South Street has the most eclectic and diverse mix of restaurants and bars of anywhere in Philadelphia. We have classic American pubs, sandwich shops, and take-out restaurants offering the best in burgers, hoagies and pizza, to family-friendly destinations and fine dining for that special night out. We have numerous ethnic restaurants: from German and Greek offerings; to Thai and Chinese food; to Japanese sushi and Middle Eastern specialties from fine French cuisine to french fries and a shake. Whatever your taste, you can find it here.
South Street also has a vibrant nightly dining and bar culture. Make it a night at one of our many restaurants and pubs, stop in one of our bars for a nightcap, and end the night (or greet the early morning) at one of our late-night pizza or cheesesteak eating destinations.
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Restaurants and Bars in the South Street District
Welcome to the Bainbridge Street Barrel House. We are located in the heart of the Queen Village section of Philadelphia at 6th & Bainbridge. We are a craft beer & bourbon restaurant aiming to be your favorite neighborhood place by providing a unique dining and drinking experience. Our love of liquid gold is instantly recognizable
Serpico is a collaboration between James Beard Award-winning chef Peter Serpico and restaurateur Stephen Starr. Located on South Street, the 60-seater has a true neighborhood feel, with cozy booths, counter seating and a small bar at which the full menu is available. Serving dinner only, the cuisine is ingredient-driven offering a seasonally evolving menu of
Welcome to BeerLOVE, Queen Village’s neighborhood bottle shop and beer tasting destination. At BeerLOVE, our passion is great beer –our shop has an extensive collection of local, craft, foreign, and specialty beers & ciders, including organic and gluten-free options. Come in and pick out your favorites to bring home, or stop by and try a
Just a few blocks off South Street on the historic Headhouse Square, Cavanaugh’s Headhouse is Philadelphia treasure that keeps that same look and feel as it’s predecessors with a wildly updated sports bar element. Snack on some of the city’s best wings, watch Champions League Futbol or NFL Sunday Ticket on their army of flatscreens
Our cider is made by fermenting fresh Pennsylvania apple juice, straight from the orchard and into our tanks. We then add ingredients like hops or fresh fruit juice to create a sessionable, balanced but complex drink. Enjoy Hale & True cider made on site, as well as beer, wine, cocktails, and small plates prepared by our friends at
Tuan Phung and his family/team opened B&B with the help from his father who is a head chef at the legendary, original Pho Ha on 6th and Washington Ave. – B&B ultimate goal is to bring a whole new way to experience authentic Vietnamese street food. – B&B serves up Vietnamese classics like Phở and Bánh Mì (bun mee) with authentic family
Golden Empress Garden Restaurant has been in business for 20 years. They’re the last word in delicious, affordable, classical Chinese food, and you only need to try them once to discover just how true that statement is. Golden Empress Garden Restaurant takes great care in the preparation and serving of traditional Chinese dishes, and you’re certain
Casual stop for American breakfasts, brunches & dinners with an Australian accent. After many years working in cafe’s around Philadelphia childhood friends Liz Fleming and Nancy Silverman were determined to set out on their own and offer locals a different kind of dining experience. Most of the items on the menu would easily be found
George and our staff are looking to provide the community of Philadelphia with it’s own first ever CBD/ Hemp cafe. Here, we’re not only looking to serve you an occasional cup of coffee, but ultimately to provide you with a knowledgeable staff and friendly atmosphere for you to learn about and purchase all of your
Frozen Rolled Ice Cream is something to savor and enjoy. Our flavors grow within every bite leaving you craving for more! Delicious, Beautiful and Very Creamy: We press the liquid ice cream on a cold drum until it’s a thin sheet. Then we roll it off, one strip at a time. All rolls are placed in
Since 1923, this corner delicatessen has been a Philadelphia tradition. For a number of years people have gathered at Famous 4th Street Delicatessen to see, be seen and – above everything else – eat. Along with the food came the experience of being in such an establishment, one that for more than 80 years was
Bistrot La Minette is an authentic French bistro in the heart of Philadelphia. Our singular goal is that our service, cuisine and ambiance, will transport a guest to a great bistro table in France. The menu is prepared entirely from scratch, and changes with the season, availability of the finest ingredients, and the inspiration of the chef.
