplace.

Peddler’s Village, Corner of Route 263 and Street Rd., PA, 215-794-4066, www.peddlersvillage.com
Tags: budget | bar food

Marsha Brown Creole Kitchen and Lounge

For a little bit of southern living above the Mason Dixon line, head to Marsha Brown’s. Louisiana native Marsha Brown fries up Cajun and Creole cuisine such as sautéed catfish and jambalaya. Dine in the stained-glass ambience of a renovated church, with epic murals, antebellum-style tables, and a rich Southern gothic merlot color scheme. Be sure to finish in true southern style with Marsha’s delicious chocolate pecan pie.

15 South Main St., PA, 215-862-7044, www.marshabrownrestaurant.com
Tags: expensive | editor pick | smart splurge | eclectic | southern | cajun

McCoole's at the Red Lion Inn

Quakertown’s Red Lion Inn is the former meeting place of German immigrants opposing the high taxes that many believed were imposed by the British monarchy (though they were actually the work of the US congress). McCoole’s retains a similar sentiment with its motto “Upscale Atmosphere For The Working Person's Wallet.” The wood floor dining area and martini lounge are chock-full of antiques, made all the cozier by the stone hearth. The menu features pub grub, specialty sandwiches, and an eclectic assortment of entrees ranging from cognac-seared tenderloin to maple leaf-roasted duckling.

4 South Main St., PA, 215-538-1776, www.mccoolesredlioninn.com
Tags: moderate | historic | eclectic | bar food

Temperance House

The historic stone walls and red shutters of the Temperance House tavern date back to pre-revolutionary United States. Though a renovated version of the original tavern is still intact, it is now home to a modern seafood tapas restaurant that includes clams casino, calamari, and crab and avocado on the menu. For dinner, the entrees playfully riff on traditional comfort food with items such as honey scotch salmon, peppercorn-dijon tuna, and fluffy chicken pot pie.

5 South State St., PA, 215-860-9975, www.temperancehouse.com
Tags: expensive | historic | comfort food | small plates

The Brick Hotel

Since 1780, Newtown’s Brick Hotel and Inn has served as a tavern and meeting place for locals, including George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Today foodies and history buffs alike will enjoy sampling delectable entrees such as the South African Lobster Tail, Day Boat Scallops, and Frenched Chicken Breast served with the house sauce of your choice (brandy peppercorn, beurre blanc, or salsa verde).

1 East Washington Ave., PA, 215-860-8313, www.brickhotel.com
Tags: expensive | historic

The Golden Pheasant

This French-themed country inn is snuggled in between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal, making it a quiet and contemplative spot for lovingly prepared cuisine. Start with the croustade of wild mushrooms, flavored with Bordelaise sauce and then settle back for entrees like pheasant, roasted and served beneath a blanket of sweet apple and calvados sauce. The wine list is heavy on the vins of Bordeaux and Burgundy, hand-selected to pair well with the French fare. The $22 prix fixe brunch, which includes dessert, is a good deal.

763 River Rd. (Route 32), PA, 610-294-9595, www.goldenpheasant.com
Tags: expensive | historic | smart splurge | french

The Landing

This New Hope bistro features a picturesque riverside terrace with views of the river and the old homes and historic canal tow path of Lambertville, New Jersey. In summer, the terrace is usually packed during happy hour and dinner, when guests enjoy daily, seasonal entrees by Chef Eliel Vasquez (the locally-caught mussels steamed in Corona beer is a favorite). In winter things quiet down a bit, but regardless of the season, the Landing is the perfect stop for a light, midday lunch and beer after a day spent browsing the galleries and shops of downtown New Hope.

22 N. Main St., PA, 215-862-5711, www.landingrestaurant.com
Tags: moderate | views | patio | outdoors

The Washington Crossing Inn

Traditional continental fare such as salmon en croute and veal medallions are served in a quaint whitewashed colonial manor along the Delaware River. Originally an historic tavern on the ferry crossing, the Washington Cross Inn features an ornate dining room for private functions, a cozy fireside hearth room, and an impressive garden patio.

1295 General Washington Memorial Blvd., PA, 215-493-3634, www.washingtoncrossinginn.com
Tags: expensive | historic | continental

The Yardley Inn

The Yardley Inn, in the petite village of Yardley, wins first place for the ultimate waterfront dining experience in Bucks County. Breathtaking Delaware River views in the sleek River Room and Patio provide an idyllic backdrop to a hearty, romantic meal. The culinary offerings are casual, yet thoughtful – burgers, for example, are stuffed with premium boursin cheese, and hunger-sating roast chicken served with potatoes mashed with shallots and a side of Tuscan kale. Executive Chef Dominick Zirilli prides himself on using mostly local produce from the working farms of Bucks County.

82 East Afton Ave., PA, 215-493-3800, www.yardleyinn.com
Tags: expensive | american | editor pick | views

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