Yes, Shake Shack is a country-wide burger chain. Regardless, it’s still a great option for a quick meal in University City. The burgers are great, the cheese fries are even better, and if you leave without finishing all of that off with a milkshake, you’ve done it all wrong. You might not feel great afterwards, but that’s the gamble you take when you eat a large amount of fast food in a 30-minute sitting.
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Hadramout is a small Yemeni restaurant near Penn that’s good for a quick lunch or group dinner.
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Green Line Cafe is a cafe in University City that serves a wide variety of sandwiches, including vegetarian and vegan options.
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Emmy Squared serves Detroit-style pan pizzas and also has one of the best burgers in the city.
Tucker’s Tavern is a big bar and restaurant on Long Beach Island with $1 oysters during Happy Hour.
Village Whiskey is one of the more low-key Rittenhouse bars with food that you’d actually want to go to.
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Sunset Social is essentially a lawn on top of a parking garage in University City with burgers and frozen drinks.
Frankford Hall in Fishtown is a huge German beer hall that’s perfect for day drinking, with food, games and plenty of beer.
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