Philadelphia’s famous street bustles with restaurants, galleries and a whole lot more
The most popular area of South Street runs 10 blocks between Front Street and 10th Street.
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.
Business people saunter down the block from nearby Washington Square West and Society Hill to mingle with their more Bohemian counterparts for lunch, while visitors flock to the area to savor their first Philly cheesesteak at Jim’s and residents stop by The Chef’s Market for some groceries.
Mirroring this diverse mix of fun-to-watch pedestrians is a wonderfully eclectic lineup of over 300 shops and more than 60 eateries, cafes and bars. Most stores are independently owned and have similarly minded signage.
The area’s restaurants reflect the various ethnic flavors of several nearby neighborhoods. There are also several performance venues featuring fringe theater and live music.
Take your teenagers to South Street and you might even get them to a museum. (They’ll love the Mummer’s Museum at 2nd and Washington.)
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
507 S. 8th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147
- Laff House
- Screenings Under The Stars
Summer Movie Series at Penn’s Landing
- The Athenaeum of Philadelphia
- Dream Garden
- The Powel House
- Washington Square
- Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church
- Presbyterian Historical Society Library & Collections
- The Philadelphia Contributionship
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Restaurants & Dining