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Center City Philadelphia Restaurants

Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
2100 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Husbands birthday. Food was outstanding and service was top notch. More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1704 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Double Knot. Every aspect of our evening was fabulous service by Meg, great cocktails and try the tasting menu and if you are adventurous let your server pick your courses it will be fun and very tasty. Thanks for a great meal and a terrific night out. Can’t wait to come again More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1345 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Dining Out for Life More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
5970 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Fabulous experience! Bryan is the most professional and knowledgeable waiter we have had anywhere in a very, very long time. Definitely request him! More

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
1225 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Great meal! They were very knowledgeable about dietary restrictions and very accommodating. More

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MorimotoMorimoto
5135 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

The omakase never disappoints! The fusion of flavors take you on a wondrous journey from beginning to end. Every dish is thoughtfully prepared and fresh. The Japanese wagyu course melts in your mouth. You’ll walk away completely satisfied without feeling weighted down. The service is top notch and the atmosphere has a cool vibe without being pretentious. I wish I could afford to eat here everyday, but I’m happy to visit on special occasions. More

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Vernick Coffee BarVernick Coffee Bar
80 reviews
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Café | Center City, Philadelphia

I hesitate to recommend it only because I don't want it to get crowded! This is a GREAT addition to the neighborhood. I have been there several times for lunch and twice for breakfast. The food is perfect...only a few selections, perfectly prepared with a light and deft touch. The space is light and soaring and it is possible to actually have a conversation with your dining partners. I have used it mostly for professional entertaining, and it is perfect for that. I also wouldn't hesitate to meet a friend there. I am very very glad to have this option. I'm a big fan of Vernick as well..in fact on more than one occasion I have "double Vernicked" More

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LacroixLacroix
2386 reviews
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Continental | Center City, Philadelphia

Fine food and service in a beautiful setting More

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IndeBlue - PhiladelphiaIndeBlue - Philadelphia
1526 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great time. Will return. Tasting menu was awesome. More

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The DandelionThe Dandelion
5145 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Center City, Philadelphia

Our Server Michael was on point, attentive, and an overall great host. More

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El VezEl Vez
4699 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

We went for dinner after seeing a play so it was late, around 10:30PM. At that time the restaurant felt more bar-like and was very loud, so it maybe quieter earlier in the evening. Our waiter was very good and food came out in a reasonable time. The fresh salsa was fantastic, and the empanadas we tried were great too. Our entrees were also very good. My wife’s margarita was very “limey” and sour so she didn’t enjoy it very much but the drink I ordered was very good, so it may be they are trying for something outside the traditional margarita. Overall great experience but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a quiet evening dinner. More

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Trattoria CarinaTrattoria Carina
144 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Overall very nice place. Beautiful and light inside. Food was great. Meatball was a very good appetizer. Had fantastic service as well. It was timely but they didn’t push you out. Will go back! More

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P.S. & Co.P.S. & Co.
217 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

We shared the Imperial Roll which was perfect for two persons. The kale pesto pizza was also delicious. What was amazing was the cookie for dessert, Pistachio Mocha cookie, my only suggestion was to have it more room temperature, but still outstanding. More

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Little Nonna'sLittle Nonna's
2501 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

This was my second time at Little Nonna's and they certainly did not disappoint. I went for Nonna's Spaghetti and Meatballs, and it were delicious. If you come and you're hungry, definitely go for that dish. The portion is ridiculous, two massive meatballs on top of a pile of spaghetti and their homemade meat sauce. I also forgot Little Nonna's was not BYO having I confidently walked in with a bottle of red, without realizing that might have not been the best move. No worries though, the hostess informed me that yoy can bring your own bottle, but that includes paying their corking fee, which wasn't bad at all. Overall, great experience. I highly recommend. Also, ask to sit outback on their heated patio. Great vibes, and very romantic. More

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Charlie was a sinner.Charlie was a sinner.
1098 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Center City, Philadelphia

Very cool vibe. Loved the drink selections, excellent service. Can’t believe this is vegan! More

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Sampan - PhiladelphiaSampan - Philadelphia
3583 reviews
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Asian | Center City, Philadelphia

