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South Philly Restaurants

BibouBibou
1372 reviews
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French | South Philly, Philadelphia

Incredible as always! More

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NoordNoord
1258 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great food and service More

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The Victor Cafe - PhiladelphiaThe Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
2812 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Interested place for the opera singers, yet food is just fine:) More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
1051 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

My all time favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Took a business partner from LA and it's not his favorite too. Impeccable waitress, awesome specials and fantastic service. I would eat my last meal here! More

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FondFond
1313 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Very nice service. Food was delicious . We will come again More

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BurrataBurrata
216 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Delicious food and great service More

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Anastasi Seafood RestaurantAnastasi Seafood Restaurant
208 reviews
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Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

I’ve been wanting to try this place for some time. I often buy fish and seafood here during the day. At night this place is an awesome south philly restaurant. The food was amazing and the service very warm and friendly. It’s just cool that you are inside of the market. Highly recommend!!! More

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Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
1082 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Popi's is our favorite eating place, the service is alway great, food delicious. We never had a bad experience, and intend to meet again. We are all Phillies fans, and Eagles fans, and Popi's is the best place to meet. Never disappointed to date! More

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Sansom Kabob HouseSansom Kabob House
74 reviews
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Afghan | South Philly, Philadelphia

I used to love this place when they were actually on Sansom Street, where they were a below-street-level local "joint" and was so sad when they closed. But happy again when they opened back up a year later on South Street. Its current incarnation if a very nice, comfortable, quiet, and delicious restaurant appropriate for midweek or casual dining, including a medium-sized group. The food is really tasty and delicious. I particularly love the Qablee Palaw - lamb chunks under rice with carrots & raisins - really great! The scallion dumplings with yogurt-meat sauce is great (Ashak). And the baklava is a bit different from the usual Greek baklava, with a cardamon flavor that works really well. It is quiet, comfortable, and very nice service. Very affordable and BYOB. I highly recommend it. More

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La NonnaLa Nonna
139 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Food and service are great. However, it was a Saturday evening and the noise level is unfortunately too much. More

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Market on Ninth BYOBMarket on Ninth BYOB
97 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

I offered my highest recommendation to many of my friends and we all agree that the food is something special. My most recent trip was an early dinner on Sunday, which was too quiet for me......tho, the service was attentive and the food was excellent!!! More

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LaScala's Birra RestaurantLaScala's Birra Restaurant
65 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

First time taking ALL the kids out- two 3 year olds, a 10 month old, and a 6 month old!!! Food was great, pizza and meatball app. Everything came out quick too, which is helpful with all the babies... the biggest problem is the fact that you’re a pizza restaurant, knowing there will be tons of kids coming thru the place and there are NO changing tables. Not good. More

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On Point BistroOn Point Bistro
28 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

This place was so great. The food was “on point” as advertised. We came in with a large group. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. Great recommendations, everyone really enjoyed their meals. The steak was unbelievable. We also found ourselves ordering seconds of the brussel sprouts mid meal as well. I can’t say enough good things about this place More

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Ralph's Italian RestaurantRalph's Italian Restaurant
2883 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

We took our friends from Florida for dinner Thursday night and they loved it just as much as we do More

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MoonshineMoonshine
285 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

A little neighborhood gem. Love dining there with friends. More

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Cucina ForteCucina Forte
333 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

As always the food is absolutely amazing! Do not miss the Ricotta Gnocchi, the absolute best! And of course Maria makes sure to stop by to chat with everyone. One of my most favorite Restaurants in the city. More

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JNA Institute of Culinary ArtsJNA Institute of Culinary Arts
504 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | South Philly, Philadelphia

Excellent food, wonderful service, and excellent value. More

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L'AnimaL'Anima
188 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

We loved L’ Anima. The casual, friendly atmosphere coupled with colorful outdoor patio dining made for a laid back feel. The food and service were great! Would definitely return. More

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Paradiso - PhiladelphiaParadiso - Philadelphia
704 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Fantastic experience. Omar our waiter was on top of his game. We had mussels for an appetizer- very good and 2 pasta dishes. We like this place better than center city. Clean neighborhood with lots of options and bars to go to afterward. It’s a must in East Passyunk. I traveled from Princeton and have friends that come from belle mead NJ. Make yourself a reservation. More

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Bar AmisBar Amis
497 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

This was a Pre-NBA basketball game dinner. My friend bought the tickets, and I bought the dinner. The craft beers were very good, the ambience was lively but not too loud, and the food was quite good. I had a salad and sandwich, my friend a gourmet burger. With drinks and appetizers and entrees the cost was just under $100. The place is very convenient to the sports complex as well. Parking lot was too small, that's about the only real complaint along with only average service. Since we weren't in a hurry it was not a problem. More

