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					Official Greater Reading
& Berks County


Dining
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A publication of the Greater Reading Convention & Visitors Bureau
                  610-375-4085 | 800-443-6610
                     www.readingberkspa.com
Letter from the Chairman
On behalf of the Greater Reading Convention & Visitors
Bureau, we are very happy to present this Official Greater
Reading & Berks County Dining Guide.

As you page through the Guide, you will see some of our region’s
finest and most unique restaurants which offer a wide variety
of dining experiences. You will notice a distinct range of
restaurants offering different types of ethnic food, buffet dining,
fine dining, and themed dining and priced at different levels
to accommodate everyone’s pocketbook. One thing you can be
sure of is that you will receive a good value, which, of course,
is a trademark of our area.

Don’t miss an opportunity to sample some good old-fashioned
Pennsylvania Dutch style cooking that is available at most of
these establishments, in addition to other fine cuisine that will
make your dining experience in our area even more memorable.

So keep this Dining Guide handy and use it for a long time to
come – along with our hope that you can enjoy all that has made
this area one of the finest in the country.

Great Dining, Gute Essa, Bon Appétit, Buono Appetito, Smacnego,
Kali Orexi, Bueno Apetito, Guten Apetit.




                                              Dave Fooks, Chairman
                                          Greater Reading Convention
                                                  & Visitors Bureau




                                                           11th Edition
                                                            2007/2008
    Dining Guide Key
    Breakfast               Wheelchair Accessible


    Lunch                   North of Reading


    Dinner                  South of Reading


    Late Night Dining       East of Reading


    Outdoor Dining          West of Reading


    Sunday Hours            Reading & Surrounding
                            Area

    Large Groups/Buses      MAC


    Private Parties         Check


    Reservations Required   American Express
    or Suggested

    No Alcohol              Discover


    Totally Smoke Free      Mastercard


    Live Entertainment      VISA




    Cost of average dinner entree & drink:
    Under $10


    $10-$20


    Over $20




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General Index
American House Hotel ------------------------------------------------------ 6
American House of Fritztown & Pappy G’s Tavern ---------------------- 7
The Black Dog Cafe ---------------------------------------------------------- 8
Brewer’s Bar & Grill ---------------------------------------------------------- 8
Bridge Inn Pleasantville ------------------------------------------------------- 9
Creekside Pleasantville Diner ----------------------------------------------- 9
Dans Restaurant --------------------------------------------------------------- 9
Emily’s ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10
Freymoyer’s Hotel & Restaurant ----------------------------------------- 10
Green Hills Inn--------------------------------------------------------------- 11
The Grille at Bear Creek -------------------------------------------------- 11
The Inn at Moselem Springs Restaurant & Tavern --------------------- 11
Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar Restaurant -------------------------------- 12
Judy’s on Cherry ------------------------------------------------------------- 12
Just A Little Soul Food ------------------------------------------------------ 13
Lantern Lodge --------------------------------------------------------------- 13
L’Arte della Vita -------------------------------------------------------------- 16
Market Street Café & Grill ------------------------------------------------ 16
Maxie’s Carsonia Inn -------------------------------------------------------- 17
Mezcal’s Mexican Restaurant ---------------------------------------------- 17
Pappy T’s Pub & Lounge ---------------------------------------------------- 18
The Pike Café ---------------------------------------------------------------- 19
Publick House Restaurant and Tavern ----------------------------------- 19
Reading Country Club ----------------------------------------------------- 20
The Restaurant at Golden Oaks ----------------------------------------- 21
Russo’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant------------------------------------- 21
The Speckled Hen Cottage Pub and Alehouse------------------------- 22
Stoudt’s Black Angus Restaurant & Brew Pub -------------------------- 22
T.G.I. Friday’s® --------------------------------------------------------------- 23
3rd & Spruce Café ---------------------------------------------------------- 23
The Tiki Bar ------------------------------------------------------------------ 24
Trainer’s Midway Family Restaurant-------------------------------------- 24
201 West Food & Spirits --------------------------------------------------- 24
The Ugly Oyster------------------------------------------------------------- 25
Viva Good Life Bistro & Lounge ------------------------------------------ 26
West Reading Tavern & Restaurant -------------------------------------- 27
The Works @ Wyomissing ------------------------------------------------ 27
Yellow House Hotel -------------------------------------------------------- 28




