Manayunk is a quaint neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Historically an old mill town, Manayunk has recently been rebuilt. Head up the Main Street to find both new and old boutiques, galleries, and plenty of great restaurants. Here’s our guide to 10 of Manayunk’s best venues.
Lucky’s gourmet burgers have been voted some of the best in Philly, but the menu doesn’t stop there. Carefully crafted hot dogs are made from the best frankfurters in between butter-toasted New England-style hot dog rolls. Try the Buffalo Bill dog topped with shredded chicken dipped in buffalo sauce with blue cheese crumbles. The best-selling burger is the Mak Attack. The burger is topped with cheese, a huge scoop of Lucky’s specialty Mak & Cheese, and finally more cheese.
Located along the scenic Manayunk Canal, Bourbon Blue serves up American cuisine with a New Orleans twist. Transport your taste buds to the French Quarter with an Andouille sausage sandwich, slow cooked and topped with caramelized onions and creole mustard on a toasted baguette, NOLA-style jambalaya, baked crab cakes, and more. The seating is beautiful on the open air deck with room for 50 guests. The Southern spirit runs through to the warm hospitality from the staff and chef and owner Brendan McGrew. Enjoy live music five nights a week.
Zesty’s founder was born in Lefkas, an island between Greece and Italy, and he combines the best of both countries to create his Greco-Roman Mediterranean cuisine. Try the baby octopus for an appetizer—apple wood fire-grilled with olive oil, fennel, lemon, and oregano. For an entrée, the moussaka is a popular dish made of sautéed eggplant, zucchini, cheese, and optional ground beef baked in a béchamel sauce.