4 Reasons Why You Need to Take Yourself Out to Lunch (For Business or Pleasure!)



Looking for a place to have a quick weekday or leisurely weekend lunchtime nosh? Don’t brown bag it: Look to The Gables at Chadds Ford for irresistible menu items at the right price, plus the best ambiance for every need.

Our Southern-inspired hospitality makes us your go-to:

  • When you don’t want to eat lunch at your desk.
  • For that important business lunch.
  • To host the next girls’ or guys’ afternoon out.
  • When it’s time to celebrate a special occasion.

Done with golf and en route to a winery or other local attraction? Our inviting venue is a welcoming stop to fuel up. Check out the other reasons to grab lunch with us.

1. Pick Two for $10

That’s not a typo! Enjoy a taste of our seasonal menu and choose two half-portions of some of our customers’ favorites: Gables mushroom soup, roasted butternut squash soup, Gables salad, grilled romaine salad, chopped kale salad, local portobello wrap, Waldorf chicken salad, grilled vegetable panini or grilled salmon sliders.

2. Hungry for More?

Savor full portions and order from our something-for-everyone lunch menu. Top your salad with grilled chicken or shrimp, chicken salad or salmon. Our two-fisted sandwiches — think a juicy turkey burger, spicy shrimp po’boy or our prime Gables burger — are served with a choice of housemade fries or a side salad. Or dig into one of our signature entrées such as creamy shrimp and grits, authentic blackened chicken quesadilla, hearty fish and chips or lager-soaked beer mussels.

3. Find the Right Spot

Our venue is steeped in history, and offers many seating options for your lunch out. Make us your power lunch headquarters — we can accommodate you in a quiet corner so you can get the job done. When the goal is a quick workday lunch or special gathering, consider our bar and outdoor seating (weather permitting, of course!) for fun alternatives to the dining room.

4. Celebrate With Our Cheer-Worthy Sips

Sometimes lunch calls for a libation. Whether you’re raising a glass of bubbly to toast a new business deal or relaxing on a lazy weekend with a local beer, we’ve got you covered. Enjoy our fully stocked bar delights with creative cocktails and martinis; craft beerscotch and bourbon (including flights of both brews, and scotch and bourbon) and artfully selected wines and reserve wines.

Lunch never has to be the same old thing when you count on us to take care of you. It’s our pleasure! We’re open for lunch Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (Closed on Mondays.) Out and about on a Sunday? Stop by for brunch. We look forward to serving you soon!

The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.

Nina Malone

Featured photo: Dara N. King Photography; other photos, top to bottom: The Gables at Chadds Ford; Fig; The Gables at Chadds Ford; Betsy Barron Fine Art Photography; The Gables at Chadds Ford