Fairway fare will only go so far.
Here are 14 restaurant options for visitors to the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club, and all are a short drive away.
Barbacoa, 64 Rittenhouse Ave., Ardmore, 610-642-0600. Delicious Peruvian-style barbecue in snug but friendly quarters; BYOB.
Carlino's Market, 2616 E. County Line Rd., Ardmore, 610-649-4046. A picnic planner's delight with a dazzling selection of Italian groceries and prepared foods to go.
Du Jour, 379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, 610-896-4556. Haverford Square hosts this casual market whose cafe does a solid lunch and dinner trade.
Felicia's Pizza Kitchen, 18 W Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 610-649-6900. A long-running, go-to spot for brick-oven pizza; probably better for takeout. (Enter through parking lot at rear.)
Firinji, 54 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 610-658-6246. Turkish-inspired wraps and flatbreads in a coffeehouse setting.
Gladwyne Lunch Box, 951 Youngsford Rd., Gladwyne, 610-642-9608. Big breakfasts and lunch from this revived Main Line classic.
Golden Bowl, 33 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore, 610-649-3382. Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant in a moderately upmarket setting.
Havertown Grille, 2409 Darby Rd., Havertown, 610-449-2500. Your basic breakfast-lunchery.
Jack McShea's, 34 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 484-416-3547. A fine Irish bar.
The Kettle, 1 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, 610-446-1234. Tasty breakfasts and lunches; open all week because of the Open.
Peppers Cafe, 2528 Haverford Rd., Ardmore, 610-896-0476. Something for everyone, including budget dinners.
The Saint James, Suburban Square, 30 Parking Plaza, Ardmore, 610-649-6200. Stylish American bistro. Tiger might not be hanging at the bar, but you'll probably spot a cougar or two.
Savona, 100 Old Gulph Rd., Gulph Mills, 610-520-1200. Refined Italian cooking, upscale bar, outstanding wine list.
Tired Hands Brewing Company, 16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, 610-896-7621. Simple fare to pair with the made-on-premises beers.