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If you crave just good ol' American food, you should find something to please you at McGillin's Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury Lane, 215-735-5562; Tavern On Green, 2047 Green Street, 215-235-6767; Bridget Foy's South Street Grill, 200 South St., 215-922-1813; Dr. Watson's Pub, 216 S 11th Street, 215-922-3427; and Monserrat, 623 South St., 215-627-4224.
Need something spicy? Try the Imperial Inn, 146 N 10th St., 215-627-5588; and Zocalo, Mexican, 3600 Lancaster Ave, 215-895-0139. If you've always wanted a taste of Irish Whiskey Chicken head to the Irish Pub, 2007 Walnut Street, one block from historic Rittenhouse Square, 215-568-5603.
For something quick you can head to the New Corned Beef Academy, 1605 Walnut St., 215-561-6222; the PhilaDeli, 410 South St., 215-923-1986; and the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen, 700 S 4th, 215-922-3274, which has been serving great deli sandwiches since 1923. If you crave cafeteria dining, stop in at the Old Country Buffet, 4640 Roosevelt Blvd., 215-831-5030. Always wanted to try an old fashioned ice cream soda? Then you'll want to visit the Franklin Fountain, 116 Market St, 216-627-1899. In addition to great sodas, they also serve fudge, homemade pies, cookies, cakes, ice cream, and 25 flavors of soda.
If you feel like treating yourself and love a good steak drop by Morton's of Chicago--the Steakhouse, 1411 Walnut St, 215-557-0724. Here you'll be tempted by top-quality US prime rib, aged steaks, seafood, and yummy whole Maine lobsters plus one of their house specialties is a 1 pound baked potato which should just about fill you up on its own. Seafood lovers, on the other hand, will want to splurge at the Old Original Bookbinder's Restaurant, 125 Walnut St., 215-925-7027, where they've been dishing up lobster, seafood, and steaks for more than 129 years.
Or to eat like our forefathers, head to the City Tavern, 138 S Second St., for reservations 215-413-1443. This reconstructed 3-story brick building is fashioned after the original City Tavern which was the favored eating and drinking establishment of the likes of George Washington. Not only will a meal here give you a chance to dine in a historical setting but you will find the cuisine true to the Colonial times in which this tavern first became famous.
Fans of Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives show will be happy to learn that two of the places highlighted on his show are right here in town. A visit to the always open The Dining Car, 8826 Frankfort Ave, 215-338-5113, will give you a chance to sample their cinnamon French Toast, spinach ham crepes, scrapple, chipped beef, and their famous Jewish Apple cake and apple walnut pie. Or head to Silk City Philly, 435 Spring Garden St, 215-592-8838, where you will be tempted by the likes of shrimp & crab potstickers, a fried oyster salad, meatloaf, a Vermont cheddar grilled cheese, a grilled portabella burger, and a warm chocolate fudge brownie.
Not sure what you want? Then head to the Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch Streets, 215-922-2317. Here you will find neat venders like Miller's Twist Soft Pretzels, the Flying Monkey Patisserie, Bassetts Ice Cream, the Dutch Eating Place, the Hatville Deli, and Spataro's Cheesesteaks.
Oh, and you won't really be able to say you've eaten in Phillie until you've tried all three of the delights they are famous for. What are they? The Phillie Cheese Steak Sandwich, the hoagie sandwich, and the soft pretzel. Luckily you'll find all three at the Reading Terminal Market.
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