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    American House Hotel
    2 N. 4th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526
    610-562-4683 or 877-HOTEL92 | www.americanhousehotel.com
    Experience what everyone’s talking about - exceptional food, unique
    atmosphere, and professional, friendly service. We offer premier fine
    dining on the first level of our historic hotel and casual dining in the
    lower level tavern. Appetizers such as Wild Mushroom & Crab Strudel,
    Baked Brie Wrapped with Peppered Peaches or our refined version of
    the Philly Cheese Steak will introduce you to our diverse menu. Entrees
    such as Pan Seared Duck in Cherry Demi, Ribeye Steak Jameson with
    Crab, or Citrus Almond Salmon are a few of the specialties you’ll enjoy.
    And don’t let yourself leave without dessert. Made in-house, you’ll love
    the Triple Chocolate Indulgence served as a pyramid, or the Chocolate
    Cake with Peanut Butter Mousse. Add a glass of fine wine or spirits
    and your evening will shine! All of this is presented in Victorian-era
    dining rooms graced with art, tin ceilings, and old-style chandeliers.
    Your satisfaction is our biggest compliment! Valet parking. Hotel guest
    rooms available. Dining Weekdays: Lunch 11 am - 2 pm; Dinner 4 pm
    - 10 pm. Sat. 8 am - 10 pm and Sun. 8 am - 7 pm.




              Take a ride to Greater Reading -
            the perfect destination for a spring,
              summer, winter or fall getaway.

         It’s a 1 hour drive from Philadelphia, 2 hours from
       Baltimore, 2.5 hours from New York City, and 3 hours
              from Washington, DC. You’ll find yourself
             planning your next visit while you’re still here.
            What are you waiting for? Take a ride today.




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American House of Fritztown
& Pappy G’s Tavern
737 Fritztown Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
610-670-1100 Reservations Suggested | www.chickenhouse.net
A National Civil War Heritage Trail Site
(1.9 Miles from the traffic light at Rte. 422 West in Sinking Spring–
Columbia Ave. turns into Fritztown Road)

Craig J. (Kimmel) Lutz & Dianne M. (Dautrich-Gelsinger) Lutz have
brought the atmosphere of the 1800s back to The American House of
Fritztown & Pappy G’s Tavern. Proprietors since 1987, the Lutz’s invite
you to savor the food and warmth of our most public Civil-War dated
historic site.

Homemade Potato
Filling, Mouth-Watering
Filets ... Pappy’s Original
French Onion Soup ... Baked
Country Corn… “ The Best
Filets North of the Mason
Dixon Line!”…Scrumptious
Seafood, Chicken and Veal
Entrees! …. Chocolate-
Covered Cherry Martinis!…
And The Most Wonderful
Desserts! You’ll LOVE our
Bartender! A Dining Experi-
ence You’ll Want To Repeat
Again and Again! Savor the
food, the service, and every
aspect of our beautifully
restored Civil War-Dated Historic Site! Walk the original plank floors,
admire the original stamped tin ceilings, and read the original handwrit-
ten Newlywed Prayer signed “John J. K. Gittelman & Wife.” Please
remember to sign our guest book & be part of our pages of history!
Open Wednesday thru Saturday from 4 pm-10 pm for you to explore.
Reservations suggested, especially for Prime Rib dinners.




   Take a Ride and Bring the Grandkids!
        Greater Reading is a great spot to bring your grandkids.
       We have dozens of attractions for you to explore together.
     Whatever your family enjoys, it is waiting for you here in Berks
   County. Be sure to pick up a free Greater Reading & Berks County
      Visitors Guide for current information on local attractions,
       outlet shopping, antiquing, historic sites, tours and lodging.
                The Visitors Guide is available at the
                  Greater Reading Visitors Center,
             201 Washington Street, in downtown Reading.
                          800-443-6610
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    The Black Dog Café
    116 Main St., Womelsdorf, PA 19567
    610-589-1602 | www.Blackdogcafe.net
    BE A GOOD DOG COME SIT AND STAY!!!

    Open Tuesday - Saturday 4:30 pm - 9 pm. Featuring fine food in a
    casual atmosphere with exciting ”Week night only” specials Tuesday
    - Thursday from 4:30 – 6 pm. We have an extensive variety of appetiz-
    ers, award winning entrees, signature desserts along with light fair, wines
    and a full service bar. The Black Dog Cafe is located on Main Street
    in the village of historic Stouchsburg. A great hidden treasure where
    folks come for delicious food and share a few stories. Your experience
    will surely be a memorable one! The Black Dog Café offers a selection
    of specially prepared entrees and desserts for those most memorable
    occasions. A few examples are cakes, chateaubriand, cold water lobster
    tails. A 24-hour notice is required. Private dining rooms available for
    up to 20 guests. Buses welcome by reservation. Jeff and Lori Seitzinger
    opened the Cafe’ in August of 1997. Jeff has a degree in culinary arts
    from Johnson and Wales University. His experience is highlighted by
    numerous renowned restaurants. “A friend was correct in recommend-
    ing you as one of the county’s best kept secrets!” ... John



    Brewer’s Bar & Grill
    101 S. 3rd Ave | West Reading, PA 19611
    610-375-8760 | www.brewersbarandgrill.com
    Brewer’s Bar & Grill is an all new hoppin’ bar and restaurant in West
    Reading. Brewer’s takes you back into the history of Reading brewer-
    ies before & after prohibition. Memorabilia from these decades can
    be found having on every wall. Come enjoy our homemade soups and
    crab cakes and other great food selections. Eat in or take out. Brewer’s
    also has a large selection of self-serve take out beer. Happy hour and
    daily drink specials. D.J. entertainment on Wednesday & Saturday
    nights. Flat screen TVs for all sporting events. Open Monday – Sunday
    from 11 am to 2 am. Grill open 11 am to 10 pm.


