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Historic Philadelphia: restaurants

  • 2nd Story Brewing

    Brewery, restaurant and bar in Old City

    A local farmer teamed up with her beer-brewing son-in-law to open this working brewery, restaurant and bar. View More
  • Amada

    Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant

    Amada by Iron Chef Jose Garces

    At Old City’s Amada, chef Jose Garces has created the city’s grandest tapas restaurant, complete with a wall of wooden sangria casks, cured hams and cheeses hanging over the main bar and a menu that ranges from traditional — tortilla espanola, Spanish olives, warm fava bean salad — to edgy — foie gras flatbreads and artichoke and spinach empanadas.

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  • Azalea

    Delicious dining overlooking Independence National Historical Park

    Azalea Restaurant

    Azalea offers a lavish atmosphere and a delightful menu in the Omni Hotel

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  • Barra Restaurant

    A great choice for date night or a business dinner in Old City

    Barra specializes in brick-oven pizzas and Italian beer, along with delicate pastas and handcrafted cocktails.

    This Old City resto-lounge specializes in brick-oven pizzas and Italian beer, along with delicate pastas and handcrafted cocktails.

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  • Bierstube German Tavern

    A haven for German brews and food

    Brats, burgers and brews are the staple of this Old City bar, holding one of the most expansive German beer selections in Philadelphia.

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  • Bistro Romano

    Upscale Italian food served with live music

    Candlelight, live piano music on Friday and Saturday nights and a private table for two in the wine cellar make Bistro Romano a must for romance.

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  • Blackbird Pizzeria

    Pies for the vegan set

    An operation completely free of animal products, Blackbird specializes in takeout fare — pizzas, sandwiches, wings, fries — so rarely available to those who practice a vegan diet.

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  • Bleu Martini

    Nightlife, restaurant, bar and club in Old City

    This restaurant, bar and club bathed in cobalt blue offers a VIP scene and an edgy DJ soundtrack.

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  • Buddakan

    Where creativity and cachet loom large

    Buddakan

    A towering gilded statue of the Buddha generates elegant calm in this 175-seat, Pan Asian restaurant from restaurateur Stephen Starr

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  • Capofitto

    Neopolitan-style pizza in Old City

    The crew behind Philadelphia’s beloved gelato mini-chain, Capogiro, wows with their Neapolitan-style pizza from a custom wood-fired oven.

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  • Chart House

    Seafood restaurant with a panoramic view of the Delaware River waterfront

    Seafood, a selection of pastas and meats, and a wide range of gluten-free options attract patrons for brunch, happy hour and dinner at Chart House.

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  • City Tavern

    Colonial America is recreated at this authentic tavern in Old City

    City Tavern

    Our Founding Fathers’ favorite haunt — and the fuel-provider during the writing of the Declaration of Independence, City Tavern recreates the Colonial Philadelphia experience

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  • Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar

    Comfort food and almost 100 bottles of whiskey

    There’s close to 100 bottles of whiskey at Cooperage Wine and Whiskey Bar, but don’t forget about the food.

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  • Cuba Libre

    A little bit of Old Havana in Old City

    Cuba Libre

    This popular Old City spot is designed to resemble a street scene in Havana — and you can’t beat the mojitos.

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  • DiNardo’s Famous Crabs

    Shell-cracking seafood in Old City since 1976

    The famous hot and spicy Baltimore-style crabs at DiNardo's.

    A Philadelphia tradition since 1976, family-owned DiNardo’s Famous Crabs in Old City is widely known for their shell-cracking feasts.

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  • Eulogy Belgian Tavern

    Serving up Philadelphia’s largest beer selection with over 400 available options

    Old City’s Eulogy Belgian Tavern serves up Philadelphia’s largest selection of beer with over 400 options to choose from.

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  • Farmicia

    Delicious, organic cuisine in Old City

    Farmicia

    A green-thumbed tribute to sustainable cuisine in the heart of Old City

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  • Fork

    A stylish New American bistro and Old City anchor

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    A stylish New American bistro and Old City anchor

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  • High Street on Market

    Freshly made artisanal breads and seasonal ingredients from the team behind Fork

    The house-baked breads of High Street on Market.

    Since opening in the fall of 2013, High Street on Market by the team from Fork has garnered praise for serving high-quality fare and innovative baked goods.