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Chickie's & Pete's South PhiladelphiaChickie's & Pete's South Philadelphia
263 reviews
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Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

Baseball game More

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The Palm PhiladelphiaThe Palm Philadelphia
610 reviews
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Steakhouse | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great Will go back soon More

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Caffe Valentino - PhiladelphiaCaffe Valentino - Philadelphia
323 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

The food is always delicious and the service from Sam and the rest of the staff is top notch. More

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The Palace of IndianThe Palace of Indian
2 reviews
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Indian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Delicious food and excellent service More

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Warmdaddy'sWarmdaddy's
2095 reviews
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Southern | South Philly, Philadelphia

Dining at Warmdaddy’s was a wonderful, joyful experience! I was visiting Philadelphia from Chicago with my 16-year-old son and we met some friends for a festive meal. The music was phenomenal, the food amazing and the service was nothing short of outstanding!! I left Philly back in 1995, just when Warmdaddy’s opened for the first time so I was so excited to return after nearly 25 years. This is a place you definitely must go to and experience for yourself!! More

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Pietro's Italian - SouthPietro's Italian - South
169 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

We ordered a customized pizza, and some mozzarella cheese sticks. The marinara sauce was delicious, just a hint of sweetness with rich tomato and garlic flavor. The pizza was coal fired and was one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. The service was excellent and timely. Could not have asked for a better experience. More

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The CambridgeThe Cambridge
159 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

The Cambridge was friendly, upbeat and a great place to relax and unwind... and spend as long as you'd like without being rushed out. The only thing is the lighting was very dim, and it was a bit pricey! However, my falafel 'vegetarian meatball sub' was worth every dime. Outdoor seating is available as well! More

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OllyOlly
4 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great neighborhood gem! Good for date night or a nice casual dinner More

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SOMO SoPhi - South PhillySOMO SoPhi - South Philly
52 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

It would be nice if there was a few dessert options rather than just one. More

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AcadiaAcadia
22 reviews
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Cajun | South Philly, Philadelphia

We ate outside, which was just a few tables out on the curb, but a personal preference, so was enjoyable. We ordered the boil bag and very much enjoyed it. The beignets were excellent as well, but very dense. The hush puppies were dense and not sure I'd order them again (although I did like the dipping sauce). I don't eat Cajun normally so I can't compare flavor for flavor to other places but I do order boil platters often and this was comparable to many others. Very seasoned and a good mix of seafood. More

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Al ZaytounaAl Zaytouna
35 reviews
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Mediterranean | South Philly, Philadelphia

We went to Al Zaytouna Sunday night for dinner. It was not crowded, but still seemed cozy. The waitress was very attentive and the food was absolutely delicious. I had the grilled lamb platter and the meat had been marinated and was so good. The grilled vegetables were beautiful and also delicious. I have lived in the neighborhood for years and don't know why I haven't gone sooner - I love mediterranean food, but I'm very glad I finally went. Like I said, the food was delicious, the service was good, and the price was right. I can't wait to go back! More

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NBC Sports Arena - Xfinity Live!NBC Sports Arena - Xfinity Live!
1 review
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

It's a very loud sports bar. It's good if that's what you want. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - PhiladelphiaHard Rock Cafe - Philadelphia
203 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great drinks & food! Everything we ordered was excellent! More

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Victory Beer Hall - Xfinity Live!Victory Beer Hall - Xfinity Live!
1 review
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Good place. We enjoyed ourselves. More

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Broad Street Bullies Pub - Xfinity Live!Broad Street Bullies Pub - Xfinity Live!
3 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Good wings! Get the honey hot More

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El BocadoEl Bocado
1 review
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Mexican | South Philly, Philadelphia

Our restaurant specialize in Salvadoran, Mexican, and Honduran cuisine. We are kid and family friendly. We offer Dine in and pick up. We tried our best to get the food as fast and delicious as possible. We cook from out hearts so if you come by you be treated like Familia. Hope to see you soon at El Bocado!! Establish in 2018 This small addition to the Bella vista neighborhood in the heart of south philly tributes a Salvadoran, Mexican, and Honduran traditional restaurant, serving brunch, lunch and dinner. We open 6 days a week. Perfect for anyone who wants to eat in the neighborhood or take out. Our menu consists on Pupusas, burritos, tacos, carne azadas and much more. We cut our own meats and all of our tickets are made to order to make sure all freshness of the food. We have homemade juices everyday like Horchata, passion fruit, tamarind and much more. We're also BYOB. you can Have a table service or sit at the bar next to the window to enjoy the view.More

Bistro la BeteBistro la Bete
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French | South Philly, Philadelphia

