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West Chester Restaurant Festival

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Address: Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380
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Lots of people and no parking

If you do not like crowds, then stay away like I do. It's a festive atmosphere with music everywhere and good food to try and lots of vendors.

Reviewed 24 December 2016
TODD R
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun family event (but leave the pets at home)! Sample from a wide variety of restaurants and cuisines. Some samples are enough to share (so you can get more of them)! Peruse arts and crafts too! Don't dismay about parking; find a lot, or another spot and plan to walk a little bit to the festival. It's worth it!

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Thank kjwrhia
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

If you do not like crowds, then stay away like I do. It's a festive atmosphere with music everywhere and good food to try and lots of vendors.

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Thank TODD R
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I've gone for several years in a row and decided to stop. The crowds are obscene, people bring strollers and it's VERY annoying plus the food is not all that affordable or easy to obtain. I do not enjoy getting shoved by a wave of people as I try to make my way to a stand. I wish the vendors... More 

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Thank lauren h
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Such a pleasant stroll around West Chester Borough to sample foods from the areas restaurants. The only thing I'd recommend to the vendors is to serve smaller portions, there is so much I want to sample.

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Thank schechterr
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Have been to a couple of the Restaurant Festival's and this one was also done very well. Lot's of food to try and unlike the chili festival much more space to wonder around. Few locations get overcrowded and it's easy to stroll around and enjoy a great day in a beautiful town.

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Thank John379
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Great day for my family & some of their friends. Tons of delicious food. Very family friendly because alcohol is not sold on the street, really appreciated that. My husband & I went into one of the pubs & had drinks while our teenage children were out eating & shopping. Good entertainment in several areas. Lots of nice vendors. A... More 

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Thank Sharon S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I live a block from the main street this event happens on - Gay Street. It's fun to see many of our neighbors and we have to go early or late for that to happen because the (happy) crowd is so thick between. While you can get food from a wide range of restaurants most of them cooked for 1,000+... More 

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Thank SuzyInPA
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80 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

Great way to experience a good amount of what West Chester has to offer. Such a fun time to spend outside with the rest of the town.

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Thank Kelsey S
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

If you've never visited West Chester, this is a good time to do it. The annual event is fun for everyone of all ages. Games and rides for kids and great eating available for all. All the restaurants have stations set up on Gay and Market Streets for your pleasure. Try one, two, whatever. Great way to spend a Sunday... More 

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Thank tom s
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We always enjoy the restaurant festival. On a beautiful pre-fall day it can be perfect for a date or a family outing. It's fun to try all the food!

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