Here in Philadelphia, we take our cheesesteaks very, very seriously - like way too seriously for something that is literally boiled steak and cheese wiz on a roll. But if you’re here and you want to do a classic cheesesteak the right way, go to John’s. They’ve been around forever, they know what they’re doing, and they use provolone instead of the classic “wiz wit”, which may not be the most Philly way of doing things, but it definitely tastes better.
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Pastificio in South Philly is part market and part deli with really good Italian hoagies.
DiNic’s At The Navy Yard
DiNic’s has an outpost of their roast pork sandwich counter in the Navy Yard, and it’s perfect for before a game.
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Soup Kitchen Cafe
Soup Kitchen Cafe is a small breakfast and lunch spot in Kensington that’s easy, casual, and pretty cheap.
Redcrest Fried Chicken
Redcrest Fried Chicken is a small shop on East Passyunk that makes fried chicken in just about every form.
Interstate Drafthouse in Fishtown has alcoholic iced tea and some great southern bar food.
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Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
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