Welcome to Bistro la Bete! Enjoy our rustic, unfussy, full-flavored french cuisine with your favorite bottle(s) in the heart of South Philly.More

1100 Social - Xfinity Live!1100 Social - Xfinity Live!
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Join us for American-style cuisine in a fun environment, we look forward to having you!More

PBR Philly: A Coors Banquet Bar - Xfinity Live!PBR Philly: A Coors Banquet Bar - Xfinity Live!
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Country cool meets urban chic in the most stunning western themed venue to be unleashed to Philadelphia: PBR Philly: A Coors Banquet Bar. Born from the toughest sport on dirt, Professional Bull Riders restaurant will duplicate this powerhouse concept that has proven wildly successful in other markets, including Las Vegas, Houston, Baltimore, and Kansas City. With great food served during the day and a country & southern rock party at night (featuring a mechanical bull), PBR Philly will bring the party to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia.More

Quetzally Mexican FoodQuetzally Mexican Food
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Mexican | South Philly, Philadelphia

Quetzally was founded by a father and son who turned out colorful, fresh and light dishes. Get the barbacoa sopes — puffy hand-formed corn cakes topped with a mountain of slow-cooked shredded lamb and crisp lettuce. The excellent dishes have all these little stand-out details that make the restaurant instantly memorable: fresh guacamole, just you order make it the moment food.More

La Mula TercaLa Mula Terca
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Latin / Spanish | South Philly, Philadelphia

Inspired by the authentic flavors and spices foud in latin america's diverse market places.More

South Philly Diners' Choice Winners

South Philly's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
BibouBibou
1372 reviews
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French | South Philly, Philadelphia

Incredible as always! More

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NoordNoord
1258 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Great food and service More

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The Victor Cafe - PhiladelphiaThe Victor Cafe - Philadelphia
2812 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Interested place for the opera singers, yet food is just fine:) More

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Saloon RestaurantSaloon Restaurant
1051 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

My all time favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Took a business partner from LA and it's not his favorite too. Impeccable waitress, awesome specials and fantastic service. I would eat my last meal here! More

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BurrataBurrata
216 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Delicious food and great service More

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FondFond
1313 reviews
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Contemporary American | South Philly, Philadelphia

Very nice service. Food was delicious . We will come again More

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Popi's Italian RestaurantPopi's Italian Restaurant
1082 reviews
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Italian | South Philly, Philadelphia

Popi's is our favorite eating place, the service is alway great, food delicious. We never had a bad experience, and intend to meet again. We are all Phillies fans, and Eagles fans, and Popi's is the best place to meet. Never disappointed to date! More

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Sansom Kabob HouseSansom Kabob House
74 reviews
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Afghan | South Philly, Philadelphia

I used to love this place when they were actually on Sansom Street, where they were a below-street-level local "joint" and was so sad when they closed. But happy again when they opened back up a year later on South Street. Its current incarnation if a very nice, comfortable, quiet, and delicious restaurant appropriate for midweek or casual dining, including a medium-sized group. The food is really tasty and delicious. I particularly love the Qablee Palaw - lamb chunks under rice with carrots & raisins - really great! The scallion dumplings with yogurt-meat sauce is great (Ashak). And the baklava is a bit different from the usual Greek baklava, with a cardamon flavor that works really well. It is quiet, comfortable, and very nice service. Very affordable and BYOB. I highly recommend it. More

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On Point BistroOn Point Bistro
28 reviews
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American | South Philly, Philadelphia

This place was so great. The food was “on point” as advertised. We came in with a large group. Our waitress was so nice and attentive. Great recommendations, everyone really enjoyed their meals. The steak was unbelievable. We also found ourselves ordering seconds of the brussel sprouts mid meal as well. I can’t say enough good things about this place More

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Anastasi Seafood RestaurantAnastasi Seafood Restaurant
208 reviews
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Seafood | South Philly, Philadelphia

I’ve been wanting to try this place for some time. I often buy fish and seafood here during the day. At night this place is an awesome south philly restaurant. The food was amazing and the service very warm and friendly. It’s just cool that you are inside of the market. Highly recommend!!! More

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Discover South Philly

South Philadelphia is a bustling, diverse neighborhood that reflects the best of what the city has to offer, and its food is no exception. Many of the city’s most iconic foods can trace their roots here. Of course, no visit to Philly is complete without a classic cheesesteak, invented in this part of town by Pat Olivieri in 1930. In fact, Italian-Americans living in South Philadelphia have been a driving force behind the city’s food culture, popularizing favorites like pizza and water ice. You can visit the Italian Market area for a sampling of some of the city’s specialty foods from quality meats and produce to baked goods and gelato. If Vietnamese food is what you’re after, this neighborhood is also home to plenty of authentic dishes like pho and banh mi.