Local Favorites near Emmaus, PA

Nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Lehigh Valley, The Estates at Maple Ridge not only offers luxurious living but also provides residents with a vibrant array of dining options. In this blog post we will explore local favorites—from upscale restaurants serving culinary masterpieces to casual, small-scale breweries that brew beer to perfection. Discover all of the divine dishes and drinks just a short drive away from The Estates at Maple Ridge.


The Shelby

With a wide selection of beers and wines, and meticulously crafted cocktails, this new American restaurant is all the rage in Allentown! The Shelby is complete with an elegantly designed dining room, fun bar area, and an outdoor patio for delightful entertainment all year-round!

Westside Grill

Whether it’s Sunday brunch, a mid-week lunch, or a fancy Saturday night dinner, you can’t go wrong with Westside Grill. Between the stylish interior meticulously designed by an award-winning studio based out of NYC to the thoughtfully curated menu, Westside Grill is definitely worth checking out.

Notch Modern Kitchen and Bar

Live music, craft cocktails, and modern American cuisine with an Asian influence? Sign us up! Notch Modern Kitchen Bar is just less than 15 minutes away from The Estates at Maple Ridge and recently won Best of Food and Drink by Lehigh Valley Style for their beloved Bao Buns appetizer—a must try according to local enthusiasts.


Grille3501’s warm hospitality and unique new American cuisine makes this restaurant a Lehigh Valley favorite since 2001. With a wide variety of cocktails, delicious desserts, and seasonal offerings, dining here is an absolute must!

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery

Eight Oaks Farm Distillery is a veteran-owned and family-run distillery located in the rolling farmlands of the Lehigh Valley. Not only do they work closely with nonprofit partners, in time, attention, and money, but they also grow and source all the grains used to expertly craft their wide range of award-winning spirits from both their farm and the farms of their neighbors.

Rising River Brewing

With events and live music year-round, it’s no surprise that Rising River Brewing won Best Destination Brewery and Best Taproom in the 2023 Best of Pennsylvania Craft Beer Awards. Choose to spend your visit on the 2-acre riverside lawn, the big sky deck, complete with a Tiki bar and palm trees, or in the indoor taproom! Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed a unique experience that is sure to impress.

Buckeye Tavern

Flickering lights, the smell of frying bacon, and two resident ‘ghosts’ wandering the property are amongst some of the unexplainable happenings at the Buckeye Tavern in Macungie. A little mystery, the finest tavern food, and great deals on cocktails during the week, this local landmark is worth a visit!

Whether you’re in the mood for live music, a delicious cocktail, or a new and exciting meal, this list has got you covered! The Estates at Maple Ridge not only offers a serene place to call home but also serves as a gateway to the liveliness of Lehigh Valley’s culinary scene. Want to learn more about our estates homes in Emmaus, PA? Contact us at 215-800-3075 to schedule an appointment!


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