La Peg is an American spot inside the Fringe Arts building right off Columbus Boulevard, and while it’s a perfectly good spot to grab a burger or a couple of beers during the winter, you really want to come during the summer. As soon as the weather gets nice outside, the patio turns into a beer garden, with lawn games and a shipping container that’s been repurposed into an outdoor bar.
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Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar
The Continental is an upscale diner in Old City where you should go for brunch or for late-night eats until 1am.
Independence Beer Garden
IBG is a seasonal beer garden in Old City with bar food, corn hole, and lots of Philly brews.
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Hershel’s East Side Deli
Hershel's is a deli inside Reading Terminal Market with a great pastrami sandwich.
Green Soul does healthy soul food and live jazz shows in their large space in Spring Garden.
Point Lobster Co.
Besides supplying lobster to most of New Jersey, Point Lobster Co. in Point Pleasant makes one of the best lobster rolls in the state.
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Suraya is a Lebanese spot in Fishtown that’s great for a date, brunch, or a big group dinner. Honestly, it’s great for everything.
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