To bring the time-honored art of French crêpe making to Philadelphia, owners Jim Caiola and David Salama have designed and created one of the city’s most beautiful bistros. Caiola and Salama imported flat, round, cast-iron crêpe griddles from Brittany to perfectly prepare the light, flavorful crêpes. Customary crêpe cooking utensils are also used. Onlookers may
Since opening in 2009, Brauhaus has quickly become one of the most authentic German Bierhalls and Restaurants in the United States. With 30 German beers on draft and over 50 in bottle we are proud to offer more German beer than anyone else outside of Deutschland! Through our close personal relationships with brewery friends, we’ve
Lovash is the perfect place to enjoy Indian cuisine in Philly, with an impressive menu of vibrant Indian dishes served in a friendly and inviting atmosphere. At Lovash, we take pride in serving a great variety of Indian food made with fresh, high-quality ingredients. We specialize in Halal food, and are vegan and vegetarian-friendly. Everything
Bistro Romano brings together old world quality and simplicity with new world innovation to create a menu that tempts a wide range of palates. Complementing the extensive menu, Bistro Romano prepares special dishes each day. Friday & Saturday nights is your chance to partake in a unique and exciting theatrical production with Bistro Romano’s Mystery
Enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine that La Fourno-Ristorante-Trattoria has been serving the Society Hill section of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for over 14 years. You’ll find an amazing menu and award winning customer service at our locally owned and operated
Fez Restaurant and Hookah Lounge is Philadelphia’s hottest spot for authentic Moroccan food, hiqh quality hookah, drinks, and entertainment. Enjoy the fine cuisine from this exotic region along with hookah, and an authentic Moroccan experience in an upscale restaurant. We offer a relaxing and enjoyable time with hookah, and our experienced bellydancers every Friday and
Isot Mediterranean Cuisine offers authentic Turkish food in Philadelphia, PA. Turkish food is rich in flavor and tradition. The cuisine is widely popular in the Mediterranean region for the use of fresh vegetables, herbs, and spices. Our Turkish cuisine is authentic because we utilize traditional ingredients and prepare the dishes using age-old family recipes. Our
Las Bugambilias is a traditional Mexican restaurant. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico. The desserts at Bugambilias are homemade on the premises, and we offer a diverse array of exceptional dishes that please even the most
Nora’s Taqueria & Grill is a cornerstone in the Philadelphia community and has been recognized for its outstanding Mexican cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.
Ishkabibble’s II is the sit-down sequel to the original Ishkabibble’s cheesesteak stand at 337 South Street. Since 1979, Ishkabibble’s has been serving the best cheesesteaks and chicken cheesesteaks to locals and tourists alike. It’s where local people go for real food. Each and every order is made to order and our menu features award winning best
In the summer of 1976, my father and a business partner opened Jim’s Steaks South St., bringing a unique art-deco storefront and an even more distinctive cheesesteak to a neighborhood in the midst of a renaissance. Few would have predicted that over the course of nearly four decades the shop would become one of the
Philly’s original Japanese owned gastropub offering a great selection of craft beer & mixed Western and Japanese menu. Owned by the Queen of Sushi Madame Saito (inventor of the Philly Roll), Headhouse boasts world class sushi and Japanese Izakaya cuisine at affordable prices. The Headhouse is owned & operated by renown local sushi chef icon
What is Poke bowl? Poke bowl is a dish that is vibrant, fresh and trendy. It originated in Hawaii, dating as far back as the first Hawaiians that set foot on the island. It emerged around 1970s when fishermen in Hawaii used simple recipes to create hearty snacks. Poke in Hawaiian means “to cut crosswise