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The Best Restaurants in South Philadelphia

Fitz and Starts
John's Roast Pork
South Philly Barbacoa
South Street Diner
Talula's Garden
Honey's Sit N Eat
American Sardine Bar
Mixto
Fitz and Starts
John's Roast Pork
South Philly Barbacoa
South Street Diner
Talula's Garden
Honey's Sit N Eat
American Sardine Bar
Mixto

If you’re traveling to South Philly soon or live near the area, you’ll find plenty of great places to eat. No matter what you’re in the mood for, you can find some of the best restaurants in South Philadelphia by talking to the locals or checking out our list of quality eateries in the city.

 

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Fitz and Starts

743 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 278-2736

Fitz and Starts is one of the top brunch spots in South Philly and is also a bakery and bar. Whether you’re looking for a muffin or croissant to enjoy with your latte, want a delicious hoagie and fries for lunch, or want to satisfy your sweet tooth with a delicious bite of cheesecake, you can find what you’re looking for at Fitz and Starts. You can also pair your meal with quality wine or a cocktail for the perfect finishing touch to brunch or lunch.

 

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John’s Roast Pork

14 Snyder Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 463-1951

If you’ve been to South Philly, you’ve probably heard of Geno’s or Pat’s if you’re on the hunt for the best cheesesteak in the city. There’s also Cheesesteak Vegas, but the locals claim this eatery is mainly for tourists. John’s Roast Pork is one of the best restaurants in South Philadelphia if you want a cheesesteak worth remembering. The restaurant is also home to one of the tastiest roast pork sandwiches in Philadelphia. You can also order the Italian Sausage sandwich or the Chicken Cutlet Parmesan to satisfy your sandwich craving. John’s Roast Pork also delivers nationwide, so you can get a tasty sandwich even when you’re not in South Philly.

 

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South Philly Barbacoa

1140 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 694-3797

South Philly Barbacoa is known for its delicious pancita tacos and succulent lamb barbacoa. You can try these delicious dishes three days a week, from 5 a.m. until the restaurant is sold out. South Philly Barbacoa also offers seasonal Aguas Frescas and consomme, as well as pop-up dinners around the city and fundraisers to raise money for political candidates and support important causes like immigrant’s rights.

 

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South Street Diner

140 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 627-5258

Bring your appetite and your love for breakfast food to South Street Diner, where you’ll receive healthy portions of all your favorite breakfast treats. The diner is open 24 hours and serves breakfast all day long. You can enjoy soft, buttery pancakes, hashbrowns that are just the right combination of salty and crispy, and a steaming cup of hot chocolate topped with a mountain of whipped cream for the perfect finishing touch to breakfast.

 

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Talula’s Garden

210 W Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-7787

This vegetarian and vegan restaurant is located in Washington Square West and offers outdoor seating as well as a chic atmosphere. Talula’s Garden is all about farm to table dining, so you can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables in every dish you select. From hearty soups to fluffy biscuits and home fries, Talula’s Garden has you covered. The eatery is also known for its artisanal cheese plates, which feature cheeses from various parts of the world. The restaurant also offers a delicious brunch spread from 10 am to 2 pm.

 

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Honey’s Sit N Eat

800 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 925-1150

Honey’s Sit N Eat earned the distinction of being Philadelphia’s #1 breakfast restaurant in 2013. This popular eatery is cash-only and opens at 7 am in case you need to get an early start on your day. There are class and vegetarian options available, so you can have a hearty breakfast whether you’re in the mood for challah French toast, eggs Benedict, or a potato latke with eggs sunny side up.

 

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American Sardine Bar

1800 Federal St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 334-2337

This Point Breeze restaurant is a sophisticated pub that offers dishes that are elegant but not intimidating. The restaurant’s signature sardine sandwich is one of the top recommendations; you can also try the spaghetti sandwich, whether you prefer traditional spaghetti or want the vegan option. American Sardine Bar provides a variety of microbrews as well, along with outdoor seating in the summer.

 

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Mixto

1141 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 592-0363

Mixto is the place to be when you’re craving Latin or Caribbean food. The casual ambiance makes this restaurant a great place to gather with friends, and dinner options include ropa vieja, Peruvian stir fry, and Cuban-style rice and beans. Or, you can visit the restaurant earlier in the day to enjoy brunch offerings like Gallo Pinto, which is a traditional Costa Rican breakfast, a Cuban breakfast, or Calentado, which is a Colombian breakfast. You can also choose from American breakfast favorites like home fries, pancakes, or French toast. Mixto is also known for its signature margaritas, which are bursting with flavor and made from quality ingredients.