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Where To Eat And Drink On South Street
South Street’s a weird place, but it’s got some great restaurants and bars. These are the 15 best spots.
South Street's Nora’s Kitchen has a lineup of tacos, tortas, and burritos that are the best in the neighborhood. Come here on a casual weeknight that you want to end with some sugary churros.
At Viet Bistro you can choose from brothy soups, dumplings, steamed rice dishes, vegetarian combination dishes, and $6 bành mí on any casual weeknight that you stop by.
At Entree BYOB you can expect a seasonal menu full of pastas, seafood, and steaks. Come here for an early in the game date night or dinner with your parents.
Bistro Southeast on South Street is a place where you can come on a casual weeknight and bite into some spring rolls and a few rice, spicy curry, and warm chicken phở dishes.
Rex At The Royal
Stop by Rex at the Royal on South Street for Southern dishes, live music, and a romantic or celebratory meal.
South Philly’s Sophie’s Kitchen might have the crunchiest chicken in the city. Head to the Cambodian for jumbo wings with crackly skin and lots of dipping sauces.
Jim’s South St.
Jim’s is a classic cheesesteak shop on South Street that has a line around the block at pretty much any time of day.
For donuts and chicken, go to Federal Donuts on South Street. It's great for a quick meal, or on a day where you want some of the best wings in Philly.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Little Spoon Cafe
Little Spoon Cafe is one of the best - and more low-key - options for breakfast and brunch in Grad Hospital.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Sansom Kabob House
Sansom Kebab House is an Afghan restaurant on South Street that has great ashak dumplings.
Ishkabibble’s is a cheesesteak spot with two different locations on South Street.
Big Gay Ice Cream
Big Gay is an ice cream chain from New York with excellent chocolate-dipped soft serve.
Jet Wine Bar
Jet Wine Bar on South Street is the best place in the neighborhood to drink and buy natural wine.
Lorenzo & Sons Pizza
Lorenzo & Sons is a counter-service pizza spot with enormous slices on South Street that’s open late.