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Old City Philadelphia Restaurants

ZahavZahav
6879 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Most Authentic Israeli Restaurant! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8462 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great time and service. More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
60 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing sushi! Amazing veggie bun. I will definitely be back. I recommend making reservations since it is small and it did get packed. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
232 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

First time patron - this place is Fantastic! Service, ambiance and some of the best Traditional and fusion Japanese I ever had! Definitely one of the new best of Philly! Well Done! More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1433 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My experience at La Famiglia has always been excellent; food, service and their ability to accommodate certain needs or desires. It is always a wonderful experience all around!! More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
637 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious food served in a fun and casual atmosphere. Our server Maggie was knowledgeable about the menu and how each dish was prepared, which is a great start. The meat and cheese board was killer. All four entres were so good we all tasted and shared. The butterscotch pudding with malted ice cream sealed the deal. Great beers too. More

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PanoramaPanorama
1834 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Here is the review. Making a reservation to go again with a new group. More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
530 reviews
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International | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great experience on St. Patrick's Day! Our waitress, Sarah, was EXCELLENT! The service, drinks, food and music were fantastic. This was a very busy day and the Plough and there staff did a wonderful job. More

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Amada PHLAmada PHL
6909 reviews
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Spanish | Old City, Philadelphia

Some philly staples have fallen of their game, but not Amada. Great service along with fantastic dishes. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3723 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

I love Fork. I hadn't been there in years and am glad we went. Food was wonderful, the service was attentive and the atmosphere is great. More

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FARMiCiAFARMiCiA
3302 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Fantastic food. Mediocre service. Very good value More

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Lucha CartelLucha Cartel
371 reviews
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Mexican | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food. Servers great and stay on top of things. A bit too loud, but I'll definitely go back. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
488 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was superior, service excellent- highly recommended. More

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Spasso Italian Grill - PhiladelphiaSpasso Italian Grill - Philadelphia
1561 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Five diners were all extremely pleased with their dinners. A pork chop (excellent), clams and pasta (great), caesar salad [perfect], shrimp and pasta(another winner). More

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Vista PeruVista Peru
189 reviews
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Peruvian | Old City, Philadelphia

The ambiance was pleasant and quiet, the waitstaff helpful and efficient, and the food very interesting and delicious. The waitress (Venezuelan) was helpful in explaining the delicacies. We had the (cebiche/caus)a hors d'ouvre' and the goat (seco norteno) platter. The pisco sours were excellent and we had two each. The bartender was friendly and we engaged in a discussion of the decors. All in all, an excellent experience. More

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Positano Coast by Aldo LambertiPositano Coast by Aldo Lamberti
2141 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Love this restaurant! Never disappointed! Fresh food! Great service! Highly recommended! More

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City TavernCity Tavern
2224 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Loved the ambiance of the place! The food was fabulous and worth every penny! The beer was delicious too😊 More

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Buk Chon Korean CusineBuk Chon Korean Cusine
12 reviews
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Korean | Old City, Philadelphia

Great friendly, attentive service, awesome food, great setting and value with BYOB! We will be back. More

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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum BarCuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
3525 reviews
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Cuban | Old City, Philadelphia

Birthday celebration for our sister. More

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Wister BYOBWister BYOB
377 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Wister is an excellent restaurant with delicious food and excellent service. Will definitely be going back! More

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LaScala's - PhiladelphiaLaScala's - Philadelphia
2261 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food. More

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Red Owl TavernRed Owl Tavern
856 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Unique menu; great location near historic Philadelphia sights; friendly, helpful service More

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Craftsman Row SaloonCraftsman Row Saloon
265 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

We were short on time before a play at the Walnut. We ordered our drinks first. When they arrived, we had our dinner selections ready. Julian, our server, was amazing. He put in the orders right away... and we received our food in a very short time. Julian kept checking back to see if everything was OK. This place does it all pre-theater... great selection of drinks, high quality food and exemplary service! More

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PAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILLPAPRİCA MODERN MEDITERRANEAN GRILL
3 reviews
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Mediterranean | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent Turkish cuisine with ample portions and a friendly staff. More

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Pinot BoutiquePinot Boutique
16 reviews
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Wine Bar | Old City, Philadelphia

Cozy little place with friendly and helpful staff, great ambience, and highly recommend the wine and cheese pairing! More

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National MechanicsNational Mechanics
110 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great place to stop for lunch! I had the fish and chips and the wife had a chicken Caesar salad. Both were delicious! Service was quick and courteous. More

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Ariana - PhilaAriana - Phila
51 reviews
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Afghan | Old City, Philadelphia

This was the best restaurant in Phialdelphia. Service was amazing and food was worth what I payed for. More

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The Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano BarThe Nauti Mermaid Crab House & Piano Bar
78 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