Always great. Great Food Great Service More

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The Prime RibThe Prime Rib
3740 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The prime rib was delectable: so tender and well-flavored. The onion soup hit all the right notes: savory, oniony, and satisfying. The sides were delicious: very cream mashed potatoes, crunchy potato skins, and a good selection of vegetables. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. The elegant, calming setting was perfect for our anniversary dinner. More

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Kanella GrillKanella Grill
253 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Dinner with my wife prior to heading over to the Wells Fargo Center to see Justin Timberlake. First, we have been dining at Kanella over the years, as a pre-show spot. The Grill is their latest evolution, and worked well for us on this night. We ordered the Dips of the Day, a choice of 3 different dips to go with pita bread, which was a delicious starter. I had the Lamb Kofta kebab platter, as recommended by the waiter, which was terrific. My wife also had a kebab (chicken) which she enjoyed. The waiter (wish i remembered his name) was very helpful, and attentive - all his recommendations hit. The space is nice, open, feels 'Mediterranean', with a casual cool vibe. Noise was low to moderate - very easy to have a great conversation in. More

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Davio's - PhiladelphiaDavio's - Philadelphia
3048 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great experience for my father in laws 69th birthday, very accommodating for our two young children More

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The Capital Grille - PhiladelphiaThe Capital Grille - Philadelphia
4535 reviews
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Awesome as always! More

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Bar BombonBar Bombon
725 reviews
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Vegan | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent service , excellent food. Great atmosphere , wonderful appetizers More

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Estia - PhiladelphiaEstia - Philadelphia
6085 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

It was an amazing meal! We loved the Estia chips and the fish was fresh and cooked well. Will definitely be back More

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Barbuzzo RestaurantBarbuzzo Restaurant
4634 reviews
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Mediterranean | Center City, Philadelphia

Everything we have had here was excellent. The pizzas are great but don't leave out the sheep's milk ricotta with charred bread. I could have eaten just that all night. More

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Pub & KitchenPub & Kitchen
361 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Food and service we're great! We will be back soon More

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Bud & Marilyn'sBud & Marilyn's
2767 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Server was absolutely spectacular and the food and drink are always solid More

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KinmeKinme
34 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Our second visit was just as delightful as our first last month. The food is fresh and creative! This time we tried the crispy duck tacos and the salmon sundae, both very flavorful. As at our previous visit to Kinme, we had to order the Annie roll and the School of Rock roll, they were so memorable. Unusual and unexpected combinations, perfect bites that satisfy. Can't wait to return! More

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Midnight IrisMidnight Iris
63 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Service and food are excellent. All around a fun and relaxing time. More

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Urban Farmer- PhiladelphiaUrban Farmer- Philadelphia
1182 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Wonderful atmosphere and food delicious best steak restaurant in prolly More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
57 reviews
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Cute place, really busy. Great food and service More

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Ocean Prime - PhiladelphiaOcean Prime - Philadelphia
3016 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

My husband and I had a such a great tonight!! As my husband would say from start to finish, it was absolutely divine! From the warm bread to the dessert...it was such a great meal! Device was excellent, from Jeremy was a great waiter and the other staff were working so hard! Enjoyed everything! More

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Effie's RestaurantEffie's Restaurant
460 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing experience. Parking was easy to find and free a couple blocks from the restaurant, staff was friendly, food was amazing, and atmosphere was very homey. We were seated upstairs and it was quiet and exclusive. Overall great experience. Highly recommend. More

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Vesper Sporting Club - Center CityVesper Sporting Club - Center City
28 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

I had a ball I can’t thank you guys enough ! I just wanna relive that day ! More

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Xiandu Thai Fusion CuisineXiandu Thai Fusion Cuisine
309 reviews
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Thai | Center City, Philadelphia

Highly recommend Xiandu! Everything was great. Including Brian our waiter! We will be back! More

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Thanal Indian TavernThanal Indian Tavern
65 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

Initial impression is this restaurant has tempted me for months with the aromatic flavors that vent out into the street. The noise volume was low and quiet for 9pm, manager was prompt and welcoming, and our server was the personality of a star. Our server was named Sean and he enthusiastically answered our questions and described the menu very concisely and accurately. Incredible tasting food. My friend and I really like flavorful, spicy, and variety. This was 100! More

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JamoneraJamonera
1695 reviews
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Spanish | Center City, Philadelphia