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  • Independence After Hours

    A sneak peek at Philadelphia’s history

    The Independence After Hours tour through Historic Philadelphia.

    May 27 – October 22, 2016
    Prepare yourself for a V.I.P. night…Colonial style! Enjoy a delicious, three-course meal at historic City Tavern, before heading out on an evening of adventure at Independence Hall.

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  • Independence Beer Garden

    Cold beer and tasty food steps from Independence Mall

    Independence Beer Garden is a massive new outdoor retreat in Philadelphia's most historic neighborhood.

    Independence Beer Garden is an outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park that supplies America’s most historic square mile with a destination for casual alfresco eating, drinking and playing.

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  • Jones

    Upscale comfort food in a retro chic environment

    Jones interior

    Shaggy, stylish décor and unfussy, upscale comfort food are the focus at this moderately priced, 70s-themed restaurant.

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  • Keating’s Rope & Anchor,
    Bar + Kitchen

    Waterfront dining at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing

    For a waterfront dining experience, look no further than Keating’s Rope & Anchor, Bar + Kitchen at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.

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  • La Famiglia

    An Old City landmark for fine Italian cuisine

    La Famiglia

    For more than 30 years, La Famiglia has been one of Philadelphia’s top culinary institutions.

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  • LaScala’s Restaurant and Bar

    Fresh, home-style Italian-American comfort food in historic Philadelphia

    Since 2005, LaScala’s Restaurant and Bar has been serving up quality Italian-American home-style cuisine in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.

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  • Marrakesh

    Awesome Moroccan cuisine and a full bar

    Marrakesh offers Moroccan cuisine, an extensive vegetarian menu, a full bar and seven-course dinners.

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  • Morgan’s Pier

    Perfect summer dining and nightlife on the Delaware River Waterfront

    Morgan's Pier is named after George C. Morgan, the first person to cross the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    One of Philadelphia’s most popular summer hotspots, Morgan’s Pier is an oasis of craft beer, delicious food and incredible live music on the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Moshulu

    Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal

    Moshulu

    Docked permanently at Penn’s Landing on the Delaware River Waterfront, the Moshulu is a restaurant that deserves a spot on your must-visit list. A Philadelphia landmark, the Moshulu is world’s oldest and largest four-masted Tall Ship.

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  • National Mechanics

    Nostalgic cuisine with a side of humor

    National Mechanics

    Oozing with authenticity — and a healthy doze of eccentricty — National Mechanics serves outstanding beer alongside old-school favorites like grilled cheese with tomato soup.

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  • Panorama

    Sample all the best flavors of Northern Italy at the Penn’s View Hotel in Old City

    Tucked within the historic Penn’s View Hotel in Old City is Panorama, a romantic trattoria-style restaurant with a massive wine list to complement its Italian meals.

    Tucked within the historic Penn’s View Hotel in Old City is Panorama, a romantic trattoria-style restaurant with a massive wine list to complement its Italian meals.

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  • Pizzeria Stella

    Stephen Starr’s Headhouse Square restaurant focuses on gourmet pies

    Pizzeria Stella

    Combining Philadelphia’s love of pizza and Stephen Starr restaurants, the restaurateur has opened Pizzeria Stella, a gourmet-minded, neighborhood pizza shop.

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  • Positano Coast

    A bit of the Mediterranean coast in Old City

    Positano Coast offers a great list of creative cocktails, perfect for sampling during their Happy Hour

    Surrounded by a serene backdrop reminiscent of the Amalfi Coast, Positano Coast in Old City offers inspired Mediterranean cuisine and seafood.

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  • Radicchio Café

    Bright Italian BYOB on the edge of Old City

    BYOB Dining at Radicchio Café

    Located on the outskirts of the bustling neighborhood of Old City, Radicchio Café is a hidden gem among dozens of Center City BYOBs. Make no mistake: plenty of people know about and love Radicchio. When you go, you’ll witness this — there are always parties waiting patiently for their tables outside the restaurant’s large, glass windows.

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  • Sassafras Bar

    A classic Philly neighborhood bar in Old City

    Serving Philadelphians for more than 35 years, Sassafras Bar offers a small but eclectic menu, along with a serious selection of single-malt scotches, whiskeys and bourbons.

