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.
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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.
Quality pub fare and cold craft beers since 2008
For more than six years, Pub & Kitchen one of Philadelphia’s quintessential restaurants for quality dishes, craft beers and elevated brunch offerings.
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.
Eat and explore East Passyunk’s fantastic dining scene
February 22-28View More
East Passyunk Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity to explore the fantastic dining scene in one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods.
Fine dining in the skyline
A sleek, sophisticated restaurant and private event space, R2L sits 500 feet above the city on the 37th floor of Two Liberty Place and features wall-to-wall unobstructed, breathtaking panoramic views that span for over 40 miles.View More
An upscale vintage and antiques bazaar
January 24-25View More
The Clover Market attracts shoppers from all over to its beautifully displayed tents of vintage goods and artisan wares.
The latest location for this award-winning brewery micro-chain
Iron Hill Brewery’s regional craft beer empire comes to Ardmore in Montgomery County with eight beers on tap, six beers visibly brewed onsite and an 11,000 square-foot restaurant that can accommodate 280 people for lunch and dinner.View More
Bucks County dining on the Delaware River
In beautiful Bucks County, the Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar offers a new perspective on our beloved Delaware River with its romantic porch seating. With a contemporary play on comfort food, the Yardley Inn is sure to be on your list of countryside dining destinations.View More
DJs, belly dancing, hookahs and more
A night at the Bside Lounge, shared with Barra Italian Restaurant in Old City, might consist of a lot of things: guest DJs spinning Medina-flavored fusion along with house and techno music, belly dancers accompanied by live percussionists, or a hookah shared with friends.View More
More than 120 restaurants offering three-course meals from $20-35
January 18-23, 25-30 and February 2-4View More
Center City District Restaurant Week returns this winter with delicious, budget conscious meals at more than 120 restaurants from $20-35.
Delicious, contemporary Mexican cuisine in Midtown Village
Lolita brings the flavors of Mexico to Midtown Village. Open since 2004, the restaurant recently underwent a renovation, reopening in 2014 with a new look, a liquor license and an updated, street-food-style menu.View More
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Philadelphia skyline with your meal
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.View More
The original and still among the best
Pat’s claim to fame is that its founder, Pat Olivieri, invented the steak sandwich in 1930. Since then, Pat’s has grown from a little stand at the southern end of South Philly’s Italian Market to one of the most famous cheesesteak shops in the world, albeit still in the same location (and still the only location).View More
Philadelphia’s famous street bustles with restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more
Along South Street, visitors and residents, teenagers and adults, preppies and punk rockers, artists and attorneys all mix seamlessly together. The street is always buzzing no matter if you visit on a Tuesday afternoon or a Friday night.View More
Offering authentic cheesesteaks in North Philadelphia
Located near the campus of Temple University, Sumo Steaks serves up authentic Philly cheesesteaks made with quality ingredients.View More
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.View More
A Philadelphia-centric market offering vintage and antique wares
November 15 – December 20View More
The Philadelphia-centric Franklin Flea market supplies Philadelphia shoppers with its curated selection of vintage and antique wares throughout the year.
Fun and games on the Delaware River
SugarHouse Casino, the first casino in Philadelphia, is located on the picturesque Delaware River waterfront. This premier gaming and entertainment destination, open 24/7, offers a complimentary mix of table games, slots, restaurants and a VIP Lounge.View More