Elwood is a meat-heavy Pennsylvania-Dutch-inspired spot on Girard in Fishtown. Eating there kind of feels like being on a second-grade field trip to the Constitution Center or Liberty Bell. Everything on the menu, from the ham potpie to the spelt dumplings for dessert, has a history lesson attached - lessons you’ll probably hear about from the chef or your server throughout the meal. Even the space itself, which has original paintings from the 1800s and antique silverware collected by the chef, makes you feel like you’re in a museum. The whole experience can feel a bit strange at first, but the food is so good that you’ll be happy you took a field trip out here.
More spots in FishtownSee more
Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen
Cedar Point is a neighborhood bar in Fishtown with solid food and a big patio.
Aether is a seafood restaurant in Fishtown with a solid raw bar and wine list, but not much else.
More American spotsSee more
Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
John And Elaine’s
If you’re going to eat breakfast in Point Pleasant, it should be at John And Elaine’s and it should involve some of their pancakes.
Honeygrow Test Kitchen
Honeygrow Test Kitchen in Fishtown that has off-menu items that their other locations don’t have.
Suggested by our writers
Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
Frankford Hall in Fishtown is a huge German beer hall that’s perfect for day drinking, with food, games and plenty of beer.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more