Restaurants in Philadelphia

Four-Course Suckling-Pig Feast with Chef Andrew Wood

Russet

$65 $65

Philadelphia's resident "pig-whisperer" illustrates his award-winning approach to charcuterie with three suckling-pig dishes and a dessert

Up to 45% Off BYOB Italian Cuisine

Italian Market

$20 $11

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Bring your own drinks to pair with slices of pizza with toppings such as ribeye rubbed with truffle oil or caramelized onion and goat cheese

Up to 45% Off BYOB Italian Cuisine

Rittenhouse

$20 $11

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Bring your own drinks to pair with slices of pizza with toppings such as ribeye rubbed with truffle oil or caramelized onion and goat cheese

Up to 43% Off at Hiro Ramen House

Philadelphia

$20 $12

Authentic ramen recipe changes bi-weekly according to the availability of fresh ingredients and the chef's creative whims

50% Off Bar Food at Liberty Bar & Grill

Center City West

$30 $15

Phillies pennants and beer signage make the cozy space feel familiar, as does a menu with dishes such as chicken wings and cheeseburgers

47% Off Diner Fare at Darling's Diner

Northern Liberties - Fishtown

$30 $16

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24/7 eatery dishes up create-your-own omelets, half-pound Black Angus burgers, texas-toast BLTs, and Philadelphia-style cheesecake

Half Off Middle Eastern Food at Shish-Kabob Palace

Bustleton

$40 $20

(28)

Traditional dishes from Uzbekistan and Russia such as meat kebabs and plov rice in a BYOB eatery

$8 for Pub Lunch and Drinks at The Irish Times

Queen Village - Pennsport

$15 $8

Festive Irish pub serves up Guinness-soaked pork tenderloin, protein-packed Irish breakfast, and more traditional eats of the Emerald Isle

56% Off Italian Brunch at Nina's Trattoria

Bella Vista - Southwark

$45 $20

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Join a friend for a two-course Italian-style brunch selected by the chef and served with coffee or tea

Up to 52% Off at Paddy Whacks Irish Sports Pub

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

Wings dressed half a dozen ways, filet mignon sandwiches, and patty melts share the menu with bangers and mash

Up to 51% Seasonal Dinner at JNA Institute of Culinary Arts

Point Breeze

$50 $26

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A seasonal menu prepared by JNA students may include dishes such as cornmeal-dusted scallops and pennsylvania dutch apple cake

Up to 53% Off Smoothies and Sandwiches at FUEL

Multiple Locations

$20 $9.50

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Organic ingredients create fresh-fruit smoothies and low-calorie sandwiches packed with tender chicken, melted cheese, and fresh herbs

43% Off Mediterranean Food at Al Zaytouna

Bella Vista - Southwark

$35 $20

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Casual Mediterranean menu features shwarma, falafel, and hummus, as well as seafood and lamb dishes

50% Off Wings, Burgers, and Grilled Cheese at The Boyler Room

Center City East

$20 $10

All-beef burgers, honey barbecue wings, and creative grilled cheese topped with pork roll, veggies, or bacon

Up to 54% Off Diner Breakfast or Lunch at Coffee Aroma

Coffee Aroma

$16.25 $8

Sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches or turkey reubens hit the spot at this simple sandwich eatery

Up to 56% Off Turkish Cafe Food at Cafe Fulya

Queen Village - Pennsport

$30 $15

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Sip on thick, strong Turkish coffee or nibble on baklava and traditional appetizers such as zucchini pancakes and spinach dumplings

Half Off Soft Pretzels at Tasty Twisters

Roxborough

$10 $5

Pretzel makers hand-twist dough into traditional soft pretzels, braid pretzel twists, and shower nuggets with cinnamon and sugar

Half Off Catered Sandwiches from Brodo

Center City West

$50 $25

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Breakfast assortments, sandwiches trays, and salads and soups, delivered

Up to 53% Off New American Food at Llama Tooth

North Philadelphia East

$20 $10

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A New American menu includes truffle macaroni and cheese, beer-and-blue-cheese fondue, and creatively dressed burgers

Philadelphia Restaurant Guide

While Philadelphia will always be known as the home of the cheesesteak, it has a wide variety of cuisines that can be found in places other than a typical sandwich shop. From romantic French cuisine to traditional Mexican food, Philadelphia restaurants provide an assortment of foods and experiences that can delight even the most dedicated foodie.

People who enjoy French food, attentive service and an incredible ambiance should stop by Parc Restaurant, Bistro & Cafe. The valet service and outdoor seating at Parc will provide a carefree, relaxing evening, which is perfect for romance. Hidden away on 8th Street, the popular restaurant Bibou brings French charm to Philadelphia. Customers eating at Bibou who want to enjoy wine with their dinner should prepare to bring their own bottle.

Diners interested in modern Asian fusions should visit one of four popular spots. Old City Asian Bistro and Buddakan are both located in Olde City. Chifa, which serves Peruvian/Asian fusions, and Sampan, a small-plate restaurant, are both located in the Market East neighborhood. They both have chef's tasting menus, which is a great way for those dining alone to experience a variety of menu options.

For a complete departure from standard Philadelphia food, diners should consider one of the great Mexican restaurants in the area. Those dining in Philadelphia who are looking for authentic Mexican cuisine should try Los Gallos Mexican Taqueria. El Jarocho is an authentic Mexican restaurant that serves beef tongue tacos and cemitas. Diners interested in authentic tortillas should stop by Tortilleria San Roman to sample some amazing tortillas, chips and salsa.

