We're all missing the days of being able to enjoy our summertime favorites while dining al fresco with beautiful Bucks County views, at festivals, on date nights, or celebrating with friends and family. But for now, here are some of the many Bucks County establishments offering takeout or curbside pickup so that you can get the flavors of summer to go.
Please note that this information is accurate as of the date of publication. We will be updating frequently as restrictions are eased, but please check with individual businesses for any changes.
What’s summer without your favorite frozen treats? When the temperatures are rising, there’s nothing better than a scoop of your favorite Italian Ice, Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream. It’s the perfect way to take a minute to indulge, slow down, and beat the heat!
Warrington Dairy Queen – Bucks Happening List Winner for Ice Cream
1111 Easton Rd, Warrington
A fantastic family-owned business and Bucks Happening List Winner 2020 for Best Ice Cream, the Warrington Dairy Queen is open for takeout and curbside pickup. With multiple five-star reviews from customers, this community staple is one of the best places to indulge your ice cream cravings.
Yardley Ice House – Bucks Happening List Finalist for Water Ice
77 S Main Street, Yardley
Did you know the Yardley Ice House makes all their gourmet Italian Ice from scratch? You can look forward to both traditional and unique flavors alike such as mango and lemon as well as cherry Bordeaux, chocolate malt and banana cream pie. Flavors are updated on their site daily and are also posted outside. During this time, they are providing outdoor takeout service and asking that all customers wear masks and maintain social distance while in line.
JoJo’s Ice Cream – Bucks Happening List Finalist for Water Ice
8801 New Falls Rd, Levittown
With a reputation for excellent customer service, this community gem is a great spot to beat the heat on a hot summer day! They're open for takeout at their outdoor window and ask that all customers wear masks and maintain social distancing. In addition to ice cream and water ice, you can also order ice cream cakes – either traditional with ice cream and cookie crunchies or layered homemade Piazza's ice cream with cake from Piazza's Bakery. Waffle nachos with ice cream scoops is another unique favorite!
OwowCow – Bucks Happening List Finalist for Ice Cream
4105 Durham Road, Ottsville
591 Durham Road, Wrightstown
101 N. Main Street, Chalfont
237 N. Union Street, Lambertville
OwowCow locations have 24 flavors of ice cream at any one time, including 12 signature core flavors that they make year-round as wellas 12 more monthly specials and seasonal flavors along with dairy-free sorbet. All shops are currently open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for on-site takeout ordering. You can also order online for pickup the following day.
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The Hickory Stick – Bucks Happening List Finalist for Ice Cream
811 Telegraphy Road, Perkasie
Open for takeout or curbside pickup, The Hickory Stick offers ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, donuts, danishes, pound cake (Stock's!), cinnamon buns, espresso and more.
Grida's Soft Ice Cream – Bucks Happening List Finalist for Ice Cream
36 N. Main Street, Richlandtown
Grida's not only offers delicious ice cream, but you can also order cheese steaks, pizza, hoagies, burgers and more! Open daily for takeout. Call ahead to limit wait time.
Richman's Ice Cream & Burger Co.
6935 Bristol Emilie Road, Levittown
379 Bustleton Pike, Feasterville
Richman's is another spot where you can get sweet treats like soft serve and hand-dipped ice cream, water ice, gelati and sundaes in addition to burgers, natural-cut fries, hot dogs and chicken. Takeout windows are open, or you can also call your order in for pickup or opt for online ordering/delivery.
972 Woodbourne Road, Levittown
Dairy Delite's takeout window is open, and rumor has it that they have Dole Pineapple Whip this summer!
Uncle Dave's Homemade Ice Cream at Shady Brook Farm
931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Uncle Dave's reopened their outside windows Memorial Day Weekend, offering cups, cones, floats and shakes.
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Moo Hope Ice Cream
22 S Main St, New Hope
Small, batches of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and Italian ice made fresh every week! Unique, seasonal flavors with vegan options as well. You can enjoy classic flavors like Mint Chocolate Chip (their most popular) or more daring options like Chocolate Rosemary. Moo Hope is currently open for takeout.
