The Best Restaurants In South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pizza
Pizza | Photo by Ivan Torres on Unsplash
Robert Wilder

South Philadelphia, a perennial haven for those seeking cheesesteaks and pretzels, has expanded its culinary scene quite a bit over the last decade. Read ahead for our guide to South Philadelphia’s best restaurants.

Talula’s Garden

Tucked away in Philadelphia’s beautiful Washington Square West is Talula’s Garden, a chic and cozy restaurant that boasts intimate indoor as well as spacious and elegant outdoor seating options. This single floor restaurant offers patrons fresh ingredients and dishes by utilizing farm to table dining. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to try cheeses from around the world by ordering one of their artisanal cheese plates. On Sundays, Talula’s offers a decadent brunch from 10am to 2pm.

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat

Honey’s Sit ‘N Eat has been an an institution on the Fitler Square restaurant scene for the past two years. Named the Number One breakfast spot in Philadelphia in 2013, Honey’s continues to deliver sensational food at affordable prices. This cash only BYOB is a community mainstay and caters to both vegetarians and carnivores. Breakfast deals are also available for early risers, starting from 7am.

South Street Diner

The South Street Diner, located at the end of Philadelphia’s most iconic street, serves up single portions that are big enough for two. Breakfast is served all day, and homemade desserts are available for those with a sweet tooth. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the diner is situated in a prime location, with Old City, Penn’s Landing, and Spruce Harbor Park just a short walk away.

Sabrina’s Cafe

Located in the historic Italian Market, Sabrina’s Cafe puts a new spin on breakfast. Sabrina’s is known for its brunch and for its vibrant atmosphere, where you can find homemade mugs and local art decorating its walls. Sabrina’s prides itself on fresh produce, and the stuffed Challah French Toast is the uncontested favorite on the menu. Reservations are a must on the weekends, when lines can sometimes stretch around the corner.

American Sardine Bar

Located in the up and coming Point Breeze neighborhood, American Sardine Bar is re-defining the term “gastro-pub.” Serving artisanal sandwiches, great bar food and locally produced microbrews, American Sardine Bar is a major asset to the Point Breeze community. During the summer months, the pub offers outdoor seating with a mix of individual and community style dining. Their signature Sardine Sandwich is a must-try for all newcomers.

Mixto

There’s no shortage of Latin flavor at this two story Washington Square restaurant. Mixto serves an array of Latin inspired dishes within a casual atmosphere. Be sure to stop by Mixto during its happy hour to order one of their signature margaritas!

Fond

Located on East Passyunk Avenue, Fond, a new American restaurant that excels by using simple ingredients, is in constant competition with multiple fine dining establishments and is known for its extensive wine list. Voted 2015’s 17th Best Restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine, Fond continues to impress, and this single level South Philadelphia establishment has the ideal intimate setting for any romantic evening.

Paesano’s

Paesano’s is a serious contender for the best sandwich shop in Philadelphia – and it’s got some stiff competition. Winner of Philadelphia Magazine’s 2009 and 2010 Best Sandwich Shop award, its Lasagna Bolognese is giving the cheesesteak a run for its money for best sandwich in Philadelphia. Located in the historic Italian Market, Paesano’s is regularly filled with tourists as well local residents. Paesano’s also offers gluten free bread options, and dessert to accompany your lunch and dinner entrees.

Chickie’s & Pete’s

There is no restaurant in South Philadelphia that better represents Philadelphia’s sports culture than Chickie’s and Pete’s. Constantly packed with people, this South Philadelphia institution continues to draw people in with its world famous Crab fries. Located just down the street from Philadelphia’s professional sport stadiums, it is the best place to watch any home game besides going to the game itself. The atmosphere is electric, and the open layout allows for large groups.

Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article