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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Dim Sum House
Dim Sum House in University City serves food until 1am every night, which is about as late as you can get a sit-down meal in Philly.
The Penn Museum is a gorgeous old building on Penn’s campus filled with lots of relics, and it has a particularly nice garden to sit outside in.
Enjay’s is a pizza place inside of a bar in West Philly that makes wood-fired pies with charred, bubbly crusts.
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Hank Sauce is a casual spot in Sea Isle City where you can grab to-go tacos and burgers for eating on the beach.
Hops is a 4,500-square-foot spot in Brewerytown that’s nicer looking than your average brewery.
KQ Burger is an outpost of Kensington Quarters inside of Franklin’s Table that has a short menu of burgers and sandwiches to-go.
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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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