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Dutch Eating Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dutch Eating Place
(584 ratings)

1200 Arch St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0425
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Apple Dumpling
    topped w/ choice of heavy cream or whipped cream; served hot; looks good
4.5 out of 5
584 ratings
at Reading Terminal Market; offers traditional Pennsylvania Dutch-style (Amish) food; servers are dressed in traditional Amish clothing (bonnet, etc)
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Gooey Looie's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gooey Looie's
(184 ratings)

231 McClellan St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 334-7668
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Cheesesteak
    over-sized (over 1.5 lbs)...thin slices of rib eye chopped on flattop & topped w/ 5 slices of cheese; Jeff got w/ Provolone cheese & peppers; looks good
4.5 out of 5
184 ratings
deli, market & sandwiches; sandwiches tend to be over-sized (that's good!)
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  • Cheesesteaks
    steak cooked on flat top melded w/ carmalized onions, "long hots" (pepper cooked in olive oil), extra sharp provolone & then served on gutted sesame seed sub roll; recommended w/ ketchup & mayo (a Philly sacrilege); looks good
  • Hot Roast Pork Sub
    signature sandwich; sliced roast pork soaked in gravy/au jus; served w/ provolone & spinach; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1043 ratings
est. 1930; James Beard Award winner (2006)
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  • Cyprus Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
245 ratings
Greek food with a hint of Turkey, France, Italy, England and the Middle East; moved from original airing location (1001 Spruce St)
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  • Valley Thunder Grilled Cheese
    grilled cheese sandwich w/ mac & 5-cheeses (cheddar, provolone, Melter Skelter, Tewksbury & Valley Thunder), sliced braised beef & more Valley Thunder & provolone cheese; looks good
4.5 out of 5
247 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches using Valley Shepherd Cheeses
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  • Paesano Sandwich
    foot-long sandwich w/ Italian beef brisket, horseradish mayo, roasted tomatoes, Pepperincino, sharp provolone & fried egg; to eat, do the "Philly lean" (it's that messy!); looks good
4.5 out of 5
581 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; recognized by Philly Magazine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine & others; purposely does not serve cheesesteak subs...interesting!
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  • Chef's Pasta Tasting Menu
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
379 ratings
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Amada: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AmadaSee Amada Video
(1804 ratings)

217-219 Chestnut St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
www.amadarestaurant.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Meat-Fest"
  • Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)
    whole pig; need at least 4 persons; order 2 days in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1804 ratings
opened in 2005; serves authentic Spanish tapas; founder and executive chef: Jose Garces
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  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.0 out of 5
361 ratings
#98 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); established in 1861; oldest continuous ice cream maker in U.S.; family-owned for 5 generations; ice cream made w/ 16% butter fat ("regular" is 10%)
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Buddakan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BuddakanSee Buddakan Video
(1214 ratings)

325 Chestnut St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 574-9440
www.buddakan.com
  • Dip Sum Doughnuts
    3 Sauces for dipping (ginger creamcheese, housmade blackberry jam, dark chocolate ganache)
4.0 out of 5
1214 ratings
Other Recipes: Lemongrass Swordfish w/ Thai Basil Pesto & Sesame Long Beans
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Cedar Park Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cedar Park CafeSee Cedar Park Cafe Video
(247 ratings)

4912 Baltimore Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 727-1144
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Scrapple, Egg & Cheese Sandwich
    scrapple is sliced & fried on flattop
4.0 out of 5
247 ratings
neighborhood breakfast spot
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As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Old School"
  • West Indies Pepperpot Soup
    a spicy colonial classic; beef, taro root & greens; served in a vintage pewter bowl (like in colonial times); looks good
4.0 out of 5
644 ratings
opened in 1773; from website: "The unofficial meeting place for the First Continental Congress...July 4, 1777 was the celebration by the delegates to the Congress on the first anniversary of Independence."; Other Recipes: Creme Anglaise (Vanilla Custard Sauce) | Custard Bread Pudding | Pork Medallions w/ Oatmeal Stout | Potato Dumplings | Roasting Pork Shoulder & Beef Chuck | Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage | Sweet Potato Biscuits (Thomas Jefferson's) | Tavern Beef & Pork Pie | Tavern Turkey Stew w/ Fried Oysters
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  • Crepes
    Savory: mushroom, swiss cheese, roasted almonds; Sweet: pears, chocolate, chestnut cream
4.0 out of 5
564 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
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Dandelion Pub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dandelion PubSee Dandelion Pub Video
(1845 ratings)

