If you’ve ever seen Mad Men and wished your work life was all drinking and smoking cigarettes and having “creative meetings” that are really just more drinking, you should be hanging out at Bud & Marilyn’s. It’s perfectly retro, with wood-paneled walls and black-and-white dial TVs, and you can eat all of the buttery comfort food you want - like crispy cheese curds and fried chicken - without any of the obvious cons of living in the 1960’s. Plus, their weekend brunch includes some of the best breakfast cocktails we’ve found in Center City, and the caramelized apple french toast is exactly what your Sunday needs to distract you from the impending work week.
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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
When you want to eat a steak inside of a bank vault, go to Del Frisco’s.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Vedge in Midtown Village isn’t just the best vegan place around, it’s also one of the best restaurants in the city.
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SOMO SoPhi is a two-level American restaurant near the stadiums with tons of outdoor seating.
John’s Roast Pork
There are a lot of places you can go for a cheesesteak in Philly, but John’s Roast Pork in South Philly is the best.
Bing Bing Dim Sum
Bing Bing is a non-traditional dim sum spot in East Passyunk that’s great for a casual date or weeknight dinner.
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The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
When you’re looking for reasonably priced sushi, but still want it to feel a little special, head to 1225 Raw in Center City.
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