We all know Reading, PA, as an industrial and tourist destination. But there is absolutely more to it than what we already know, particularly in the local dining scene. Despite the hardships that the city faced in the past, Reading’s exciting dining scene helps is get back to the track. Reading has it for you whether you want contemporary American, Italian, or seafood cuisines. Here is a list of the city’s best dining spots.

Judy’s on Cherry

Judy’s on Cherry is nestled in the heart of downtown Reading. The interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting with its beautiful wooden vaulted ceilings, and a hearth fired oven. Its menu includes Mediterranean cuisines such as the cedar-planked Scottish salmon with quinoa-brown rice pilaf. The owner, Chef Judy Henry, cook dishes.

Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle has become a local landmark since it was built in 1931. The architectural design of Stokesay is modeled on Stokesay Castle in England. It was renovated in 2009 by Jack Gulati. Its menu features contemporary American dishes created by their head chef, Willie Brockington. Order their ras el hanout rubbed roast duck breast with orange zest and wild lingonberry for sure delicious meal.

Dans at Green Hills

Dans at Green Hills is regarded as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Reading, PA. It is located in the two-century-old building on the town’s outskirts. It features four dining rooms where diners can have their intimate dining experience or have their delicious meal on their beautiful patio. Their menu includes the mouthwatering Pennsylvania chicken with mushroom risotto and sherry herb jus and arugula and citrus beurre blanc.

Café Sweet Street

Café Sweet Street’s breakfast and lunch offerings are all made from scratch. You can opt to eat at their industrial-chic interior or on its beautiful terrace. Make sure to bring your appetite for their fresh salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. Never miss their caramel cheesecake to cap the night off.


A recipient of the Reading Eagle’s Reader’s Choice Award for Best Mexican Restaurant, Alebrije is the ideal place to go to if you are craving for something spicy. Alebrije has a total of three locations in Reading, all of which are designed with a variety of exciting colors that stay true to their Mexican theme. Try their fajitas, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Don’t miss their churros and other Mexican desserts on their list.

Jimmie Kramer’s The Peanut Bar Restaurant

Jimmie Kramer’s has a vibrant history and remains as one of the top restaurants in town since its establishment. The menu features casual American dishes, including Buffalo-style hot wings and their signature oyster po’boys, as well as honey-stung fried chicken with seasoned fries. Make sure to order their homemade pretzel pie dessert for a sweet finish.

Coastal Grille

Coastal Grille is a high-end seafood restaurant owned by Marc DiGiovanni, Jim Lukens, and Pete DiCarlo. The menu is heavy on seafood, as well as the restaurant interior. There is a massive aquarium in the restaurant and other underwater sculptures that add to the beautiful interior of Coastal Grille. Some of their must-try dishes include panko-crusted baked Boston haddock in a shrimp and crab garlic cream sauce.

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