Elwood is a meat-heavy Pennsylvania-Dutch-inspired spot on Girard in Fishtown. Eating there kind of feels like being on a second-grade field trip to the Constitution Center or Liberty Bell. Everything on the menu, from the ham potpie to the spelt dumplings for dessert, has a history lesson attached - lessons you’ll probably hear about from the chef or your server throughout the meal. Even the space itself, which has original paintings from the 1800s and antique silverware collected by the chef, makes you feel like you’re in a museum. The whole experience can feel a bit strange at first, but the food is so good that you’ll be happy you took a field trip out here.
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Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
Philly Style Bagels
Philly Style Bagels in Fishtown is our favorite bagel shop in the city, bar none.
Front Street Cafe
Front Street is an all-day spot in Fishtown with a big patio, affordable cocktails, and way better food than you’d expect.
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John’s Roast Pork
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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.
High Street On Market
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Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
Cheu is a noodle and dumpling spot in Fishtown where you should start a night out.
Kensington Quarters is a nicer spot in Fishtown where you should go on a second or third date and definitely eat the burger.
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