This was a birthday dinner for my sister and her husband and their first time at Jamonera. They loved every dish especially the delicious paella. Happy to see Jamonera is now on the map for them! A winner! More

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Bleu SushiBleu Sushi
279 reviews
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was amazing! We went there in the spur of the moment and it was amazing. Food and service were both outstanding! More

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Alpen RoseAlpen Rose
21 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing atmosphere. Small restaurant that seats perhaps 40 or so. We sat at the bar and the bartender was great. The food is simple but absolutely amazing. I would strongly recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner out or important business meal. It is on the pricier end of things but rightly so. Great place and nothing negative to say about it! More

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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - Philadelphia
7007 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Service was stellar! From the bar to our table... that’s what service is all about! They even signed a card for us because I had told them it was our anniversary! We will go back! Food was special! Excellent excellent steak!! More

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Lolita RestaurantLolita Restaurant
1108 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

I was there to celebrate my friend’s birthday. We were interrupted by an event I was unaware of. Someone came to my table and interrupted our conversation and would not leave trying to get us to donate money for a disease. It was uncomfortable and inappropriate. More

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Porcini - PhiladelphiaPorcini - Philadelphia
1484 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

It’s not possible to have a bad meal here. Dave makes you feel like you’re sitting in his family’s dining room. Always there to make you feel welcome and joke. Can’t recommend this place enough. Keeps me coming back. More

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Bistro La BaiaBistro La Baia
202 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Nice ambiance, particularly on a week night when the restaurant was mostly empty. Food was OK. Tomatoes were a bit mealy but main course was good, if predictable. More

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TimeTime
553 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Our waitress was great, the food was great and so was the band. More

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Pietro's Italian - WalnutPietro's Italian - Walnut
836 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Beautiful restaurant, great food, best in Philly! More

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Marathon - 19th & MarketMarathon - 19th & Market
26 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

I was always a big fan of the Marathon Grill but haven’t eaten there in a few years. I was really disappointed when I tried it again. They used to have the best hand cut fries. Now they are bland fries you could make yourself from a bag. Also, the special, blackened Mahi Mahi, was tasty but short on the fish. What a disappointment except for the service which was awesome. More

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Chima Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaChima Steakhouse - Philadelphia
5239 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Our waitress was great, service was as well. The meal was delicious. More

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Alma De CubaAlma De Cuba
4892 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

No further comments More

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The Butcher BarThe Butcher Bar
672 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Amazing food and service!!! More

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Taqueria Feliz - ManayunkTaqueria Feliz - Manayunk
376 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Always very good food (fish tacos are excellent) and it’s a fun atmosphere. It can be a bit loud, but we come often because it’s very good food and reasonably priced. Great drinks as well! Highly recommend! More

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Morton's The Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaMorton's The Steakhouse - Philadelphia
1545 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Great night! Very good good. Little bit pricy but it’s a steak house, so it’s often a little bit expensive. More

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Winthorpe and ValentineWinthorpe and Valentine
243 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

The breakfast buffet was very delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive. More

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Harper's GardenHarper's Garden
219 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food! Will be my new go to place with business clients! More

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Tir Na Nog  - PhiladelphiaTir Na Nog - Philadelphia
292 reviews
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Irish | Center City, Philadelphia

An overall great place. I have been there several times to meet for a working lunch and the high-top tables with mid-profile separators work well for conversation and to open laptops if needed. The food was good and service is always good for the most part. Happy Hour is fun and a great place for live music when they have it. It is just a nice, comfortable place to have a drink and meet up with people. More

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Fadó Irish Pub - PhiladelphiaFadó Irish Pub - Philadelphia
122 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

The only thing I would have wanted to make my experience even better was some Irish music. Lack of Irish music kind of killed the ambiance for me. More

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Maggiano's - PhiladelphiaMaggiano's - Philadelphia
5267 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Family meal for 10, wonderful everything! More

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OpaOpa
977 reviews
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Greek | Center City, Philadelphia

I ate here for Dining Out For Life. The service was excellent. We were seated for our reservation right away, even though we came a little early. The server allowed us to set the speed at which we were ready to order. The food was delicious, although, like much restaurant food, way too salty. The Mule cocktail I ordered was substantial. The noise level, like in so many other restaurants, made it hard for me to fully relax and really enjoy the meal. More

