As a low-key, friendly town just a short drive from Philadelphia, Swarthmore offers plenty of dining options for every palate. Choices include casual Mexican food, Southern barbecue, Middle Eastern cuisine and upscale French fare. The area is most well-known for Philly-area staples like the cheesesteak, a beloved yet simple sandwich with a long history in the region. Since Swarthmore is a college town, you’ll also find plenty of student-friendly cafes and sandwich shops to grab a quick and affordable bite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The town also features one of Southeast Pennsylvania’s most well-known breweries. Families will appreciate Swarthmore’s renditions of the classic '50s-style diner, with breakfast fare as well as standard American food served in a retro setting.