Kurbside Kona of Doylestown
Kona Ice is doing home deliveries! You can schedule the Kona Truck to come to your neighborhood, or if you're craving some Kona Ice, just come to wherever their truck is. Follow them on Facebook or download the “FoodEaze” app and then search for “Kona Ice of Doylestown” to see where to find them. Email them at [email protected] for information on how to have Kona Ice come to your neighborhood.
Food & Cocktails to Go
Burgers, tacos, barbecue, light, fresh flavors … and fruity cocktails! These are just some of the things that make us think of summer. This year, restaurants are getting creative with their to-go offerings. Here are some Happening List Winners & Finalists (plus a few extras) that have summer menu items that you can take home.
Steam Pub – Happening List Winner for Late Night Dining, Finalist for Appetizer, Happy Hour & Specialty Cocktails
606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Steam Pub's takeout shop is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call to place an order or order online for delivery through DoorDash/GrubHub. In addition to burgers, salads, sandwiches, tacos and more, you can now also get craft cocktails to go! The first batch offers lots of warm weather flavors such as lemonade, peach and strawberry.
And as of June 17, you can now dine outdoors at Steam!
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Piccolo Trattoria – Happening List Winner for Catering, Finalist for Pizza and Italian
32 West Road, Newtown
1745 South Easton Road, Doylestown
It might be a while before we can gather at restaurants, but as our Happening List Winner for Catering, Piccolo Trattoria are experts at providing food to feed hungry groups. Consider one of their packaged specials for any event you're celebrating at home this summer. Or order from their a la carte menu. They're offering takeout, delivery and curbside pickup.
AK Preps & Bakery – Happening List Winner for Healthy Food
389 W. Lincoln Highway, Penndel
Swimsuit season is upon us, and if you're looking for some help with healthy eating, AK Preps & Bakery is th eperfect option. They provide perfectly portion controlled meals that are packed with taste. Order through midnight Thursday for Sunday/Monday pickup and Sunday delivery. Some of their summer options include BBQ chicken and roasted sweet potatoes bowl, garlic veggie rotini pasta with grilled chicken, shrimp fajitas, and berry cheesecake salad.
The Perk – Happening List Winner for Burger and Best Bartender (Stephanie Coombe)
501 East Walnut Street, Perkasie
We had Stephanie Coombe from The Perk (our 2020 Happening List Winner for Best Bartender) join us on Instagram Live for Cinco de Mayo. (Get some of her maragarita recipes at this link.) Well now you can get them to go! The Perk is offering Special To Go Mason Jar Mixed Drinks as well as take-out food, desserts and beer. They're open for curbside pickup and takeout. We suggest pairing a mason jar drink (which makes 3 if you feel like sharing) with one of their delicious salads or a Happening List Winner Burger.
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar – Happening List Winner for Mexican Food
1470 Buck Road, Holland
Sure, you can eat tacos and drink margaritas any time of year, but Mexican food just feels summery. El Barrio Cantina is open for curbside pickup, and they also offer beer that can be picked up in their bottle shop as well as premium margaritas to go! Keep an eye on their Facebook page for Family Meal specials such as Family-Style Taco Tuesday.
Lambertville Station Restaurant and Inn
11 Bridge Street, Lambertville
The Lambertville Station is just over the Lambertville-New Hope Bridge, so even though it's technically in Hunterdon County (and a repeat Happening List Winner/Finalist over there), it's worth venturing ever so slightly out of Bucks. They just announced a new takeout menu in mid-May featuring items such as Thai Poke Tuna Tacos, Lobster Penne Alfredo, Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Jambalaya. You can also get cocktails to go! Takeout is available from noon to 8 p.m.
And as of Monday, June 15, you can also dine outside!