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Bridge Inn Pleasantville
Rt. 72 & Covered Bridge Road, Oley, PA 19547
610-689-5818 | www.bridgeinnpleasantville.com
The oldest business in Pleasantville – close proximity to the historic
Pleasantville Covered Bridge – is located on Rt. 73 between Oley and
Boyertown. The Bridge Inn Pleasantville offers full dining for lunch
and dinner every day from 11 am to 10 pm. Enjoy features consisting
of culinary gourmet from Butternut Squash Soup to Filet Oscar. Our
full menu is available for take-out. We still offer a children’s menu. The
second floor offers facilities for meetings, seminars and special occa-
sions. Relax and enjoy our upstairs Martini Bar & Lounge on Friday &
Saturday from 6 pm to midnight serving a variety of up to 100 martinis.
Also enjoy pleasant dining in our outdoor oasis during the summer
months.


Creekside Pleasantville Diner
2644 W. Philadelphia Avenue, Oley, PA 19547
610-689-4300 | www.bridgeinnpleasantville.com
This diner is the center of Pleasantville for over 50 years and has a
reputation for great homemade food. The diner is open Monday
through Saturday from 5:30 am to 7:30 pm for breakfast, lunch and din-
ner. The diner is open, for breakfast only, on Sundays from 7 am to 1
pm. Our creamed chipped beef is the best in town! Great char-broiled
burgers and homemade soups. Also known for mouth-watering cakes
and pies. As you enter the diner, you enter through our gift shop and
rustic atmosphere with custom-made log furniture into our cozy eatery.
Completely smoke free.



Dans Restaurant
11th & Penn Streets, Reading, PA 19601
610-373-2075 | www.dansrestaurant.com
Contemporary American Cuisine with a Classic Flair. Fine dining with
exceptional food and service. Extensive selection of wine and cocktails.
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday 5 pm to
9:30 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 7pm. Serving Sunday Brunch 12 noon –
3 pm. Parking is available behind the Penns Common Court Apart-
ments. All credit cards accepted. Non-smoking. Enjoy New York Style
and Elegance at Berks County prices. According to Frommer’s Guide,
“Impeccable fare and flawless service. Could be likened to Le Bec Fin
but at a fraction of the price.”




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 Emily’s
 3790 Morgantown Road, Mohnton, PA 19540
 610-856-7887 | www.emilyspub.com
 This charming 1827 historic inn features casual fine dining and a unique
 and diverse wine list. The restaurant, located on 5 acres in the country
 10 minutes from downtown Reading, is great for small intimate settings
 or group gatherings and banquets in our private dining rooms or on our
 outdoor covered deck that accommodates up to 100 people. The
 specialties include succulent appetizers such as Jumbo Coconut Shrimp
 and Calamari, an array of entrees to satisfy the most discriminating
 palate and, to round out the dining experience, a dessert menu paired
 with French Press coffees. Open Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am to
 2 pm for lunch, and Tuesday through Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm for
 dinner. Reservations suggested. Totally smoke free.



 Freymoyer’s Hotel & Restaurant
 2700 Kutztown Rd., Reading, PA 19605
 610-921-1448 | www.freymoyers.com
 Dine in a casual atmosphere in this 19th Century hotel. Built in 1876
 as a stage coach stop for travelers between Reading and Allentown,
 Freymoyer’s is one of the area’s longest running established hotels,
 restaurant and bar. Conveniently located in the village of Hyde Park,
 just over the city limits, we are easily accessible from either Rt. 12 or
 Business Rt. 222. Family owned and operated, under the careful guid-
 ance for the last 15 years by owner Chuck Koch, we trade primarily as
 a seafood restaurant. Plenty of Berks County favorites are available
 in our extensive menu which includes hand cut steaks, top round of
 roast beef, home-made crab cakes, lobster and crab imperial along with
 chicken and veal dishes too. Our pub has been in continuous operation
 (even during prohibition) and is frequented by both locals and business
 clients. Its ambiance is like no other pub in Berks County. During the
 summer months our cabana bar is open with outside dining available
 on weekends. Two bars, palm trees and light music in a shaded tropical
 atmosphere. Join us for a unique Berks County experience. You’ll be
 glad you did! Open seven days: Lunch-Mon. thru Sat. 11 am to 3 pm.
 Dinner Mon. thru Thurs. 3pm to 9 pm. Friday/Saturday 3 pm to 10
 pm. Sunday 12 noon to 8 pm.




