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Food and restaurants in Philadelphia

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“Pat's and Geno's are the two most recognizable spots to grab a cheesesteak for people outside of the city. People who live in the city, however, think of them as a bit of a tourist trap. If you must make the trip over and see for yourself, it's about a 10-minute walk. We'd recommend Pat's, as it's less of a spectacle than the neon monstrosity of Geno's”
  • 130 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“This is the beer garden you have to check out when in Philly. 1 Liter beers, outdoor fire pits, German food, and games. I frequent this place regularly as it never disappoints. Even when it’s cold out, they have a lot of heaters outside that can keep it decently comfortable. There is also an indoor area if you need it. Even though it’s a beer garden, I see a lot of families there with kids regularly so don’t feel as if the whole family can’t go. ”
  • 167 locals recommend
Bar
“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 131 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Diehards line up 24/7 for the cheesesteaks served up at this no-frills veteran spot. Serving the best cheesesteak in Philly, Geno's is your #1 place to get the famous Philly cheesesteak. Nothing but the best ingredients. Come see us, 24/7!”
  • 101 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance for lunch, brunch, and dinner. One of the more popular restaurants in Philadelphia. ”
  • 104 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“My go-to Philly Cheesesteak place. Located near Old City. They keep their menu short and sweet and it's cash only. ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Bar
“The Sardine Bar is a very short walk away and is a great place to grab a drink or a bite, especially later at night. They've got a rotating cast of craft beers and some really creative sandwiches. When the weather is nice, we like to sit in their backyard for happy hour. The Sardine Ale and Kenzinger are our go-to for beers.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Brewery
“Founded in 1985, this award-winning brewery has called West Philadelphia home since 2007, when it opened its newest brewpub in a century-old firehouse on Baltimore Avenue. Since then, it’s been serving gourmet wood-fired pizzas, char-grilled sandwiches, salads and a half-dozen unfiltered draft selections, brewed just steps from the bar in a classic German copper brewhouse. Beer lovers know to come here for select rotating taps and takeout bottles and cans. Stop by the cannery and tasting lounge — opened next door to the brewpub in 2017 — for beers, draft wine, cocktails and more.”
  • 93 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Philadelphia’s marquis coffee shop. This is their staple location in the heart of Fishtown”
  • 117 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great food at great prices. Can be hard to get a table for breakfast on weekends.”
  • 68 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“La Colombe Coffee Roasters is a US coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Philadelphia. The company currently has cafés in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles”
  • 51 locals recommend
Café
“Another great breakfast spot. You can get to go or sit down and eat. They have an great outdoor patio. Our favorites are the Acia Bowls and the Fried Cauliflower!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is one of my favorite local breakfast and lunch spots offering something for everyone in your group.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Sabrina's is our absolute favorite breakfast restaurant. It is about a 10 minute walk, and there is always a line so go on their Yelp reservation app to add your name to the waitlist before you walk over. Their lunch and dinner is exceptional too. It is also a BYO so you can bring a bottle of sparkling for mimosas or wine for dinner. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Down the block from the Deacon is a historical Bar and Belgian cafe. With maybe the greatest selections of beers in the US, dont miss out on their mussels and bar food selection”
  • 49 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Chill neighborhood coffee spot. Plenty of space to sit with a friend. Outside seating is lovely in warm weather.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Bakeries

Gourmet Shop
“Great for breakfast or lunch. Also a great place to grab a coffee or fill your basket with snacks and other items to fill your fridge.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Open, airy seat yourself space with free wifi, good lunch choices and good coffee. Good spot to work away from home.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“This is an easy spot to grab a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or smoothie. Close by on Baltimore Ave.”
  • 40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Make a visit as it’s quaint and very popular with good food Easy as it’s only 2 mins walk ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Best bagels in Philly! Likely a line, but don’t worry, it moves fast and it’s worth it. The bagels are cooked in Yards beer!”
  • 36 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Montreal wood-fired bagels done right! Grab one and head on out to Rittenhouse Square to relax and enjoy the day and the people watching. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Café
“Cozy cafes at 602 Carpenter or 7210 Cresheim Lane (in train station) serving coffee, pastries and light lunch. Both are within easy walking distance.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Excellent “cake-like” donuts, coffee, and chicken sandwiches. ~23 min walk.”
  • 30 locals recommend
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