2948 S. Eagle Road, Newtown
Solstice recently launched a new “Peak of Season” menu featuring peaches, and it is PERFECT for summer! They're currently offering limited indoor seating, patio seating, takeout and delivery.
The Pineville Tavern
1098 Durham Road, Pineville
Picnic anyone? You can really never go wrong with fried chicken, but it's especially perfect for a summer day. Grab a fried chicken Family Meal that feeds 4 from The Pineville Tavern for just $30. It includes 8 pieces of fried chicken, potato wedges and cole slaw. If you need more than that, the second Family Meal is $20. Other recent additions include Susie's Homemade chocolate chip cookies and coconut macaroons. Plus, get Cocktails to Go with summer flavors like Cucumber Vodka Cooler, Watermelon Mojito, Raspberry Whiskey Tea, and more. The Pineville Tavern is open for no contact pickup or free delivery up to 10 miles from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
4120 Lower Road, Newportville
After being closed for over 2 months, The Newportville made a triumphant return Memorial Day Weekend, selling out of their takeout old fashioned pig roast dinners. They're now open for takeout Tuesday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. offering German-style favorites, premixed cocktails like Long Island Ice Tea and takeout beer from their Beer Store. They're also filling growlers with their extensive lineup of draft beer.
Snipes Farm Market
890 W. Bridge Street, Morrisville (come to the main entrance and follow the “CSA” signs to the large parking lot of the Big Red Barn)
Summer is THE time for the best fresh produce! Shop the Farm Market at Snipes Farm on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All produce is certified organic and grown right there at the farm! In addition to veggies like head lettuce, spinach, asparagus and radishes, they also sell herb, vegetable and flowering plants, annuals and perennials for your garden. You'll also find flower bouquets, their home-grown wellness tonic “Mighty Cider,” honey, fruit butters, and their new CBD tincture and salve made from hemp organically grown on Snipes Farm. Plus – half of the food grown at Snipes Farm is donated to people in need, so it's a great local business to support. The farm market is held in a large parking lots with lots of room for social distancing. They are following government and agricultural guidelines for sanitation and safe practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For more info on local Farmer's Markets, check out of 2020 Bucks Happening Farmers Market Guide.
Basil Bandwagon Natural Market
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As of June 5, Bucks County is officially in the “yellow” phase of reopening, which means that restaurants can now offer outside seating. Here's a list of the many Bucks County spots that you can visit to dine al fresco. After 3 long months, it sure will feel good to let someone else do the cooking, serving and cleaning up!
For more specific recommendations for outdoor dining, read our article More Than Just Al Fresco Dining at THIS LINK.
Washington Crossing Inn, Washington Crossing (Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining)
Tony's Place Bar & Grille, Ivyland (Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining)
Piccolo Trattoria, Newtown and Doylestown locations
Annabella, Bristol Borough
Cindy's Cafe, Bristol Borough
King George Inn II, Bristol Borough
Itri Wood Fired Pizza, Bristol Borough
Pines Tavern, Bristol Borough
Dog & Bull, Croydon
Geronimo Brewing, Doylestown
Penn Taproom, Doylestown
Station Tap House, Doylestown
Water Wheel Tavern, Doylestown
Arosso, Fairless Hills
Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm, Holicong
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar, Holland
J.B. Dawson's, Langhorne
Millers Ale House, Langhorne
Caleb's American Kitchen, Lahaska
Buttonwood Grill, Lahaska/Peddler's Village
Earl's New American, Lahaska/Peddler's Village
Five Four Bar & Grill, Levittown
Garden of Eatin, Levittown
Salvatore's Cucina, Levittown
Iron Hill Brewery, Newtown (NEW location opening on June 17!)
Rocco's at the Brick, Newtown
Meglio Pizzeria, Newtown
Green Parrot, Newtown
Havana, New Hope
Nektar, New Hope
Newportville Inn, Newportville
The Pineville Tavern, Pineville
Steam Pub, Southampton
Yardley Inn, Yardley
Continental Tavern, Yardley