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  • A la Maison Bistro

    A French bistro BYOB right on the Main Line

    A la Maison Bistro is the place to go for French comfort food.

    Francophiles, take note: Ardmore’s A la Maison Bistro is offering up some tasty French dishes on the Main Line.

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  • Angelino’s Restaurant & Pizzeria

    Bring your own bottle and down Italian comfort food

    Those with a craving for pasta with homemade sauce, oven-baked pizzas, fresh sandwiches and a neighborhood atmosphere go to this bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) shop.

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  • Ants Pants Cafe

    A breakfast, lunch and brunch eatery on South Street West that now also serves dinner

    This Australian-inspired cafe dishes out sumptuous breakfast options (served all day long) as well as a collection of Aussie drinks and sweet potato fries that keep diners raving.

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  • Audrey Claire

    Simplistic Mediterranean BYOB off Rittenhouse Square

    Audrey Claire

    When Audrey Claire opened on a quiet corner in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood nearly ten years ago, the restaurant was quick to turn heads.

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  • Bibou

    A casual South Philly BYOB serving lovingly prepared, rustic French food

    Bibou

    The labor of love of husband-and-wife team Charlotte and Pierre Calmels (former executive chef at Le Bec-Fin), Bibou serves delicately prepared, rustic French bistro fare in a casual space in South Philadelphia.

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  • Bistro La Baia

    An Italian BYOB with popular outdoor seating in warmer months

    The familial service and the lobster ravioli are just two of the many reasons this cozy Italian BYOB has been a neighborhood mainstay for nearly 15 years.

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  • BlueCat

    This Latin-American BYOB is the cat’s meow

    The husband-and-wife restaurant veterans who own this sunny BYOB share their love of Latin food, along with their affection for their Russian Blue cat, evidenced by the huge mural of the feline. The lunch, dinner and brunch dishes range from empanadas and arroz con pollo to salads and sandwiches.

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  • Bufad Pizza

    Pizza that will light up your tastebuds

    Outside Bufad Pizza in Callowhill.

    When you’re looking to nail a pizza craving to the wall, Nothing in the vicinity even comes close to Bufad’s crispy, crackly Neapolitan pies or scissor-snipped Roman slices.

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  • Cafe Fulya

    Tremendous Turkish

    The warm owner who lends her name to this quaint Second Street shop does all her own cooking, meaning you’re never far from a fresh-brewed mug, a flaky pastry or an authentic Turkish breakfast plate.

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  • Caffe Valentino

    Italian comfort food and hospitable, homey environs

    Smells of authentic Pugliese cuisine waft through this newly expanded BYOB. Even with the addition of a second floor, Caffe Valentino retains a warm, homey atmosphere, complementing comfort dishes such as risotto with sautéed mussels, shrimp and calamari in white wine sauce. Outdoor seating tempts passersby in warmer months, and each Tuesday, guests enjoy a wallet-friendly four-course dinner.

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  • Cochon

    Perfect for pork lovers

    French for “pig,” this one-room, open-kitchen BYOB is justly known for its hearty offerings, with an emphasis on the pork. Must-tries include bacon mashed potatoes, grilled spare ribs and, from the Sunday brunch menu, deep-fried oysters with bacon mayo.

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  • Cucina Forte

    Go for gnocchi gold

    This homey Italian BYOB is best known for chef-owner Maria Forte’s amazing ricotta gnocchi, pillow pasta that The Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic Craig La Ban referred to as “weightless wonders of the dumpling world.” After those doughy delights, regulars recommend any of the day’s specials.

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  • Dmitri’s

    Classic Greek eats

    Philadelphia’s third location of this mini Greek chain sports a BYOB policy (like the original in Queen Village) and serves classic Greek dishes, including lamb, kebob, grilled octopus and spinach pie.

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  • Doma

    Sophisticated sushi

    Korean tacos at Doma.

    Korean and Japanese cooking meets and mingles at Doma, a sophisticated neighborhood BYO sushi parlor.

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  • El Zarape

    Simple eats from south of the border

    Hungry patrons can count on hearty portions of authentic Mexican cuisine from breakfast until dinner in a simple dining room with big, perfect-for-people-watching windows. Next door, the grocery store stocks pastries and staples.

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  • Figs

    Flavors of the Mediterranean

    Still a relatively well-kept neighborhood secret, this cozy corner BYOB dishes out Mediterranean food in an authentic Moroccan setting.

