168 "Casual Weeknight Dinner" restaurants in Philadelphia.
A good casual weeknight dinner spot is hard to find. It’s a step above a make-your-own bowl place, but not somewhere you’ll need a reservation. It shouldn’t be too expensive, you should be able to talk instead of shout, and your dinner shouldn’t take more than an hour. These spots do it all.
Pizzeria Beddia is a sit-down pizza spot in Fishtown with arguably the best pizza in the city, plus a natural wine list and excellent soft serve.
Jaxon is a neighborhood BYOB in Northern Liberties with a small, seasonal menu that’s great for both a special occasion or a casual weeknight dinner.
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
Kalaya is a 30-seat BYOB in Bella Vista that serves the best Thai food in the city.
Neighborhood Ramen is a small, eat-in only spot in Queen Village that usually has a line out the door (but it moves quickly).
Dim Sum Garden in Chinatown is affordable and BYOB, which makes it a great spot to start a night or anytime you want some soup dumplings.
Even though you might wait a while at Circles + Squares in Fishtown, it’s worth it to get the best pizza in Philly.
Res Ipsa in Rittenhouse is a casual cafe during the day, but turns into a full-service Italian restaurant at night that’s perfect for a date.
Cheu is a noodle and dumpling spot in Fishtown where you should start a night out.
Hardena is a small Indonesian place in East Passyunk that works great for a casual weeknight dinner or carryout.
Murph’s is an Irish pub in Fishtown that also happens to make some of our favorite Italian food in the city.
Rangoon is a Burmese place in Chinatown that’s good for sharing a bunch of family-style dishes with a big group.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
Blue Corn is a Mexican spot in the Italian Market with solid margaritas and some really great tacos.