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Mabel’s Barbeque: Southern Soul Food right in West Chester

July 16, 2020

Summer is the perfect time for barbeque—and here in West Chester, you don’t have to travel far from your Chestnut Square apartment to find it!

Mabel’s Barbeque is one of the most popular BBQ joints around, and it’s just four blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment. The independently owned restaurant relies on generations of family recipes, providing a homecooked feel in every dish. And with Southern comfort foods abounding on the menu, you’ll feel more like you’re lounging on the Bayou than kicking back here in West Chester.

The restaurant has been open throughout the pandemic, offering dinner takeout with a limited menu, so if you want to have a full barbecue meal right from the comfort of your Chestnut Square apartment, this is the spot to hit up! Once life gets back to normal in West Chester, make sure to swing by for an in-person sampling of their full menu.

Mabel’s barbecue dishes are a far cry from the frozen options you’ll get at many chain restaurants; here, the meats are all smoked and slow-cooked, with the dedication and time the restaurant puts in paying off in the flavor. Racks of ribs, beef brisket and pulled pork are among the most popular dishes, alongside the famous fried chicken and Southern favorites like catfish and flounder. Round out your meal with traditional sides like mac and cheese, potato salad and green beans and don’t forget to save room for handcrafted desserts that include lemon 7Up cake and sweet potato pie.

We’ve all been cooped up for months, so once things get back to normal, it’ll be the time to treat yourself to a meal out, all while supporting local businesses!

Mabel’s Barbeque

607 E. Market St.
West Chester, PA 19382