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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6928 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Absolutely amazing food and great service More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
73 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent sushi and even better ramen! I've eaten lots and lots of ramen and this place is easily in my top 5. Can't wait to come back. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
242 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

We went during happy hour. There were good deals off that menu. All of our rolls were really well made. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8517 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great service and conversation More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1444 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

I love old school Italian. They just know how to show you a great time. Great food, great and well trained staff and great food make this an awesome spot for dinner. We usually like to eat at the bar but every once in a while it’s nice to sit at a table with space around you and be able to relax and chat in a beautiful environment. After two generations (I hear the third is in the kitchen now) the family owned La Famiglia knows how to do it. I hope old school, full service restaurants like this live on forever. I hope I’m encouraging some out there to go and enjoy a relaxing fantastic evening at La Famiglia. More

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ArdienteArdiente
6 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

A refreshingly different restaurant. We went on a Saturday night. Less busy than expected . Spicy shrimp bao was outstanding. Chorizo fried rice has an almost Indian flavor and is a must try, For vegetarians roasted eggplant with quinoa is a delight. Definitely worth a revisit. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1848 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We found Panorama on Open Table, and really enjoyed it! Amy at the bar was great, knew her stuff about the 100s of wines by the glass, and really made waiting for our friends enjoyable. Once at our table, the food was AWESOME. Timely in its delivery and cooked to perfection. The duck homemade pasta was amazing, as was the strip steak. We will definitely return! More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1576 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was delicious and our server was wonderful. Couldn’t ask for a better experience! More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
537 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

Great soda bread. The food is solid. There’s something for everyone. Nice vibe and comfortable neighborhood place. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
644 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything was delicious and the service was honestly impressive. Can't wait to go back! More

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Fork - PhiladelphiaFork - Philadelphia
3747 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

This was a truly great dining experience. Enjoyed every aspect. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6948 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Still good after all these years. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
512 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything from service to food to music was excellent. Highly recommend the boule and pasta w/ lobster More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
376 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food and friendly, knowledgeable service staff. Speedy service in a busy restaurant. Get the empanadas and add bacon to the guac. Yum. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3341 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Super experience! Great menu and appealing atmosphere. Caroline was a wonderful waitperson. Try a Chamberlain during happy hour! Memorable!! 💕 More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2259 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and service was excellent. I had the rabbit dinner. My wife and her friend had the steak and shrimp and they both liked it. We've been to City Tavern at least once a year for the last eleven or twelve years, and have introduced friends to it. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2171 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We are so happy to have discovered this amazing, beautiful restaurant. We live in Wilmington, but when we go to Philadelphia we will remember and return to Positano Coast. Thank you. Our server was terrific (sorry that I do not remember his name.) Everything was elegant, quiet and delightful! More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
197 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

Very good but I wish the ceviche had more leche de tigre.... it was good but little dry More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
5 reviews
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Mediterranean | Old City, Philadelphia

This was our third time there. The food was amazing. The people are very friendly. It’s a great value. And you get to bring your own wine. What is better than that. More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
17 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

We had an amazing event with a tasting and the staff was so nice and accommodating! The entertainment was amazing, too! More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3535 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Birthday was unforgettable. We will be back! Amazing food! Amazing atmosphere! No complaints! More

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Buk Chon Korean CusineBuk Chon Korean Cusine
17 reviews
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious food and nice atmosphere at a reasonable price. More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
866 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Red Owl is our go to place for lunch and dinner when we are in Old City. The menu while not huge has a nice variety and the food is always well prepared, fresh and tasty. A very nice wine list, good selection of beers on tap. We had the calamari to start - really tender and crispy. Veggie salads with jumbo lump crab - also perfect. Really great atmosphere with the exposed brick, open seating, large windows. Service great too. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
388 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

My friends and I have made several visits to Wister BYOB and we have an amazing meal every time. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service was fantastic--the waitress was attentive and sweet. I haven't had a single dish at Wister that I haven't fully enjoyed. I am definitely planning on eating at Wister again soon. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2285 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Convenient, great go to spot for lunch or dinner. Food is always good and the service is great also. More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
112 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything was great. Food was good and our waitress was fantastic . Great beer selection. More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
272 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

love the milkshakes and mozzarella sticks. Every is very good and picture worthy More

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P.j. Clarke'sP.j. Clarke's
146 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great meal, great service. Ate outside and it was lovely More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
453 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, we enjoyed it all! Staff was extremely accommodating with our special occasion. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1073 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Another great meal and awesome service. We highly recommend any steak cooked to Pittsburgh rare, and the mushrooms are the best in the city. More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
94 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

The service and food was excellent!! I would definitely recommend this place to everyone !!!!!! More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
52 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

This was the best restaurant in Phialdelphia. Service was amazing and food was worth what I payed for. More

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La PegLa Peg
718 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Three of us had dinner at La Peg prior to a Fringe show. We all had either vegan or seafood based food and all selections were delicious as was the wonderful crusty bread offered with the meal. The passion fruit mojitos were also great. Only complaint was that the raw oysters priced at $3.00 each were not only extremely tiny but were stuck to their shells and turned to total mush when we attempted to spear them with a fork. A half dozen came to $18 and was a total waste of money. Other than that, everything was great. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. More

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Makhani Modern IndianMakhani Modern Indian
16 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

The restaurant has a cool southeast Asian vibe and the mango chicken that I had was so delicious. The friends that I were with also enjoyed their dishes. The details and layers of flavors for each dish were well thought out and even our Nan bread was exceptional, soft and warm, right out of the oven. I will probably return to this restaurant for other celebrations. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
198 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food, great service and awesome atmosphere! I would visit again! More

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Franklin Social Kitchen & BarFranklin Social Kitchen & Bar
51 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We were looking for a good meal in a city we are unfamiliar with, and found a gem at Chez Ben! The service was attentive, the food was excellent! More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6928 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Absolutely amazing food and great service More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
73 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent sushi and even better ramen! I've eaten lots and lots of ramen and this place is easily in my top 5. Can't wait to come back. More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8517 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great service and conversation More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1444 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

I love old school Italian. They just know how to show you a great time. Great food, great and well trained staff and great food make this an awesome spot for dinner. We usually like to eat at the bar but every once in a while it’s nice to sit at a table with space around you and be able to relax and chat in a beautiful environment. After two generations (I hear the third is in the kitchen now) the family owned La Famiglia knows how to do it. I hope old school, full service restaurants like this live on forever. I hope I’m encouraging some out there to go and enjoy a relaxing fantastic evening at La Famiglia. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
242 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

We went during happy hour. There were good deals off that menu. All of our rolls were really well made. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
644 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Everything was delicious and the service was honestly impressive. Can't wait to go back! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1848 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

We found Panorama on Open Table, and really enjoyed it! Amy at the bar was great, knew her stuff about the 100s of wines by the glass, and really made waiting for our friends enjoyable. Once at our table, the food was AWESOME. Timely in its delivery and cooked to perfection. The duck homemade pasta was amazing, as was the strip steak. We will definitely return! More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
537 reviews
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Great soda bread. The food is solid. There’s something for everyone. Nice vibe and comfortable neighborhood place. More

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Fork - PhiladelphiaFork - Philadelphia
3747 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

This was a truly great dining experience. Enjoyed every aspect. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6948 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Still good after all these years. More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.