18th and Sansom St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 558-2500
thedandelionpub.com
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Combos"
  • Beer-Battered Fish & Chips
    "not kidding you, the best thing I've ever eaten...that is amazing!"-Marc Summers; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1845 ratings
it's a "gastropub" (a British term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food)
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El Vez: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El VezSee El Vez Video
(2428 ratings)

121 S 13th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800
www.elvezrestaurant.com
  • Macho Nacho Platter
    nachos topped w/ chorizo, black beans, smoked chili salsa, crema fresca, white cheddar, monterey jack; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2428 ratings
kitschy modern decor
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  • Chicken & Donuts
    off-menu item is fried chicken w/ dill-pickle glaze (regular is Korean-style fried chicken)
4.0 out of 5
1121 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); multiple locations
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  • Chocolate Ice Cream Soda
  • Egyptienne Egg Shake
  • Franklin Mint Sundae
  • Mt. Vesuvius
    mountain of chocolate or vanilla ice cream with chocolate brownie pieces, topped with hot fudge and malt powder
  • Stock Market Crunch
4.0 out of 5
1644 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Ice Cream); opened in 2004; ice cream parlor; vintage furniture & equipment and feel...like being in a time-warp
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  • Cheesesteak Empanadas
    empanadas stuffed w/ thinly sliced steak seasoned w/ truffle oil and aged NY cheddar cheese; comes w/ Flying Fish beer-based dipping sauce on side; looks good
  • Duck Confit Pot Pie
    "off the hook...prime time!"-Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1100 ratings
opened in 2003; local dive bar w/ "upscale comfort food"; pictures of dogs all over the walls
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As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Brunch"
  • Pastrami & Hash
    shaved pastrami, spiced hash, roasted peppers & onions, farm egg, russian dressing served on Kaiser roll; "a pastrami that rivals the best our Food Networks experts have ever tasted" -Geoffrey Zakarian; looks good
4.0 out of 5
632 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch)
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  • Bubby's Brisket Frito Pie
    first cooked for 5 hours, then sliced and pan-fried and glazed w/ Tex-Mex/Southwest sauce; served w/ rice & beans; looks good
  • Chicken Chili Frito Pie
    a top seller; fritos base, topped w/ chicken chili and topped w/ cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1207 ratings
neighborhood favorite; mix of Jewish and Southern comfort
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Lolita: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
LolitaSee Lolita Video
(515 ratings)

106 S 13th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-7100
lolitabyob.com/lolita/
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "In a Bowl"
  • Tiramisu a la Mexicana
    tiramisu w/ ancho chile powder mixed in
4.0 out of 5
515 ratings
opened in 2004
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  • Mac 'n Cheesesteak
    classic Mac 'n cheese topped wit Philly steak, caramelized onions; looks good
4.0 out of 5
80 ratings
since 2013; formerly a pink food truck on Drexel's campus
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Memphis Taproom: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Memphis TaproomSee Memphis Taproom Video
(621 ratings)

2331 E Cumberland St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 425-4460
www.memphistaproom.com
  • Deep-Fried Pickle
    beer-based batter; w/ horseradish buttermilk dipping sauce
  • Pork Rillons and Watermelon Salad
    slow-cooked pork belly, watermelon, arugula, sugarcane vinaigrette; pork is seasoned overnight and slow-cooked in lard; balance of salty-and-sweet
  • Smoked Coconut Club
    sandwich w/ grilled lemon garlic tofu, smoked coconut and tomato herb mayo
4.0 out of 5
621 ratings
bar food w/ attitude
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  • Chocolate Tower
    a chocolate-cloaked stack including a Rice Krispies treat, a chocolate chip cookie, an Oreo cookie, a marshmallow & a peanut-butter cup all "glued" by chocolate; looks good
4.0 out of 5
61 ratings
since 1980; family-owned & operated; located in Reading Terminal Market
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  • Frito Pie
    off-menu item; layer of Fritos piled w/ chili, oaxaca cheese & pico de gallo-avocado mix
4.0 out of 5
782 ratings
bar/restaurant in historic, beautiful 1837 building that used to house banks, churches, clubs & bars
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