El Camino brings you a truly hipster taco and margarita experience. This restaurant is a smokehouse barbeque decorated with beer flags hanging from the awning and picnic table sidewalk seating. Indoors, the restaurant is all wood with a collection of mismatched wooden chairs and window art. Lauded for its strong margaritas, a trendy atmosphere, and a menu comprised of fresh ingredients, you will find that El Camino is frequently packed with Philadelphia locals. Warmer weather is the prime visiting time for this joint. Order a famous pulled pork sandwich and margarita, sit out at the Piazza and enjoy the crowd.
Address & telephone number: 1040 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 925 1110
This small French bistro is owned and operated by chef duo Daniela D’Ambrosio and Todd Braley out of a small refurbished Fishtown home. Two winning details about this quaint bistro are their BYO policy and the collaboration with local farmers, with whom the restaurant maintains close relations with, to supply menu ingredients. The menu offers small seasonal dishes, with appetizers like moules frites or white bean soup and entree dishes such as the delicious pan seared duck breast.
Address & telephone number: 2218 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 634 5666
Pizza Brain serves up some of the best pizza in Philadelphia. Not only does Pizza Brain serve delicious pizza, it also serves vegan options, is BYOB, and like a good neighbor it also serves Little Baby’s ice cream from next door. Pizza Brain operates in a truly quirky Fishtown fashion, it’s the holder of the Guinness World Record for most pizza memorabilia. True to the award, Pizza Brain decor is made up of pizza comics, museum style, so treat yourself to a slice or two of the famed Forbes Waggensense pie and sit back Fishtown style. The beer selection isn’t too shabby either.
Address & telephone number: 2313 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 (215) 291-2965
N. 3rd is housed in a red brick building with a funky and eclectic atmosphere. The interior is comprised of images of the female form, masks on the walls, and twinkle lights. N. 3rd prides itself on the menu, from unique salad selections like the Bibb salad to drool worthy sandwiches like the fried fish BLT. It isn’t Fishtown without a long selection of draft beer, a wine menu, and a good list of cocktails. Outdoor seating is available in warmer months and you will find N. 3rd to be a phenomenal stop if you’re looking for a casual, inexpensive meal with friends, good for dinner or brunch.
Address & telephone number: 801 N 3rd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 413 3666
Cantina Dos Segundos is vibrant with color, from the orange ceilings and walls to the colorful menu. Bottomless boxes attached to the walls contain the restaurant’s liquor supply. If the atmosphere and hipster crowd doesn’t seduce you, the unending supply of chips and salsa will. From the Spanish menu, you have a delicious choice of tacos, fajitas, enchiladas and more with vegetarian and vegan options. In compliment to the food menu, the restaurant offers a long list of tequilas and cocktails.
Address & telephone number: 931 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 629 0500
Kraftwork was opened in 2010 by Adam Ritter and quickly won over the neighborhood. With a dedication to providing the best selection of beer from around the globe and a tasty selection of daily bites, Kraftwork offers a five-star Fishtown dining experience. The must haves from the Kraftwork menu are the beer can chicken sandwich, the roasted beet and goat cheese fritter salad, and the pierogies. The atmosphere is cozy, like many Fishtown restaurants it is industrial, and the exposed brick walls give a rustic feeling to the room. Any beer loving foodie will certainly feel at home here.
Address & telephone number: 541 E Girard Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA +1 215 739 1700