Royal Tavern looks like your average corner pub got a little bit of a facelift. The brick exterior is painted bright blue, and you won’t find any ripped barstools or sticky tables by the narrow bar area. The menu also has things you’d find at a regular bar, like a burger and nachos, listed right next to dishes that you wouldn’t normally consider “bar food.” There's fire-roasted mussel stew, butter chicken in a tomato-coconut curry, and a delicious lemongrass yuba banh mi.
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The Good King Tavern
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
Sam’s Morning Glory Diner
Sam’s Morning Glory in Bella Vista has been around for over 20 years and has everything a diner should have.
Hawthornes Beer Cafe
Hawthorne’s is a beer cafe in Bella Vista where you can get surprisingly good food and all the bottles you want to go.
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Famous 4th Street Delicatessen
When you’re craving deli classics like corned beef and smoked fish, head to Famous 4th Street Deli in Queen Village.
Milkboy is an all-day cafe and music venue on South Street that also serves Jim’s cheesesteaks.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
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Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Martha in Kensington has the three things we wish every bar had: a nice patio, great cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
Olly is an American bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s a good alternative to a sports bar.
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