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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Brewery
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“Dock Street Brewery is Philadelphia's First microbrewery, Est. 1985. We are known for their award-winning beers like our Man Full of Trouble Porter. They add a couple of new beers a week to the tap and can lineup each week, so there's always something new, delicious, and timely - cue some solid, award-winning dark beers for winter, refreshing weisse beers for summer, and everything in between.”
  • 97 locals recommend
Bar
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“** One of my favorite local spots. It serves a great variety of local and national beers and serves great cocktails. Also serves *amazing brussel sprouts.* They hold Quizzo on Sunday nights. Attached to a cute & bougie bottle shop. ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“This is one of my favorite local breakfast and lunch spots offering something for everyone in your group.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Good traditional Mexican food that went vegetarian a few months back without loosing the good flavors and quality food.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Absolutely delicious Thai & Laotian food. It's like comfort food. BYO. Cash only.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“The best tiny bar and outdoor spot to grab a casual beer and hang with friends (it’s a lovely Ethiopian restaurant too). Definitely a local favorite. If you’re interested in karaoke on Tuesdays, ask me!”
  • 44 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Are you yearning for some of the best Vietnamese food you've ever had? This is the place for you! The atmosphere is lively, the space is lovely, and there is a full bar.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The neighborhood coffee shop! This is the spot to see all of the locals on a Saturday morning trip to the park’s amazing farmers market across the street.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Doesn't only have unique grocery options, but also has the *best* Banh Mi sandwiches in Philly, bar none. If you eat meat, the chargrilled pork banh mi is… divine. The tofu banh mi is also spectacular. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“With multiple spots throughout the area, they must be doing something right! Often have unique breakfast options. Located in a beautiful victorian house on a tree-lined street.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Middle Eastern Restaurant
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“** Absolutely spectacular, upscale Mediterranean food. Incredible dinner options, surprisingly great brunch. BYO.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“The chair cushions are worn through, the floor sags, and the service is leisurely, but it all adds to the comfortable charm at Abyssinia, where locals know they can find some of the best Ethiopian food in Philly. The stew-like dishes — including several vegetarian and vegan options — are scooped up with perfectly thin, spongy, slightly sour injera bread, used in place of utensils. Up a narrow staircase from the dining room is Fiume, a thimble-sized dive bar with an enviable whiskey list.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Diner
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“My favorite neighborhood diner! This is a lovely place to grab a casual breakfast or brunch. Busy on the weekends so don’t wait too long!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Two locations - one on Baltimore Ave and 43rd and second on Locust and 45th. Good coffee and vegan/veg food options”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Yummy dishes with a different palette. It's also representative of how diverse West Philadelphia can be.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“Good food, good bar, super hidden patio, and possibly the best place to watch Intenational Soccer on a big screen, with a knowledgeable crowd.”
  • 22 locals recommend