Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on November 1, 2021 and last updated on February 20, 2023. Please refer to restaurant websites and social media pages for the most up-to-date information.
For some folks, the camera’s gotta eat first. We get it – there’s nothing like the dopamine hit of seeing the like count go up after your newest restaurant discovery. We’ve scoured Instagram and Philadelphia to find restaurants that tend to bring out the best on your feed – whether it’s food, decor or vibes, you can find some of Philadelphia’s most Instagrammable restaurants below!
800 Mifflin St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
The restaurant is located at the Edward Bok Vocational School rooftop. At the restaurant, you can take photos as you enjoy the sunset with a view. The twinkly lights that have been installed on the patio outside ensure each shot has a soft glow. Furthermore, the ambiance and décor within the restaurant is stunning. There is also a mix and match when it comes to the furniture. The green color of many plants and the soft lighting ensure that you can take a cool background picture. If you want to wine and dine at this restaurant, you need to be vaccinated, and you should provide proof.
1739-1749 N Front St
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Everything about LMNO is cool. The vibes, the staff, the decor – even the cocktails. The only thing that isn’t the cool is the kitchen – literally hot thanks to the robota style grill that they use to an incredible whole seabass, esquites, and steak and figuratively FIRE with incredible aguachile, tostadas, tacos and more. Head there at night for a great neon background at the bar! Check out this list for a few more great, Instagram worthy restaurants in Fishtown.
3611 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
At this restaurant, you’ll not only enjoy the drinks, but you can also take a photo with your drink. You just need the perfect pose, and the photo will be Instagram-worthy. With the art vibe and décor from the 70s, the bar-restaurant ensures each picture you take has a colorful and interesting background. You can gather with your friends and take a group picture at the comfy booths present at the restaurant. You can also order some delicious food which will come in a colorful design.
900 Packer Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Although you may be required to dress casually, you can go ahead and dress up. At this Asian restaurant, you’ll enjoy cocktails and fancy dishes in a setting with low lighting, which means you’ll feel confident and cozy as you take photos of yourself. The décor at Luk Fu is modern. There are lantern-like features that are low-hanging, there are murals that have been painted on the walls, and there are neon signs throughout the restaurant. When going to the restaurant, make sure you have a cool outfit. You can then order some Asian food and take photos at the lively restaurant.
260 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Steak 48 understands the meaning of being classy. You can enjoy the steak at the restaurant as you get to enjoy your surroundings. The main attraction at the restaurant is the glowing staircase. The staircase looks good in pictures, and it can also match each outfit. Also, the glowing staircase provides enough lighting. There is no strict dress code at Steak 48. You only need to have a casual outfit. If your clothing is revealing, the management reserves the right of admission into the restaurant. The cocktails at the restaurant are also tasty.
210 W Washington Square
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you’re looking for a restaurant where you can enjoy your meals in an outdoor setting, Talula’s Garden is the place to be. The patio at the restaurant has been decked out with twinkly lights and plants. You can take cute photos at the restaurant, especially if you’re in a group. At the front, there are private cubicles where you can enjoy your meals while also social distancing from other people. The string of outdoor light bulbs ensures each table has a warm glow. The drinks and food being served at the restaurant are also picture-worthy, which means you should take a snap before you go ahead and start eating.
1221 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Some people assume vegan food can’t be colorful until they get to try out Vedge, an inviting and friendly restaurant in Philadelphia that specializes in preparing quality food for vegetarians. The team at the restaurant manages to prepare flavorful dishes that are French-inspired. You may find it hard to believe that the food is entirely vegan. The restaurant is based in an old Victorian rowhome. Besides being attractive, the restaurant also guarantees convenience. The food is also creatively presented.
1170 Ludlow St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
This is an American brasserie that has a French Twist. You’ll be fascinated by interior design. There are also fairy lights that are hanging outside. You can opt for this restaurant if you want to have a photoshoot while enjoying delicacies that are French-inspired. During the weekend, you can have brunch with your friends. You can also take advantage of the happy hour, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., as you celebrate some of your accomplishments while also taking photos of the outfits you have worn for the night.
Do you do it for the gram? Take a stab at heading to all of the restaurants listed here and tag us @americaneatss when you do! For more recommendations on the best restaurants to eat and drink around PHILADELPHIA, check out our city page!