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Green Hills Inn
2444 Morgantown Rd. (Rt. 10), Reading, PA 19607
610-777-9611
Enjoy seasonal American and International cuisine in the warm atmo-
sphere of a Country French Inn. The cooking is influenced with sunny
mediterranean flavors. Specialties include wonderful grilled seafood
preparations and sumptuous desserts. Service is superb but leaves one
feeling at ease. The wine list reflects special values in French and Ameri-
can selections. The Inn is Chef-owned for 30 years and is highly rated
in the Philadelphia Zagat Guide. Open Monday–Saturday for dinner.
Reservations suggested.



The Grille at Bear Creek
101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, PA 18062
610-641-7101 | www.skibearcreek.com
Nestled on 330 acres overlooking Bear Creek Mountain Resort, The
Grille at Bear Creek is the perfect place to wrap up a busy day or un-
wind into a beautiful evening. We invite you to relax with a refreshing
beverage or enjoy dinner from our bistro-style menu. Features include
indoor or outdoor dining, a spacious bar, three large stone fireplaces
and four plasma flat screen televisions. Visit our website for a complete
menu and hours of operation.



The Inn at Moselem Springs
Restaurant & Tavern
Rt. 222 & 662 Fleetwood, PA 19522
610-944-8213
“Delicious meals priced affordably.” That is what you’ll find in our
historical restaurant established in 1852. Elegant and friendly, the
Inn at Moselem Springs serves great steaks, seafood and regional fare
at reasonable prices. Come join us in one of our many dining atmo-
spheres that reflect our national history. Open 7 days a week for lunch
and dinner, and Sunday Brunch. We welcome large groups and parties.
Reservations suggested. AAA member discount.




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 Jimmie Kramer’s Peanut Bar Restaurant
 332 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602
 3 blocks from the Sovereign Center in the heart of downtown
 610-376-8500 or 800-515-8500 | www.peanutbar.com
 This classic downtown Reading landmark has been serving up plenty
 of fun and peanuts since 1924. Great American cuisine ranging from
 casual to gourmet. Try the wings. They’re a must. Voted “The Best in
 Berks.” Daily beer and drink specials. Open Monday through Saturday
 for lunch and dinner and late night dining. Reservations accepted. Free
 wireless internet access. Plenty of attended off-street parking. Fam-
 ily friendly – casual atmosphere. Totally smoke-free. Yes, you can still
 throw the peanut shells on the floor. Join us and crack open some fun.




 Judy’s on Cherry
 332 Cherry Street, Reading, PA 19602
 2 blocks from the Sovereign Center in the heart of downtown
 610-374-8511 | www.judysoncherry.comcinfo@judysoncherry.com
 Unique hearth-fired cuisine in a warm, uptown atmosphere. Barrel
 vaulted wooden ceilings, gorgeous appointments, comfortable seating,
 and relaxed, professional service make guests want to linger. Judy’s
 open kitchen turns out everything from freshly baked focaccia bread
 to thin, crispy Euro-style pizzas, rack of lamb and roasted red snapper.
 A snug, cozy bar serves up classic cocktails, hand crafted beers, and an
 array of tapas-like appetizers perfect for grazing. Late night stop by for
 luscious homemade desserts and frothy cappuccinos.

 Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday 11:30 am to 2 pm. A frequent
 diner’s lunch club rewards faithful patrons with a free entrée for every
 ten purchased. Dinner is served Tuesday thru Saturday 5 pm to 10 pm.
 Closed Sunday and Monday.




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Just A Little Soul Food
20 S. 4th Street, Reading, PA 19602
610-373-7340 | www.justalittlesoulfood.com
A cozy down home setting located in the heart of Reading, PA was
established in May 2006 by a young man with a childhood dream. From
that dream, “Just A Little Soul Food” became a reality. When you come
by and taste the delicious food made from scratch, you will feel like
you are eating at your own kitchen table. It’s a place you can come and
relax with friends for good times and great food. So if you have time
for some Southern hospitality, come visit us and enjoy the meal that will
give you something for the soul.



Lantern Lodge
411 N College St., Myerstown, PA 19067
717-866-6536 or 717-866-9345 or 800-262-5564
www.thelanternlodge.com | Email: LanternLodge@msn.com

The Lantern Lodge, tucked away in Myerstown, is built on the site of a
two-century-old farm, incorporating the original farmhouse and Swiss
bank barn. Inside, the decor ranges from the rustic lounge, to the
formal dining rooms. Outdoor dining, cocktails and entertainment are
available on the beautiful flower-filled patio in season. Superb prepa-
ration and exquisite presentation are the rule of executive chef Raj
Sakrudkar. Open 7 days, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday
Brunch buffet. Lounge entertainment Friday & Saturday. General
Manager Jeffrey Hollenbach gives personal attention to every detail and
invites you to visit, dine and stay. Reservations recommended but not
required.




