Notable Philadelphia restaurants seem to largely fall into a few broad categories. First there are the destination spots, where big-name chefs prepare contemporary surprises—places like Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto or Jose Garces’s Amada. Then you’ve got your neighborhood joints, local go-tos where you might find a favorite new cocktail, but are just as likely to be able to BYOB. Finally there are the tourist magnets, most famously Geno’s Steaks and Pat’s King of Steaks. But many of the best restaurants in Philadelphia find a way to appeal to all kinds of crowds, whether they’re serving up gourmet burgers or wood-fired pizzas.

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