Here in Philadelphia, we take our cheesesteaks very, very seriously - like way too seriously for something that is literally boiled steak and cheese wiz on a roll. But if you’re here and you want to do a classic cheesesteak the right way, go to John’s. They’ve been around forever, they know what they’re doing, and they use provolone instead of the classic “wiz wit”, which may not be the most Philly way of doing things, but it definitely tastes better.
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Blue Corn Restaurant
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.
Mike’s BBQ is a tiny barbecue spot in South Philly with some of the best smoked meat in the city.
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Hugo’s Frog Bar and Chop House
Hugo’s is a steakhouse inside the SugarHouse Casino that you should stop by after hitting the slots.
Fond is a small date spot in East Passyunk where you should drink some wine at the bar and share some small plates.
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Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
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