Finding especially good Cajun and Creole food outside Louisiana is not the easiest task, but South does all of the classics, like shrimp gumbo and po’ boys, very well. Plus, it doubles as a jazz bar, so on any given night you’ll get way more than the Cajun shrimp deviled eggs and drinks you paid for.
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Prohibition Tap Room
Prohibition Tavern is a casual corner bar in Callowhill where you’ll find a jukebox and some pretty solid bar food.
If you’re going to a show at Union Transfer, stop by Osteria before hand to eat some pasta outside.
Green Soul does healthy soul food and live jazz shows in their large space in Spring Garden.
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Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
Comfort and Floyd
Comfort & Floyd is a breakfast spot in Pennsport that feels almost like an elementary school classroom.
The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Sassafras is a little bar in Old City that looks like the living room of an old, expensive, probably haunted house.
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