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Bramton1 : 4/16/2017 12:15 pm
My wife, my kids, and I are going to spend two days in Philly starting tomorrow. Any recommendations for good places to eat while we're there?

Would like to get a good cheese steak.
Always had great food for lunch at Reading Terminal Market  
montanagiant : 4/16/2017 12:38 pm : link
Don't know if it's still there but Di'Nics Roast pork sandwiches are always good at Reading Market. Gourmet grilled cheese at Meltcraft. Tons of places and fun shopping. You also have the Italian Farmers Market not far from there which is great to visit, stop and get Termini's Bros Canoli's.

Chris in Philly always has great recommendations for food there. I have taken his advice each time and never disappointed

Everyone always says get a cheesesteak in Philly, I think the Roast Pork beats it hands down

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Standard Tap,  
vonritz : 4/16/2017 3:16 pm : link
Khyber Pass, or Front Street Cafe for dinner. Reading Terminal for lunch & roast pork/cheesesteak/donut/cookie needs. Franklin Fountain for ice cream.
Good Cheesesteak?  
Simms11 : 4/16/2017 4:26 pm : link
Go to Campo's in Old Town. It's muy favotite, real steak. THere are many others on South Street, as well.
Wm Mulherins  
chopperhatch : 4/16/2017 5:24 pm : link
Is the hottest spot in the city. Great pasta, pizza and steaks. Double knot for asian fusion.

Both of those places are tough to get into. Im going to Bud and Marilyns tonight. Really cool menu.

Of course if you want some variety, you could always just walk up 13th st starting at walnut, stop in and grab a drink and a couple plates at each place. You got Indeblue for Indian,Sampan for asian fusion (ridiculous happy hour), zavino for wine and pizza and then Barbuzzo for Mediterranean fusion.

Serpico on South Street is good. As is Pub and kitchen for mixed cuisine. Bistrot La Minette for inexpensive French comfort food.

Hope that helps.
Jim's steaks  
malslayer : 4/16/2017 9:22 pm : link
Near 4th and south. Great steaks
If you like Asian food  
Steve L : 4/16/2017 9:23 pm : link
Go to Budakon. One of my favorite places ever
annexOPR : 4/16/2017 9:57 pm : link
there is nothing more overrated than a "Philly cheese steak"

^ incredible dining experience
Estia, Alma de Cuba, Morimotos, El Vez, most South Philly Italian  
TD : 4/17/2017 12:12 am : link
For cheesteaks, everyone has a favorite but Delassandros and Johns Roast Pork are the two concensus bests. In center city I'm partial to Steves and of the touristy spots I actually really liked Pat's.
We were  
Metnut : 4/17/2017 9:23 am : link
at Butcher Bar in center city/rittenhouse last week and it was excellent. All sort of high quality meets, great atmosphere and great drink list. You'll need a reservation.
RE: If you like Asian food  
Heisenberg : 4/17/2017 9:25 am : link
In comment 13430692 Steve L said:
Go to Budakon. One of my favorite places ever

+1 That place is great. May be too fancy for young kids though?
Ralph's Italian Restaurant  
fbdad : 4/17/2017 2:44 pm : link
Second oldest italian restaurant in the country
Which Paesano's is the good one?  
RGhost : 4/17/2017 7:30 pm : link
Went to John's Roast Pork today and it was closed.

This is a very well timed thread. Thanks for all suggestions above, very helpful.
If you like your milk steak boiled over hard  
schabadoo : 4/17/2017 9:52 pm : link
I suggest:

RE: Which Paesano's is the good one?  
chopperhatch : 4/17/2017 9:54 pm : link
In comment 13431823 RGhost said:
Went to John's Roast Pork today and it was closed.

This is a very well timed thread. Thanks for all suggestions above, very helpful.

The one on Girard. Renovated not long ago.
Roast Pork Sandwich  
RGhost : 4/18/2017 4:09 pm : link
Went to the Paesano's on Girard and got the Arista roast pork, as recommended by Chris in Philly and others on previous Philly eats threads.

Fantastic sandwich, full stop. My kind of neighborhood joint, too. No frills, great prices and the other customers were all guys off a construction site.

Thanks for the great recommendation, wouldn't have found it otherwise.

Federal Donuts tomorrow.
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