By Kelly Huth

Easton has so many delicious dining options to choose when you’re in town for Commencement—the hardest part is deciding where to go. Just be sure to make those reservations as soon as possible so you can secure your favorite spot.

With help from Easton Main Street Initiative, here’s a list of local eateries throughout Easton to try for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Need a quick lunch while you’re packing up your apartment? We got you. Sweet treats for the ride home? Stop by one of the local bakeries or chocolate shops to satisfy that sweet tooth.

Check out our list to see which restaurants offer outdoor dining and which accept Pard Dollars. Meal plans at Lafayette include an allotment of Pard Dollars, which can be used at on-campus dining venues, the College Store, and participating merchants throughout Downtown Easton and Forks Township. 

Find a full list of locally owned shops and restaurants to support, and check current hours of operation and menus at

Lunch and dinner

3rd & Ferry, 56 S. Third St. To celebrate with chowdah, a raw bar, and all the seafood faves, head to 3rd & Ferry Fish Market. (Outdoor dining)

Aman’s Artisan Indian Cuisine, 336 Northampton St. Named a Tripadvisor Best of the Best World Top 10% Restaurant, Aman’s offers out-of-this-world butter chicken, tikka masala, and tandoori specials. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining, BYOB)

Bar Torino, 56 N. Third St. This new eatery features charcuterie, pizza, small plates, and more! 

Big Woody’s Sports Grill, 1855 Sullivan Trail Dine on burgers, wings, pizza, and more—all while watching the game. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Cellar 159 Wine Bar, 159 Northampton St. This wine bar features wines from Cellar Beast Winehouse, which specializes in old world French-style wines with grapes imported from the West Coast. Find local beer, seasonal cocktails, and small snacks. Guests also may bring their own food.

A sausage and cheese topped pizza and a plate of spaghetti and sausage are shown on a blue tablecloth

Find pizzas, salads, and Italian classics at Colonial Pizza & Spaghetti House.

Colonial Pizza & Spaghetti House, 136 Spring Garden St. Try the famous Upside Down Pizza and antipasto salad! (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Don Juan Mex Grill, 300 N. Third St. You can’t leave Lafayette without a trip to Don Juan’s. Build-your-own bowls, burritos, and salads are nestled alongside chimichangas, tacos, and Cuban sandwiches on this menu. Order your fave to enjoy post-hike on the Karl Stirner Arts Trail. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Daddy’s Place, 650 Northampton St. Baba ghanoush, tabouli, falafel, kebabs, kibbeh, and shawarma—find all your Lebanese favorites in one place. (Outdoor dining)

Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. With 14 vendors, you’ll find something for everyone at the market—ramen, barbecue, smoothies, sandwiches, scratch-made pizza, flaky croissants, burgers and hot dogs, tacos, and more. Some vendors offer Leopard discounts for Lafayette students. Scratch, Rod’s Dogs, and Chocodiem accept Pard Dollars. (Outdoor dining)

Easton Wine Project, 1247 Simon Blvd., N103 The 1.75-mile Karl Stirner Arts Trail connects Downtown Easton to the Simon Silk Mill, and doubles as an outdoor art museum. The Silk Mill boasts several shops and cafés to try. Find shareable snacks and flatbreads, bowls, and sandwiches, plus wines named for Easton locales and traditions.

Kabinett, 125 Northampton St. Toast to your future at this wine bar and garden. The menu changes frequently but has been known to feature steak tartare, fried halloumi cheese, duck schnitzel, and more.

Jasmine Sushi Hibachi and Thai, 1855 Sullivan Trail Enjoy sushi, Thai noodle dishes, or sit back for a delicious hibachi meal.

Love Pho & PL Cafe, 425 Northampton St. Try authentic Vietnamese cuisine and dine on dumplings, pho, boba tea, banh mi, and more.

Meli European Taverna, 322 Northampton St. One of Easton’s newest restaurants, Meli offers a menu of Greek classics and specialties. Find dolmades, crispy feta, and cheese flambé, gyro platters, whole fish, deconstructed pastitsio, and grilled lamb chops.