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Bank & BourbonBank & Bourbon
887 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Delicious light salad for a business lunch. Excellent food More

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Ristorante La BucaRistorante La Buca
786 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

I just love this place,its my wife favorite restaurant the drinks are great,the food Awesome even thing was perfect.can’t go wrong try it you will love it More

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Tredici Enoteca - PhiladelphiaTredici Enoteca - Philadelphia
5 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food and eclectic menu. Very nice atmosphere, we had a great time. More

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JonesJones
1630 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service and the food was excellent. The adult shakes are amazing! More

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Nom Wah PhiladelphiaNom Wah Philadelphia
272 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Came here for my 25th birthday while visiting in Philadelphia for the weekend with friends who have never experienced dim sum. Great time had by all, loved the staff and quality of food/service. Will return again! More

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MixtoMixto
1538 reviews
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Cuban | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, great atmosphere, great drinks!! Definitely recommend this restaurant. More

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R2LR2L
4908 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Really awesome ambience and view. My dish the red fish and scallops was very tasty but my wife's roasted chicken was bland and undercooked. The drinks were good. Service is top notch. More

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VedaVeda
422 reviews
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Indian | Center City, Philadelphia

It was our first time going to Veda & our waiters were very attentive and polite. He took the time to explain the menu & frequently checked up on us. Food was excellent -- we ordered 2 chicken dishes and the meat was very tender and flavorful. More

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SUGASUGA
700 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Good food and clean place. Service was lacking at times but I’ve had worst. More

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SOUTHSOUTH
994 reviews
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Contemporary Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

Our party included 7 people from Alabama. They all thought the food was excellent! Great elevated Southern cuisine. The restaurant was also really accommodating in pushing back our reservation twice due to flight delays in our party. The ambiance and service were excellent. We had a great time! More

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Franky Bradley’sFranky Bradley’s
234 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

We go to Franky Bradley's pretty frequently because the food and service are excellent! It's hard to beat for a fun night out! More

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Green SoulGreen Soul
86 reviews
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Vegetarian | Center City, Philadelphia

I was meeting friends for dinner, so I arrived early and had the opportunity to enjoy a few happy hour drinks and appetizer. The service was above what I had ever experienced in a restaurant on this scale. The food was very good and tasty for healthy! More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - PhiladelphiaFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Philadelphia
3172 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

Staff very accommodating when traffic made us quite late. Waitstaff in gaucho pants and boots are so cute The meat is really delicious and the variety is great fun but I love the salad bar- best in town!! More

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MercatoMercato
1068 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Perfect for a celebration of a specialty meal. Always great service and will continue to come back. More

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ChopsChops
435 reviews
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Steakhouse | Center City, Philadelphia

The warm pretzel cheese bread is delicious and so much better than just regular bread. Had the chopped salad with chicken which was delicious. My colleague had the scallops which was thoroughly enjoyed. More

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Tio FloresTio Flores
17 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

Best food and great service! More

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Iron Hill - Center CityIron Hill - Center City
316 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Need to do something about the fruitflies/ nats flying around! More

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Vintage Wine Bar & BistroVintage Wine Bar & Bistro
231 reviews
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French American | Center City, Philadelphia

Extensive wine list and a short but nicely chose food menu made this a perfect meeting spot to have a few glasses of wine with friends. Nice outdoor patio- even though that was full for our visit, the restaurant has large windows which opened up to let the spring air in the entire restaurant. The food was delicious and they easily accommodated our food restrictions. Would definitely come back for happy hour or dinner! More

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Cooperage - PhiladelphiaCooperage - Philadelphia
269 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Keven the manager is the greatest at making you feel welcome More

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City Tap House - Logan SquareCity Tap House - Logan Square
346 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The menu is great. The food and drinks were delicious and we had an amazing waitress. I’ll definitely be back! More

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Aki Nom Nom Sushi & RamenAki Nom Nom Sushi & Ramen
49 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Great food, great restaurant! Would definitely come back More

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SOUTH Jazz ClubSOUTH Jazz Club
405 reviews
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Southern | Center City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere, Good Food, Good Music More

