Lavish Too Brings Soul Food and Compassion to Chester City

Robert Williams at his new Chester restaurant, Lavish Too
Image via Pete Bannan, Daily Times.
Robert Williams at his new Chester restaurant, Lavish Too

Lavish Too, a new soul food restaurant at 512 Avenue of the States in the heart of Chester, is bringing soul food to the community at a decent price, writes Pete Bannan for the Daily Times.

Soul food is putting love into it, it’s about doing something I like to do, not too expensive so that everybody can come get something to eat,” said owner Robert Williams. 

Lavish Too is his second restaurant, following the original Lavish at 43rd and Lancaster in West Philadelphia. He hopes to eventually open in Delaware, Baltimore, and Washington.

His partnership with Nate Harrell and Irvine Wallace brought the restaurant to Chester.

Business has been good, with lines of people from opening to closing.

Williams, from West Philly, is the main chef, self-taught.

“It actually became a hobby of mine when I was 13. Over the years I just got better and better and eventually it turned into a business,” Williams said.

His West Philly $5 to $6 specials gave him a lot of business during the pandemic.

“A lot of people were struggling; they would come in and say they could feed the whole family for $20-25 – that is unheard of.”

Read more at the Daily Times about Lavish Too.


JL Jupiter TV features the new Lavish Too restaurant in Chester.

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