Mesa Modern Mexican, 42 S. Third St. For starters, feast on guacamole made tableside and a bevy of botanas such as mango ceviche or chicken empanadas. Dinner delights with tacos, quesadillas, fajitas, salads, or main dishes. Or stop by for brunch and dine on breakfast quesadillas, avocado toast, or huevos rancheros. (Outdoor dining)

Pearly Baker’s Alehouse, 11 Centre Square Owned by Jonathan Davis ’93, this longtime Easton favorite is sure to please your crew with starters like Brown Ale French Onion soup, or Arugula and Farro Salad, followed by flatbreads, burgers, steak, salmon, or Guinness-braised short ribs. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Porters’ Pub, 700 Northampton St. Start with the famous nachos or grilled wings. Dig into sandwiches like The Lafayette, or entrees of ribeye, crab cakes, and more. Enjoy Sunday brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with corned beef hash, steak and eggs, monte cristo, and more! 

Rivals Sports Bar & Restaurant, 5 Lehns Court Enjoy a full list of cheesesteak and boardwalk fries at Rivals.

River Grille, 243 Northampton St. Find contemporary American cuisine such as tuna tartare, lobster sliders, and Guinness-braised short ribs.

Sette Luna, 219 Ferry St. For dinner, share wood-fired pizzas or tuck into osso buco, pastas, and a slice or two of Mama’s cheesecake for dessert. The Sunday Jazz Brunch beckons with frittatas, eggs in purgatory, salmon pizza, and more. (Outdoor dining)

Sogo Fusion Lounge, 237 Northampton St. The fam can enjoy sushi, Thai curry chicken, filet mignon, noodles, and more. If you’re in town noon-3 p.m. Monday-Friday check out the lunch special. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Stoke Coal Fire Pizza, 1 Lehns Court Start with a delicious selection of small plates, then order the signature pizzas or try the main dishes. Housemade spinach manicotti, Calabrian rigatoni vodka, chicken piccata, and more. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

SURV, 1800 Sullivan Trail Share a wood-fired pizza and choose from a selection of medium plates. Large plates include pork tenderloin, crab cakes, prime pork chops, rack of lamb, and filet mignon. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Takkii Ramen, 36 N. Third St. Enjoy several types of ramen, plus gyoza, seaweed salad, and more.

Tandoor Grill, 9 N. Third St. Findnaan stop fusion” and Indian favorites. Enjoy late night eats and dinner until 10 p.m. (Accepts Pard Dollars, BYOB)

The Bayou, 64 Centre Square. Try a New Orleans-themed menu of cornbread, hush puppies, fried green tomatoes—and that’s just the starters. Tuck into po’ boys, gumbo, crispy catfish, and jambalaya. Brunch highlights include fried grits, chicken and waffles, breakfast mac, and more. (Outdoor dining)

Three Oak Steakhouse, 323 Northampton St. Toast to Commencement as you enjoy steaks, chops, and all the trimmings at Three Oak Steakhouse.

Thyme Rooftop Bar & Grille, 100 Northampton St. Look out over the city as you reflect on your time at Lafayette in this rooftop restaurant. Enjoy mussels, crab and mango spring rolls, and grilled shrimp before tucking in to filet mignon, airline chicken, monkfish, venison, or scallops. (Rooftop dining)

Tierra De Fuego, 612 Northampton St. Sample Colombian cuisine and try empanadas, pandebonos, arepas, and bandeja paisa. 

Two Rivers Brewing Co., 542 Northampton St. Dig into delicious sandwiches, duck fat frites, and a peanut butter bacon cheeseburger that’s sure to satisfy. (Outdoor dining)


A latte sits under an espresso machine at Mojo Cafe.

Enjoy espresso, tea, smoothies, and more at Mojo Hill Cafe.

Angelo’s Restaurant, 14 N. Fourth St. Start your day with delicious omelets and all your breakfast faves.

Billy’s Downtown Diner, 123 S. Third St. From bennys and bowls, to a cannoli tower French toast, this menu puts a creative spin on your breakfast faves. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Quadrant Book Mart and Coffee House, 20 N. Third St. You’ll love starting your day in this cozy Easton gem with coffee and waffles, omelets, or plate-sized pancakes. Browse the collection of books before you leave! (Outdoor dining)

State Cafe and Grill, 14-16 S. Fifth St. Dig into omelets, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, frittatas, and more. (Outdoor dining)

Sunny Side Up, 1800 Sullivan Trail, Forks Township Enjoy The Lafayette Platter, or dig into Belgian waffles, sweet potato flapjacks, breakfast sandwiches, and more. We won’t tell if you have a slice of peanut butter pie or cheesecake with breakfast. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

> Don’t forget to check out The Bayou, Sette Luna, Porters’ Pub, Mesa Modern Mexican, and Kabinett for brunch as well. Find details in their listings in the dinner section!

