When you’re wandering around the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia and ready to eat, you’ll find lots of great choices. Whether you’re searching for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a hearty mid-day snack, we’ve got the inside scoop on some of the top places. One thing is for sure – you’ll eat well any time you visit Fairmount. Check out our Fairmount neighborhood guide in Philadelphia for all the best eats around.
2028 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fare is an eco-friendly option in Fairmount that not only offers sustainable New American cuisine but also gluten-free options. The space is modern with lots of natural lighting. You can choose from small and main plates along with some incredible flatbreads. Occasionally, they will also offer a pre-fixe menu, making it easy to sample more of what they have to offer. The carrot cake, when available, is absolutely divine.
2130 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
You won’t be able to miss the massive brick building that is Jack’s. Inside is a rich and whimsical space with wood everywhere. You’ll find all sorts of décor that will keep you talking. The converted firehouse offers a patio as well as a spacious interior. You’ll find all the BBQ and southern food you can eat here. The firehouse cocktails change seasonally, and we highly recommend trying what they have on the menu when you come in because they are always tasty.
2244 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Italian cuisine is delicious and understated at this rustic find. A Mano offers housemade pasta and salumi. Perhaps the best part is that it’s also BYO, so dig through your wine cellar or stop by the store before you head here. The dining room is relatively small, so reservations are always a good idea. The menu is always evolving based on the seasons. Pork belly, Chicken Milanese, and grilled branzino have been some of our favorites out of chef Wentz’s kitchen.
2501 Meredith St #2421, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Figs is a fun Mediterranean restaurant that we stumbled upon in Fairmount. Art and rustic souvenirs fill the dining room. Delicious, authentic menu items will tantalize your senses, whether you’re looking for oysters, chicken, or something even more indulgent. It’s a BYOB, so you can bring your favorite beer or wine to accompany your meal. One thing to be aware of is that it’s cash only, so plan accordingly.
Tela’s Market & Kitchen
1833 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Tela’s is an incredible space with twinkle lights and vibrant, open spaces. Locally-sourced ingredients are found throughout the menu of American fare. Buttermilk fried chicken is definitely a favorite here. The long tables allow you to meet other diners and talk about the incredible food. Breakfast and lunch are served within the café. On Friday and Saturday nights, they are also open for dinner. Plus, the market allows you to walk away with some of the finest ingredients for your home cooking endeavors.
601 N 21st St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
The Fairview is a swanky American restaurant with mood lighting throughout the dining room. Picnic tables also fill the outdoor space so that you can enjoy the fresh air. Pub fare such as fish & chips and truffle fries are available as well as delicious comfort foods like chicken pot pie and lasagna. Brunch is also served, offering you a bit of everything including an omelette and a muffin du jour. Reservations are a great idea as this place can get busy for both brunch and dinner.
Cantina “Calaca” Feliz
2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
A Mexican cantina in Fairmount can satisfy all of your cravings, even beyond Taco Tuesdays. Cantina “Calaca” Feliz provides a bright and colorful space for dining. Larger tables can also accommodate groups. You’ll find an abundance of margaritas to choose from as well as beers and tequilas. Enchiladas and tacos are plentiful, and there’s also a brunch served on the weekends. The brunch menu features brunch cocktails, stuffed French toast, and all sorts of other decadent foods.
2230 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Zorba’s is a Greek tavern that feels as though you’re walking into a home. The space is decorated in an old-country style with paintings throughout the dining room. Whether you visit for lunch or dinner, the portions are plentiful. Feast on options like roasted lamb, gyros, and more. The dessert menu also offers some authentic classics including baklava and revani. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, so just be sure you plan accordingly.
The Black Taxi
745-747 N 25th St, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Enjoy all that the Black Taxi has to offer as a cozy pub. You can sit at the bar or throughout the rustic dining room. You’ll find sports on the TVs and a large selection of beers on tap. Irish and American grub is found on the menu, allowing you to enjoy everything from bangers and mash to Philly cheesesteaks. An outdoor patio with umbrella-covered tables can also be a great way to experience the vibe of the Fairmount neighborhood.
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