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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”
  • 137 locals recommend
Beer Garden
“German beer hall, lots of fun for groups. The Bavarian pretzel is good and the beers are even better.”
  • 174 locals recommend
Bar
“A fishtown staple, this is a great bar and they have some awesome concerts on the second floor!”
  • 135 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Local Fave. So it’s a friendly competition between Pat’s steaks. Their stores literally face each other. So you have to buy a steak from each place and weigh in on this debate. Whose is the best ”
  • 108 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Imagine being transported to a French Brasserie, only to realize that you're just looking at Rittenhouse Square. Great people watching and excellent food, great for families and groups but equally romantic for a date night. Don't sleep on the bread basket and desert. ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Not in the neighborhood but this is our top recommendation for cheese steaks. Cash only. ”
  • 104 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.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Brewery
“Dock Street Brewery is Philadelphia's First microbrewery, Est. 1985. We are known for their award-winning beers like our Man Full of Trouble Porter. They add a couple of new beers a week to the tap and can lineup each week, so there's always something new, delicious, and timely - cue some solid, award-winning dark beers for winter, refreshing weisse beers for summer, and everything in between.”
  • 97 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“La Colombe's flagship HQ, the draft coffee is what you'll go for but your stay for the architecture and vibe! ”
  • 119 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great food at great prices. Can be hard to get a table for breakfast on weekends.”
  • 70 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”
  • 53 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!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“This is one of my favorite local breakfast and lunch spots offering something for everyone in your group.”
  • 49 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”
  • 52 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Chill neighborhood coffee spot. Plenty of space to sit with a friend. Outside seating is lovely in warm weather.”
  • 43 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.”
  • 43 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.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
“This is an easy spot to grab a coffee, breakfast sandwich, or smoothie. Close by on Baltimore Ave.”
  • 44 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Hungry Pigeon at 743 S. 4th Street is a great small restaurant and bar, open all-day and late. Similar to Olly, which has good creative healthy food and a nice bar at the corner of 5th and Bainbridge. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Love these bagels. Sometimes a line on Saturdays and Sundays so get there early.”
  • 35 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. ”
  • 26 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.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Excellent “cake-like” donuts, coffee, and chicken sandwiches. ~23 min walk.”
  • 31 locals recommend