Reading Terminal Market is a scary and overwhelming place, with so many stalls and shops that it’s hard to know where to start. So after wasting an hour walking around and waiting in too many lines, make sure to end up at Pearl’s Oyster Bar. It won’t be the place with the longest line or the most people taking pictures, but they have a counter that usually has a seat or two open and some really damn good snapper soup.
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Tavern On Camac
Tavern On Camac is part piano bar, part dance floor with DJ, and exactly where you should be ending your nights out.
Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
Dizengoff in Center City is basically the fast-casual version of Zahav, with the same great hummus, but without the two-month wait.
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Ocean Prime is a steakhouse near City Hall with a massive bar that’s good for meeting coworkers or other business-related humans.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge
Silk City is a diner with a huge outdoor patio and separate nightclub area.
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Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
Mission Taqueria is a bright and airy Mexican spot in Center City where you should go for Happy Hour or a casual date.
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