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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6885 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

This restaurant has the most delicious food and amazing service! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8474 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We celebrated a special birthday with friend. Food was amazing, service was excellent! More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
60 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Small restaurant in Old City. Fish is fresh and delicious. We shared a sashimi bowl which featured all different fish. It was delicious. In addition, we had some sushi which was also excellent. We did not have the ramen bowls but they looked delicious as well. We would definitely return. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
232 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Totally recommend Tuna Bar! Went with a few friends and we ended up ordering several rolls for us all to share. Sushi and presentation was amazing. Great service, too! The hostess did ask us to move to the bar after we had paid so a pregnant woman could sit at our table but they got us a round of drinks for moving so that was fine with us! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1436 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Always a great place for special occasions and low noise level enhances conversation More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
638 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was DELICIOUS. Cocktails were so well done and really REALLY good. Would definitely recommend. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1835 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The service was excellent. Manager made us feel like family. Perfect environment for a family celebration More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
530 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

Varied lunch menu from sandwiches to salads to entrees. Server was friendly and helpful. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6913 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and service. Will be back for happy hour! More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3728 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

The best! My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia; service, food, and ambience. Always enjoy dining at Fork. More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
371 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Quality of the food is about average here. The Margaritas, however, we’re great! This place doesn’t skimp out on the tequila! Guacamole was good, however the chips were a little too hard/crispy for our liking. Quesadillas were good, but nothing to write home about. I would come back to this place because of the ambiance and drinks, but don’t expect to leave here with a full stomach as the portions are on the small side. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3305 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

We came in for brunch and our meals were delicious! Nachos are the best. I feel like we were rushed out though. We would have ordered a few more drinks but the waiter just put down the bill without asking if we wanted anything else. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
491 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food, great service, and I was able to get a reservation. That is my trifecta right there More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1561 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Spasso is one of our go-to restaurants when we are in Old City. The food is always good, the menu offers plenty of options, and the service is always good. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2141 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love this restaurant! Never disappointed! Fresh food! Great service! Highly recommended! More

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Buk Chon Korean CusineBuk Chon Korean Cusine
12 reviews
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Great friendly, attentive service, awesome food, great setting and value with BYOB! We will be back. More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2229 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food and atmosphere were wonderful. We had a relaxing meal and never felt rushed. Delicious meal and enjoyed the colonial brews. Would definitely eat here again. More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
189 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

The ambiance was pleasant and quiet, the waitstaff helpful and efficient, and the food very interesting and delicious. The waitress (Venezuelan) was helpful in explaining the delicacies. We had the (cebiche/caus)a hors d'ouvre' and the goat (seco norteno) platter. The pisco sours were excellent and we had two each. The bartender was friendly and we engaged in a discussion of the decors. All in all, an excellent experience. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3529 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Great atmosphere, good food, amazing drinks. Our waiter disappeared mid-meal, and the menu is on the pricy side, but definitely a fun place. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
378 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Wister is an excellent restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely be going back! More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
858 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Our waiter was wonderful!! He really went the extra mile to be sure that we were happy with both our food and drink. Both my companion and I were thoroughly impressed. More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2263 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Good food and atmosphere. Clams and linguini was scrumptious! More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
266 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

We were short on time before a play at the Walnut. We ordered our drinks first. When they arrived, we had our dinner selections ready. Julian, our server, was amazing. He put in the orders right away... and we received our food in a very short time. Julian kept checking back to see if everything was OK. This place does it all pre-theater... great selection of drinks, high quality food and exemplary service! More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
3 reviews
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Mediterranean | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent Turkish cuisine with ample portions and a friendly staff. More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
16 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Cozy little place with friendly and helpful staff, great ambience, and highly recommend the wine and cheese pairing! More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
111 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Enjoyed the restaurant. Neat setting in an old bank, and fun decor. Food and service were very good. Only complaint is that it’s very noisy. We are 60-ish and were easily twice as old as anyone else there. More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
80 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

The crabs were delicious! Pick & peel shrimp and crab cake appetizer were awesome! The cold seafood sampler and Classic steam pot were delicious! Ribs were great too! Lived the happy hour! More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
51 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

This was the best restaurant in Phialdelphia. Service was amazing and food was worth what I payed for. More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
442 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Great happy hour oysters! Trout and shrimp dinners excellent. Comfortable bar booth. Love it here! More

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La PegLa Peg
712 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

It was amazing! More

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P.j. Clarke'sP.j. Clarke's
128 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Lunch was delicious and the service very nice. It was a before the walnut st lunch. Very convenient. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1064 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Very satisfied with the food and the service definitely will go back. More

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Sedition Restaurant & BarSedition Restaurant & Bar
113 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and service! The brussel sprouts and gnocci were particularly noteworthy. More

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Makhani Modern IndianMakhani Modern Indian
10 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

A fine new addition to Old City's list of restaurant choices. The cauliflower appetizer and the lamb entree were delicious. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
191 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

There for brunch. Nice food and drink selections. Service very good and all food was presented as requested. More

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Chez BenChez Ben
51 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We were looking for a good meal in a city we are unfamiliar with, and found a gem at Chez Ben! The service was attentive, the food was excellent! More

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ArdienteArdiente
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Latin / Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Ardiente Philly, Chino Latino Street Flavors 33 S 2nd St, Philadelphia More

Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6885 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

This restaurant has the most delicious food and amazing service! More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
60 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Small restaurant in Old City. Fish is fresh and delicious. We shared a sashimi bowl which featured all different fish. It was delicious. In addition, we had some sushi which was also excellent. We did not have the ramen bowls but they looked delicious as well. We would definitely return. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1436 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Always a great place for special occasions and low noise level enhances conversation More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8474 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

We celebrated a special birthday with friend. Food was amazing, service was excellent! More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
638 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Food was DELICIOUS. Cocktails were so well done and really REALLY good. Would definitely recommend. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
232 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Totally recommend Tuna Bar! Went with a few friends and we ended up ordering several rolls for us all to share. Sushi and presentation was amazing. Great service, too! The hostess did ask us to move to the bar after we had paid so a pregnant woman could sit at our table but they got us a round of drinks for moving so that was fine with us! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1835 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

The service was excellent. Manager made us feel like family. Perfect environment for a family celebration More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
530 reviews
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

Varied lunch menu from sandwiches to salads to entrees. Server was friendly and helpful. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3728 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

The best! My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia; service, food, and ambience. Always enjoy dining at Fork. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
491 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food, great service, and I was able to get a reservation. That is my trifecta right there More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.