    Serving Philadelphians for more than 35 years, this Old City classic offers a small but eclectic menu along with a serious selection of single-malt scotches, whiskeys and bourbons. Old-school charm, bartenders proficient in classic cocktails and a speakeasy vibe make for a perfect all-night hangout.

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  • Sonny’s Famous Steaks

    The late-night cheesesteak shop in Philly’s Old City neighborhood

    Sonny’s serves up cheesesteaks of all sorts, rib-eye burgers, cheese fries and onion rings to residents, visitors and partyers who need to fuel up before going down for the night.

    What Pat’s, Geno’s and Tony Luke’s are to South Philly, Sonny’s Famous Steaks is to bar-filled Old City. Open until 3:00 a.m. on weekends, Sonny’s serves up cheesesteaks of all sorts, rib-eye burgers, cheese fries and onion rings to partyers who need to fuel up before going down for the night.

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  • Spruce Street Harbor Park

    The hammock-filled haven on the Delaware River

    Spruce Street Harbor Park is an outdoor summer oasis at Penn's Landing.

    Now open
    Blockbuster waterfront attraction Spruce Street Harbor Park returns for its third year, bringing an ultimate hangout – and hammock-lounging – spot to the Delaware River Waterfront.

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  • Stratus Lounge

    Enjoy DJ-spun music every weekend at this posh spot

    Eleven stories above the city’s most historical treasures, party people dance to the sounds of DJ-spun music every Friday and Saturday night at Stratus Lounge.

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  • Talula’s Daily

    High quality on-the-go grub on Washington Square

    Grab fresh, local ingredients and tasty, on-the-go meals at Talula's Daily.

    Talula’s Daily is both a market and a cafe featuring coffee, sandwiches, salads and cheeses.

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  • Talula’s Garden

    The oasis that feels like the country

    Born of the famed Talula’s Table in Chester County, this farm-to-table oasis feels like the country right between city buildings.

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  • The Bourse

    A historic building on Independence Mall with a food court and specialty shops

    Stopping for lunch at The Bourse.

    Located adjacent to Philadelphia’s historic Independence Mall, the Bourse offers a convenient resting spot while you sight-see. The 105-year-old Victorian building — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — houses a food court and specialty shops.

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  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The ever-popular Old City institution

    Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar

    The creative cocktails and imaginative décor at this diner-made-martini bar creates an atmosphere all its own, making it one of the hottest night spots in Old City.

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  • The Franklin Fountain

    Restored soda fountain featuring delicious homemade ice cream

    Since 2004, the Berley Brothers have been supplying Philadelphia with scoops of tradition and old-timey flavors at their Old City ice cream shop.

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  • The Khyber

    A gritty little bar in the middle of Old City

    While many of the bars and clubs in Old City have only opened in recent years, the Khyber is truly an original — the institution dates back to the 19th century.

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  • The Plough & The Stars

    An Irish pub and restaurant in Old City

    On nice days, don't miss outdoor seating under The Plough & The Stars' umbrellas.

    An Old City mainstay, The Plough and The Stars often features live music by the fire and packed nights by the bar. Be sure to check out the menu of traditional Irish pub fare including fish and chips, Guinness casserole and Irish-style curry.

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  • The Twisted Tail

    Modern southern cuisine, bourbon and blues in Headhouse Square

    Enjoy a soulful meal at Twisted Tail on South Street.

    Serving southern-inspired comfort food on historic Headhouse Square, the Twisted Tail is known for delicious eats, fine bourbon and live music.

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  • Wawa Hoagie Day

    Celebrate Wawa Welcome America! with 5 tons of hoagies

    The crowd enjoys free hoagies during Wawa Hoagie Day.

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    One of the tastier events taking place during the Wawa Welcome America! festival, the 24th annual Wawa Hoagie Day features 5 tons of hoagies and plenty of happy, hungry visitors.

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  • Wedge + Fig

    Get cheeses from around the world at this BYOB bistro

    Cheese lovers revel in the global selections at this small bistro.

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  • Zahav

    The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill

    Zahav

    A modern Israeli restaurant, Zahav — which means gold in Hebrew — offers authentic Middle Eastern fare in a family-style dining setting typical of the region.

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