Phila dinner with son

Dec 15th, 2010, 09:28 AM
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Phila dinner with son

We are meeting our son in Phila. tomorrow night for dinner and would welcome suggestions. ( lives near the Manayunk area) Nothing too fancy or too pricey, as he is not into that kind of dining. Just good food - but no cheese steaks,as he has lots of them. Thanks for your help.
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Dec 15th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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Not sure how old your son is but - -
I believe there are several more Pubs in that area as well. Why not ask him ??
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Dec 15th, 2010, 02:43 PM
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He is 21, new to the area, and not really familiar with any place yet.
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Feb 7th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Where did you go?
I will be in Philadelphia for 2 nights next week. I have not been there for 17 years so not familiar with where to go. I remember the "Irish Pub" (on Chestnut?) is that still open.

Did you go to Manayunk? I remember that place was cool too.
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Feb 7th, 2011, 09:44 AM
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To Irelandfan: Try- Good Dog Bar and Restaurant at 224 S. 15th Street. I just read a really good review of it. Supposed to be local brews and "Sophisticated Comfort Food". Pricing looks reasonable, too. Also was voted best Blue Cheese Burger in Philly.
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Feb 7th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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What kind of food are you looking for irelandfan? We'll be up there in a couple of weeks with our 20 and 21 year olds and I found reservations at a lot of the more well-known restaurants to be very hard to come by. I did find one at Fork.

Monks has a great reputation but doesn't take reservations and can very hard to get into on weekends.

Look at Philly Mag's listing to give you some ideas:
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Feb 7th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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McGillin's is probably the best known of the Irish pubs; it's on Drury Street, which is right off of Chestnut.

There's just a plethora of places, so let us know what your preferences/prices are and I'm sure we'll come up with something!
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Feb 7th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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Go to this site for loads of info on things to do in Philadelphia.
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Feb 8th, 2011, 10:42 AM
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Whatever you do, do not eat at the Manayunk Brew Pub or Mad River, those are 2 large bars which have a small menu but not the best food. If you are looking to eat in Manayunk, go to and look over a few places on that site. If you desire to head into the city, you can't go wrong following Philly Mag's suggestions.

McGillins is a great time too.
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