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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Irwin’s is an indoor/outdoor bar in the Bok Building in South Philly that serves Mediterranean food along with solid cocktails.
Pho Ha Saigon
Pho Ha Saigon is a very large, very casual Vietnamese spot in South Philly, right by the stadiums.
Porcos is a small sandwich shop with mostly porchetta on the menu, plus a full on-site bakery.
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The Grand Tavern
Go to The Grand Tavern in Neptune to drink, eat a bunch of appetizers, and hang out on their big patio.
Twenty Manning Grill
Twenty Manning is an American bistro in Rittenhouse that you’ll want to check out on your next date night.
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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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