Taking it Outdoors

Writer Rachel Curry
Photographer John Williams

Restaurants Turn to Unused Spaces for Dining Options

It’s been a trying time for restaurants and retailers everywhere, particularly for small businesses and Main Streets across the country. Despite the challenges, York City restaurants are rising to the occasion in inspired and unexpected ways. Thanks to new state guidelines for safe, socially distanced dining, local restaurants are taking it to the streets, creating an al fresco experience. From filet mignon to chicken wings, you can find various outdoor dining options to suit your palate.

Revival Social Club
Revival Social Club offers a quaint experience and delectable food. The popular Downtown York spot has moved their tables outside to Continental Square. This way, you and others can safely enjoy your meal. Plus, they’ve even started to offer experiences like wine and cheese pairings. Be sure to call ahead to book a table. It’s a perfect spot for a socially-distanced date.

Revival Social Club

135 N. GEORGE ST., YORK, PA 17401

Fig & Barrel
Fig & Barrel boasts a menu filled with delicious comfort foods. They offer spacious outdoor dining options at their location on W. Market St. including extended seating available in Cherry Lane Park. You and your friends can enjoy late-night bites until 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. You don’t have to reserve a table, but Fig & Barrel suggests that you call ahead to ask about availability.

Fig and Barrel

25 W MARKET ST., YORK, PA 17401

Collusion Tap Works
There’s never been a better time to try a new brewery. Collusion’s menu boasts various local beers and ciders alongside yummy appetizers. Their outdoor dining area sits in their parking lot on S. Howard St. The setup creates a fun and casual space for a relaxing meal. You can often bring your own food (BYOF) to enjoy with drinks outside.Don’t miss Taco Night on Mondays (Who says tacos are only for Tuesdays?!).

Collusion Tap Works

105 S HOWARD ST., YORK, PA 17401

The Cantina York
The Cantina York offers a casual, relaxed atmosphere. You can choose from classic tacos, margaritas and other food and drink. If you don’t want Mexican, you can try Italian bites offered by Aviano’s Corner Trattoria next door. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy their outdoor seating area in their S. Duke St. courtyard. They often feature live entertainment, as well. The tables are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cantina York

105 SOUTH DUKE ST., YORK, PA 17401

Enjoy these Downtown York Establishments

These are only a few outdoor dining destinations for a taste of the city. You can’t go wrong with any of these picks. Enjoy! For more dining options around Downtown,visit www.DowntownYorkPA.com/safediningoptions

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