Philadelphia Restaurants

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  • 1. Franklin Fountain

    $ | Old City | Café

    You can’t throw a wet walnut in Philly without hitting an artisanal ice cream maker these days, but brothers Ryan and Eric Berley and their...Read More

  • 2. John's Roast Pork

    $ | South Philadelphia | Deli

    Housed in a cinder-block bunker along a derelict railroad crossing, John’s is the quintessential purveyor of roast pork sandwiches. Newbies...Read More

  • 3. Manakeesh Cafe

    $ | University City | Lebanese

    Housed into a former bank building in the Spruce Hill area of West Philly, Manakeesh specializes in the Lebanese flatbread of the same name...Read More

  • 4. Marra's

    $$ | East Passyunk | Italian

    One of the longest-tenured restaurants on East Passyunk, this wood-paneled red-gravy hall dates back to the 1920s and oozes South Philly charm...Read More

  • 5. Reading Terminal Market

    $ | Chinatown | Eclectic

    When the Reading Company opened its train shed in 1892, it was the only one in the country with a market tucked away in its cellar. The trains...Read More

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  • 6. South Philadelphia Tap Room

    $ | South Philadelphia | American

    Once upon a time, before South Philly was home to the city’s hottest zip codes, a little wood-clad tavern named South Philadelphia Tap Room...Read More

  • 7. Bistro Romano

    $$$ | Society Hill | Italian

    Copious portions of regional Italian cuisine are served in the brick-walled dining room of this early-18th-century granary. Don't miss the acclaimed...Read More

  • 8. Cake

    $$$ | Chestnut Hill | American

    Located in the former nursery of its next-door neighbor, Robertson's Flowers, Cake has expanded from its bakery roots into a full-fledged restaurant...Read More

  • 9. Capofitto

    $$ | Old City | Pizza

    Stephanie and John Reitano have long been known for outstanding gelati and sorbetti at their chain of scoop shops, Capogiro. Now, the couple...Read More

  • 10. Dock Street Brewery

    $$ | University City | Pizza

    Housed in a handsome 110-year-old redbrick firehouse, Dock Street is a boho brewpub serving up wood-oven pizzas, fish-and-chips, vegan burgers...Read More

  • 11. Earth Bread + Brewery

    $$ | Chestnut Hill | American

    Although primarily a restaurant—families are welcome and ever-present—not a bar, this is a beer geek destination. Run by the former owners of...Read More

  • 12. Federal Donuts

    $ | South Philadelphia | Café

    Haters snickered when the crew from Zahav opened a doughnut–and–fried-chicken shop on an obscure corner of residential Pennsport in 2011. They...Read More

  • 13. Franco and Luigi's High Note Cafe

    $$ | East Passyunk | Italian

    Arias from classic operas, sung mostly by fresh-faced young singers who are in training or have done professional stints around Philadelphia...Read More

  • 14. Jim's Steaks

    $ | Queen Village | American

    You'll know you're nearing Jim's when the scent of frying onions overwhelms your senses—or when you see people lined up around the corner. Big...Read More

  • 15. La Calaca Feliz

    $$ | Fairmount | Mexican

    A mural of freewheeling Day of the Dead skeletons gives this neon Fairmount cantina its name, but the polished ceviches, tacos, and enchiladas...Read More

  • 16. McNally's

    $ | Chestnut Hill | American

    People come to McNally's more for the food than the beer (families are welcome), and generally order one of the six featured sandwiches. The...Read More

  • 17. Pizzeria Stella

    $$ | Society Hill | Pizza

    Owner Stephen Starr logged mucho hours and miles researching how to make the very best pizza. What's the best dough? The right amount of heat...Read More

  • 18. Ristorante Tre Scalini

    $$ | East Passyunk | Italian

    When this restaurant in South Philadelphia, a locus of down-home Italian, moved from a cozy town house to a generic storefront down the street...Read More

  • 19. Sabrina's Cafe

    $$ | Bella Vista | Café

    If there's one thing you can count on, it's an hour wait for Sunday brunch at this cozy former bakery around the corner from the Italian Market...Read More

  • 20. Sam's Morning Glory Diner

    $ | Bella Vista | American

    The Morning Glory bills itself as a "finer diner," and offers traditional touches such as big mugs of steaming coffee. But the "finer" comes...Read More

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