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Bill’s Luncheonette in Chester Is a Throwback to Another Era

Bill’s in Chester has been dishing out great eats since 1949.

A platter of eggs, potatoes and an English muffin at Bill's Luncheonette in Chester
Bill's Luncheonette in Chester is “an extension of people’s homes, people’s kitchens,” says co-owner Meaghan Button. Photo: Courtesy of Bill's Luncheonette

Bill’s Luncheonette in Chester


Old-school luncheonette that will bring you back to another era. “They don’t make them like they used to,” says co-owner Meaghan Button. We agree!


Bill’s, a family business for multiple generations, has been dishing out classic breakfast and lunch fare in a warm, welcoming environment since 1949. Bruce Button, grandson of Bill’s founder Bill Crowley, now owns the joint with his wife, Meaghan. “It’s an extension of people’s homes, people’s kitchens,” says Meaghan. The building that houses Bill’s dates back to the late 1800s.

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Breakfast rules at Bill’s, from fluffy omelets to crispy corn beef hash. But the real standout here are the pancakes, which are cooked perfectly and sprinkled delightfully with powdered sugar. A dozen breakfast sandwiches are on the menu, including, of course, Taylor ham and cheese, as well as the cheekily named Heart Attack (Taylor ham, bacon, sausage, egg, cheese and home fries on a hard roll) and, on the other side of the spectrum, the Healthwich (egg whites, mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes on country wheat toast). Quiches, though not always available, are a must when Bill makes them. Lunch staples include burgers, salads and sandwiches, plus sides like homemade coleslaw and curly fries.


Order a milkshake. They’re hand-spun on a mint-green machine from the 1960s.

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Restaurant Details

  • Cuisine Type:
    American - Breakfast - Lunch - Salads - Sandwiches
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