9 Places to Get Ooey-Gooey Sandwiches on National Grilled Cheese Day

Whether you crave the classic version or a slightly elevated spinoff, these eateries have you covered.


A grilled cheese at Home Grown in Newark//Courtesy of Sasha Aber


Thursday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day, a chance to channel your inner child with the beloved lunchtime classic. Below, find nine spots across the state that are sure to make your sandwich dreams come true.



Arena’s “Betty” sandwich features bacon, avocado, tomato and American cheese on white bread. Yum! 

Locations statewide


Bellefonte Café

The Bellefonte Café varies its grilled-cheese special each week—sometimes even each day! The current offering: Swiss cheese, spicy mustard, tomato and arugula on rye bread. Call to confirm changes beforehand if you're picky (or just plain curious).

804 Brandywine Blvd., Bellefonte • 761-9175


Charcoal Pit

Upgrade the classic sandwich with tomato and onion for 25 cents, or bacon for 50 cents. For an extra-nostalgic lunch, pair it with a black-and-white milkshake!

2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington • 478-2165
Kirkwood Highway and Greenbank Road, Wilmington • 998-8853


Fins Ale House & Raw Bar

Although Fins is best known for its seafood, its sandwiches are also a hit. The grilled cheese—made with four cheeses and topped with tomato and basil pesto spread—is to-die-for.

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Grain’s seasonal grilled cheese, available at all locations, currently features sliced apple and fig jam, as well as smoked cheddar and mozzarella cheese. Get it while you can!

270 E. Main St., Newark • 737-2931
3006 Summit Harbour Lane, Bear • 365-5795

108 W. State St., Kennett Square, Pa., • (610) 444-7232


Home Grown Café

This Main Street mainstay’s take on the classic sandwich can perhaps best be described as cheese with a side of cheese. A blend of cheddar-jack, Asiago, provolone and feta cheese melts into house-baked cheese bread. The sandwich is also served with tomato and basil oil.

126 E. Main St., Newark • 266-6993


Kelly’s Logan House

Choose from one of five grilled-cheese specialties: the Dirty Bird (smoked turkey, pepper jack, heirloom tomato and chipotle ranch on sourdough); the Smokey Joe (brisket, bourbon barbecue sauce, caramelized onions and provolone on sourdough); the Crabby Grilled Cheese (house-made crab dip and cheddar jack on sourdough); the Caprese (fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, fresh basil and balsamic on sourdough) and a grilled ham and Swiss on marble rye.

1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington • 652-9493


Pickles & Chip’s

Served on your choice of white, wheat, rye or 12-grain bread—for only $4.

1707 Foulk Road, Wilmington • 478-5720



Kids go crazy for Purebread’s grilled cheese. Like all sandwiches on the menu, you can also customize it with as many additional toppings as your taste buds can handle.

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