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Philadelphia, PA

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  • Golumpki
    2 cabbage leaf wraps w/ veal, pork, ground beef, onions & white rice; steamed in vegetable stock, coated in tomato sauce & baked; served w/ fried potatoes & sour cream & dill
  • Philly Cheesesteak Pierogi
    5 pan seared pierogis filled w/ rib-eye steak & Cooper Sharp American; served w/ caramelized onions, scallions & black pepper ketchup; "legitimate ground-breaking destination dish" -Guy Fieri
5.0 out of 5
86 ratings
est. 2014 as a food truck; scratch-made traditional Polish food w/ a new spin
Abe Fisher ($$$)
(626 ratings)

1623 Sansom St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 867-0088
abefisherphilly.com
  • Veal Schnitzel Tacos
    veal covered in rye breadcrumbs topped w/anchovy mayo & health salad
4.5 out of 5
626 ratings
serving elevated Jewish deli cuisine in a chic & handsome interior space
  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.5 out of 5
467 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%)
Dutch Eating Place ($)
(789 ratings)

1136 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
789 ratings
at Reading Terminal Market; offers traditional Pennsylvania Dutch-style (Amish) food; servers are dressed in traditional Amish clothing (bonnet, etc)
Farmer's KeepSee Farmer's Keep Video ($$)
(205 ratings)

10 S 20th St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 309-2928
www.farmerskeep.com
4.5 out of 5
205 ratings
est. 2015; serving healthy, creative cuisine for all dietary & allergy needs; menu is gluten-free, dairy-free, egg free, nut & shellfish free; guest appearance: chef Eric Greenspan
  • "Wit or Witowski"
    award-winning Polish take on Philly cheesesteak: local chipped kielbasa on a long roll; w/ caramelized sweet onions & American cheese sauce; "that is a destination sandwich" -Guy Fieri; looks good!
  • Malt House Wings
    a top seller; chicken wings brined overnight, baked & fried; tossed in Buffalo, garlic parmesan, firehouse, cajun or bbq sauce (Guy got Buffalo); looks good
4.5 out of 5
121 ratings
est 2016; traditional pub for comfort food w/ large beer selection
Gooey Looie's ($)
(243 ratings)

231 McClellan St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 334-7668
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Cheesesteak
    over-sized (over 1.5 lbs)...thin slices of rib eye chopped on flattop & topped w/ 5 slices of cheese; Jeff got w/ Provolone cheese & peppers; looks good
4.5 out of 5
243 ratings
deli, market & sandwiches; sandwiches tend to be over-sized (that's good!)
HardenaSee Hardena Video ($)
(376 ratings)

1754 S Hicks St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19145
(215) 271-9442
www.hardenaphilly.com
  • Ayam Kalasan
    ginger fried chicken; marinated in a blend of spices, then fried w/ ginger paste for extra flakes; served w/ rice & shrimp paste hot sauce
  • Tempeh Goreng
    vegetarian fritter; house-fermented tempeh battered & fried, served w/ spicy pickled vegetables
4.5 out of 5
376 ratings
est 2001; serving authentic Indonesian from family recipes
  • 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
1544 ratings
est. 1930; James Beard Award winner (2006)
  • Cyprus Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
249 ratings
[CLOSED]; Greek food with a hint of Turkey, France, Italy, England and the Middle East; moved from original airing location (1001 Spruce St)
McNally's Tavern ($$)
(234 ratings)

8634 Germantown Ave Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(215) 247-9736
www.mcnallys.com
  • "The Schmitter"
    sliced beef w/ extra cheese, fried onions, tomato, grilled salami & "schmitter sauce" on a flash-broiled Kaiser roll; "better than a [Philly] cheesesteak" -Duff Goldman; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
234 ratings
est. 1921; family-friendly iconic neighborhood institution w/ scratch-made soup, salad & sandwiches, plus draft beer
  • 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
652 ratings
[CLOSED]; Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; recognized by Philly Magazine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine & others; purposely does not serve cheesesteak subs...interesting!
  • Ricotta Cannoli
    sweet ricotta cheese filling w/ a crispy chocolate dipped egg shell; "it's a flavor bomb!" -Tregaye Fraser
4.5 out of 5
98 ratings
est. 1981; traditional Italian style bakery w/ breads, cookies, cakes & more made from scratch daily
Vetri CucinaSee Vetri Cucina Video ($$$$)
(482 ratings)

1312 Spruce St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478
www.vetrifamily.com/index...
  • Chef's Pasta Tasting Menu
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
482 ratings
"my favorite restaurant in America" -Michael Symon
  • "Woodrow's Whiz Wit"
    philly cheesesteak sandwich w/ truffle-infused cheese whiz, caramelized onions & cherry pepper mayo; "takes cheesesteak to another level!" -Guy Fieri
  • Coffee BBQ Brisket Sandwich
    brisket cooked overnight; grilled w/ coffee bbq sauce, served on toasted brioche w/ yellow cheddar, caramelized onions & jalapeno shoestring fries; looks good!
4.5 out of 5
308 ratings
opened in 2016; trained chef-run sandwich bar serving subs, salads & brunch
Zahav ($$$)
(3028 ratings)

237 St James Pl Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-8800
www.zahavrestaurant.com
  • Pomegranate Lamb Shoulder
    brined for 2 days, smoked & braised 5 hours in pomegranate molasses; served w/ chickpeas, mint & crispy Persian rice; looks good
4.5 out of 5
3028 ratings
est. 2008; James Beard award-winning Israeli restaurant; "brings the flavors of Israel's cultural crossroads to Philadelphia" (from its website)
AmadaSee Amada Video ($$$)
(2081 ratings)

217 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
2081 ratings
opened in 2005; serves authentic Spanish tapas; founder and executive chef: Jose Garces
BuddakanSee Buddakan Video ($$$)
(1542 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
1542 ratings
Other Recipes: Lemongrass Swordfish w/ Thai Basil Pesto & Sesame Long Beans
Cedar Park CafeSee Cedar Park Cafe Video ($)
(301 ratings)

4914 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
301 ratings
neighborhood breakfast spot
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
832 ratings
[CLOSED]; 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
  • Crepes
    Savory: mushroom, swiss cheese, roasted almonds; Sweet: pears, chocolate, chestnut cream
4.0 out of 5
593 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
Dandelion PubSee Dandelion Pub Video ($$)
(2456 ratings)

124 S 18th 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
2456 ratings
it's a "gastropub" (a British term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food)
El VezSee El Vez Video ($$)
(3143 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
3143 ratings
kitschy modern decor
  • Chicken & Donuts
    off-menu item is fried chicken w/ dill-pickle glaze (regular is Korean-style fried chicken)
4.0 out of 5
1463 ratings
[CLOSED]; #5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); multiple locations
  • 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
2050 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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