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 L’Arte della Vita
 The Abraham Lincoln-A Wyndham Historic Hotel
 100 N. 5th Street, Reading, PA 19601
 610-372-7777 | www.wyndhamreadinghotel.com
 The Abraham Lincoln - A Wyndham Historic Hotel is proud to be
 home to L’Arte della Vita: “The Art of Life.” Enjoy refined service and
 notable Italian/Mediterranean cuisine in a historic downtown setting,
 showcasing rotating art from prestigious regional artists. Melody’s Tav-
 ern is our intimate tavern featuring an extensive menu of pub appetizers
 and entrées. The unmatched historic ambiance of the tavern includes
 rich mahogany-paneled walls and grand stained-glass windows. Enjoy
 our extensive wines by the glass selection, small-distillery whiskeys, spe-
 cialty martinis and much more. L’Arte della Vita and Melody’s Tavern
 are the perfect meeting places for pre and post-show dinner/cocktails
 and late night dining after attending an event at the nearby Sovereign
 Performing Arts Center, Reading Symphony, Sovereign Center or
 Goggleworks Center for the Arts. The restaurant serves breakfast,
 lunch and dinner. Reservations are suggested for dinner. The tavern
 is open for lunch and dinner. Free parking for our dinner guests in the
 attached garage. We look forward to having you as our guest.



 Market Street Café & Grill
 Sheraton Reading Hotel
 1741 Papermill Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
 610-376-3811 | www.sheratonreadingpa.com
 Market Street Café offers casual dining all day long. Enjoy breakfast,
 lunch, dinner or just a snack prepared by award winning chefs. Open 7
 days a week. Breakfast: Monday-Friday 6:30 am to 10:30 am, Saturday
 6:30 am – 11 am, Sunday 6:30 am – 12 noon. Lunch: Monday-Friday
 11 am – 2 pm. Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm, Friday & Sat-
 urday 5 pm – 9 pm. Market Street is the fashionable place to eat!


        Take a Ride and Pamper Yourself!




                     Stay overnight in one of our fine hotels.
       Call 800-443-6610 for details. And while you’re here, enjoy a spa
      treatment sure to leave you refreshed and ready for a day of shopping!

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Maxie’s Carsonia Inn
721 Carsonia Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
610-370-1037
Situated in the heart of historic Carsonia Park area, Maxie’s Carsonia
Inn is now open and under new ownership and management. Open 7
days a week Mon.-Sat. from 11 am – midnight, and Sun. 11 am – 9 pm.
Dine in a casual atmosphere at Maxie’s, home of the 52 oz. Porterhouse
steak. Individuals who eat the entire steak solely receive a tee shirt
and their name on a plaque. One day advance notice is preferred. All
of our menu items are fresh made and products are purchased locally.
Lunch is served 11 am - 4 pm. Menu items consist of quarter pound
burgers, our famous prime rib thinly sliced and served open faced with
gravy and fresh cut fries, club sandwiches, regular sandwiches, salads,
fries, etc. Dinner is served 4 pm – 10 pm Mon.-Sat. and until 8 pm
on Sun. An entire page of our dinner menu is devoted to good old
PA Dutch style dinners that include half roast chicken, roast turkey,
meatloaf, shepherd’s pie, ham steak, etc. All come with the trimmings.
You will find generous portions and reasonable prices. Daily specials
are offered after 4 pm. Mon: 2 for 1 burgers; Tues: St. Louis Ribs;
Wed: Our famous Prime Rib; Thurs: Petite Filet Mignon sandwich; Fri.,
Sat. & Sun: different weekend specials. We offer a full service bar with
eight draft beers. Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4 pm – 6 pm with $1.50 large
domestic drafts and half price appetizers.



Mezcal’s Mexican Restaurant
150 N. 6th Street, Reading PA 19601
610-685-5272
Mezcal’s is a casual downtown restaurant offering the finest authentic
Mexican cuisine. Owner Francisco Gallardo takes great pride in offer-
ing everything from great appetizers, soups and vegetable combos to
your favorite traditional platters. Best known as the home of the siz-
zling fajita, Mezcal’s is open Monday 11 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through
Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, Friday & Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, and Sunday
12 noon to 8 pm. Take a siesta and enjoy happy hour Monday through
Friday from 3 pm to 6 pm where you will find your favorite frozen fruit
margaritas and specialty drinks. Outdoor dining available weather per-
mitting throughout the summer months. Visa & MasterCard accepted.
Buena comida Mexicana!




