Beloved for its affordable meals and cheerful atmosphere, Ron’s Schoolhouse, the longtime Exton family dining staple, just graduated. Ron’s Schoolhouse kicked off their grand opening as Ron’s Original Bar & Grille last weekend with live music, 102.9 WMGK, Andre Gardner and Sierra Nevada.
Needless to say, a lot more has changed than just the name. A several-month, complete renovation brought a sleek, sophisticated atmosphere to Ron’s dated elementary school décor. Celebrating our Chester County heritage, stone arches, wooden rafters and a beautiful new bar lend an upscale air to the restaurant; I couldn’t believe I was in the same place. I was also thrilled to hear that all of the materials used in the renovation were recycled.
Amazingly, the menu and low prices haven’t changed a bit, so you can still enjoy their cheesesteaks and “ovals” at the same low price. I highly recommend the Victoria’s (Secret) Fries; they’re so good, I’m wondering if the “secret seasonings” contain illegal ingredients.
Ron’s doesn’t seem to have any of the service “kinks” that other restaurants sometimes experience after a renovation, which is a huge bonus. I showed up on a busy Friday night and, despite the crowd, didn’t have too much of a wait. Once we were seated, service was quick and friendly.
Whether you’ve been going for years or haven’t ever been, make sure to check out this place. You can learn about upcoming events and specials at their website, www.ronsoriginal.com.