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Gables At Chadds Ford

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9435 (Brintons Bridge Rd.)
+1 610-388-7700
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Delaware
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I used to like Gables a lot and still have a soft spot for the outdoor patio in season. But two Saturday night dinners have spoiled my opinion, both when wedding parties have occupied the upstairs - and clearly the kitchen's attention too. Both times the food has been average at best and the service understandably so too. I'll go... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found it on Open Table. It's like a country inn with delicious homemade pasta. It feels like a family business. Courteous staff. Excellent service. Decent wine list and table cloths :) It's easiest to get to if you are traveling southbound (we were coming from Longwood Gardens impossible U-turns).

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Thank Ynlvr
amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you visited us after your trip to Longwood Gardens. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There aren't too many choices in the Chadds Ford area when it comes to specialty brunches for special occasions like Mother's Day or Easter. So glad Gables is one of those places. You won't get the ballroom of food choices like at Concordville Inn, but the food is well prepared, and very tasty. Service is great too.

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Thank Luci_J_M
amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Luci! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad you have enjoyed your dining experiences with us for special occasions. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Dover, Delaware
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670 reviews
427 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice at,osphere good brunch buffet as well as the option to order off the menu. Fun place to visit near the winery.

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Thank Lisa B
amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for your review! We always enjoy hearing from our satisfied guests. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We attended a family wedding and had a great time! The location was perfect and the food was delicious! The group of 70 fit the upstairs venue just right!

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Thank Karen S
amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We are so glad you had such a good experience with us. We hope to see you again soon! More 

York, PA
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635 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Wonderful ambiance and great food at the Gables. The owners of our B&B recommended this restaurant and we're thrilled they did. They gave us a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert. Nice touch. The reason I did not rate the restaurant a 5, was because we had a very soiled and stained tablecloth on the table that I had... More 

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Thank Valerie S
amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Valerie- Thank you so much for all your feedback. I am so glad you and you husband enjoyed your visit so much. I will pass along your notes about the tablecloth to the owners. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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230 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Quaint decor of an old fashion place; cute tin covered bar ; lovely outside seating; fire pits; the "in" evening scene; good eats and great service; this is a must stop if you are int he areas

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amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Melody! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always wanted to try the Gables but for many reasons never made it till last weekend. We had an enjoyable expierance and plan on returning to try there dinner menu. Lunch menu was not large but the breath of it gave you something that would wet your palette, even for fussy eaters. My wife enjoyed a small salad and half... More 

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amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Ron- Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We can't wait to see you and your wife back for dinner soon! More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We had a decent meal on our first visit even though the server was odd and the timing extreme, but we wanted to try again. We went on a week night and sat on the bar side of the restaurant. The noise level made conversation difficult. The waitress was friendly but didn't stop by often, usually had to flag her... More 

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amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Eileen- I'm so sorry you were disappointed with your recent meal with us. We would love to have you back to dine with us again. If you would like to do so, please contact us beforehand so that we may have a manager oversee your meal. More 

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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This was our first visit to the Gables. It is a convenient stop after visiting Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, but beware you can only enter the parking lot from Route 1 westbound so a U-turn is needed when driving from Longwood. Arriving for an early mid-week dinner, we found the place nearly empty. We were seated without delay in... More 

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amk61482, Public Relations Manager at Gables At Chadds Ford, responded to this review

Hi Douglas- Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad you stopped by after visiting Longwood Gardens. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9435
    (Brintons Bridge Rd.)
  • Public Transportation: No public transportation available.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Chadds Ford
  • Phone Number: +1 610-388-7700
Description
The Gables at Chadds Ford is situated on land that was originally part of a 138 acre land grant from William Penn to Brinton King. Around 1745, a pre-Revolutionary style house was built on the property. This was one of the first homes to be built in Pennsbury Township. For the next 100 plus years, the property operated as a working farm and quietly became part of the Brandywine Valley’s history. The route along Route One is well known to have housed numerous stops for the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. It has been suspected that the King house may have been one of these stops.The house was renovated in the late 1800s by George C. King, son of Brinton King. He adopted the popular Victorian style by adding wrap around porches and twenty three gables. Two of the four original chimneys from the pre-Revolutionary style home are still visible. In March of 2002, the house was placed on the National Historic Register.The bank barn was built in 1897, and the farm became a traditional dairy farm until the late 1940s. The barn then reincarnated into Dario’s Dairy Bar and General Store. Dario’s featured Elsie the Borden Cow on the side of the building. By the 1960s, the site became the Country Kettle, a home-style diner many Chadds Ford residents may remember.The restaurant features the original frame, steel-framed doors and windows, and Benheim restoration glass. The banquet room is accented with a stunning wall of French windows and is crowned with an antique chandelier. The name for the restaurant was derived from the large number of gables, (gable n. the triangular upper part of an outside wall, between sloping roofs), that are featured on both the Victorian House and the restaurant.

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