Not only is it super convenient that the Main Line SEPTA runs right through Villanova’s campus, but the local townships also offer an abundance of amazing places to eat. So whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you’re in need of a vacation from dorm food, skip the Uber and take the train to these great (and walkable) restaurants instead.
A step up from Chipotle, go to Sante Fe if you’re craving some good Mexican. They have a creative menu (like a cheesesteak burrito) that also has a variety of vegetarian options. They’re on Groupon, so make sure to get the discount before going.
Nothing like a little #balsamic glaze to top it off. #Lunch with us today and make your own masterpiece with unlimited toppings. A photo posted by Snap Custom Pizza (@snapcustompizza) on Nov 12, 2015 at 7:42am PST
If you’re feeling a little creative, Snap is the place to go. You have the option of ordering a premade pizza or choosing your own toppings, and the staff are pros with catering to college students. Protip: Order the Nutella pizza for dessert, you won’t be sorry. Or you could try making one of your own dessert pizzas with one of these recipes.
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Located in Suburban Square, Not Your Average Joe’s is pretty convenient to get to by train, or if you’re a Villanova student, you can also just take the off-campus shuttle. It’s a great place to end your shopping trip with old classic movies playing on the wall. Their menu is really extensive, and has everything from pizza to salmon.
Also located in Suburban Square, this seasonal salad kitchen is known for their friendly staff and fresh produce. A pretty popular destination for college students and local families alike, customers have the option of creating their own or ordering a prefab seasonal salad. Sweetgreen also serves organic frozen yogurt, and though the flavor variety may be rather limited, they offer tons of toppings to supplement.
This higher end café is known for its fresh ingredients and farm to table concept (you can even check out where every ingredient comes from on their website). Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s a great place to go if you want incredibly delicious comfort food that will leave you in a food coma. Everything from lobster grilled cheese to Challah French toast to Ribeye steaks, I guarantee you’ll want to come back. Protip: If you’re going for a birthday, call ahead of time and they’ll give you a free appetizer.
Tango is a go-to for a lot of people when their parents come out to visit, and the service is incomparable. The menu has a lot of choices that branches from different cuisines, so it’s a good place to go if your group has scattered cravings.
Planning a #holiday get together? Expert party planner + stylist, Kim Stoegbauer from @tomkatstudio, recommends serving sides like our Quinoa Salad in bright and festive bowls to dress up your buffet table. ✨#partytips A photo posted by Zoës Kitchen (@zoeskitchen) on Nov 13, 2015 at 12:23pm PST
If you’re in the mood for kebabs or hummus, Zoe’s Kitchen is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants on the Main Line. It does a great job of catering to vegetarians and offers a lot of healthy options.
#lunchspecial Dill scented salmon burger served over a warm asparagus and tomato salad , lemon caper vinaigrette , roasted corn salsa A photo posted by 333 Belrose Bar & Grill (@333belrose) on Aug 21, 2015 at 9:07am PDT
A contemporary restaurant that’s a good place to go if you and your friends are looking to get a little dressed up. Be sure to save room for some delicious desserts.
Protip: order the loaded nachos and the crème brulee, you won’t regret it.
Super cozy, the staff is extremely friendly and there’s a huuuge variety. From classic American favorites, to fried avocados, you’ll definitely find something you love.