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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Tapas Restaurant
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“Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Its a dance club, bar and good place to hang out all in one. Food is tasty too. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“One of our favorite spots in old city... well we do love them all, but the drinks here are the best. Ask for Pat when your sitting at the bar. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Continental restaurant known for farm-to-table fare, creative drinks & weekend brunch.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“Cuba Libre opened its first location in Old City, Philadelphia in 2000, giving guests a passport to Cuba's intriguing flavors and culture. The cuisines of different ethnicities have been gently simmered in the cultural cauldron of Cuba to create what is now the Criollo (home-style) cuisine of the island. They often have free or low-cost dance events!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Arcade
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“This a huge Adult and Kid friendly arcade place. It has a full bar and the food is your typical bar food. Very fun place to hang out and play some games.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Sophisticated New American cuisine that includes a popular brunch served amid sleek modern decor.”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Historic spot with a nice selection of traditional dishes! Great atmosphere. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.... everything is special. If you arent in the mood for a sit down meal, hit up their fresh baked goods counter and buy some bread! Its the best in the city. We love the Onion Boule”
  • 18 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“$$$ - Stephen Starr's first restaurant serves an eclectic menu & classic martinis in a neo-diner space. Great Spot. Crispy Calamari Salad and the Seared Tuna. Espresso Martinis and the Astronaut made with Tang! Great spot for people watching! Indoor and outdoor seating.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Chinese Restaurant
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“Locally famous for Chinese and Szechuan foods. The Dan Dan Noodles are the thing to try! Worth the drive. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sassafras has great food, great live jazz and top flight scotch. A very friendly place to relax and listen to some cool music. A single female can feel comfortable here.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“With a name like Khyber Pass, you may not be sure what you're going to find. What you get is well damn good creole / southern cooking in a restaurant space next to a relaxed local bar. PRO TIP: They have some great vegan options too!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food and a really good steak sandwich (outside of going to South Philly) ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“A venue for all sorts of innovative performance. There's a bar/restaurant on site, and an outdoor beer garden during the warmer months. FringeArts curates the Philly Fringe Festival for a couple weeks each September, with a dizzying number of shows all over the city (some at FringeArts, some at other theaters, some at weird locations--public libraries, churches, parks, the homes of random individuals).”
  • 9 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“La Peg has a great selection of food, and if you are not yet hungry, enjoy a refreshing drink at their outside bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend