NeighborhoodSpotlightThingsToSeeAndDo January 11, 2024

Neighborhood Spotlight: Southampton, PA

What to do; where to dine and shop; and what you don’t want to miss 


Southampton is in Upper Southampton Township in Bucks County. It shares its name with the English town from which William Penn’s followers embarked on their journey to America. It was recognized as a township in 1685. However, it later split into Upper and Lower Southampton in 1929. Over time, the area grew thanks to the railroad, farming, and other industries. 


The Vibe 

The overall vibe of Southampton is a blend of suburban and rural life, where residents enjoy a small-town feel and lots of nature. However, it’s only roughly 25 miles from Philadelphia, making it a great spot to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city when you want to. 


Where to Eat and Drink 


You don’t need to worry about working up an appetite when you explore Southampton. You’ll find plenty of places to satisfy your cravings with delicious dishes and tantalizing treats. 


Las Margaritas 2Enjoy authentic Mexican fare, margaritas, and even margaritas to-go. Relax as you watch guacamole prepared fresh at your table and dig into a plate of nachos while you wait for entrees or simply enjoy the company of friends. 

Maggio’sMaggio’s is the place to go if you’re craving a homemade meal. They create all of their dishes fresh every day. Or visit the bar for some light bites, refreshing drinks, and great conversation. The restaurant is also an excellent place to host a party, featuring a spacious dining room. 


Berardi Brother’s PizzeriaKeep it casual with pizza, cheesesteaks, wings, sandwiches, and other tasty bites. The oversized cheesesteaks are a particular highlight, and you’ll want to grab a handful of napkins.  

The Iron OvenLocal Southampton resident Alex Nalbandian opened the Iron Oven in 2018, building on the skills and knowledge he gained from his father’s pizza restaurant, Rising Sun Pizza. The Iron Oven specializes in creating made-from-scratch Italian cuisine and an inviting atmosphere that pulls you in with its warmth. Enjoy a refreshing cocktail, glass of wine, or beer with your meal. 


Steam Pub For a fun and funky place to eat, why not go to a restaurant in a converted train station? The unique ambiance of this pub-style eatery is the perfect backdrop to the creative cocktails, live music, and delicious menu. 

Where to Shop 

If you find yourself in the mood to shop while visiting Southampton, you’re in luck. You’ll appreciate these local stores that offer unique treasures, gifts, home goods, and more. 


Luxury BazaarThis shop specializes in luxury watches (i.e. Rolex) and will also buy pieces. You can also find a selection of rare watches, and learn more about watches from the knowledgeable staff.  


Raymour and Flanigan Furniture Find the furniture you need for any room of your house or your outdoor space at Raymour and Flanigan. They also offer free design consultations if you’re not sure what direction you want to take with your home’s look. 


Cherry Lane Flower ShopCherry Lane Flower Shop offers floral arrangements for weddings, birthdays, graduations, and any other occasion under the sun. Other items include gift and fruit baskets, and they offer luxury arrangements and delivery. 


Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Southampton, PA 


Trying to figure out what else to add to your Southampton, Pennsylvania, trip itinerary? Consider putting these places on your list. 


Southampton Train StationThe Southampton Railroad Station Society strives to restore this railroad station that was last used for passenger service in 1983. The Southampton Station is one of only three station buildings left on the Newtown branch. 

Mad GolferWhether you’re a beginning golfer or a seasoned pro, the Mad Golfer has the perfect golf experience for you. Try your skills on the driving range, or keep it low-key on the mini-golf course, which looks like a small city. If you’re ready to improve your skills, ask about their training opportunities. 

Tamanend Upper Southampton Park Tamanend Upper Southampton Park offers plenty to nature lovers and anyone looking for a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are two pavilions – one with a cozy fireplace. You’ll also find a farmhouse, an amphitheater, a disc golf course, and a carriage house on the grounds. Participate in daily activities, like a nature walk or yoga. Or kick back in the grass or at one of the picnic tables for a picnic or play some softball or tennis. 


Conestoga Rod and Gun Club  After undergoing extensive renovations in 2020, the Conestoga Rod and Gun Club has lots to offer. There are 11 shooting lanes and the club hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including Defense matches, Schuetzen Single Shot, action matches, and more. The range is indoors, which means you don’t need to worry about the weather messing up your plans. There’s also a lounge available for relaxing and catching up with friends when you’re taking a break from the range.  


Discover more about Upper Southampton Township, and learn how to make the most of your visit. Happy exploring!