Map all locations Philadelphia Restaurants
Those who think ‘cheesesteak’ when thinking Philly food: Think again. Philadelphia — long known for American history, passionate sports fans and, yes, cheesesteaks — continues to emerge as one of the country’s finest culinary destinations.
More than a decade of development has transformed the region’s dining scene from merely memorable to absolutely abundant. Explore this section to find a restaurant (or a few) for your next visit.
Don’t miss these hotspots
- The South Philly Garden Tour Puts The Spotlight On More Than 16 Public And Private Gardens In South Philly, Saturday, September 6
- Save The Date: Cirque Du Soleil Brings Its Arena Extravaganza Varekai To The Wells Fargo Center For Seven Shows, September 10-14
- Weekend Picks: Friday Night Happenings At The Barnes And PMA, Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Independence Beer Garden, Summer Concert At City Tap House, Spruce Street Harbor Park And More
- The Philadelphia Flea Market Fills The Kimmel Center With Antique And Vintage Treasures, This Saturday, August 23
- The Brandywine River Museum Of Art Opens A New Exhibit Spotlighting Charles Burchfield And An Installation By Matthew Jensen, Saturday, August 23
- Reminder: The Second-To-Last Week Of The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Hits Independence Beer Garden Today, August 22 At 4 P.M.
- Tonight Picks: Go Taney Dragons(!), Free Concert At Spruce Street Harbor Park, Outdoor Movie Screenings, Pop-Up Alfreso Dinner Parties Across Philadelphia And More
- Contest Alert: Enter To Win A Free Trapeze Class For Two With Fly School Circus Arts Via Philly 360°
- Save The Date: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Fall Festival Returns To The Navy Yard With A Yards Beer Garden, The Franklin Flea Market And More, Saturday, September 20
- The Ukrainian Folk Festival Returns To Horsham With Traditional Performances, Vendors, Food And More, Sunday, August 24
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America’s oldest farmers’ market
Established in 1892 at 12th and Arch Streets, Reading Terminal is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmers’ market. Today, this indoor foodie paradise is a one-stop shop for everything from local produce and meats to artisanal cheeses and incredibly delicious desserts and baked goods. It’s also home to the “best sandwich in America.”
Intimate East Passyunk location for Top Chef winner
Philadelphia’s East Passyunk neighborhood is proud to welcome a Top Chef to the neighborhood. Chef Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef New Orleans, continues his winning-streak with the modern French-influenced American BYOB Laurel.
Outdoor retreat just steps from Independence Mall
Independence Beer Garden (IBG) is a 20,000-square-foot outdoor retreat overlooking the Liberty Bell Center and Independence National Historical Park.
A glistening specialty food emporium providing a veritable feast for the senses
The Di Bruno Bros. specialty store on Chestnut Street is an absolute must-see if you appreciate food. At all. Seriously. This place is very close to a boutique foodies heaven.
Part bar, part culinary showcase near Rittenhouse Square
It’s a simple formula: Local beer and in-house-infused liquors (“Pub”) and mouth-watering gourmet fare (“Kitchen”).
The critical favorite brings Israeli cuisine to Society Hill
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.
The Iron Chef’s first American restaurant
The restaurant’s namesake and head chef, Morimoto (of Food Network’s Iron Chef fame), has created a menu offering the very best in contemporary Japanese cusine. While regulars flock here for the exquisitely prepared sushi, Morimoto offers diners a broad spectrum of flavors that delve beyond nigiri and sashimi.
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ first Philadelphia restaurant
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.
One of the nation’s most acclaimed Italian restaurants
Star chef Marc Vetri’s titular restaurant is considered one of America’s finest Italian restaurants. If you find yourself at a table here, consider yourself very lucky.
Stephen Starr’s popular Rittenhouse Square bistro pays homage to Paris
With Parc, famed restaurateur Stephen Starr brings a certain je ne sais quoi to Rittenhouse Square. Parc offers an authentic French bistro experience, fully equipped with a chic Parisian ambiance and gorgeous sidewalk seating overlooking the Square.
Honey happy hour, food trucks, mead-making and more
Presented by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, the Philadelphia Honey Festival is bigger than ever this year with three days of bee-related activities at three locations across the city.View More
September 6-7: All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”
Expect to taste your way through a competitive line-up of soups and other mushroom dishes prepared by local restaurateurs on Sunday, and you won’t want to miss what the group of celebrity chefs and culinary arts students will be serving up throughout the festival.View More
Italian with a side of opera
First opened in 1933, Victor Cafe is the only restaurant in Philadelphia that continues the old world tradition of waiters and waitress performing operatic arias for diners each and every night.View More
Malaysian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese and Thai flavors at a Chinatown BYOB
A casual but funky atmosphere complements the Malaysian cuisine with Thai and Indian accents at Banana Leaf. A great alternative to an Italian BYOB, this Chinatown hotspot will meet all of your dinner group needs, from a date to a full-sized party.View More
Freshly made artisanal breads and season ingredients from the team behind Fork
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.View More
Cuban, Latin and Carribean flavors collide
Latin-American and Caribbean plates are the specialty at Mixto, a neighborhood favorite on Antique Row on Pine Street.View More
A Northern Liberties gastropub with Jazz Brunch Sundays
Formerly a corner-bar relic in Northern Liberties, Jerry’s Bar has been transformed into a raved-about gastropub serving house-smoked meats, bistro bar favorites and a stellar brunch.View More
Soul-satisfying southern cuisine on South Street
The charming bar and lounge restaurant has been a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2000. Its southern comfort cuisine has a built a reputation as being among the best in the city.View More
Sample some of Philly’s best BBQ outside the ballpark
The annual Stephen Starr-Garry Maddox Barbecue Challenge pits some of the city’s best BBQ dishes against each other — then has attendees vote on the best. Bonus: It’s all for a good cause.View More
Stellar food and drink just off the Avenue of the Arts
Fancy drinks in a stylish setting are just the beginning at Medi-Latin eatery Valanni Social, which boasts one of the best late-night snacks in town — a feast of roasted feta, Greek olives, hummus and pita, spicy pulled-chicken empanadas and grilled adobo beef kebobs.View More