There are mornings you feel invincible. You know, meditation at sunrise, early morning yoga, post-class juice. And then there are mornings where the only thing you want is a plate of cheesy eggs and potatoes, served with a side of more fried things. On mornings like this, Sam’s is here for you. This Bella Vista institution has been around for more than two decades, and though it’s nothing fancy on the outside, the service and food are consistently great. Just don’t schedule any plans for afterwards, unless those plans include a nap.
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Famous 4th Street Delicatessen
When you’re craving deli classics like corned beef and smoked fish, head to Famous 4th Street Deli in Queen Village.
Angelo’s is a counter-service pizza shop in Bella Vista with an excellent Detroit-style “Upside Down Jawn” pizza.
The Good King Tavern
The Good King Tavern in Bella Vista serves French pub food that’s way better than what you’ll find at your average neighborhood tavern.
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Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
Serpico on South Street is a good date spot with a nice bar and really pretty shared plates.
Pub & Kitchen
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
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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.
Cafe Lift is a good option for brunch just north of Center City. Make sure to get some cannoli French toast.
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