Customers who are looking for delicious food at locations other than sandwich shops, pizzerias or burger joints will be happy to know that Philadelphia is a city that will meet their dining needs.

Philadelphia restaurants provide an assortment of foods and experiences that can delight even the most dedicated foodie.
 

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Located in the heart of Philadelphia's Antique Row, Effie's Restaurant has a dedication to Old World antiquity that feels right at home. "It all feels very much like a taverna in Greece," according to Gayot, which means the eatery has accomplished its mission to immerse diners in the spirit of the Mediterranean and introduce them to the cuisine of the Grecian islands. The menu of familiar Greek staples isn't all that far removed from the Old World. In addition to basing their dishes on time-honored family recipes, the chefs import ingredients ranging from olive oil to pasta directly from Greece. These efforts lend a certain amount of authenticity to dishes such as the moussaka with roasted eggplant and cinnamon-tinged beef, or the grilled baby lamb chops with feta-basil risotto. "For stellar Greek food served in the cutest spot around," CBS Philly urges patrons to visit Effie's Restaurant, naming it one of the Top Philadelphia BYOBs. The intimately spaced collection of tables in the exposed-brick dining room can fill up quickly, but Effie's offers a couple of other seating options. The flagstone courtyard beckons diners during the warmer months, surrounding them with vine-laced brick walls and planters full of blooming flowers. Beyond the courtyard lies the restaurant's best-kept secret: a small brick and stucco hideaway that is heated by a wood-burning stove. Regardless of the seating arrangements, all three areas embrace the same commitment to spirited Greek hospitality.

1127 Pine St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

As a kid, Jason Dilks visited his favorite pizzeria nearly twice a week. The pizza he loved had a thin crust and the cheese rested on the bottom, stepping aside to let the tomato sauce’s flavor play center stage. When Jason grew up, he became a mechanical engineer and moved to South Philly. There, he saw a need for the kind of pie he loved, so he started a pizzeria of his own.

At Slice, cooks handcraft and hand-toss dough daily, using a blend of flour that makes the crust thin and crispy when baked atop hot stones. Cheese makes up the foundation of these Trenton-style pies, which are then topped with tomato sauce. The sauce is made by hand-crushing San Marzano tomatoes, instead of throwing them up in the air and smashing them between a pair of hand cymbals.

Patrons choose from more than 30 toppings when customizing pies, including Maglio sausage, caramelized onions, and broccoli raab. The kitchen can also accommodate guests with dietary restrictions by making pizzas with gluten-free crusts and vegan mozzarella.

1740 Sansom St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

When Scott Caputo was 17, his father opened a pizza shop and bequeathed it to his older brother. Scott honed his pizza-making skills during his afterschool shift at the eatery and balanced his kitchen expertise with a hospitality-management degree from Widener University in 1998. A little more than a decade later, Scott opened the doors to Caputo's Pizzeria, dishing out slices of hand-tossed, thin-crust pizza adorned in abundant toppings such as rib eye steak, hot cherry peppers, and sliced fresh mozzarella from south Philadelphia's Di Bruno Bros.. Customers can live out their wildest pizza fantasies by concocting their own 14- or 18-inch pizzas or scarf down their choice of more than 15 specialty pies. Steaks, calzones, hoagies, and salads supplement pizza bites, and Caputo's catering supplies birthday parties and corporate Survivor competitions with heaping quantities of its plentiful palate-pleasers.

4229 Main St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Jump to: That's the Spirit! Captain Bonnie Barnacles: In an era when most women were relegated to sitting at home by the fire knitting children to help with chores, Bonnie Barnacles dreamt of more. Stowing away on the S.S. Anti-Authority in 1778, she quickly organized a mutiny, dazzling her crusty shipmates with her cutlass juggling and partial memorization of the alphabet. Today, she and her forsaken crew still haunt the harbor, turning a pretty pence with their home jewelry-making workshops and inspirational cassettes.

401 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia,
PA
US

La Fourno Ristorante Trattoria’s co-owner and chef, Al Grafstrom, draws upon flavors from Abruzzo, Umbria, and Tuscany as he and his culinary team craft Italian pasta, chicken, and seafood specialties. He also feeds a “wood-burning oven that gives a nice char” to pizzas, according to Gayot, which recommends the “first-rate shrimp scampi over cappellini.”

Al sends forth his toasty paninis and signature veal-parmesan special to the main dining room, where exposed brick and dark-wood chairs create a rustic, comfortable atmosphere for eating and conversing. Upstairs, white-draped tables await in the private dining room, where guests can mosey over to the bar for refreshments or practice eyebrow waggles in the ornate, vintage mirror.

636 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Founder Henry George named Chickie's Italian Deli in honor of his mother, whose recipes have inspired a menu of award-winning hoagies and other handcrafted lunch fare. Under a hanging garden of deciduous deli meats, the bustling staff hand-slices every bite to customer specifications. The street-corner eatery's hoagies pack Sarcone's bread with proteins, such as the prosciutto di parma and capicolla of the Chickie Special, buffered by provolone and veggies. The original veggie hoagie's baked eggplant, sautéed broccoli, and roasted peppers with sharp provolone represent the plant kingdom's finest exports since Carrot Top. Fresh salads, soups, and antipasto round out the array of lunch options, and a catering menu introduces the deli's signature hoagies and pepperoni platters to lunching households and businesses.

1014 Federal St
Philadelphia,
PA
US