Philadelphia, PA

  (52 restaurants)     1 2 3
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Dutch Eating Place
1200 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0425
www.readingterminalmarket...
  • Apple Dumpling
    topped w/ choice of heavy cream or whipped cream; served hot; looks good
4.5 out of 5
526 ratings
at Reading Terminal Market; offers traditional Pennsylvania Dutch-style (Amish) food; servers are dressed in traditional Amish clothing (bonnet, etc)
2
Gooey Looie's
231 McClellan St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 334-7668
  • 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
177 ratings
deli, market & sandwiches; sandwiches tend to be over-sized (that's good!)
3
John's Roast Pork
14 Snyder Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951
www.johnsroastpork.com...
  • 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
4.5 out of 5
966 ratings
est. 1930; James Beard Award winner (2006)
4
Kanella South
757 S Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 644-8949
www.kanellarestaurant.com...
  • Cyprus Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
231 ratings
Greek food with a hint of Turkey, France, Italy, England and the Middle East; moved from original airing location (1001 Spruce St)
5
Meltkraft
51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(267) 639-3309
valleyshepherd.com/our-st...
  • 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
234 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Cheesy Dishes); specialize in grilled cheese sandwiches using Valley Shepherd Cheeses
6
Paesano's
152 W Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 886-9556
www.paesanosphillystyle.c...
  • 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
563 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay lost [recipe]; recognized by Philly Magazine, Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine & others; purposely does not serve cheesesteak subs...interesting!
7
Vetri
1312 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 732-3478
www.vetrifamily.com/index...
  • Chef's Pasta Tasting Menu
    looks good
4.5 out of 5
358 ratings
8
Amada
217-219 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-2450
www.amadarestaurant.com...
  • Cochinillo Asado (Roast Suckling Pig)
    whole pig; need at least 4 persons; order 2 days in advance; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1756 ratings
opened in 2005; serves authentic Spanish tapas; founder and executive chef: Jose Garces
9
Bassetts Ice Cream
45 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 925-4315
www.bassettsicecream.com...
  • Ice Cream
    vanilla is top seller
4.0 out of 5
347 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%)
10
Buddakan
325 Chestnut St
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
1176 ratings
Other Recipes: Lemongrass Swordfish w/ Thai Basil Pesto & Sesame Long Beans
11
Cedar Park Cafe
4912 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 727-1144
  • Scrapple, Egg & Cheese Sandwich
    scrapple is sliced & fried on flattop
4.0 out of 5
222 ratings
neighborhood breakfast spot
12
City Tavern
138 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443
www.citytavern.com
  • 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
613 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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Creperie Beau Monde
624 S 6th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 592-0656
creperie-beaumonde.com...
  • Crepes
    Savory: mushroom, swiss cheese, roasted almonds; Sweet: pears, chocolate, chestnut cream
4.0 out of 5
555 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
14
Dandelion Pub
18th and Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 558-2500
thedandelionpub.com...
  • 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
1722 ratings
it's a "gastropub" (a British term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food)
15
El Vez
121 S 13th St
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
2291 ratings
kitschy modern decor
16
Federal Donuts
1632 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1101
www.federaldonuts.com/mai...
  • Chicken & Donuts
    off-menu item is fried chicken w/ dill-pickle glaze (regular is Korean-style fried chicken)
4.0 out of 5
1010 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Fried Chicken); multiple locations
17
Franklin Fountain
116 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 627-1899
www.franklinfountain.com...
  • 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
1595 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
18
Good Dog Bar and Restaurant
224 S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 985-9600
www.gooddogbar.com
  • 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
1074 ratings
opened in 2003; local dive bar w/ "upscale comfort food"; pictures of dogs all over the walls
19
High Street on Market
308 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 625-0988
highstreetonmarket.com...
  • 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
592 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch)
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Honey's Sit-N-Eat
800 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-1150
www.honeys-restaurant.com...
  • 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
1190 ratings
neighborhood favorite; mix of Jewish and Southern comfort
21
Lolita
106 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 546-7100
lolitabyob.com/lolita/...
  • Tiramisu a la Mexicana
    tiramisu w/ ancho chile powder mixed in
4.0 out of 5
485 ratings
opened in 2004
22
Memphis Taproom
2331 E Cumberland St
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
615 ratings
bar food w/ attitude
23
Mueller Chocolate Co.
51 N 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-6164
www.muellerschocolate.com...
  • 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
58 ratings
since 1980; family-owned & operated; located in Reading Terminal Market
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National Mechanics
22 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 701-4883
www.nationalmechanics.com...
  • Frito Pie
    off-menu item; layer of Fritos piled w/ chili, oaxaca cheese & pico de gallo-avocado mix
4.0 out of 5
748 ratings
bar/restaurant in historic, beautiful 1837 building that used to house banks, churches, clubs & bars
25
Osteria
640 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 763-0920
www.vetrifamily.com/index...
  • Margherita Pizza
    cracker thin crust; ; tomato sauce w/ thick slices of mozzarella (rather than shredded) and topped w/ whole basil leaves
4.0 out of 5
611 ratings
opened in 2007; wood-burning 700-degree oven; classically designed having a warm, evocative feel in an industrial setting
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