Eating Out in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia's restaurant scene was long overshadowed by New York's. However, since the city's "Restaurant Renaissance" in the 1970s, and the influx of immigrants from Asia and Africa it has become home to a number of excellent restaurants. The presence of a large student population in the city also creates a market for a number of cheap, interesting places, especially in University City (home of Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania).

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DiNardo's Famous Crabs

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The best, freshest and tastiest seafood is found at DiNardo's Famous Crabs, an eatery that has received the "best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine nine times. It's not just crabs that beckon the diner here, although there are many and each one tastier than another. Beside the succulent blue crabs, scallops sizzle the palate as do the flounder and red snapper platters. Housed in an old red brick building, DiNardo's is among the best of Philadelphia restaurants. For those who aren't into fish, there are steak and chicken entrees that will definitely please.

type:Seafood
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tel:215-925-5115
url:www.dinardos.com
address:312 Race Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
PriceOfMenu:$18 to $28 for dinner

Sang Kee Peking Duck House

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A modest-looking establishment on the edge of Philadelphia's Chinatown, but one of the best Chinese restaurants in the city. The food is outstanding, service is fast, and it's quite cheap. I went there regularly when I was in college, and revisit every chance I get. The restaurant was renovated a few years ago, and replaced its crowded formica-and-linoleum grittiness for something brighter and friendlier; fortunately, they didn't touch the food.

type:general
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address:(238) N. 9th Street
tel:(215) 925-7532

Chiangmai

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While visiting Philadelphia, make time for some authentic Thai food at Chiangma. It’s in the suburbs of Philly, but worth the trip. The eatery is not too big in size, but highly popular with locals and travelers alike. It’s a good idea to make a reservation if dining on a Friday or Saturday night. Enjoy reasonable prices for dishes like Thai Basil, Chu Chee duck, Fried Rice and Chicken Satay. Be sure and order the sweet Thai iced tea, which is frothy but the coconut milk maks it silky-smooth. Start your meal with one of their tasty soups like the lemongrass or chicken coconut more..

type:Thai
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tel:610-397-1757
address:108 Fayette Street, Conshohocken, PA

Le Bec Fin

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Le Bec-Fin, Philadelphia’s premiere fine dining restaurant, has been providing memorable dining experiences since 1970. Chef and owner Georges Perrier created a restaurant that has become a Philadelphia landmark and an international gastronomical destination.

Le Bec-Fin has received the highest accolades in the hospitality industry. The restaurant has been a long-standing recipient of both the coveted Mobil Five Star and AAA’s Five Diamond awards.

type:French
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tel:(215) 567-1000
url:www.lebecfin.com
address:1523 Walnut Street

Pink Rose Pastry Shop

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A quiet, charming shop one block south of the bustling South Street scene.

New feedback - Overpriced for quality and size of portions. $5.50 for a tiny piece of Pumpkin Cheesecake that is stale?? Please.  Pluses are that they are open late at night and there is a large selection, plus the breakfast is a good deal.

type:Local
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address:630 South 4th Street
tel:(215) 592-0565

Jones

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Jones is Philly's premiere restauranteur, Stephen Starr's, restaurants. It is exquisitely decorated, and yet completely comfortable. The menu is hearty American, with items such as Chicken & Waffles, and Macaroni and Cheese. Of all Starr's restaurant, this is the most casual, with patrons comfortable in jeans. Click the url for a list of all his restaurants. I also recommend Buddakan for Japanese and El Vez for Mexican. The Continental in Olde City is also fantastic way to start a Friday in the city. (These are all more expensive than Jones, and require slightly nicer dress).

type:American
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url:starr-restaurant.com
address:7th & Chestnut
PriceOfMenu:$10-25 per person

Chiangmai

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While visiting Philadelphia, make time for some authentic Thai food at Chiangma. It’s in the suburbs of Philly, but worth the trip. The eatery is not too big in size, but highly popular with locals and travelers alike. It’s a good idea to make a reservation if dining on a Friday or Saturday night. Enjoy reasonable prices for dishes like Thai Basil, Chu Chee duck, Basil Fried Rice and Chicken Satay. Be sure and order the sweet Thai iced tea, which is frothy but the coconut milk gives it a silky-smooth texture. Start your meal with one of their tasty soups like the lemongrass more..

type:Thai
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tel:610-397-1757
address:108 Fayette Street Conshohocken, PA

Chiangmai

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While visiting Philadelphia, make time for some authentic Thai food at Chiangma. It’s in the suburbs of Philly, but worth the trip. The eatery is not too big in size, but highly popular with locals and travelers alike. It’s a good idea to make a reservation if dining on a Friday or Saturday night. Prices at Philadelphia restaurants run the gamut. At Chiangma expect to pay reasonable prices for dishes like Thai Basil, Chu Chee duck, and Chicken Satay. Be sure and order the sweet Thai iced tea, which is frothy but the coconut milk gives it a silky-smooth texture. Start your more..

type:Thai
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tel:610-397-1757
address:108 Fayette Street Conshohocken, PA

Chiangmai

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While visiting Philadelphia, make time for some authentic Thai food at Chiangma. It’s in the suburbs of Philly, but worth the trip. The eatery is not too big in size, but highly popular with locals and travelers alike. It’s a good idea to make a reservation if dining on a Friday or Saturday night. Prices at Philadelphia restaurants run the gamut. At Chiangma expect to pay reasonable prices for dishes like Thai Basil, Chu Chee duck, and Chicken Satay. Be sure and order the sweet Thai iced tea, which is frothy but the coconut milk gives it a silky-smooth texture. Start your more..

type:Thai
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