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Varga BarVarga Bar
33 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

We only had starters/appetizers which were very good. The craft beer selection was very good and we were able to get small tastes of unfamiliar beers before we ordered a full pour. This is a bar with no formal dining area but that was exactly what we were looking for this time so it was perfect. More

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Xochitl - PhiladelphiaXochitl - Philadelphia
1312 reviews
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Mexican | Center City, Philadelphia

great food, ok margaritas More

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Con Murphy's Irish PubCon Murphy's Irish Pub
170 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The best fish and chips I've had in a long while, and I eat a lot of fish and chips. We sat upstairs and the crowd at the bar was doing shots and taking selfies, which made them even louder than before. Couldn't hear my date talk. Still a great place. Service was great, and the drafts were mainly Irish, which for an Irish pub is a no brainer. We also had a great Bloody Mary earlier in the morning which was lovingly made with jet fuel. Loved it.. It is a good place right off of the Parkway. And a good value. More

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Liberte LoungeLiberte Lounge
525 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

The perfect way to spend a civilized relaxing afternoon. It introduced two young children to another way of life. They enjoyed every minute. One of the staff saying Bon Jour to the six yr old made him feel so special. The staff, food, surroundings were perfect. Will definitely be back. More

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Square 1682Square 1682
1597 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

The omelet and the potatoes were excellent. Service and ambience were also outstanding. More

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Spice 28Spice 28
480 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was terrific and service was outstanding. They were out of the iced tea I ordered, but the server let me know there would be more in a few minutes, and sure enough... This is my fourth or fifth visit, and always enjoy it. More

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Barra Rossa – PhiladelphiaBarra Rossa – Philadelphia
1471 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

I arrived about 30 minutes late for my reservation due to traffic issues. I requested quick service as dinner was to be followed with a play at the Lantern Theater. Our server, Halley, was great and brought our food quickly which gave my party time to relax with a second glass of wine. I’ve been to Barra Rosa numerous times and have always been pleased with the food and service. More

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Max Brenner - PhiladelphiaMax Brenner - Philadelphia
3630 reviews
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Comfort Food | Center City, Philadelphia

Our family had a wonderful time at Max Brenner, and everyone loved their food! More

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The TavernThe Tavern
173 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Great place to come and have dinner with the family or just have some drinks. More

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XIX Nineteen - The Bellevue HotelXIX Nineteen - The Bellevue Hotel
3092 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Wonderful dining experience, delicious food, beautiful atmosphere . More

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VolverVolver
253 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Love the theatre menu option. Our server, Jonnah was great. The food was good. We love being able to park under the Kimmel. We can go from home to the Kimmel, to the restaurant, to the concert and home again without ever having to worry about the weather. More

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Su Xing HouseSu Xing House
36 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

The food is consistently excellent and the service is equally good. More

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Kabuki SushiKabuki Sushi
23 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

Our favorite sushi restaurant! Sushi is always fresh & delicious. The presentation is outstanding!!The servers are so wonderful! More

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LibertineLibertine
197 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Very good French bistro experience. Odd that no baguette with butter was served as this is a staple of the bistro. Steal frites were great and the roasted Caesar salad was very good. Small but good wine list. We will be back. More

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Caribou CafeCaribou Cafe
930 reviews
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French | Center City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and service! Third time we have eaten at Caribou Cafe. Never disappoints. More

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AqimeroAqimero
348 reviews
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Contemporary American | Center City, Philadelphia

Lovely for a special occasion brunch. The architecture and design elements of the Ritz are gorgeous. Would love to try the bar one night! More

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Seorabol Center CitySeorabol Center City
35 reviews
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Korean | Center City, Philadelphia

excellent food. Waiter provided excellent service and recommendations. Looking forward to going back! More

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Jane G'sJane G's
469 reviews
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Chinese | Center City, Philadelphia

Spring rolls were great. Chicken fried rice was excellent. Terrific service. More

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Lou Bird'sLou Bird's
121 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

Had a delightful brunch - the food was great and our waitress, Chloe, was absolutely fantastic. More

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Fine PalateFine Palate
290 reviews
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Went for my birthday chef made a special beef wellington with foie gras. My favorite restaurant in the city More

