195 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Philadelphia.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Casa Mexico is a small Italian Market spot from the people behind South Philly Barbacoa.
A play on the word “stoners,” St. Oner’s is a bar and restaurant in Fishtown from Tired Hands Brewing.
Gigi is a 12-seat pizza place in Queen Village that makes excellent Neapolitan pies.
Penang is a Malaysian spot in Chinatown that’s great for big groups.
E Mei is a szechuan place in Chinatown that’s great for a long lunch when you don’t want to be at work.
Come to Spice C in Chinatown for a quick but great bowl of noodles.
Ocean City is a dim sum spot in Chinatown with really good congee.
Tai Lake is a Chinatown staple with lots of big, round tables and dishes served family-style.
Nan Zhou is a casual spot in Chinatown with great hand-pulled noodle dishes.
Come to Vietnam Restaurant for a big group dinner, and then head upstairs to Bar Saigon afterwards.
Helm is a neighborhood BYOB in Kensington that’s good for sharing small plates with a date.
Stina is technically a pizzeria, but the best things here are their Mediterranean dishes.