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Restaurants in Center City for All of the Foodies

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Whether you’re a Philadelphia native who doesn’t feel like cooking, visiting the area for the first time or just an absolute foodie who loves finding new appetizing spots, we’ve got you covered! We’ve narrowed down our seven favorite restaurant joints in Center City that you need to try on your next night dining out. The list consists of all genres of cuisine that will have nearly everyones taste buds begging for more. From saucy pasta dishes to sushi rolls, we’ve found it all! 

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1. Giorgio on Pine

If you’re looking for a traditional Italian meal, be sure to check out Giorgio on Pine in Center City. This BYOB establishment offers an extensive menu full of appetizers, pasta and other entrees! They even offer an entire gluten free menu full of pizza and pasta options. This is the perfect spot for a casual dining experience with a fine dining taste experience! 

Monday – Thursday | 11:30 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:30 am – 11 pm
Sunday | 1 – 9 pm

📍 Location  1328 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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2. A.kitchen + bar

Located in Rittenhouse Square, A.kitchen has an ever-changing menu with an abundance of mouth watering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner options. This American bistro has a more classy vibe and inviting cocktail bar for those looking to have a drink with their meal. Our favorite food go-to is the classic cheeseburger on a High Street sesame roll paired with crispy steak fries. They do not accept cash payments so be sure to bring another form of payment when you chose to dine in!

Monday | CLOSED

Tuesday – Friday | breakfast 7 – 11 am, lunch 11 am – 3 pm, dinner 4 – 10 pm

Saturday | brunch 10 am – 3 pm, dinner 4 – 10 pm

Sunday | brunch 10 am – 3 pm, dinner 4 – 9 pm

📍 Location  135 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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3. The Quick Fixx

For those who are looking for a quick bite, but want to avoid greasy fast food, the Quick Fixx in Center City is the ultimate spot. Their Italian-based menu includes flatbreads, pastas, salads, wraps and more! They also have “build your own” options if you don’t see something your tastebuds are craving. Our go-to meal while we are on the go is the Spicy Junk wrap for a fiery chicken feast! 

Monday – Friday| 11:30 am – 9 pm
Saturday – Sunday | 11 am – 9 pm 

📍 Location  1511 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

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4. Pizzeria Stella

If you’re anything like us and have daily thoughts about pizza, be sure to get your saucy, cheesy fix at Pizzeria Stella. This pizza joint embodies authentic Neapolitan dishes in a casual environment and offers a large menu of salads, pastas, wood-oven pizzas and desserts. We recommend trying the Tartufo wood-oven pizza that has black truffle, egg and fontina cheese for an explosion of flavors!

Sunday – Thursday | 12 – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday | 12 – 10 pm

📍 Location  420 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

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5. Craftsman Row Saloon

Craftsman Row Saloon is a relaxed restaurant that serves American cuisine and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Craftsman’s lengthy menu not only has American classics, but they have tons of local beer options and heavenly milkshakes! We are obsessed with their “adult milkshake,” Java the Hut. Grab a group of friends and head to Craftsman’s for your next feast!

Monday – Tuesday | CLOSED

Wednesday – Thursday & Sunday | 12 – 9 pm 

Friday – Saturday | 12 – 10 pm

📍 Location  112 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

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6. Ikki Japanese Cuisine & Bar

Despite the way you may pronounce its name, this restaurant is far from icky. This Japanese cuisine spot has a variety of sashimi a la carte options, raw and cooked hand rolls and even Hibachi plates for those who aren’t the biggest sushi fans. We suggest stopping in for lunch to enjoy their affordable specials. Ikki also has a large quantity of delicious cocktails that would pair beautifully with dinner! Be sure to check out this new hotspot in Center City for all of your sushi desires. 

Monday – Thursday | 11:30 am – 10 pm
Friday – Saturday | 11:30 am – 11 pm 
Sunday | 12 – 10 pm

📍 Location  310 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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7. Oh Brother Philly

Would it really be a Philadelphia restaurant guide without a classic cheesesteak restaurant? We didn’t think so. Check out Oh Brother for some of the best burgers and cheesesteaks in Philly. Oh Brother prides themselves for never serving frozen meat meaning every bite is a fresh one. Head to Oh Brother’s counter service for your next meal to indulge in a Philadelphia classic cheesesteak.

Sunday – Thursday | 11 am – 11 pm 
Friday – Saturday | 11 – 3 am

📍 Location  206 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Did You Enjoy Your Meal? Show Us!

If you do end up trying one of these restaurants, let us know by taking a photo of your food and tagging us on Instagram @StufftodoinPhilly!

Caroline Margle

Caroline Margle

Caroline Margle is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama, but is far from a “Southern belle.” She is originally from the Lehigh Valley and grew up visiting and falling in love with Philadelphia. When she is not taking yoga classes, blasting R&B around the house or painting up for an Eagles game, she is happy to inform readers on new hot spots and must-see’s in the City of Brotherly Love. With a Bachelor’s degree in News Media, Caroline is excited to continue her passion for writing.

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