The Best Dining in Collegeville, Trappe, Evansburg, and Lower Providence
College towns always seem to have the best dining. So it's no surprise that Collegeville, home to Ursinus College, is one of Montco's top dining destinations. Between the downtown dining options and the incredible choices at the Providence Town Center, great food is easy to find in Collegeville. Here are a few of our favorite spots.
Troubles End Brewing
At Troubles End Brewing, they pride ourselves on high quality food & drink. In addition to the great food, they offer a wide selection of House Beers, guest beers, wine & crafted cocktails. Enjoy!
FIREBIRDS WOOD FIRED GRILL
51 Town Center Dr
Prime rib. Filet Mignon. Salmon. Burgers. They all taste better on a wood-fired grill. And that's exactly what sets Firebirds apart from the competition.
10 Town Center Dr
P.F. Chang's serves its signature Asian flavors in Collegeville's Providence Town Center. Enjoy favorites like firecracker chicken, Mongolian beef and kung pao shrimp, or try something new like Hong Kong style sea bass or street noodles.
THE PIZZA STOP
222 E. Main St
With a name like The Pizza Stop, you know the pies are good. But this restaurant is serving up more than pizza. Try the cheese manicotti or lasagna, both homemade, or enjoy a seafood feast of shrimp, clams and mussels.
BONJUNG JAPANESE RESTAURANT
50 W. 3rd Ave
An authentic Japanese dining experience is right around the corner in Collegeville. Enjoy the subtle yet profound flavors of Japanese food, including a sushi bar, at Bonjung.
454 E. Main St
Local restaurateur Guy Clauson puts his culinary life experiences on the plate at Chow Bistro. Drawing inspiration from everywhere (South American to Parisian to Japanese cuisines), the seasonal menu is sure to delight any diner.
290 E Main St
Every town needs an old-school diner, and this one does breakfast to perfection. With a menu that goes on for days, Collegeville Diner will keep you coming back.
COLLEGEVILLE ITALIAN BAKERY
3846 West Ridge Pike
TripAdvisor's No. 1 restaurant in Collegeville, the Collegeville Italian Bakery is famous for its pizza - more than 50 varieties. But that's just the beginning. Everything on the sandwich menu - and it is extensive - is served on the bakery's homemade rolls.
CORNER CAFÉ 29
1850 S Collegeville Rd
For a home-cooked meal and bacon slabs bigger than the plate, head to Corner Café 29. The Mahoney family has been operating Corner Café for over 30 years, and they've got breakfast and lunch down pat.
FORNO ANTICO PIZZA NAPOLETANA
416 E. Main St
Forno Antico is a family business with its first location in Naples, Italy, so you know it's the real deal. Ciro Nuzzolese follows his grandfather's footsteps, cooking authentic Italian dishes (with ingredients imported from Italy) at the beautiful BYOB restaurant.
MY FRIEND'S TAVERN
315 E Main St
This tiny New American restaurant is serving up some huge flavors: prime rib, cider-brined pork chops, and poached salmon are a few of the weekly specials gracing its well-known chalkboard menu.
ROCCO'S PIZZA OF COLLEGEVILLE
201 Second Ave
Brick ovens make pizza better. That's the philosophy behind Rocco's in Collegeville, where every pie gets that signature crisp crust during its trip through the oven.
SHAGUN FINE INDIAN CUISINE
222 E. Main St
Locals rave about the authentic Indian dishes from Shagun Fine Indian Cuisine. Whether you're a tried-and-true Tandoori chicken fan or looking for something new (like Sham Savera or Lamb Curry), Shagun offers an exceptional menu.
SPECK'S DRIVE IN
3969 Ridge Pk
A Collegeville favorite, Speck's has been serving the best fried chicken for generations. Their Broasted chicken is award-winning, and be sure to try the cole slaw, too.
TORTUGAS MEXICAN EATERY
305 2nd Ave
Always arrive at Tortugas Mexican Eatery with an empty stomach. The portions here are very generous. Meat-lovers will appreciate the carne asada, which is an actual serving of real steak and not some previously frozen pre-chopped cut of unknown origin.
THAI BASIL BISTRO
305 2nd Ave
From drunken noodles to pho, Thai Basil Bistro has a tantalizing variety. Many would argue the true star of the menu is the homemade taro ice cream, so make sure to save room for dessert.