I personally believe for the price of the crabs in which I ordered the Dungeness crab legs there should be side orders included atleast a vegetable More

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The Olde BarThe Olde Bar
442 reviews
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Seafood | Old City, Philadelphia

Meal was amazing, everyone loved it! More

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La PegLa Peg
711 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great service; interesting decor in a former water pump station~ More

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Sedition Restaurant & BarSedition Restaurant & Bar
113 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Excellent food and service! The brussel sprouts and gnocci were particularly noteworthy. More

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Marmont SteakhouseMarmont Steakhouse
1064 reviews
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Steakhouse | Old City, Philadelphia

Very satisfied with the food and the service definitely will go back. More

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P.j. Clarke'sP.j. Clarke's
127 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

I live in New York, and whenever my dad comes to town, we go to the original PJ Clarke's on 3rd Avenue. Now that he lives in Philadelphia, we wanted to try the PJ's there. It's really a whole different vibe based on the elegant space on Walnut Street. The food options are a little different but equally good. The service was friendly and professional, and we we were given a great corner booth/table as I had requested a cute table in my reservation in honor of my father's birthday. They put a candle on our dessert--literally, the most spectacular, delicious banana cream pie I have had in my life. Super fresh, amazing! I highly recommend P.J. Clarke's. We had a great time. More

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Makhani Modern IndianMakhani Modern Indian
9 reviews
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Indian | Old City, Philadelphia

This restaurant came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint! The food and the service were excellent. Makhani is a real gem that people haven't discovered yet. If you like good Indian food, give this place a try. More

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The GaslightThe Gaslight
191 reviews
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American | Old City, Philadelphia

Great food , decent prices , five dollar mimosas !! More

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Chez BenChez Ben
51 reviews
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French | Old City, Philadelphia

We were looking for a good meal in a city we are unfamiliar with, and found a gem at Chez Ben! The service was attentive, the food was excellent! More

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Old City Philadelphia Diners' Choice Winners

Old City Philadelphia's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
ZahavZahav
6879 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Old City, Philadelphia

Most Authentic Israeli Restaurant! More

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Tomo Sushi & RamenTomo Sushi & Ramen
60 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

Amazing sushi! Amazing veggie bun. I will definitely be back. I recommend making reservations since it is small and it did get packed. More

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La Famiglia RistoranteLa Famiglia Ristorante
1433 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

My experience at La Famiglia has always been excellent; food, service and their ability to accommodate certain needs or desires. It is always a wonderful experience all around!! More

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Buddakan - PhiladelphiaBuddakan - Philadelphia
8462 reviews
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Asian | Old City, Philadelphia

Great time and service. More

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High Street on MarketHigh Street on Market
637 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

Delicious food served in a fun and casual atmosphere. Our server Maggie was knowledgeable about the menu and how each dish was prepared, which is a great start. The meat and cheese board was killer. All four entres were so good we all tasted and shared. The butterscotch pudding with malted ice cream sealed the deal. Great beers too. More

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Tuna BarTuna Bar
232 reviews
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Japanese | Old City, Philadelphia

First time patron - this place is Fantastic! Service, ambiance and some of the best Traditional and fusion Japanese I ever had! Definitely one of the new best of Philly! Well Done! More

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PanoramaPanorama
1834 reviews
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Italian | Old City, Philadelphia

Here is the review. Making a reservation to go again with a new group. More

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The Plough and the StarsThe Plough and the Stars
530 reviews
$$$$
International | Old City, Philadelphia

We had a great experience on St. Patrick's Day! Our waitress, Sarah, was EXCELLENT! The service, drinks, food and music were fantastic. This was a very busy day and the Plough and there staff did a wonderful job. More

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Fork Restaurant - PhiladelphiaFork Restaurant - Philadelphia
3723 reviews
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Contemporary American | Old City, Philadelphia

I love Fork. I hadn't been there in years and am glad we went. Food was wonderful, the service was attentive and the atmosphere is great. More

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Royal BoucherieRoyal Boucherie
488 reviews
$$$$
French | Old City, Philadelphia

The food was superior, service excellent- highly recommended. More

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Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.

Discover Old City

Old City is often referred to as America's most historic square mile. This small neighborhood in the heart of Philadelphia boasts a number of American monuments like the Betsy Ross House and the Federal Reserve Bank. As befits an area filled with national landmarks, Old City restaurants serve up plenty of good old-fashioned American cuisine. Reasonably priced fare can be found in cute cafes, hearty taverns, and classic burger joints. The area also has a number of sports bars where locals come together to drink beer, eat a cheesesteak, and watch their favorite Philly teams. For upscale dining options, Old City natives turn to high-end Japanese restaurants, wine bars, and French bistros.