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 Pappy T’s Pub & Lounge
 I-78, Exit 29B, S.R. 61, Hamburg, PA 19526
 610-562-5645 | www.midwayholdings.com
 Northern Berks premiere new establishment featuring great food,
 refreshing drinks, and a friendly atmosphere. It’s a “Cheers”-y type place
 with billiards, darts, NTN interactive video, and live music on weekends.
 There’s 12 beers on tap—a larger selection in bottles—and in addition
 to the tantalizing menu fare, Pappy T’s has weekly specials, too. Open 7
 days and located across the street from Cabela’s. Wi-Fi Hotspot.




       How about a Girlfriend’s Getaway™?
      You already know that Greater Reading is a great shopping
        destination but did you also know that it’s a great place
            to unwind and relax with the bridesmaids before
                    that special occasion in your life?
                 How about getting away with the girls
                  to celebrate that milestone birthday?
         How about planning a mother and daughter getaway
                and enjoying some quality time together?
        You can overnight or, better yet, make a weekend of it.
      Call 800-443-6610 and let the Travel Consultants at the
        Greater Reading Visitors Center tell you all about our
                   Girlfriends Getaway™ Packages.
              www.girlfriendsgetaway.com
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The Pike Café
930 Pike Street, Reading, PA 19604
610-373-6616 Fax 610-375-6634 | www.pikecafe.com
Come and see what everyone is talking about at the “new” Pike Café
… a neighborhood café with a countywide reputation. Experience the
taste the Pike Café is “World Famous” for: unique specialty dishes,
mouth-watering seafood, charbroiled meats, oversized portions and
moderate pricing. Also, all the sports action there is to see on 40 satel-
lite TV’s. Enjoy the best frozen drinks around, or try a microbrew or
domestic draft from our 24-spigot tap system, in an atmosphere that
is contemporary, comfortable and casual. Plenty of off-street parking
available. Take-out available.




Publick House Restaurant and Tavern
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-372-7811 | www.innatreading.com

Enjoy Classically American Cuisine amid warm colonial décor where
good food and friendly service complement the casual atmosphere.
Newly renovated! Serving homemade soups, sensational steaks & sand-
wiches & fresh seafood selections. The tavern features a wide selection
of imported and domestic draft beer in a relaxed English Pub setting
complete with billiard table and multi television screens. Open 7 days
a week, the Publick House hours are 6:30 am – 10 pm, and the Tavern
hours are 11 am – 12 midnight.




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 Reading Country Club
 5311 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading, PA 19606
 610-779-1000 | www.readingcountryclub.com

 Enjoy a formal dining experience in our beautiful porch room. This
 quiet and formal setting is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic fine
 dining experience. The Porch is also a great place to entertain your
 most important business clients while treating them to a fine dining
 experience typically found in large cities. Want a more casual atmo-
 sphere? Then our Grille Room is the place to be. Watch the latest
 sporting events on one of our four TVs, while enjoying our daily drink
 specials. Our Grille Room menu offers a wide variety of choices from
 chicken wings to our signature seafood specials. Open Tuesdays through
 Sundays.




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The Restaurant at Golden Oaks
10 Stonehedge Drive, Fleetwood, PA 19522
610-944-6000 | www.goldenoaksgolfclub.com

Fresh and creative with an emphasis on taste, quality and presenta-
tion, our food will impress even the most finicky diner. The first thing
you might do is check to see if you are still in Berks County and not a
cosmopolitan area famous for its cuisine. But, if you are looking for
original dishes and great food prepared by hand like Dijon Chicken
Strudel or Shrimp Stir Fry with Basmati Rice, The Restaurant at Golden
Oaks is just the right choice. The Restaurant is in an 1850s restored
barn complete with all its rustic charm, including a big friendly bar
where it is common to see diners enjoying their dinners together. Sev-
eral outside enclosed terraces with scenic views of our award winning
golf course offers diners a reprise from their daily routine. Homemade
desserts such as crème brulee or peanut butter mousse cake complete
your stay where “excellence is always without pretense.” Open 7 days a
week, except Monday during the winter. Lunch and dinner served daily.
Bar menu also available. Full bar including wine list available. Wed-
dings and banquets are our specialty. Golden Oaks is a non-smoking
restaurant.