Quick eats

Antonio’s Pizzeria, 114 S. Third St. Grab a slice of pizza, a meatball sandwich, or a calzone while you’re in town at Antonio’s, but be sure to save room for their homemade cheesecake. (Outdoor Dining)

Ciao Sandwich Shoppe, 12 N. Third St. Need a quick lunch as you’re packing up? Order sandwiches for pickup! (Outdoor dining)

Hana Sushi and Teppanyaki, 218 Cattell St. Refuel with hand rolls, sashimi, and poke bowls. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Two halves of a cheesesteak rest on a wooden board with the Giacomo's logo in the background.

Giacomo’s is known for their cheesesteaks and sandwiches but also features a market place with Italian specialties and sweets.

Giacomo’s Italian Market and Grille, 700 Cattell St. With menu classics such as fresh sausage sandwiches, cheesesteaks, porchetta with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone, and eggplant parm—the toughest part is deciding what to order. Pick up some of their signature sausages, meatballs, sauce, and cheeses to take home. (Accepts Pard Dollars, outdoor dining)

Gyro Concept, 323 Cattell St. Dig into souvlaki, dolmades, gyros, falafel bowls, and more at this new College Hill eatery. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Josie’s New York Deli, 14 Centre Square Josie’s has been an Easton staple for more than 40 years. Find sandwiches piled high with chicken salad, pastrami, corned beef, or other deli faves. (Outdoor Dining)

Mojo Hill Cafe, 516 March St. Get one last coffee fix at Mojo! (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Queso at Casa, 16 N. Third St. This new shop specializing in Raclette describes its menu on Instagram as “sweet and savory toast bathed in Gouda cheese and other meat and veggie toppings.”

Vinny V’s Pizza, 208 Cattell St. Enjoy pizza (including a list of Sicilian and Grandma pies), wings, salads, stromboli, and more. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Sweet treats

Bank Street Creamery, 15 S. Bank St. You can’t go wrong with a scoop of homemade ice cream or vegan gelato. (Outdoor seating)

Cake & Corolla, 118 Northampton St. Decadent sweets await at Cake & Corolla. Bring your appetite—the signature cinnamon roll is 5 inches round.

Carmelcorn Shop, 62 Centre Square Remember your time in Easton with a few sweets from the Carmelcorn Shop. Tucked in a corner of Easton’s Centre Square, this shop boasts freshly roasted nuts, carmel corn, chocolates, and candy.

Chocodiem, Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. Enjoy handcrafted Belgian truffles, macarons in a rainbow of flavors, and chocolate treats from one of the “Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America.” Order early for custom designs. (Accepts Pard Dollars)

Duchess Cookies, 247 Northampton St. Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent stuffed cookies.

Easton Baking Co., 34 N. Seventh St. Yes, there may be a line. And yes, this Easton staple is worth the wait. You’ll need your energy. Grab a box of doughnuts, coffee rolls, and baked goods for the day.

Fox Bakery, 125 N. Third St. Enjoy croissant rolls, macarons, cakes, and more.

Frozenlandia, 24 Centre Square Find frozen yogurt with lots of toppings at Frozenlandia.

Mia & Maddie’s Bakery, 34 N. Second St. Find pies, cakes, scones, cupcakes, cookies, and more scrumptious treats here!

Melt Ice Cream Bar, 108 S. Third St. Need a sweet treat before you leave? Stop by Melt for ice cream pies, specialty sundaes, and more.

Modern Crumb, Easton Public Market, 325 Northampton St. Specialty cakes, cookies, pastries, and those almond croissants will have you dreaming of Easton on your trip home.

Owowcow, 1262 Simon Blvd., B106 Celebrate with an ice cream break. Walk Karl Stirner Arts Trail from campus and end up at the Silk Mill to get to Owowcow. This ice cream shop starts with an organic cream base and adds locally sourced fresh fruits and mix-ins for flavors like honey lavender, strawberry, blueberry lemon, and more.

Pie + Tart, 444 Northampton St. Stop by Pie + Tart for savory items such as hand pies, Aussie sausage rolls, and quiche, or try a sweet slice of their tarts, pies, and pasteis de nata.

Sweet Girlz, 40 N. Third St. Cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and more. Find plenty of sweets to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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