The University City spot is a staple for students and locals alike, so don’t be surprised when everyone inside is toting a backpack. We’re not sure if it’s the extensive draft list, live music, or the highly-coveted fire pits that bring the crowds, but it’s the wood-fired pizzas and other shareable dishes keep them there.
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The Terakawa in University City is an offshoot of the original one in Chinatown, and it has some of the better ramen in the area.
Dim Sum House
Dim Sum House in University City serves food until 1am every night, which is about as late as you can get a sit-down meal in Philly.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
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Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
Charlie Was A Sinner
Charlie Was A Sinner is a vegan bar in Midtown Village that’s good for meeting up with a friend for a drink and a few small plates.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Sunset Social is essentially a lawn on top of a parking garage in University City with burgers and frozen drinks.
With a great rooftop and long list of rotating beers, Standard Tap in Northern Liberties is great for everything from Happy Hour to an office party.
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