Russo’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
527 Penn Street, Reading PA 19601
610-375-8030

Russo’s is family owned and operated and offers great food at great
prices with fast, friendly service. From appetizers, soups, salads, gyros
and sandwiches to pizza, stromboli, pasta and Russo’s specialty dinners,
you will experience fine Italian dining in a smoke-free, casual atmo-
sphere. Different specials are featured every day. Stop in and make a
selection from our lunch display of gourmet pizzas. Located within two
blocks of the Sovereign Center and Sovereign Performing Arts Center
in downtown Reading, make plans to join us before your next event.
Eat-in, take out or call for delivery. Open Monday through Saturday
from 10 am to 10 pm. Catering available for all occasions.
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 The Speckled Hen Cottage
 Pub and Alehouse
 On the corner of 4th and Cherry Streets, Reading, PA 19602
 2 blocks from the Sovereign Center in the heart of downtown
 610-685-8511 | www.speckledhenpub.com | info@judysoncherry.com

 Pub style comfort food served in an authentically restored 18th century
 log house modeled after the country cottage pubs of the British Isles.
 Featuring an ever-changing selection of finely crafted beers on tap. Two
 working fireplaces, tavern tables with upholstered benches, beauti-
 ful wooden bar and radiant red walled parlor are perfect for sipping
 cocktails and chatting with friends. The menu offers buffalo wings,
 pub sandwiches, burgers, salads, and a selection of traditional dishes
 such as bangers and mashed, shepherd’s pie, and batter-dipped fish and
 chips. Prime rib and salmon round out the menu. Prime Rib Night
 every Wednesday. Open Mic Thursdays from 9 pm to ? Reservations
 accepted. The pub is open Wednesday-Saturday from 4:30 pm til mid-
 night. Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. No lunches served.




 Stoudt’s Black Angus
 Restaurant & Brew Pub
 2800 N. Reading Rd., Rt. 272 South, Adamstown, PA 19501
 717-484-4386 | www.stoudtsbeer.com

 For over 46 years, we’ve been giving you exactly what you want ... an
 intimate atmosphere, domestic cheeses, flavorful entrees, hand-cut aged
 beef, the freshest seafood, artisanal breads, jumbo lump crab cakes. Lite
 fare pub menu available. Over 130 selections from our superior wine
 list, award-winning hand-crafted Stoudt’s beers, the finest service and,
 as always, superb steaks. Open 7 days for dinner, and Friday–Sunday for
 lunch. Wine Spectator award winner. Live entertainment Fridays.




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T.G.I. Friday’s®
305 N. Park Rd., Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-376-3829 | www.wyomissing.myfridays.com

T.G.I. Friday’s® . . . casual fun family dining with a menu to please every
appetite. Appetizers, soups, entree salads, chicken, burgers, steaks, ribs,
seafood, sandwiches, and pasta. Jack Daniel’s® entrées. Desserts to die
for. An award winning kid’s menu. An unsurpassed drink menu with
over 300 alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialities. Happy Hour. Provid-
ing room service to Country Inns & Suites by Carlson®. You’ll love
our service and our convenience right next to VF Outlet Village,
N. Wyomissing Blvd. exit off Route 422.




3rd & Spruce Café
238 South Third Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
610-376-5254 | www.thirdandsprucecafe.com

3rd & Spruce Café in West Reading has been a popular gathering place
since 1947. With an exciting décor, 24 beers on tap and great food, you
won’t go wrong here. Plenty of off-street parking along with an open-
air atmosphere makes the Spruce the place to be to watch your favorite
sporting event, or just chill. Anyone can find something on our casual
menu complimented by exciting entrees. All major credit cards are ac-
cepted. Private parties welcome in our loft.




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 The Tiki Bar
 1150 Manatawny Road, Boyertown, PA 19512
 610-689-4707 | www.TikiBarPa.com

 “The most fun an adult can have while dining out.” On the banks of
 the Raging Manatawny, inside or outback, you can find a short island
 vacation. The center of the cook-your-own universe. Known as the
 finest dinner party in Berks County for almost 20 years, this is a good
 time out. Open October thru April on Friday and Saturday nights,
 and May thru September, 7 evenings a week, always 4 pm to midnight.
 Come out and carry on!




 Trainer’s Midway Family Restaurant
 I-78, Exit 16, Bethel-Midway, PA 19507
 717-933-4402 | www.midwayholdings.com

 The tradition of friendly service and patron satisfaction, along with deli-
 cious affordable meals, desserts, and delightful palate pleasing entrees
 have been a staple at the Midway Family Restaurant for decades – 55
 years in 2005. Once you experience the full menu, tasteful décor, and
 friendly service, we’re confident you will agree Midway is genuinely a
 family restaurant that meets your needs. Stop in and check out our daily
 specials. Next door to Comfort Inn-Midway. Wi-Fi Hotspot.



 201 West Food & Spirits
 201 West Lancaster Avenue, Shillington, PA 19607
 610-796-9070

 201 West Food & Spirits is a true gem, and boasts one of the friendliest
 staffs along with really great food in a casual atmosphere. Located in
 the Charles Rhoades Car Dealership Showroom that was built in 1917,
 it offers a cheers type feeling. The menu has extensive dinner selections
 with steaks, seafood, chicken, veal, burgers & salads. Reasonably priced
 entrees along with one of the finest wine lists in the area, and a full
 service bar. Open Monday – Friday for lunch from 11 am - 1:45 pm.
 Open Monday – Saturday for dinner from 5 pm – 9:30 pm. Reserva-
 tions accepted. Come and taste what people are talking about!



