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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SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
Mike’s BBQ is a tiny barbecue spot in South Philly with some of the best smoked meat in the city.
It might not be the best cheesesteak in the city, but Tony Luke’s does have one of the better ones.
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Comfort and Floyd
Comfort & Floyd is a breakfast spot in Pennsport that feels almost like an elementary school classroom.
Honey’s Sit ’n Eat
Honey’s Sit ’N Eat is where you should go for brunch when you don’t have any other plans for the rest of the day.
City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
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Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
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