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  • Fond

    Sophisticated new American cuisine with flecks of French influence

    Diners relax and indulge in New American cuisine at this BYOB spot, focusing on inventive flavors and eye-catching presentation. Those who save room are rewarded with decadent desserts and French press coffee.

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  • FrancoLuigi’s Pizzeria & High Note Café

    Pasta and pizza with a side of opera

    People visit the High Note Café for a side of live opera or piano with their house-made gnocchi. Owner Franco Borda (a.k.a., “The Singing Chef”) will have it no other way. This family-owned Passyunk Square restaurant serves up authentic Italian cuisine in their musical dining room and crave-worthy pizzas and sandwiches from the attached FrancoLuigi’s Pizzeria.

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  • Garces Trading Company

    The Iron Chef opens an all-in-one culinary destination and wine boutique

    Garces Trading Company

    Situated in a large space in the Washington Square West neighborhood, Garces Trading Company — a gourmet market and cafe — is the sixth Philadelphia restaurant by Iron Chef Jose Garces.

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  • Hickory Lane

    Three squares of seasonal bites

    The menu changes frequently at this neighborhood fave, which uses in-season ingredients for lunch, dinner and brunch.

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  • Honest Tom’s Tacos

    Food truck turned laid-back taqueria

    Honest Tom's

    “Honest” Tom McCusker parlayed a successful food truck into this low-key, living room-chill taqueria, which doles out the tortilla-wrapped goodness from morning (breakfast tacos!) to evening. Breakfast tacos overflowingwith bacon, potatoes, tomatoes and fresh guacamole draw crowds from all over the city. BYO Tecate, leaving the hot sauce to them.

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  • Honey’s Sit ‘N’ Eat

    Homestyle Southern food worth the wait

    With plates packed with latkes, grits, challah French toast and drop biscuits with sausage gravy, it’s amazing the crowds aren’t even larger.

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  • Honey’s Sit ‘n Eat

    Breakfast and lunch comfort fare comes to Graduate Hosptial

    Honey's Sit 'n Eat

    This Honey’s is the second Honey’s location. The original location opened in Northern Liberties in 2005, and has basically been overflowing for breakfast and lunch service at 4th and Brown ever since.

    The new location has pretty much the same menu as the original — look out for delicious favorites like Challah French Toast, Brisket Soft Tacos, Fried Green Tomatoes, Country Fried Steak, Patty Melts, Milkshakes and a lot more — but the new location is larger than the original, so we’re hoping the waits on weekends won’t be as long.

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  • Indian Restaurant

    Graduate Hospital’s go-to restaurant for delicious Indian fare

    This BYOB delivers what its name promises. The staff is attentive; the menu is fresh, healthy and vegetarian-friendly; and the portions are perfect for leftovers.

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  • Isabel

    Mexi-Cali flavor

    This BYOB, from the owners of nearby Asian fave Trio, doesn’t stick to one avenue of Mexican cooking — traditional dishes have their place alongside modern twists on Latin sabor.

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  • Izumi

    Stylish spot for super sushi and small plates

    The owners of nearby restaurant Paradiso created South Philly’s answer to posh sushi spots. The richly appointed Japanese bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot looks out to the Singing Fountain, where diners can eat in the warm-weather months. Though the extensive menu pleases all sushi lovers, the inventive small-plate specialties like rock shrimp tempura draw adventurous diners.

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  • Jamaican Jerk Hut

    Delicious Carribean food accompanied by equally delightful outdoor dining

    Jamaican Jerk Hut

    The Jamaican Jerk Hut is an extremely friendly BYOB restaurant specializing in authentic Caribbean food.

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  • Karina’s

    Home-style Italian cuisine, with Spanish and South American touches

    This small, friendly BYOB offers its diners a home-style Italian menu, with a splash of Spanish and South American dishes thrown in for good measure. House-made breads and pastas soak up the savory sauces appearing in most dishes, from marinara and brown gravy to garlic wine and porcini mushroom sauces.

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  • Khmer Kitchen

    True Cambodian

    This area has a large Cambodian population, and their cuisine is well-represented by Khmer Kitchen, a small family-run BYO.

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  • King of Tandoor

    Casual, comfortable Indian BYOB

    KoT doesn’t limit itself by region, serving a mix of straight-up South Asian options in a casual BYO setting.

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