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The Ugly Oyster
21 South 5th Street, Reading, PA 19602
610-373-6791 | www.theuglyoyster.com

The Ugly Oyster is the first Guinness concept bar in Pennsylvania,
and serves the finest pints of Guinness you’ll find in America because
the drafting system was designed by Guinness. Its facade and interior
were made in Yorkshire, England, and assembled in Reading. The Ugly
Oyster is open Monday through Friday from 11:30 am–2 am, and on
Saturday from 12 noon–2 am. The Ugly Oyster serves pub style food,
specializing in steaks and seafood, with the kitchen open for lunch and
dinner each day until 10 pm. AAA Diamond Rated. Voted “Best Neigh-
borhood Bar” 2007!




            Take a Ride on a Hex Tour!
   The Hex Tour - a drive-by look at the colorful Pennsylvania Dutch
  barn art and hex signs of northern Berks County. Pick up a brochure
       at the Visitors Center, 201 Washington Street, in Reading.




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 Viva Good Life Bistro & Lounge
 901 Hill Ave. (Across from VF), Wyomissing, PA 19610
 610-685-5299 (Call-ahead seating) | www.VivaGoodLife.com

 Experience Viva’s “Casual Indulgence” with our delicious and very
 affordable Euro-Mediterranean Cuisine served graciously in a beautiful,
 warm and friendly Old World atmosphere. Try Chef James’s fabulous
 Bistro Menu featuring tapas, specialty salads, the freshest seafood in
 town, great pasta dishes, delicious chicken and steak entrees, panini
 sandwiches, and sensational desserts! With 407 seats in our magnifi-
 cent 18,000 square foot restaurant, there’s never a long wait at Viva!
 Try our “Call-Ahead” seating. Experience the “Groove Life” in Viva’s
 beautiful and spacious Groove lounge, featuring Happy Hour drink
 specials Monday through Saturday along with live musical entertainment
 Wednesday through Saturday. Sample fine wines from our cruvinet
 or try a Viva signature mojito or martini! Voted “Best of Berks” for
 entertainment.




                      Need directions?
     Maps and detailed directions are available at the Greater Reading
          Visitors Center, 201 Washington Street in Reading.
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West Reading Tavern & Restaurant
606 Penn Avenue, West Reading, PA 19611
610-376-9232

Conveniently located three blocks from VF Outlet Village, in the heart
of West Reading, this restaurant with tudor styling reminds one of an
English pub complete with fireplace and cozy atmosphere. Seafood,
veal, steak and pasta entrées are just a sampling of the creative and
innovative dinner and luncheon specialties. Open 11:30 am Tuesday
through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Smoke free dining room!




                                LOOK FOR THE
                                BIG RED DOOR.




The Works @ Wyomissing
1109 Bern Road, Wyomissing, PA 19610
610-375-2700 | www.gearedforfun.com

Set in a restored turn-of-the-century factory, “The Works” has quickly
become the region’s premier restaurant and entertainment destina-
tion. Enjoy our upscale cuisine, which includes seafood, steaks, pastas,
hearth-fired pizzas, specialities and freshly baked desserts. Try one of
our signature drink specialities. Enjoy these drinks in the “Crane Rail”
bar located on the second story overlooking the “Machine Shop” game
room filled with over 150 state-of-the-art interactive video games. After
you visit “The Works” you’ll know why we’re “Geared For Fun”! Open
Sunday–Thursday 11 am to Midnight, Friday & Saturday 11 am to 2 am.




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 Yellow House Hotel
 6743 Boyertown Pike, Rts. 562 & 662, Douglassville, PA 19518
 610-689-9410 | www.yellowhouse-pa.com

 Built in 1801, this restored inn offers plenty of Victorian charm and
 candlelit ambiance. Moderately priced, over twenty seafood, steak and
 poultry entrees grace the menu. The specialties of the house include
 barbecued ribs, jumbo lump crab cakes, homemade soups and daily
 specialty entrees. The inn features comfortable bed and breakfast
 accommodations and banquet facilities for all occasions. Voted best
 Country Hotel/Restaurant 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2006 by Berks
 County Living Magazine. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
 Reservations suggested.




                   Dinner and a Show!
      Let us show you the way to entertainment after dinner.
       Enjoy live theatre at Broadway on 6th Street at the
       Sovereign Performing Arts Center, or a production
      presented by Genesius Theatre, Reading Civic Theatre
                 or Reading Community Players.
            Call the Greater Reading Visitors Center
           at 800-443-6610 for show dates and times.
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