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Tradesman’s PhillyTradesman’s Philly
80 reviews
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Barbecue | Center City, Philadelphia

Food was great. More

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PinefishPinefish
468 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

Great service, outstanding food (especially for the price) and quiet/relaxing and eclectic ambiance. More

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McCormick & Schmick's Seafood - PhiladelphiaMcCormick & Schmick's Seafood - Philadelphia
4305 reviews
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Seafood | Center City, Philadelphia

We enjoyed a lovely early dinner. Our server, John was very attentive and personable. He even facilitated a special request with ease. A great experience! More

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Center City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Center City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Vetri CucinaVetri Cucina
2100 reviews
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Italian | Center City, Philadelphia

Husbands birthday. Food was outstanding and service was top notch. More

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Double KnotDouble Knot
1704 reviews
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Sushi | Center City, Philadelphia

We had a wonderful birthday dinner at Double Knot. Every aspect of our evening was fabulous service by Meg, great cocktails and try the tasting menu and if you are adventurous let your server pick your courses it will be fun and very tasty. Thanks for a great meal and a terrific night out. Can’t wait to come again More

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Serpico - PhiladelphiaSerpico - Philadelphia
1345 reviews
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American | Center City, Philadelphia

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Abe FisherAbe Fisher
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Global, International | Center City, Philadelphia

Great meal! They were very knowledgeable about dietary restrictions and very accommodating. More

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Butcher & SingerButcher & Singer
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Steak | Center City, Philadelphia

Fabulous experience! Bryan is the most professional and knowledgeable waiter we have had anywhere in a very, very long time. Definitely request him! More

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MorimotoMorimoto
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Japanese | Center City, Philadelphia

The omakase never disappoints! The fusion of flavors take you on a wondrous journey from beginning to end. Every dish is thoughtfully prepared and fresh. The Japanese wagyu course melts in your mouth. You’ll walk away completely satisfied without feeling weighted down. The service is top notch and the atmosphere has a cool vibe without being pretentious. I wish I could afford to eat here everyday, but I’m happy to visit on special occasions. More

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Vernick Coffee BarVernick Coffee Bar
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Café | Center City, Philadelphia

I hesitate to recommend it only because I don't want it to get crowded! This is a GREAT addition to the neighborhood. I have been there several times for lunch and twice for breakfast. The food is perfect...only a few selections, perfectly prepared with a light and deft touch. The space is light and soaring and it is possible to actually have a conversation with your dining partners. I have used it mostly for professional entertaining, and it is perfect for that. I also wouldn't hesitate to meet a friend there. I am very very glad to have this option. I'm a big fan of Vernick as well..in fact on more than one occasion I have "double Vernicked" More

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Nomad RomanNomad Roman
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Pizzeria | Center City, Philadelphia

Cute place, really busy. Great food and service More

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Charlie was a sinner.Charlie was a sinner.
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Tapas / Small Plates | Center City, Philadelphia

Very cool vibe. Loved the drink selections, excellent service. Can’t believe this is vegan! More

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El VezEl Vez
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Mexican / Southwestern | Center City, Philadelphia

We went for dinner after seeing a play so it was late, around 10:30PM. At that time the restaurant felt more bar-like and was very loud, so it maybe quieter earlier in the evening. Our waiter was very good and food came out in a reasonable time. The fresh salsa was fantastic, and the empanadas we tried were great too. Our entrees were also very good. My wife’s margarita was very “limey” and sour so she didn’t enjoy it very much but the drink I ordered was very good, so it may be they are trying for something outside the traditional margarita. Overall great experience but I wouldn’t recommend it if you are looking for a quiet evening dinner. More

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Discover Center City

The whole world should knows that there’s more to the diverse dining scene of Center City than cheesesteaks and hoagies. Israeli, Mexican, Japanese and a melting pot of other cuisines are dished up daily in the shadow of the Liberty Bell. French bistros are becoming as commonplace as Italian delis. If you haven’t tried black truffle pizza, what’s stopping you? Whether it’s a cocoa-cured rack of lamb or a vegan wood-roasted carrot that you’re craving, Center City likely has it. Fine dining establishments and casual rooftop bars co-exist in perfect harmony, and top chefs collaborate rather than compete. By the way, the iconic cheesesteaks and hoagies aren't bad either.