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University City Philadelphia Restaurants

PodPod
2865 reviews
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Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Been to Pod many times but this was the first time for lunch. Everything was great and the price was good too. More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3394 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Food always great. For got how large portion sizes are or would've just ordered one to split with an extra side. Service excellent, just a fun place. More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
159 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Our group dined here for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the service was great. Easy parking too. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3164 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Hadnt been in years. Still yum and fun. Service was top notch. Margaritas with heat were exceptional. More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
184 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

My clients loved the restaurant, the service and the ambiance. I have sent 4 daters to your restaurant and all of them were impressed! Thank you for taking good care of my people!!! Love your restaurant! #NoLibsMatchmaker More

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Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1499 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Been here a number of times, but first time with the new Chef, and they hit it out of the park with a New Year's Eve menu that was creative and really tasty. Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great way to ring in the new year. We enjoyed the meal enough that we're considering making dinner here a New Year's Eve tradition. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
172 reviews
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We love it and go often. Great food and service, charming spot. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
448 reviews
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French | University City, Philadelphia

Great experience and great food!! I will definitely be going back!! More

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coZaracoZara
219 reviews
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Japanese | University City, Philadelphia

I liked how their ramen came in two sizes (small and regular). The broth for seafood ramen was good. Happy hour deals were great. More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
425 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The ambience is lovely, European and transporting . Food very good More

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Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
289 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Our server was horrible. We were there for a while to stay for trivia night and she walked past us numerous times without stopping for 45-60 min while stopping at adjacent tables. We were not obnoxious or drunk. We even wanted to order. Would ask to have a different server next time if we got her again. More

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48th Street Grille48th Street Grille
3 reviews
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Caribbean | University City, Philadelphia

Very good Caribbean food. Loved the oxtails! More

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Bernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCityBernie's Restaurant & Bar - UCity
61 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Great Food, wonderful service. Would recommend. More

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CO-OPCO-OP
128 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Had a great experience! Will definitely go back again!!!!! More

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AksumAksum
473 reviews
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Mediterranean | University City, Philadelphia

I always enjoy eating at this restaurant! The food was delicious (had the shrimp and grits) , and the service was great! More

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City Tap House - UCCity Tap House - UC
505 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Very enjoyable -- good tasty food, excellent service, good brews! More

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Youma African CuisineYouma African Cuisine
15 reviews
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African | University City, Philadelphia

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find. More

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University City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

University City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
PodPod
2865 reviews
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Asian | University City, Philadelphia

Been to Pod many times but this was the first time for lunch. Everything was great and the price was good too. More

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Marigold KitchenMarigold Kitchen
1499 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Been here a number of times, but first time with the new Chef, and they hit it out of the park with a New Year's Eve menu that was creative and really tasty. Everyone at the table thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was a great way to ring in the new year. We enjoyed the meal enough that we're considering making dinner here a New Year's Eve tradition. More

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Dim Sum House by Jane G'sDim Sum House by Jane G's
172 reviews
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Dim Sum | University City, Philadelphia

We love it and go often. Great food and service, charming spot. More

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White Dog Cafe - University CityWhite Dog Cafe - University City
3394 reviews
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Contemporary American | University City, Philadelphia

Food always great. For got how large portion sizes are or would've just ordered one to split with an extra side. Service excellent, just a fun place. More

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Distrito TaqueriaDistrito Taqueria
3164 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | University City, Philadelphia

Hadnt been in years. Still yum and fun. Service was top notch. Margaritas with heat were exceptional. More

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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill CollegeBistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College
448 reviews
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French | University City, Philadelphia

Great experience and great food!! I will definitely be going back!! More

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Louie Louie Bistro BarLouie Louie Bistro Bar
184 reviews
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French American | University City, Philadelphia

My clients loved the restaurant, the service and the ambiance. I have sent 4 daters to your restaurant and all of them were impressed! Thank you for taking good care of my people!!! Love your restaurant! #NoLibsMatchmaker More

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Booker's Restaurant and BarBooker's Restaurant and Bar
159 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Our group dined here for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent and the service was great. Easy parking too. More

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Landmark Americana - University CityLandmark Americana - University City
289 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

Our server was horrible. We were there for a while to stay for trivia night and she walked past us numerous times without stopping for 45-60 min while stopping at adjacent tables. We were not obnoxious or drunk. We even wanted to order. Would ask to have a different server next time if we got her again. More

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Walnut Street CafeWalnut Street Cafe
425 reviews
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American | University City, Philadelphia

The ambience is lovely, European and transporting . Food very good More

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Discover University City

Located near the heart of the area’s biggest academic centers, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, the West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City combines the sophistication of an academic urban center with the fun, carefree spirit of a college town, and its diverse food scene reflects this. From Philly-style pizza slices and colorful, fragrant sprinkle-and-frosting rich gourmet donuts to legendary Philly cheesesteaks laden with peppers, grilled onions, and mushrooms on genuine Amoroso rolls and one-of-a-kind upscale vegan street food, University City is also a foodie’s dream. Not to be outdone in the fine dining department, University City is also home to Michelin-starred cafes and destination restaurants.