Reading and Berks County’s dining scene continues to grow and we are looking forward to trying all of the new restaurants set to open in the coming weeks and months. Here are the restaurants we know are coming soon to Berks County:

Great American Creamery
645 Penn St
Projected Opening: Summer 2021

A new ice cream parlor is coming to downtown Reading in summer 2021. That’s when the Great American Creamery is expected to open at 645 Penn Street. According to the creamery’s Facebook page, Penn State Berkey Creamery ice cream will be served. The location near the DoubleTree and Santander Arena is home to multiple businesses, including Cafe de Columbia, Salsa Burritio and the Reading Science Center.

Liberty at Dryville
110 Lyons Rd
Projected Opening: Fall 2021

The Liberty at Dryville is the newest venture from the owners of the Liberty Taproom and Liberty Ale House. The former Dryville Hotel closed in November 2019, with the owners retiring and selling the business to the group behind Liberty. “Late 2020” is the targeted opening date, according to the restaurant’s Facebook page while a recent Reading Eagle article says “early 2021.”

Mad J’s BBQ
Projected Opening: Fall 2021

Mad J’s, which debuted in Berks County in a partnership with Willow Creek Brewing Company in West Reading, is set to open a new location in Blandon. The partnership between Mad J’s and Willow Creek ended earlier this summer. Mad J’s continues to operate its original location in Nazareth, Northampton County. No opening date has been announced.

Mama’s Famous Pizza & Grill
37 W. 47th Street
Exeter Township
Projected Opening: Fall 2021

Mama’s Pizza & Grill – which has locations on Centre Ave, Rockland Street, and Kenhorst – is opening a fourth location along Route 422 in Exeter Township. The new building is currently under construction on 47th Street, just off the highway, near Rite Aid.

Stonersville Hotel
5701 Boyertown Pk
Projected Opening: Summer/Fall 2021

New owners are in the process of renovating the Stonersville Hotel along the Boyertonwn Pike in Exeter Township. No official opening date has been announced yet, but the restaurant has received clearance to start stocking alcohol and plans to open with “light fare” while work continues on the kitchen.

Three Brothers Mexican Grill
1635 Centre Ave
Projected Opening: Fall 2021

As first reported by the Reading Eagle, Three Brothers Mexican Grill will soon be opening along Centre Avenue in Reading. This will be the sixth location for Three Brothers, which currently has five restaurants across Montgomery and Chester Counties. The restaurant will take over the location most recently home to Eva’s Spanish Grille, which announced at the end of July that it was looking to relocate.

Viva Mexico Sports Bar & Grill
2233 Lancaster Pk
Projected Opening: September 2021

Viva Mexico, a new Mexican restaurant and sports bar, is coming soon to Shillington. The new restaurant, which will open at the former Mike & Gino’s on the Avenue, has set its soft opening date for September 10.

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