Just north of downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the historic neighborhood of Port Richmond. Home to more people of Irish and Polish ancestry than 95% of all cities in the US, along with that rich European influence comes a concentration of fantastic restaurants, coffee shops and diners that locals and Philly visitors love to visit. Here is our dining guide for some of the best restaurants in Port Richmond.
3124 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
In perfect Philly fashion, The Lunar Inn is an unassuming bar in Port Richmond that happens to churn out a small menu of fantastic food along with some outstanding cocktails and local beer and wine. Some of our favorites at Lunar include the Whipped Ricotta snack, perfect alongside their signature Philly Sour. But when we are pining for a tasty meal, our choice is either the bleu cheese-drenched Fried Chicken Sando or the Kale Caesar with Fried Chicken.
2706 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
In a neighborhood bustling with excellent Polish food, The Dinner House is among the very best. Everything here is cooked with love, and it shows. You can’t miss the Stuffed Cabbage or the Potato Gnocchi with Goulash, but make sure that you taste one or more of their house-made Perogies. A casual spot, the daily specials are pinned up haphazardly on the bulletin board, and those are usually a great option if you can’t decide which Polish treat to try next.
2636 E Ann St Flr 1, Philadelphia, PA 19134
The perfect spot to get your Mexican food fix for dinner, brunch and in a pinch, happy hour. Quality, authentic dishes are Nemi’s specialty, so we love the brunch Huevos Rancheros and for dinner, the CDMX pork belly tacos or the Pollo Asado. Don’t forget to snag a side of the Elote roasted sweet corn or one of the many Ceviche options here for a fresh start to your meal.
2620 E Allegheny Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Upscale Mexico City dining at La Roma is not your typical Mexican food spot, and that’s why we love it. We go to La Roma for elegantly prepared dishes like Arancini, Pumpkin Empanadas and a to-die-for Lobster Risotto. The owners of La Roma did a great job converting this spot from a corner bar to a cozy, dark wood dining spot that fits the vibe of an elevated Port Richmond restaurant perfectly.
2619 E Indiana Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134
This classic dive bar cranks out such great flavor that the Food Network featured Gaul & Co’s most famous dish, the Wit or Witowski, a delicious Polish take on the Philly cheesesteak. The small upstairs bar area gives way to a spacious underground dining space, usually filled with locals who love just about everything on the menu here. Some of our other favorite dishes here are the Malthouse Wings and the Notorious FIG, a surprising grilled cheese sandwich featuring Gruyere cheese and Onion Fig Jam that is served with a classic tomato soup.
2723 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
The place to get classic Italian food in Port Richmond is at Il Ghiottone. A BYOB restaurant, sipping your own bottle of wine alongside their fresh bread, a tasty shrimp Mare e Monti pasta or a plate of homemade Gnocchi is our recipe for a perfect night. We love that Il Ghiottone is a casual spot you can count on for solid Italian cuisine that’s not too fussy to enjoy any day of the week.
3467 Richmond St, Philadelphia, PA 19134
A friendly American-style pub that serves up fresh seafood daily, Bonks Bar is a relaxed place where you can catch the latest game over a pint. Bonks is one of the few Port Richmond’s “crab alley” spots still around, and their Seafood Boil with Blue Claw and Dungeness Crabs doesn’t disappoint. But Bonks also serves up a respectable plate of Crab Cakes, Fish and Chips and Steamed Littlenecks along with all the seafood favorite dishes you are craving.
2301 E Albert St, Philadelphia, PA 19125
When a big plate of delicious comfort food is what you want in Port Richmond, a visit to Cook and Shaker will satisfy your cravings. We love the Filet of Poutine, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich and the impossibly fresh Cook and Shaker Salad. This neighborhood spot is also great for brunch on the weekends as well as their specialty cocktails like the Olde Richmond Punch, a kicky concoction flavored with rosemary and honey.