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Bolete Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Bolete RestaurantSee Bolete Restaurant Video ($$$)
(329 ratings)

1740 Seidersville Rd Map It!
Bethlehem, PA 18105
(610) 868-6505
www.boleterestaurant.com
  • Roasted Cauliflower & Wild Mushroom Soup
4.5 out of 5
329 ratings
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Dutch Eating Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dutch Eating Place ($)
(678 ratings)

1136 Arch St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 922-0425
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Apple Dumpling
    topped w/ choice of heavy cream or whipped cream; served hot; looks good
4.5 out of 5
678 ratings
at Reading Terminal Market; offers traditional Pennsylvania Dutch-style (Amish) food; servers are dressed in traditional Amish clothing (bonnet, etc)
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Gooey Looie's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Gooey Looie's ($)
(207 ratings)

231 McClellan St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 334-7668
As Seen On:
$24 in 24, Episode: "Philadelphia"
  • Cheesesteak
    over-sized (over 1.5 lbs)...thin slices of rib eye chopped on flattop & topped w/ 5 slices of cheese; Jeff got w/ Provolone cheese & peppers; looks good
4.5 out of 5
207 ratings
deli, market & sandwiches; sandwiches tend to be over-sized (that's good!)
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  • Cheesesteaks
    steak cooked on flat top melded w/ carmalized onions, "long hots" (pepper cooked in olive oil), extra sharp provolone & then served on gutted sesame seed sub roll; recommended w/ ketchup & mayo (a Philly sacrilege); looks good
  • Hot Roast Pork Sub
    signature sandwich; sliced roast pork soaked in gravy/au jus; served w/ provolone & spinach; looks good
4.5 out of 5
1292 ratings
est. 1930; James Beard Award winner (2006)
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  • Cyprus Breakfast
4.5 out of 5
253 ratings
[CLOSED]; Greek food with a hint of Turkey, France, Italy, England and the Middle East; moved from original airing location (1001 Spruce St)
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Paesano's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Paesano's ($)
(631 ratings)

148 W Girard Ave Map It!
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
631 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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Penn State Berkey Creamery: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Penn State Berkey Creamery ($)
(373 ratings)

119 Food Science Bldg Map It!
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-7535
creamery.psu.edu
  • Ice Cream
4.5 out of 5
373 ratings
at Penn State (where you can get a degree in ice cream making!); offer a 2-week "short course" training program on ice cream manufacturing...Ben & Jerry are alumni of the short course; strict rule of 1 flavor per cone...only President Bill Clinton who did not know at the time was allowed to mix (he ordered Peachy Paterno & Cherry)
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Vetri Cucina: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Vetri CucinaSee Vetri Cucina Video ($$$$)
(424 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
424 ratings
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Amada: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
AmadaSee Amada Video ($$$)
(1932 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
1932 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
420 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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  • Italian Wedding Soup
    looks good
  • Spaghetti & Meatball
    large portion w/ 2 large meatballs
  • Veal Cutlet ala Parmigiana Sandwich
    a top seller; served on a hoagie bun or half of a loaf of Italian bread; giant-sized; looks good
4.0 out of 5
200 ratings
opened in 1977; local institution; located in "The Run"; "great food at a great price" (from its website); most dishes are from recipes that grandmother brought over from Italy
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Buddakan: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BuddakanSee Buddakan Video ($$$)
(1379 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
1379 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 ($)
(277 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
277 ratings
neighborhood breakfast spot
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City Tavern: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
City TavernSee City Tavern Video ($$)
(773 ratings)

138 S 2nd St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-1443
www.citytavern.com
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
773 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
585 ratings
founded in 1998; Parisian bistro decor
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D's Six Pax & Dogz: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
D's Six Pax & Dogz ($$)
(379 ratings)

1118 S Braddock Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
(412) 241-4666
www.ds6pax.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food (New), Episode: "Pittsburgh, PA"
  • "Hot Valentine" (Hot Dog)
    "K-Boss" kielbasa, sweet potato fries, Sriracha slaw; looks good
4.0 out of 5
379 ratings
since 1999
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Daddypops: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Daddypops ($)
(169 ratings)

232 N York Rd Map It!
Hatboro, PA 19040
(215) 675-9717
  • Scrapple
    scrap parts of the pig blended to pattie-shape; pan-fried or deep fried
4.0 out of 5
169 ratings
diner car built in 1953; Other Recipes: Turkey Salad
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Dandelion Pub: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dandelion PubSee Dandelion Pub Video ($$)
(2172 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
2172 ratings
it's a "gastropub" (a British term for a pub which specializes in high-quality food)
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Deluca's Diner: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Deluca's Diner ($)
(576 ratings)

2015 Penn Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 566-2195
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Pittsburgh"
  • Chocolate Chip Pancake Sundae
  • Mixed Grill
    a top seller; breakfast mash
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
    a top seller
4.0 out of 5
576 ratings
always a line
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Dor-Stop Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Dor-Stop RestaurantSee Dor-Stop Restaurant Video ($)
(425 ratings)

1430 Potomac Ave Map It!
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
(412) 561-9320
dorstoprestaurant.com
  • Hotcakes
    oatmeal; apple cinnamon; banana walnut; pumpkin; "more like cake than pancakes"
  • Jumbot
    "everything in the prep table" hash of stuff and scrambled eggs; a favorite; looks good
  • Raspberry French Toast
    looks good
4.0 out of 5
425 ratings
est. 1986; Guy Fieri's parents eat here
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El Vez: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El VezSee El Vez Video ($$)
(2826 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
2826 ratings
kitschy modern decor
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Federal Donuts: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Federal DonutsSee Federal Donuts Video ($)
(1338 ratings)

1632 Sansom St Map It!
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1101
www.federaldonuts.com
  • Chicken & Donuts
    off-menu item is fried chicken w/ dill-pickle glaze (regular is Korean-style fried chicken)
4.0 out of 5
1338 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
1852 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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Good Dog Bar: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Good Dog BarSee Good Dog Bar Video ($$)
(1172 ratings)

224 S 15th St Map It!
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
1172 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
734 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Brunch)
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